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25 Great Success Quotes & 15 Success Definitions!

Success quotes inspire us to do great things. Success quotes motivate us to dig deeper & mover faster. But what is success exactly? How do you define success?

Success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose”, as the Oxford dictionary states. It’s that mythical finish line we cross when we accomplish our goals. It’s something we all aim for.

There are times however when we need a little inspirational or motivational support to keep our journey towards success going.

I love success quotes!

Success quotes are mini stories about success.

They motivate you to keep going, work harder, dig deeper, ….

Over the years I collected over 500 success quotes.

In this mini guide you will find my 25 favorite success quotes in 3 different formats and 15 success definitions:

  1. Success quotes video (thanks Axelle!)
  2. Success quotes infographic
  3. Success quotes list
  4. And finally, 15 success definitions

Bonus

Download a free checklist : download 100 inspirational quotes about leadership, success, goals and change in an easy-to-use PPT format.

Success Quotes - Success Definitions: 25 inspirational and motivational success quotes by Jeroen De Flander

25 Success Quotes [Video]

This amazing video was made by visual artist Axelle from Axellerator.

 

25 Inspirational Success Quotes [Infographic]

Here’s an infographic with 25 great success quotes.

 

Success Quotes - 25 Inspirational Success Quotes to get a Motivational Boost - Jeroen De Flander website

Success Quotes Infographic at jeroen-de-flander.com

25 Great Success Quotes [The List]

1. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ―Winston Churchill

Success Quotes - Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm - Winston Churchill

2. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” ―Bill Bradley

Success quotes - Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in - Bill Bradley

‎3. ”Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” ―Audrey Hepburn

Success Quotes - ”Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! - Audrey Hepburn

4. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ―Zig Ziglar

Success Quotes - Remember that failure is an event, not a person. - Zig Ziglar

5. “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” ―Thomas J. Watson

Success Quotes - If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate - Thomas J. Watson

 

6. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” ―Henry David Thoreau

Success Quotes - Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it - Henry David Thoreau

7. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” ―Albert Einstein

Success Quotes - Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it - Henry David Thoreau

8. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ―Robert Collier

Success Quotes - Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out - Robert Collier

9. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” ―Jim Rohn

Success Quotes - Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better - Jim Rohn

10. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ―Thomas A. Edison

Success Quotes - Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up - Thomas A. Edison

11. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” ―Zig Ziglar

Success Quotes - If you can dream it, you can achieve it - Zig Ziglar

12. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” ―Robert Schuller

Success Quotes - What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail - Robert Schuller

13. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” ―John Maxwell

Success Quotes - Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential - John Maxwell

14. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” ―Peter F. Drucker

Success Quotes - Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision - Peter F. Drucker

15. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.”Este Lauder

Success Quotes - I never dreamt of success. I worked for it - Este Lauder

16. “Quitting is not the same as failing.” ―Seth Godin

Success Quotes - Quitting is not the same as failing - Seth Godin

17. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ―Woody Allen

Success Quotes - eighty percent of success is showing up - Woody Allen

18. ‎”The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. …so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.” ―Leo Tolstoy

Success Quotes - The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. …so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success - Leo Tolstoy

19. “Success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” ―Thomas A. Edison

Success Quotes - Success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration - Thomas A. Edison

20. “If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success.” ―Malcolm X

Success Quotes - If you have no critics, you'll likely have no success - Malcolm X

21. “The only place where success comes before work is the dictionary.” ―Vince Lombardi

Success Quotes - The only place where success comes before work is the dictionary - Vince Lombardi

22. “I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason why I’m successful.” ―Calvin Klein

Success Quotes - I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason why I'm successful - Calvin Klein

23. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. ―Abraham Lincoln

Success Quotes - Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing - Abraham Lincoln

24. “You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.” ―Dale Carnegie

Success Quotes - You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing - Dale Carnegie

25. “Success is 99 percent attitude, 1 percent aptitude” ―Celestine Chua

Success Quotes - Success is 99 percent attitude, 1 percent aptitude - Celestine Chua

Success Definitions: What Does Success Look Like for You?

When you read these famous success quotes and sayings, I’m sure you agree that success can be defined in many ways.

It goes beyond the definition from the Oxford dictionary I used to start this mini guide on success quotes.

So let’s take a closer look at success, because the better we can define what success looks likes for us in life and business, the easier our journey will become!

Ask yourself: “How do I define success?”

Here’s a list of 15 success definitions to inspire your thinking:

Success Quotes - 15 Inspirational Success Definitions - Jeroen De Flander
Success Definitions Infographic at Jeroen-de-flander.com

1. Success is understanding the difference between need and want

2. Success is taking care of your needs

3. Success is setting ambitious, but realistic goals

4. Success is always trying your best

5. Success is Utile Dulci  (combine the useful with the agreeable)

6. Success is learning when to say no

7. Success is conquering your fear

8. Success is leaning new things every day

9. Success is loving and being loved back

10. Success is taking a stand when you believe in something

11. Success is not giving up, ever!

12. Success is celebrating small and big victories

13. Success is taking control of your life

14. Success is being happy, (almost) every day

15. Success is teaching somebody something cool

Love this mini guide about success quotes and success definitions?

Want to inspire other and boost their achievement?

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Success quotes and more

Here’s a, easy-to-use PPT document with my 100 favorite quotes.

Feel  free to share on social media, website, … [a link back to this page would be highly appreciated :-)]

Enjoy!