Quotes about success in business and life

Suzy Kassem
Suzy Kassem
Writer, director, philosopher, poet, and citizen of the world
If you hold a candle close to you, its flame rises. And if you hold it away from you, its flame shrinks. The same way you hold a candle close to you, keep all your plans, aspirations, projects, and dreams close to you too. Do not share your plans or goals until you complete them, because as you hold your candle away from you, your goals will shrink in the eyes of others. Envy, jealousy, and resentment will put out your flame before it grows.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death...Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph.
Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
English actress, singer, and author
Success is terrifying. Like happiness, it is often appreciated in retrospect. It's only later that you place it in perspective. Years from now, I'll look back and say, ‘God, wasn't it wonderful.’
John Gray
John Gray
English political philosopher and author
If I seek to fulfill my own needs at the expense of my partner, we are sure to experience unhappiness, resentment, and conflict. The secret of forming a successful relationship is for both partners to win.
Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
American actress
I hated Hollywood. It’s a town without pity. Only success counts. I know of no other place in the world where so many people suffer from nervous breakdowns, where there are so many alcoholics, neurotics and so much unhappiness.
George Allen
George Allen
American football coach
Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life, but what we do about what happens to us.
Albert Camus
Albert Camus
French Philosopher
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
Aisha Tyler
Aisha Tyler
American Actress
Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure.
Robert G. Allen
Robert G. Allen
Businessman
Hidden behind your fears and your failures is the success you seek.
Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
British writer, journalist and naval intelligence officer
Above all, he liked it that everything was one's own fault. There was only oneself to praise or blame. Luck was a servant and not a master. Luck had to be accepted with a shrug or taken advantage of up to the hilt. But it had to be understood and recognized for what it was and not confused with a faulty appreciation of the odds, for, at gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck. And luck in all its moods had to be loved and not feared
Jay-Z
Jay-Z
American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and media proprietor
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who've never done anything because if you haven't been successful, then you don't know how it feels to lose it all.
Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy
American Author
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
Ben Okri
Ben Okri
Nigerian poet and novelist
I am not fighting for success, just to get more beauty out of myself and share it with more people.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, film producer, businessman, and former politician
The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work.
Charles J. Givens
Charles J. Givens
American Businessman
Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.
Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg
American Journalist
A huge amount of success in life comes from learning as a child how to make good habits. It's good to help kids understand that when they do certain things habitually, they're reinforcing patterns.
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels
American Musician
I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don't let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you're never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don't fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive.
Asin
Asin
Indian Actress
I believe that if you acheive success, you will also experience failures in life.
Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks
American Author
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Arnold J. Toynbee
British Historian
A life which does not go into action is a failure.
Alice James
Alice James
American Writer
The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ‘Why me?’ just say ‘Try me’
Aisling Bea
Aisling Bea
Irish actor, stand-up comedian and writer
While we talk about successes, I think it's also important to talk about all the failures. Like, for every Netflix special, there's things that don't work.
Amy Morin
Amy Morin
American Author
Since self-control is vital to reaching long-term goals, befriending people with willpower could be the secret to success. Whether you're tempted to skip that workout at the gym, or you're considering blowing this month's budget, spending time with a disciplined friend could boost your motivation to maintain healthy habits.
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. Leclerc won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017
Whenever you want to reach your goal, obviously you are going through times that are not always easy, it not always goes your way, but if in these difficult times, you keep working, keep being focused on your goal, then you will eventually make it.
Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe
American Tennis Player
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
German Physicist
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Craig David
Craig David
English Musician
I recognise life is like a magnet. Positive and negative are on the opposite sides of the magnet. You can try to cut the negative part off, but it's still there. When you accept both of them, it's like, 'You know what? Don't get too identified with success or too identified with failure - just be cool with them.'
Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault
French Businessman
What I love is to win. What I love is being number one.
Andre Malraux
Andre Malraux
French Author
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
An Wang
An Wang
American Businessman
You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.
Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
Indian Actor
When you taste super-success after tasting super-failure, there is huge relief.
Suzy Kassem
Suzy Kassem
Writer, director, philosopher, poet, and citizen of the world
Fiercely guard the passions burning inside your heart, so that their flames can safely reach the highest ceilings of success without the eyes of envy.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
You will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal, there really is only one, and that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family and the people around you. Theologian Howard Thurman said it best. He said, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Robert G. Allen
Robert G. Allen
Businessman
Creating success is a tug of war between your mind and your heart-your fears and your dreams. If your fears win, you lose.
Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
British writer, journalist and naval intelligence officer
Luck in all its moods had to be loved and not feared Bond saw luck as a woman, to be softly wooed or brutally ravaged, never pandered to or pursued. But he was honest enough to admit that he had never yet been made to suffer by cards or by women. One day, and he accepted the fact he would be brought to his knees by love or by luck.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, film producer, businessman, and former politician
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
What's the key to success? The key is, there is no key. Be humble, hungry, and the hardest worker in any room.
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. Leclerc won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017
We need to keep working and I am pretty sure the results will come.
Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe
American Tennis Player
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy
American Author
Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
Suzy Kassem
Suzy Kassem
Writer, director, philosopher, poet, and citizen of the world
Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don't waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.
Robert G. Allen
Robert G. Allen
Businessman
The fundamental level of success is doing the hard things first - If you go for the feared thing first, then the rest of the day is easy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, film producer, businessman, and former politician
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. Leclerc won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017
Every time you go back to winning, or to the good results, you take back the confidence in yourself and you feel a lot better.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
There are signs around us all the time, and a lot of the time we don’t see them. But sometimes we do, and those become the greatest lessons.
Suzy Kassem
Suzy Kassem
Writer, director, philosopher, poet, and citizen of the world
Doubt, fear and regret are the three villains of success. If you close the door on the first two, you will never have to worry about meeting the third.
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. Leclerc won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017
I just fully focus on myself and the job I do in the car and then I think the results will come.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Sometimes you find success and sometimes you don’t, but my satisfaction is knowing I’ll always control my effort with my own two hands.
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. Leclerc won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017
That first victory, before you get to it, it always seems so far ahead. You're not sure whether you can make it or not. Once you do, obviously it's a relief, but it also helps you to then deal better once you are in the lead of a race.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Don’t focus on the pain. Focus on the progress.
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. Leclerc won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017
I wake up in the morning thinking about victory, I go to sleep thinking about victory, so sometimes it might be hard. But I need to control myself more and, how can I say it politely? Just shut up instead of speaking on the radio.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Success will always be driven by focus & effort — and we always control both.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
I have a little belief that success is never unrelenting. And if success is what we chase – then neither are we.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Vision, guts and enthusiasm. Three qualities I feel you always gotta have to have a shot at success.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Unapologetically push for greater and always disrupt expectations.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and I knew two things: I’m broke as hell and one day I won’t be.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can’t jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
If something stands between you and your success, MOVE IT! Never be denied.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
All successes begin with Self-Discipline. It starts with you.