27 Quotes from the Successful to Keep You Going

December 5, 2016

Success is measured in many different ways. It’s important to define your own personal version of success before setting out on a path to reach your goals. Otherwise, you run the risk of comparing yourself to other people and their perceived success. Your own journey is just as important, if not more so, than the end result.

Successful people will tell you time and again that the road to their achievement was often foggy and unpaved. Nothing worth having is ever easy to obtain. That’s why we’ve rounded up this list of motivational wisdom from some of the world’s most well-known successful people for you to return to for inspiration when the going gets tough.

 1. Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get. — Michael Phelps

2. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. — Babe Ruth

3. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. — Oprah Winfrey

4. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. — Warren Buffett

5. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. — Milton Berle

6. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. — Christopher Reeve

7. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. — Dolly Parton

8. Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. — Biz Stone

9. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. — Thomas A. Edison

10. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. — Richard Branson

11. The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that’s guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. — Mark Zuckerberg

12. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. — Barack Obama

13. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein

14. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vidal Sassoon

15. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. — Dalai Lama

16. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. — Vincent Van Gogh

17. Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterwards. — Tina Fey

18. You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. — Michael Jordan

19. It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. — Abraham Lincoln

20. Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. — Mary Kay Ash

21. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

22. One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. — Mother Teresa

23. Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow. — Jay-Z

24. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. — Walt Disney

25. If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach. And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. — Steve Wozniak

26. Everything you can imagine is real. — Pablo Picasso

27. It is never too late to be what you might have been. — George Eliot

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