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25 Legendary Quotes On "Success"

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"Success" is an interesting word. It means different things to different people, but one thing seems to be clear, it's definitely not how much cash you have in the bank or how fancy your house is. Here are a few legends, ranging from Michael Jordan to Neil deGrasse Tyson, talking "success." Hopefully it inspires you a little bit.

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”
― Bob Dylan

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

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill

“Don't mistake activity with achievement.”
― John Wooden

“Success is the best revenge.”
― Kanye West

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
― Albert Einstein

“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.”
― Salvador Dalí

“I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“If you think someone or something other than yourself is responsible for your happiness or success, I'd guess you're not that happy or successful.”
― Rob Liano

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”
― Walt Disney

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ”
― Bill Cosby

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

“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that's the exciting part.”
― Tiger Woods

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Nearly' only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades.”
― Neil Gaiman

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”
― Michael Jordan

“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.”
― Mario Andretti

“The backbone of success is...hard work, determination, good planning, and perserverence.”
― Mia Hamm

“If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”
― Will Rogers

“Vision without execution is just hallucination.”
― Henry Ford

“Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act.”
― Bob Dylan

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”
― Will Rogers

“You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.”
― Benjamin Franklin