Top 10 Success Quotes and How to Use Them to Achieve Success

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posted on Jul. 09, 2016

If you want to achieve success in your career or your life in general then you’re going to need lots of motivation. These  success quotes can help you.

In order to achieve success you need determination and often our determination stems from the motivation we have to achieve whatever it is that we want to achieve. Whether you’re trying to keep your business on top of the world, or you’re trying to figure out what your next move should be, then you need all the help you can get. The ten success quotes that are listed below will remind you that you can achieve success if you believe in your dream and in order to believe it you need to get inspired.

So let’s get inspired.


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

'Winston Churchill'


If there was ever a person who knew a thing or two about success, that would definitely be Winston Churchill and whatever your situation might be this success quote can definitely remind you that success is attainable.

Most of us allow our fear of failure to hold us back from succeeding. Churchill words help us remember that you can’t be certain that you’ll fail before you’ve failed and similarly you can’t be certain that you’re going to succeed.

What really matters is that you keep on trying no matter how many failures you go through. The most important thing you can do for yourself is to continue to look for the courage that will help you push forward. This is the only way you will be able to bring yourself closer to success.


Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

'Albert Schweitzer'

We often think that climbing to the top means that we’ll also be happy by default, but that is rarely the case. If you take a closer look to some of the world’s most successful people you’ll see that not everyone is happy and that’s because it’s easy to get distracted from what really matters in your pursuit to success.

However, there’s one thing that can make you a happy success story and that’s to become successful due to something you love. Bill Gates, for example, the richest man in the world managed to become so successful because he was able to identify a gap in an industry he knew all too well.

In order to be successful in an industry you need to be passionate about it. Your passion for work will help you push forward, in spite of any difficulties or failures you might face along the way.


Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

'Jim Rohn'


Although passion for work is essential in order to achieve success there’s another thing that is just as important and that is to be devoted and disciplined.

No one made a fortune from being lazy and no one ever will and that’s because success requires dedication. And if you manage to identify how to map out your path to success then it will be possible for you to achieve success.

Sit down and think about every step you’ll need to take  in order to achieve success and determine what you need in order to get to each and every step.

All you really need in order to become successful is a detailed plan, devotion and passion for work. These three things are essentially the recipe to success. 


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

'Bill Gates'

Even if success is a lousy teacher, Bill Gates is definitely a good teacher when it comes to giving success advice.

It’s important to remain realistic at all times when you’re on your path to success. Even if it looks like you’re going to make it and you’re close to the top, it’s important to continuously calculate all the possible risks.

It’s not a matter of being pessimistic, it’s a matter of being a calculated optimist, because if you know what dangers you might be facing, it will be easier for you to prepare for them and figure out ways to deal with them.

Having said that, it’s also important to remain cautious even when you’ve succeeded, because being on top does not guarantee that you’ll remain on top.


Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

'Henry David Thoreau'

It’s important to remember that if you want to achieve success you can’t afford to be idle. You need to actively look for ways to become successful and ways that can help you realize your dreams. If you idly sit by waiting for success to come knocking on your door, you’ll never become successful.

Remember that some of the most successful people in the world, like for example Mark Zuckerberg, were busy studying when they came across their billion dollar idea. This just goes to show that success finds those who are engaged in finding it.

Therefore, if you have an idea that you think might work, don’t hesitate to try it out and even if that doesn’t work out, you might come across another idea that could potentially make you successful.


Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.

'Tony Hsieh'

You might think that trying to succeed in an industry that’s profitable will be easy, but if you’re not interested or passionate in that industry, or you don’t have the skills or knowledge for it, then you’ll never succeed.

In order to become successful you need to love what you’re doing because if you love what you’re doing, you’ll be willing to learn everything there is to know about your preferred industry and this will make it more plausible for you to become more innovative and stumble upon that idea that will make you millions.

And not only that, but when you have passion for what you’re doing you’ll also be more devoted to it and this will increase your chances of success by tenfold.


I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

'Thomas Edison'

It’s important to keep in mind that success is not always easy to attain, in fact failure is much more possible because while there’s only way to succeed, there are myriads of ways in which you can fail. And in order to achieve success you need to acknowledge that that failure will happen and be prepared for it.

It’s important not to lose courage every time you fail. You need to understand that failure is part of success and that the only way to achieve success is by going through multiple failures.


The starting point of all achievement is desire.

'Napoleon Hill'

There’s only one way to achieve success and that is to want to succeed. If you’re inspired enough you’ll be able to succeed, but it doesn’t just take inspiration. You also need to be devoted, but wanting to succeed and being determined to do whatever it takes in order to achieve means that you’ll be one step closer to achieving success.


I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

'G.K. Chesterton'

It’s important to understand that there’s only person that can help you succeed and that is yourself. No matter what anyone tells you, you need to be able to believe in yourself and trust yourself. So go with your gut even if everyone tells you that it’s wrong. Even if you fail, you’ll know that you’ve failed learning something. Whereas if you fail because you’ve followed someone else’s advice all you’ll be able to achieve is to blame them for your failure.


Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don't have a plan.

'Larry Winget'

I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to map out a plan that will help you achieve success. If you fail to make a plan then failure is the only thing that will be written in your future and that’s because no one can achieve anything if they don’t know where they’re going.

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