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.
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