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Success is accomplishing your purpose. Be encouraged by these success quotes; inspiring words to inspire you to reach success in your life despite challenges.

“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


Take some time to reflect with these intellectual quotes about wisdom and success from thinkers, scientists, and leaders of the past.

Success Quotes

wisdom words about success

Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance—happiness, wealth, a great career, purpose—is the result of hard work and hustle over time.

Related: 5 Characteristics of Highly Successful People

To be successful, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with a busy schedule, next to impossible. But the best part is, the more you accomplish, the more you’ll want to do, the higher you’ll want to reach. So as long as you have the hunger for success, you will always have the power within you to achieve it.

Use your ambition, drive and desire—along with these 17 motivational quotes—to make it happen.

1. Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.

2. Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.

3. Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.

4. Great things never come from comfort zones.

5. Dream it. Wish it. Do it.

6. Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.

7. The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.

8. Dream bigger. Do bigger.

9. Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.

10. Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

11. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

12. Little things make big days.

13. It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible.

14. Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.

15. Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.

16. The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.

17. Dream it. Believe it. Build it.

Related:17 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

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Lydia Sweatt is the web producer for She recently earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Dallas native. She enjoys painting, a hefty taco and discovering new music.

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110 Insightful Wisdom Quotes and Wise Words

wisdom words about success

Our society is obsessed with words to live by.

Lululemon water bottles. Roots shopping bags. Pinterest boards dedicated solely to this concept. Quotes at the bottom of email signatures. We can’t seem to get enough motivational quotes.

When the motivational quote trend first took off, I thought it was stupid.

I thought people would know to drink fresh water without having their water bottle tell them to. I figured the idea that friends were more important than money was common sense and not something that needed to be proclaimed on a gym bag. I assumed people naturally did things they enjoyed without relying on their desk calendar to put this idea in their head.

I still feel this way to an extent, however, as a recent and lost-feeling graduate, have come to realize the power these words have.

I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve read someone’s Lululemon shopping bag, yet every time I see that “Dance, Sing, Floss & Travel” part it genuinely makes me want to sing and dance. It motivates me to start saving up for a new trip. It even encourages me to improve my dental hygiene.

Seeing these four words together, for whatever reason, makes me believe that everything is going to be okay. I don’t need to have it all figured out yet. Things will happen when they happen and in the meantime there is so much else to be enjoyed. It genuinely comforts me and makes me see that although student life is over, new grad life can be simpler than we always make it out to be.

All this from a reusable shopping bag! Imagine what I could get from a suitcase.

Recently I stumbled upon the commencement speech Ellen Degeneres made at Tulane University in New Orleans. It is hilarious but equally encouraging.

She states that when she was younger she had no ambition and no idea where she was heading. She has changed. Her idea of success has changed. She has over 11 million followers on Facebook today, but at one point she had zero and lived alone in a basement apartment. Hearing her outline her own struggles was extremely reassuring to me and made me believe that I would “find myself” one day. Again, the power of someone else’s words – and some motivational student quotes – stepped into play.

Essays, exams and a budget that only covers canned soup for lunch can accumulate into low spirits. Sometimes an all-day bender of “Sex and the City” with cake for dinner is all it takes to push your spirits back to soaring. However, sometimes the fix isn’t quite as easy as that.

When you are entering the graduation phase and haven’t a clue what to say when people ask you what’s next on the agenda, it’s easy to feel discouraged. However, sometimes a good motivational quote for any student can make all the difference. Trust me. I’ve sang, danced, travelled and flossed my way into happiness on numerous occasions. Lululemon’s got my back.

Top 10 motivational quotes for students and new grads:

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

– Vincent Van Gogh

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

– Mark Twain

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

– Winston Churchill

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

– Alexander Graham Bell

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

– Thomas A. Edison

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

– Nora Roberts

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

– Christian D. Larson

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

– C.S. Lewis

What’s your favourite motivational quote for students and recent graduates?

A perfectly worded quip can impart wisdom and wit. “It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

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Success Quotes 159 to 201

  1. "There are no short cuts to success. Each step is vital and along with each step comes the need to remain focused on the end goal. Just remember this: there never was a successful hockey goal scorer who took his eyes off the puck and neither can you." Byron Pulsifer, Smart Objectives
    Inspirational Quotes

  2. Getting along with other people helps you succeed on the job and may even be as important as your ability to do the job itself. Albert Ellis, How To Control Your Anger Before It Controls You

  3. Some people will see success always related to money and status and other people may see success as taking one step at a time or to live every moment to its fullest. Yael Philosof, Inspirational Book

  4. "A success story does not just happen, it has to be made." Elma N. Collins, Reaching the Peak in 20 days
    Inspirational Stories

  5. "But what I consider my crown of success is the happiness and pleasure that my victory has brought to dear Teacher. Indeed, the success is hers more than mine: for she is my constant inspiration." Helen Keller

  6. "Every success is mixed with a failure in some area! When one area of our life makes us feel like a failure, there is a likelihood that we will give ourselves to the place where we feel like a success and avoid those places where we feel like a failure." James B. Richards, Wired for Success, Programmed for Failure
    Personal Development Quotes

  7. "Success is not a genetic or inherited factor; success is a state of mind developed through understanding that risk, perseverance, dedication and the 'never quit' attitude are the key elements in combination that lead to masterful achievement." Byron Pulsifer, Discouraged, Downtrodden, and Anguish
    Never Quit Quotes

