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53 Powerful Success Quotes from the Best Books

Whoso finds an excellent book obtains the key to greatness. Here are selected success quotes from the books we like best and where you can get a copy.

A success is anyone who is pursuing deliberately a predetermined goal, because that’s what he or she decided to do...deliberately.
Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him.
John Mason, Believe You Can
All great achievement begins with your deciding what it is you really want and then dedicating yourself wholeheartedly to attaining it.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
All success begins with definiteness of purpose.
Napoleon Hill, Philosophy of Success
Attempting to succeed through more of the same, being resolute, and relying on committed effort, can blind you to better pathways. Get ruthless about trying something different.
Price Pritchett, You Squared
Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Failure is just another opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
Henry Ford, Maximum Achievement
Failure is never final. Failure is simply a way of learning the lessons you need to succeed.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
I have not failed at all. I have successfully identified 5,000 ways that will not work. That just puts me 5,000 ways closer to the way that will.
Thomas Edison, Maximum Achievement
I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot...and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan, Believe You Can
If there is an effect in your life that you do not enjoy, you need to trace it back to the causes and get rid of them.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
If there is an effect in your life that you want more of, you merely need to trace it back to the causes and repeat the causes.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
If you do high-quality work and achieve the results that your company needs to grow and prosper, you'll be successful and happy in your career.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
If you produce quality products or services that customers want and need and are willing to pay for, and then promote them vigorously, you'll be successful in selling them. If you don't, you won't.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
If you sow the right causes, you reap the desired effects.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
If you want to be successful and happy, just make sure that your every thought and action are taking you in that direction.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
In other to succeed, you must know three things: 1) What to eliminate; 2) What to preserve; and, 3) When to say no, for developing the power to say no gives us the capacity to say yes.
A. P. Goethe, Believe You Can
It is impossible to succeed without failing. Failure is a prerequisite for success.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well.
Joseph Ross, Believe You Can
Keep looking for the good. Great successes are almost always preceded by many failures. It's the lessons learned from the failures that make the ultimate successes possible.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
Most people don't succeed because they are too afraid to even try. They don't begin due to the fear of failure.
John Mason, An Enemy Called Average
No one is truly a success in life until he or she has learned how to serve.
John Mason, An Enemy Called Average
People who are on the success track think highly of themselves and have trained their minds to choose positive, effective ideas.
Bob Proctor, The ABCs of Success
See yourself where you want to be and then be there. Don't be in the past. Be there! Act like the person you want to become.
Bob Proctor, The Art of Living
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Success begins the moment we understand that life is about beginning. Start where you are. You can only start with what you have, not what you don't have.
John Mason, Believe You Can
Success begins with you exercising your power of choice to take systematic, purposeful control over the thoughts you hold in your conscious mind.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
Success comes to those who become success conscious.
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Success is a numbers game. There is a direct relationship between the number of things you attempt and your probability of ultimately succeeding.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
Success really is, simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other person is going to do.
John Mason, Believe You Can
Successful people believe in themselves.
Bob Proctor, The ABCs of Success
Successful people have developed an inner confidence that is expressed openly in their behavior.
Bob Proctor, The ABCs of Success
Successful people have power with people. They have character.
Bob Proctor, The ABCs of Success
Successful people learn from experience and have drive from within.
Bob Proctor, The ABCs of Success
The failures see the hole in the donut but do not see the donut around the hole. The successes see the hole also, but they see the donut around the hole.
Napoleon Hill, Philosophy of Success
The first law of success...is concentration-to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor to the left.
William Matthews, Believe You Can
The greatest single enemy of your potential for greater success and achievement is your comfort zone, your tendency to get stuck in a rut and then to resist all change, even positive change, that would force you out of it.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
The impossible is possible.
John Mason, Believe You Can
The more successful a person is, the less he is inclined to express wild unjustified opinions about anything.
Napoleon Hill, Philosophy of Success
The most successful and happy men and women are those who make other people feel good about themselves when they are with them.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
The secret of success is to start from the scratch and keep on scratching.
John Mason, Believe You Can
The two most important ingredient for a successful life are a goal and persistence.
Bob Proctor, The ABCs of Success
The way to the top is neither swift nor easy.
John Mason, Believe You Can
We can achieve nothing important until we have enthusiasm.
Napoleon Hill, Philosophy of Success
When I was young, I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw, An Enemy Called Average
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Buckminster Fuller, The Art of Living
You will get knocked down; it is how fast you get up that makes all the difference.
John Mason, An Enemy Called Average
Your acres of diamonds probably lie right under your own feet. But they are usually disguised as hard work.
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
Your best will always arise when you tap into the best gifts inside you.
John Mason, Believe You Can
Your success doesn't come from what you do. It's how you do it.
Bob Proctor, The Art of Living
Your success has less to do with speed and more to do with timing and direction. The key is doing the right thing at the right time.
John Mason, Believe You Can
Your success will always be measured by the quality and quantity of service you render.
Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
Your success will be measured by your willingness to keep on trying.
John Mason, Believe You Can

References

  1. The Strangest Secret
  2. Believe You Can
  3. Maximum Achievement
  4. Philosophy of Success
  5. You Squared
  6. Think and Grow Rich
  7. An Enemy Called Average
  8. The ABCs of Success
  9. The Art of Living
  10. The Art of War