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.
By 1 Vibrant Life / February 22, 2020
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.”
1890 – 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
1882 – 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.”
1866 – 1946
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“Out of every fruition of success, no matter what, comes forth something to make a new effort necessary.”
1819 – 1892
“Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.”
4 BC – 65 AD
“To find his place and fill it is success for a man.
1825 – 1893
“The victory of success is half done when one gains the habit of work.”
Sarah Knowles Bolton
1841 – 1916
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”
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.”
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
1803 – 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.”
1879 – 1955
“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense
and persistence, is the quality that most
frequently makes for success.”
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.”
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.”
1879 – 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.”
1880 – 1968