100 Top-Notch Quotes About Success

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) also George Smith Patton III, was a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well-known for his controversial outspokenness.


"Good things don't come to those who wait, they come to those who want something so bad, they can't wait for it."

Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978) is an American actor, producer and model.


"Fortune knocks once, but misfortune has much more patience."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.


"Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)


"Sometimes when a person is too successful too rapidly, he goes off in all directions, and doesn't know how to cope with it. We say do not be ruined by your first failure, or spoiled by your first success."

Jose Silva ((1914–1999)) American self-taught parapsychologist and author.


"The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it."

Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, entrepreneur and a major philanthropist.


"Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough."

Unknown (-)


"It is better to be known by six people for something you're proud of than to be known by sixty million for something you are not."

Albert Lawrence Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian and director. He received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for his role in Broadcast News.


"Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean."

Percy Ross (November 22, 1916 - November 14, 2001) was an American self-made multi-millionaire. Ross was best known for his philanthropy.


"I am aware that success is more than a good idea. It is timing too."

Dame Anita Roddick (23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007) was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism.