Gregory the Great

Anyone who is determined to reach his destination is not deterred by the roughness of the road that leads to it. Nor must we allow the charm of success to seduce us, or we shall be like a foolish traveler who is so distracted by the pleasant meadows through which he is passing that he forgets where he is going.

Goeffrey James

People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don’t go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective.

Lloyd Jones

Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

Don Marquis

Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. The successful people don’t always like doing these things themselves; they just get on and do them.

Robin Sharma

An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most.

Hal Elrod

Research has shown that we virtually become like the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Who you spend your time with may be the single most determining factor in the person you become and in your quality of life.

Hal Elrod

The link between success and accountability is irrefutable. Virtually all highly successful people–from CEOs to professional athletes to the President of the United State–embrace a high degree of accountability.

Sam Walton

To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.

John Maxwell

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The success is found in your daily routine.

Sam Walton

You can’t just keep doing what works one time, everything around you is changing. To succeed, stay out in front of change.

Tom Ziglar

Take stock of your bad habits: The fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits. Every week, pick a small bad habit and replace it with a good habit. Do this for 52 weeks and you’ll have the best year you’ve ever had.

Henry Van Dyke

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.

Og Mandino

The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you no matter what your task may be.

William Mathews

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.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Tim Fargo

You can’t make time; so those who waste the least, achieve the most.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.


To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

Hal Elrod

…there is an undeniable relationship between rising early with a positive routine and success.

Dale Carnegie

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Lou Holtz

I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.

Bessie Stanley

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much…who has left the world better than he found it…who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory is a benediction.

Sparky Anderson

Success isn’t something that just happens – success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.

Carol S. Dweck

Don’t tell your kids that they are smart. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life.

J. Patrick Lewis

Never fear failure. Embrace it. It’s the only sure path to success.

Louis Pasteur

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.

John Maxwell

There is no achievement without failure. To even imply that it might be possible gives people the wrong impression… If your perception of and response to failure were changed, what would you attempt to achieve?

John Maxwell

Success is….knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.

John Maxwell

When you take a large activity (such as your dream) and break it down into smaller, more manageable parts (goals), you set yourself up for success, because you make what you want to accomplish obtainable. And each time you accomplish a small goal, you experience success.

Napoleon Hill

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

L. Frank Baum

…destroy the imagination of a child and you have taken away its chances of success in life. Imagination transforms the commonplace into the great and creates the new out of the old.

Zig Ziglar

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.

John D. Rockefeller

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Napoleon Hill

Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.

Henry Ford

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

Mario Andretti

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Albert Einstein

Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.

Vince Lombardi Jr.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.

Albert Einstein

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Bob Feller, Major League Pitcher

Every day is a new opportunity; you can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is. With a new game every day.

R. Collier

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Doak Walker, NFL Running Back

The most important thing in becoming a success is the three P’s – practice, perseverance, and prayer.

Bonnie Blair

To gain success you need to be dedicated, have a sense of balance in your life, and be willing to take a risk.

Wendelin Van Draamen

You haven’t failed until you quit. If you don’t quit, you’ll reach success somewhere down the line. Hard work and persistence do pay off.

Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Babe Ruth

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

Winston Churchill

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Brian Tracy

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.

Charles Buxton

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.

Charles Buxton

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.

Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.

William F. Baker & Michael O’Malley

The first rule of success is to find someone who can help you to succeed.  No one achieves life’s ambitions without the steady, guiding hands of others.

Zig Ziglar

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Mark Twain

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.


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