  8. "There are three powerful reasons for learning to provide great customer service: greater job satisfaction, reduced stress and hassle, and enhanced job success." Robert Bacal, Perfect Phrases for Customer Service
    Customer Service Quotes |

  9. "The fact is that your character, your thinking, and your beliefs are a critical part of what determines the level of your success." T. Harv Eker, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

  10. "I fear the popular notion of success stands in direct opposition in all points to the real and wholesome success. One adores public opinion, the other, private opinion; one, fame, the other, desert; one, feats, the other, humility; one, lucre, the other, love; one, monopoly, and the other, hospitality of mind." Ralph Waldo Emerson

  11. "Leadership at all levels must support team efforts openly and without reservation if it expects teams to succeed." Deborah Mackin; Deborah Harrington-Mackin' The Team-Building Tool Kit: Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace Teams

  12. "With the competitive society that we live in today, team and leadership skills are a must for any business to experience success." Steven E Dunlop, Team Building
    Experience   |

  13. Compromise: not an easy task, but in any partnership, being able to compromise is essential to its success. Anton Robbins, Marriage: The Expectations Of Marriage In a Modern World

  14. "Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change." Ralph Waldo Emerson

  15. "If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone." Donny Osmond

  16. "Success may or may not mean that you've acquired a lot. It does mean that you have become a generous person." Robert H. Schuller, Success is Never Ending Failure is Never Final
    Helping Others

  17. "Everyone chooses one of two roads in life - the old and the young, the rich and the poor, men and women alike. One is the broad, well-traveled road to mediocrity, the other road to greatness and meaning." Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit

  18. "Men are born to succeed, not fail." Henry David Thoreau

  19. "Accountability stems from the tasks inherent in a role; it indicates what the person in that position has the authority to do within that role. Success in carrying out those tasks should lead to reward and recognition from the person or persons who set up the role in the first place." Brian Dive, The Accountable Leader

  20. "Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed; strive to be the best, and you may succeed: He may well win the race that runs by himself." Benjamin Franklin

  21. "Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them." Frank Tyger

  22. "Everyone visualizes whether he knows it or not. Visualizing is the great secret of success." Genevieve Berhrend

  23. "The easiest way to look at any task is to break it down into little bits and by doing so, the little bits are now able to be gobbled up one bite at a time without thinking about all the little bits." Byron Pulsifer

  24. "If you determine your success through dollars and cents, then you will never be happy." Byron Pulsifer

  25. "There are of course many people who are quick to acknowledge good fortune's contribution to their success." Robert H. Frank, Success and Luck

  26. "Organize your difficulties and problems. Then you will have half the solution, and the rest will come more surely and easily." Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today

  27. "If we are to attain higher levels of success, we must abandon the excuses and put all of our focus and attention on achieving our goal and stick with it until it is done." Demond Jackson, The 101 Most Powerful Success Quotes for High Achievers

  28. "Everyone has his own favorite definition of success, and you should, too, for the express purpose of becoming successful on your own terms rather than on someone else's." Richard A. Franks, B.S., D.C., Prepare For Success!

  29. "No matter who you are or how much you know, you will not succeed unless you are a salesperson. You must sell your services. You must sell your knowledge. You must sell your personality. You must sell yourself." Napoleon Hill, Selling You!

  30. "For me, having a plan is all about setting myself up for success and setting proper goals is the first step in the plan." N.C. Garcia, Yesterday Plus

  31. "When our way of thinking is one of confidence, this reinforcement becomes crucial in not only developing but also maintaining the mindset one needs to achieve success." Rohen Phoenix, Confidence

  32. "While mentors pull you forward, peers are a measuring stick for yourself. They're the people you want to keep up with, who encourage you to stay on the narrow road to success." Evan Tarver, The New Meaning of Rich
    Words of Encouragement

  33. "When you set out to accomplish something, recognize that slow, steady progress over time can lead to big success." Erica Hudson, How To Achieve Your Goals

  34. "At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." Jane D. Hull

  35. "Commonly, goals are used to improve our health, relationships, finance, career or business success, and overall happiness. Sometimes goals are set for us, as in a work situation, but most of the time, of course we determine our own goals." K.C. Rowntree, Smart Goal Setting

  36. "Self-knowledge is the best way to achieve success in your personal and professional life." Frank Daley, How to Find Yourself

  37. "Having a basic knowledge of a balanced nutrition is critical for your success in the gym." Scott Sanford, Why Working Out Matters

  38. "Success is not about being a genius or getting lucky. Success is about how you think of yourself when you look in the mirror. Your mindset will ultimately determine your success rate." Elijah A. Grant IV; Derick T. Brown Jr., Win At Life

  39. "Confidence, whether it's an inherent personality trait or a self-improved attribute, is an invaluable element to our success." Kevin McComas, Confidence
    Self Esteem

  40. "The one supremely difficult thing in business is salesmanship. Goods can be manufactured on formula, but it takes a man to sell. He who can sell is a success - others may be." Elbert Hubbard, Little Journeys To The Homes Of The Great, Vol. 11

  41. "Convince yourself that you have the ability to make it and start small. This resolution is going to dwarf every inhibition and make your road to success a smooth ride." Pastor J.A. Clarkson, 10 Habits Of A Successful, Spiritual and Lasting Relationship
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Here are 30 quotes that will hopefully inspire you to look at failure differently. It seems that failure tends to be more public than success.

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