Quotes about Success

"For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? "

James Allen (1855-1942) New Zealander statesman. Minister of defense (1912-20)


"The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right."

Edward Emerson Simmons (October 27, 1852 – November 17, 1931) was an American Impressionist painter, remembered for his mural work.


"Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem."

Henry Alfred Kissinger (born May 27, 1923) is a German-born American political scientist, diplomat, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.


"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure."

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.


"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?"

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker.


"Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe."

Sumner Murray Redstone , born Sumner Murray Rothstein; (May 27, 1923) is an American media magnate. He is the majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain. Through National Amusements, Sumner Redstone and his family are majority owners of CBS Corporation, Viacom, MTV Networks, BET, and the film studio Paramount Pictures.