The following list of quotes has been compiled with two criteria in mind. The first of which is that they are quotes associated with success; the second is that they speak into the heart and truth of good character. As you read them take note that it is not so much what one must do to succeed but whom one must be.
The single largest trait I have witnessed among the successful people in my life is the drive to get things done. The largest trait I have witnessed among the unsuccessful people in my life is the willingness to allow others to get things done.
Success is a choice, do you want to make it?
“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”
– Thomas J. Watson
“Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.” Phillip Adams
“Asked what his secret was for lasting so long and being so successful as the president of Yale University, Dr. James R. Angell explained: “Grow antennae, not horns.” Dr. James Rowland Angell
“Nothing is impossible the impossible just takes longer” Anonyms (I heard this from my sixth grade teacher once and have not forgotten after all these years.)
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Seneca
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” Abraham Lincoln
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln
“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.” Joe Paterno
If you know of any other successful quotes that you feel should be added to the list please let us know.