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Top 50 Best Quotes About Success


  1. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” Earl Nightingale

2. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” Ray Goforth

3. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” Thomas J. Watson

4. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Pablo Picasso

5. “Create experiences that leave you in awe, for these will be the highlights of your life.” Ryan Blair

6. “Failure is not in your vocabulary; rather, you convert all working experiences, be they positive or negative, into fuel for future success.” Anonymous

7. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absense of fear.” Mark Twain

8. “Repetition is the father of learning, I repeat, repetition is the father of learning.” Dwayne Michael Carter

9. “Top Achievers are improvisors, not perfectionists. If you want to create more success in your life you have to move forward not knowing all the answers.” Douglas Vermeeren

10. “Weak people talk and do not act, strong people act and keep quiet.” Eliphas Levi

 11. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six 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.” Michael Jordan

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

13. “All success in life, whether material or spiritual, starts with the thoughts that you put into your mind every second of every minute of every day. Your outer world reflects the state of your inner world. By controlling the thoughts that you think and the way you respond to the events of your life, you begin to control your destiny.”  R. Sharma

14. “The only thing that can stop you is the doubt that you carry in your mind.” Chae Richardson

15. “Unfortunately, there seems to be  far more opportunity out there than ability. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” Thomas Edison

16. “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.” Dr. APJ Kalam

17. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” Thomas Jefferson

18. “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always some one to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising to tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has it’s victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “How you see the world first determines your attitude, and then your attitude determines how the world sees you.” Mark Amend

20. “As soon as you realize that you don’t need anyone to make it in life. That’s your first step towards success.” Vusi Ndlovu

21. “Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.” Anonymous

22. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” Napolean Hill

23. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” Michael John Bobak

24. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” Philippos

25. “There are some things you can’t learn from others. You have to pass through the fire.”Norman Vicent Peale

26. “Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.” Anonymous

27. “Seek first to understand, then to be understood” Stephen Covey

28. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

29. “When in doubt, act boldly, as if it were impossible to fail. In essence it is.” Steve Pavlina

30. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” Anonymous

31. “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “An object at rest tends to stay at rest, an object in motion tends to stay in motion.” Isaac Newton

33. “The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” Norman Vincent Peale

34. “The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. “Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.” Sam Walton

36. “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” Robert T. Kiyosaki

37. “Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is.” Anita Roddick

38. “Action generates motivation; not the other way around.” Mark Amend

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

40. “I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.” Russell Simmons

41. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” Proverb

42. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

43. “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” John Wooden

44. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hansen

45. “Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” Vaibhav Shah

46. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein

47. “Success belongs to those who believe in the power of their ideas.” Michael Irwin

48. “Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” Orison Swett Marden

49. “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts breaks their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali

50. “The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” Napoleon Hill

Mistakes – essence of life


Who said you can’t make mistake ?  who said you can’t start over again ?

Even an average 7 inch pencil has an half inch eraser; you can buy ink remover to wipe out mistakes; you have spell check to correct the spelling errors; even  the keyboard has a  delete key.

Strategy Quotes


Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.”  John Kotter – [Professor]

“If GE’s strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century.”  – Jack Welch

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”  – Winston Churchill  [British Orator, Author and Prime Minister during World War II. 1874-1965]

“What do you want to achieve or avoid? The answers to this question are objectives. How will you go about achieving your desire results? The answer to this you can call strategy.”  – William E Rothschild

Sustaining high business performance is a product of continuous strategic alignment, – Med Yones, [President of International Institute of Management]

A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.  – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

Change brings opportunities. On the other hand, change can be confusing. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

Finally, strategy must have continuity. It can’t be constantly reinvented. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

If all you’re trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be very successful. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

If your goal is anything but profitability – if it’s to be big, or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader – you’ll hit problems. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

So companies have to be very schizophrenic. On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy. But they also have to be good at continuously improving. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

Strategy 101 is about choices: You can’t be all things to all people. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader – the CEO. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

The company without a strategy is willing to try anything. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you’re trying to accomplish. – Michael Porter [Harvard Professor]

The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they’re mutually reinforcing. 
Michael Porter

The underlying principles of strategy are enduring, regardless of technology or the pace of change. 
Michael Porter

There’s a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness. 
Michael Porter

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu  [Chinese General and Author, b.500 BC]

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”  Sun Tzu  [Chinese General and Author, b.500 BC]

“Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.” – Sun Tzu  [Chinese General and Author, b.500 BC]

“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”  – Michael Leboeuf

“You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.” 
Charles de Gaulle quotes [French general, writer and statesman, 1890-1970]

“You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.”  -Santiz Leon Trotsky quotes [Russian Communist theorist, a leader in Russia’s October Revolution in 1917. 1879-1940]

“Creative without strategy is called ‘art.’ Creative with strategy is called ‘advertising.’” 
Jef I. Richards quotes [US advertising professor]

“The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.” – R. D. Laing quotes [British psychiatrist noted for his alternative approach to the treatment of schizophrenia. 1927-1989]

“There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole – women and men alike – than the one which involves women as central players.”  – Kofi Annan quotes [Ghanaian diplomat, seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.]

“Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.” – Anita Brookner quotes [English art Historian and Author, b.1928]

Recognize the best

“You are at YOUR BEST when you recognize the best in other.”


“It does not matter how many resources you have, if you do not know how to use them, they will never be enough.”

Bumper crop


You harvest what you sow
And to harvest great crop
You must feed right kind of fertilizer
You must feed right amount of water and
You must feed right amount of sunshine

Similarly our BRAIN is a fertile ground for IDEAS
And to harvest great ideas
You must feed on positive thinking
You must feed on walking the road less travelled
You must feed on the wisdom from your and others failures

Be strong and be brave

When you are STRONG you are a light house for the weak

When you are BRAVE you show the way

But when you FEAR, you are a target for others

And when you FEAR, PESSIMISTIC & LETHARGIC you are a concern for your loved ones.

So be STRONG, be BRAVE and brighten the way for others.



Once someone asked Einstein “ How many feet in a mile” .  And Einstein replied “I don’t know and why should I fill my brain with facts I can find in two minutes in any standard reference book?

Einstein taught us an IMPORTANT LESSON.  “It is more important to use your mind to THINK than to use it as a warehouse for facts.”




The size of your success is measured by the size of your belief

Rules of work

Albert Einstein’s three Rules of work……

1. Out of clutter find simplicity.
2. From discord find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

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