Quotes about Success

"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."

Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930 - December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.


"I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it."

Jonathan Harshman Winters (born November 11, 1925) is an American comedian and actor.


"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman.


"In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time."

Anthony J. D'Angelo (-)


"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist.


"Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it."

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


"Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result."

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854– 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his many epigrams, his plays which are still revived, and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death.


"Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction."

Al Michael Bernstein (-) is an American sportscaster, writer, stage performer, recording artist, and speaker.


"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and political leader. He was the dominant figure in the African American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915.