Quotes about Success- What it takes to achieve your dreams

Picture Quotes about Success- What it takes to achieve your dreams

People love quotes about success for the simple reason that they want to be inspired to achieve incredible things in their lives.

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The following success quotes fit that bill perfectly. They collected quotations are from some of histories most successful people. Each and ever one of these people have achieved great things and their path to success has lead them to have strong beliefs about what is needed for success.

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Well enough from me. Let's continue on to the rest of the picture quotes for a little bit of inspiration, shall we…

It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change. -Charles Darwin quote

Darwin success means being responsive to change quote

Darwin is famous for his theory of evolution. That all species, if you trace things back far enough come from common ancestors. Part of this theory is the idea of natural selection. In a nutshell, this theory postulates that the creatures that best fit the environment, survive and pass on their genetics traits that made them the best. Given a long enough period of time, this will change species to always have those traits.

When it comes to achieving success Darwin's quote becomes an important one. To succeed you do not need to be the brightest. You do not need to be the strongest. You do not need to be the richest, or best looking or most charismatic. To achieve success in life you simply need to be aware of upcoming changes and place yourself to take advantage of these changes as they occur.

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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. -Mahatma Gandhi quote

Gandhi quote on willpower and success

Gandhi was a man who achieved an incredible change in both India and the British Empire, by sheer willpower. Rather than trying to overthrow the British rulers of his country by strength of arms. He had his followers protest by use of non-violent civil disobedience.

Gandhi's quotes on success comes from his own life experience.  That the strength to succeed is not based on physical strength. It is based on indomitable will.  If you work harder than your peers. Persevere through tough times, and never-ever quit, sooner or later you will succeed and achieve all your goals.

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Whether you think you can or think you can't -you're right -Henry Ford quote

Henry Ford quote about success

Henry Ford was a man who knew a lot about success.

He practically invented the way all manufacturing today works by creating the first big assembly line. Although he did not “invent” the automobile, he was certainly the key player in bringing the automobile to the masses. He was an optimist who created one of the most profitable business of the 20th century.

In Ford's quote about success. He shares an essential point. Your destiny is what you decide it is. If you feel you will succeed, and put in the work, then you can and will succeed.  However, the moment you decide that success is impossible. It becomes impossible.

Set your mind right:

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Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.-John F. Kennedy quote

JFK quotes about success

John F Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, and the youngest man every elected to the office.

His presidency was noted for a feeling of hope and optimism. If only makes sense that his success quote reflects the same hope and optimism. You can dream about achievements all you want, but to actually accomplish anything you will need to decide to give the effort our entire will.

You will need to start. Give maximum effort. Persevere through setbacks and keep going if you want to have a chance at success.

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Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase -Martin Luther King Jr. quote

Martin Luther King HIstorical quote on success

Martin Luther King was a spiritual man who dreamed of a better world. He was an activist minister and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He used rhetoric and non-violent civil disobedience to bring about massive change in the United States.

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Faith was always one of King's core beliefs so it is not surprising that his feeling on achieving success include faith. He points out that you may not always have the end game in your head when you start on your path, but you need the faith to get started anyway.

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If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it. -Muhammed Ali quote

Muhammed Ali quote-believe in your success

Ali was an Olympic and professional boxer and an activist. He is  considered by most people to be one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.

One of the great things about Ali was also that he was so well spoken and quite quotable. He had a way with words as you can see from the quote above. His success quote is all about optimism. This is the mindset you need to achieve the success you desire.

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Life is 10% what happens and 90% of how you react to it. -Charles Swindoll quote

Success in life quote

Charles Swindoll is the most “modern” of our 10 historical figures. He may also be the least well known. However, I simply LOVE his success quote. He is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher.

Charles makes a very important point in his quote. Many people spend too much time worrying about the things that have happened, or failed to happen, in their lives. This time is wasted, because we all have bad things happen. What really matters is how you react to life's problems.

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Believe you can and you're halfway there.  -Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt quote

Theodore Roosevelt quote on success

Teddy Roosevelt is one of my favorite historical figures. He was a man of boundless energy, major contradictions and an incredible amount of optimism. He was a Yankee elitist. But he was also a cowboy, a statesman and a reformer. He was a soldier but he was also a naturalist.

His optimism was boundless. He had belief in himself and others that was energizing. Teddy didn't only throw out good quotes, he lived them. Once Teddy was giving a speech and he was shot in the chest. The bullet was slowed by a book in his pocket, so it was not immediately deadly. But immediately after he was shot, Teddy “believed he could”. He stood back up, and finished a 90 minute speech.

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Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.  -Vince Lombardi quote

quote about success

Vince Lombardi was an American football player and coach.  He was mainly known as the inspirational head coach of the Green Bay Packers. He was also known as a man wanted to win at just about any cost, both as a player and a coach. He reminds us that winning is not everything. No matter how good and prepared you are, you will sometimes lose. But the thing you must always have is the drive to win.

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You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Christopher Columbus quote

Historic Christopher Columbus Success quote

Christopher Columbus was a sailor, navigator and explorer. He is credited with being the first person who, “discovered” America.

His quote about success might seem like a fairly common quote for any sailor. But there is certainly a deeper meaning. Achieving your dreams may take getting outside of your comfort zone. This “losing sight of the shore” can be uncomfortable but you need the faith to do it before you are able to achieve your desires.


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