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Success Quotes

Success QuotesMy last post was about “Fear of Success” and I wanted to list some quotes from great people for you to ponder.

Quotes sometimes can be affirmations.  Weather you have a fear of success or not, the following quotes are some food for thought.  If one particular quote speaks to you, use it as a daily affirmation.


“I failed over and over in my life, that’s why I succeed” – Michael Jordan

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

“I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed” – Vincent Van Gogh

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed” – Napoleon Hill

“Find somebody to be successful for.  Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.” – Barack Obama

“They succeed because they think they can”  –  Virgil

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it” – Maya Angelou

“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

“Eighty Percent of Success is showing up”  – Woody Allen

“Failure is Success if we learn from it.”  – Malcolm Forbes

“If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success” – Malcolm X

“The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.” – Henry W. Longfellow

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

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

“I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison


Hope you enjoyed this collection of Success Quotes.  If you have a favorite quote or affirmation about success that YOU use, please add to the comments.

To Your Success,


Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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26 Responses to Success Quotes

  1. Steve Borgman February 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Donna, I love this collection of quotes. There’s a lot of wisdom here: failure is not to be feared, but a necessary teacher; I personally believe I need God’s help working together with my efforts in order to change and grow; and focusing on helping others succeed is a great way to success for ourselves as well.

    • Donna.Merrill February 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

      Thanks Steve,

      I had an urge to do a quote post because just one quote can change one person’s perspective sometimes.

      As for God’s help,you cannot go wrong there my friend.

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  2. Lynn Jones January 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    Great article, because I am a lover of quotes! One of the ones you shared that I like is: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it” – Maya Angelou
    And one of the ones I like kind of follows the same theme……If you like yourself, like what you do you will be living in the moment and loving what you do and looking for those special moments.
    “There are two ways to live your life–one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle. ” ~Albert Einstein

    Have a day of many miracle moments!

    • Donna.Merrill January 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

      Thank you Lynn!

      I love those quotes too. I’m not one that likes to put quotes on my blog, but the last time I did it, they were all my own quotes and many people asked if they could use them.

      Of course! That’s why I wrote them lol.

      Here I picked some of my favorite people and their inspiring quotes. Sometimes one line can motivate a person!

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  3. Angus McEwam January 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    HI Donna some wonderful quotes here thanks. Some of them I had heard, and some of them I have not.

    It is hard to pick a favourite but I def like “I failed over and over in my life, that’s why I succeed” – Michael Jordan
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    • Donna.Merrill January 12, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

      Hi Angus,

      I like that one too, but I’m biased because I just Love Michael Jordan!

      Thanks for visiting,

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  4. marquita herald
    January 12, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Oh, you know I love quotes Donna. All of these are terrific, but I especially like Edison’s “I failed my way to success.” Here’s my current favorite quote, it’s from Einstein – “I am thankful to all those who said no. It’s because of them, I did it myself.”
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    • Donna.Merrill January 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

      Hi Marquita,

      I like your Einstein’s quote. I seen it on your blog and took a few moments to really think about that.

      I can really resonate with it because I too am thankful for all those who said NO, and I had to find a way to do it myself.

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  5. John Barton
    January 11, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Hi DonnaMy first visit 11th January to comment on your blog! I love quotes and if I may I will copy and paste them for future reference. I generally find that quotes inspire or remind me. Thanks.

    • Donna.Merrill January 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      Hi John!

      Of course you can use them. They are public domain. I like to use quotes in between posts as I try to get people in a positive mindset.

      Thanks for visiting,
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  6. Raena Lynn January 10, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I love success quotes! If you wouldn’t mind, I would like to use some of them for social media posting. I laughed at “Eighty Percent of Success is showing up” by Woody Allen because I instantly thought of the 80/20 Rule. Thanks for sharing and keep up your challenge! You are doing awesome!

    Raena Lynn
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    • Donna.Merrill January 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm #


      You gotta love Woody! These are public quotes and you can use them any time.

      I also have done a blog on my own quotes which can also be used at any time.

      I find that sometimes quotes are something that we can read and snap into a different mindset.

      Thanks for the cheer! I’m am still blogging every day. I feel like I am running a race, one that I didn’t train for lol.


  7. Neamat Tawadrous
    January 10, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Great Quotes. They are all inspiring, I like them all. Here is another one which I also like:

    “Success is the ability to go from one Failure to another without the loss of Enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill.

    Thanks for sharing Donna,

    Be Blessed,


  8. Lydia Brown January 9, 2013 at 2:13 am #

    I love when I find a new collection of quotes thank you Donna! One of my favorites since I was in grade school.

    “Time lost is never found again” Benjamin Franklin

    I used to repeat this over and over when I was feeling peer pressure saved my butt plenty.

    • Donna.Merrill January 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

      Hi Lydia,

      I like that one! I believe that when we resonate with a quote and say it over and over again, it becomes our “affirmation” and helps us get over the “pressure” live gives us.

      Thanks for your contribution,

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  9. Jeremy January 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Jeremiah 29:11
    New International Version (NIV)
    11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    I Corinthians 9:24 NIV Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
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    • Donna.Merrill January 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

      Thanks Jeremy

      Thanks for contributing your quotes. I love ’em!

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  10. Clint Butler January 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    These are some great quotes. I like to share them on social sites, keeps the readers engaged. One of the things that I found that works well is to post one or two a day on Twitter. I get a lot of interaction when I do that.
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    • Donna.Merrill January 8, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      I do that too Clint.

      In a previous blog, I posted my own quotes that I had put on a document and twice a day, posted to Twitter.

      I received so many re-tweets and replies.

      Once in a while I like to do a blog with some quotes in order to keep readers engaged.

      Thanks for coming by,
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  11. Steve Vernon January 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    I love reading good quotes like this. Because of my work with the Bridge to Success game and other projects, I’ve spent an awful lot of time on Google looking up success and motivation quotes. The supply is absolutely endless for anyone looking for inspiration! Thanks for sharing these, my friend!
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    • Donna.Merrill January 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      Hi Steve,

      I appreciate you visiting again. Once in a while I like to throw out some quotes on a blog because one quote can say a thousand words!

      Sometimes I find such a goodie, that I use it as an affirmation.

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  12. Kerris Torkington January 8, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Hi Donna
    When you start reading the quotes you cannot help but feel empowered. When you think about the changes these people have made, then listening and reading what they say is not a bad thing.
    I love the quote “Attitude is Everything – Pick A Good One.”

    • Donna.Merrill January 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      Hi Kerris,

      That’s a fun one. There is so much behind one quote isn’t there?

      Attitude is what we project to the world. If we pick a good one, we are choosing to live a certain way.

      It is good for ourselves and others!

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  13. Mayura
    January 8, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    Hey Donna,

    Wonderful again and you have found very nice quotes to relate + cheer up with “CAN DO” attitude dear. I feel it right now and I hope folks will definitely agree with that too.

    Here’s one I like very much ~ “He is able who thinks he is able.”

    Have a GREAT day there Donna and Let’s go for it 🙂

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    • Donna.Merrill January 8, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      I like that quote too Mayura!

      Sometimes I like to blog quotes because just one little line can enlighten someone or even reinforce them to take action in their lives.

      As long as we have one thought, we are “able” to manifest it.

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