Success Quotes By Philosophers, Poets, and Authors.

Philosophers, poets, and authors have written about success through the ages in ways that even today give us more insight into how we might better live our lives.

These quotes about success that have come from the teachings of the great philosophers, poets, and authors leave us countless gold nuggets of truth and hope. 

Those willing to seek out these wonderful quotes from the great philosophers, poets, and authors will gain a more meaningful, more fruitful, and more vibrant experience and understanding of our lives

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
 Christopher Morley
– 1957

         I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.

 Herbert Bayard Swope  
– 1958

Success is to be measured not by wealth, power, or fame, but by the ratio between what a man is and what he might be.
H.G Wells
– 1946 


Overcome negative thinking.
Build a stronger emotional foundation.
Relieve stress, anxiety, and worry.
Experience life with more clarity.

Create A More Vibrant Life
FREE 5 Step Daily Guide

Out of every fruition of success,
no matter what, comes forth something
to make a new effort necessary.
     Walt Whitman
– 1892


 Failure changes for the better, 
success for the worse.
BC – 65 AD 


To find his place and fill it
is success for a man.
    Phillip Brooks
– 1893


The victory of success is half done when one gains the habit of work. 
Sarah Knowles Bolton
– 1916

Always bear in mind that your own resolution
to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Abraham Lincoln 
      1808 – 1865


The very first step towards success in any
occupation is to become interested in it.
      Sir William Osler 
    1849 – 1914


The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
      Benjamin Disraeli
       1804 – 1881


I look on that man as happy,
who, when there is a
question of success, looks
into his work for a reply.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
– 1882


The success of the wicked entices many more.
Plato (Phaedrus, dialogue)
      424/423 – 348/347 BC


Success, The one unpardonable sin against one’s fellows.


If one advances confidently in
the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life
which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success
unexpected in common hours.
          Henry David Thoreau
1817 – 1862


Try not to become a man of success but
rather try to become a man of value.
           Albert Einstein
– 1955


Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense
and persistence, is the quality that most
frequently makes for success.
Dale Carnegie
1888 – 1955


Have little care that Life is brief and less
that Art is long. success is in the silences though Fame is in song.
   Bliss Carman  
 1861 – 1929


A successful man is he who receives a great deal from his fellow men, usually incomparably more than corresponds to his service to them. The value of a man, however, should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
           Albert Einstein
– 1955


 Your success and happiness lie in you. External conditions are the accidents of life. The great enduring realities are love and service. Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and aglow. Resolve to be happy, and your joy and you
       shall form an invincible host against difficulty. 
Helen Keller
1880 – 1968

Success Quotes - By Philosophers, Poets and Authors
Article Name
Success Quotes - By Philosophers, Poets and Authors
Success Quotes by Philosophers, Poets, and Authors. Learn the meaning of success throughout the centuries. Quotes on finding, creating success in life.
Publisher Name
Publisher Logo