Success Quotes: 30 Quotes from Histories most Successful

Success Quotes-30 Awesome Picture Quotes from Histories Most Successful People

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Success is something that everyone wants.

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It may be success in business. It may be having a successful relationships. It may be success for your family. It may be success in living healthy. It may be success in some specific skill.

Success takes all forms, and so do people's viewpoints on success.

Collected here are 30 of the best success quotes of all time. These picture quotes range as far back as 2500 years ago. With success quotes from Confucius to a few modern day success stories who are still sharing their wisdom.

So for today's post I would like to share these great success quote pictures. I hope you will be inspired and motivated to do your own great things.

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These quotes are meant to inspire and help others get the motivation to achieve a measure of their own success. So please help spread the word.

So here are 30 useful, thought provoking, insightful and motivating picture quotes about success. To keep the load speed reasonable, I have loaded 10 success quotes per page, so page to the bottom and click the big blue “more quotes” button to load the next ten success quotes in the series when you want to see more.

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. – Mark Twain

Mark Twain-success in life-ignorance or confidence quote

To start off this list of success quotes from history, lets go start with a funny one. It is a little bit humorous but also deadly serious. A trait that sums up much of Mark Twain's writing.

Confidence is certainly one of the keys to achieving any measurable success. But ignorance actually can have its place.  People who achieve those incredible levels of success that people make not of and talk about often also need to gamble to achieve their success. They take risks, they fight long odds and they overcome them. This is wonderful and motivating, but could any sane person face such odds if they were not a little bit ignorant of what they were facing?

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Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. – “Grandma” Moses

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Anna “Grandma” Moses was a popular folk at painter.  She had a productive 23 year career as a painter, despite the fact that she started painting at 78. That fact by itself makes a great point about about it never being to late to start on your path to success. Grandma Moses was able to start her professional career at 78 and have it last longer than the professional career of Vincent Van Gogh.

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The best revenge is massive success -Frank Sinatra quote

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By just about any measure, Frank Sinatra is one of the most successful entertainers in history. He was one of the most popular singers of his era, and even 30 years after his death he is considered to be an iconic music figure. He was a successful actor, winning critical acclaim for multiple movies and an Academy Award for From Here to Eternity. He was a renaissance man in the entertainment industry.

He also started out as a scrappy kid from New Jersey. His quote shows this sentiment, and an honest truth. Never waste time and energy on people who do not believe in you. All the can do is stop you from achieving your desires. Ignore them and let your ultimate success speak for itself.

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I walk slowly but never backwards – Abraham Lincoln quote

Historic Abraham Lincoln Quote on Success- I walk slowly- never backwards

Abraham Lincoln is considered by most polls to be one of the top five Presidents in history. He led the United States through one of the most tumultuous periods in history.He was constantly besieged by members of both sides or his own political party.

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One side complaining he moved to slowly and needed to be more radical. The other side seeking compromise to return the union to it's previous state. His answer to this was the quote, “I walk slowly, but never backwards”.

When you take this sort of deliberate approach to your success, it will not happen overnight. It will take time, but you also avoid a lot of the calamities and dangers of trying to achieve your dreams with undue haste.

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Maya Angelou quote

Historic Maya Angelous Success Quote Picture

This success quote has always seemed like a special one to me. A wonderful, nearly poetic quote from someone who was a Nobel Laureate in poetry, perhaps should not be that big of a surprise.

This quote shows clearly the things that are truly important in life. Not materialist things.  Not achieving greater success in your job.  What matter are those important moments. The moments you only get when you live life to its fullest.

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The path to success is to take massive determined action.  – Tony Robbins quote

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Tony Robbins has made a highly successful career by convincing people to do the things they need to do to be happier, healthier and more successful. And he has done a wonderful job of it.  Just you look at the massive success of all of his professional and personal development books, courses and events.

In this quote on achieving success, he is setting out some truth bombs. If you want success, it is going to take A LOT of work (massive action). Not only that but the work has to “determined”… in other words, it has to be the “right” things.  Generally this comes down to proper goal setting and doing the actions that move the dial, not just any old pointless effort.

Want to take “massive action”?

Make sure your have the RIGHT goals.

A strong positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.  -Dr. Joyce Brothers quote

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Dr. Joyce Brothers was the first “call in” radio psychologist.  Pioneering this field on her extremely popular program. She was known as the face of American psychology, and helped quote a few people battle with their issues of self-esteem and confidence (and much more).

In her success quote she reminds us that it takes more than just hard work to succeed in all aspects of life. It takes having a strong self-image and the self esteem to have enough faith in yourself to take the risks involved in trying to achieve any massive success.

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There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. -Roger Staubach quote

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Staubach is a ex-football quarterback. But he is much more than that. He won the Heisman Trophy while a midshipman for the Naval Acadamy, and then did a tour of duty in Vietnam before he embarked on a professional career. He gained to name Captain Comeback from his can-do attitude and the way he would never quit.In 11 years of playing for the Dallas Cowboys he was able to lead them to 5 Superbowl appearances, winning two times.

Staubach reminds us that most people will not put in that extra effort to achieve success. The willingness to go that extra mile and simply work harder than everyone else can be a key to achieving your dreams.

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I attribute my success to this: I never took nor gave any excuses. – Florence Nightingale

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Florence Nightengale was a social activist who helped bring about a great many changes in England in the 19th Century. However, she was most noted for her organizing nurses in the Crimean war. It is not an exaggeration to say that many modern nursing practices were the same ones she invented over 150 years ago.

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Being tough is a great path to success. Never using excuses yourself, or never accepting them from others, is a very high standard.  It can be a tough one to live up to.  But anyone who is able, is sure to separate themselves from the wafflers, who easily accept excuses, and who refuse to ever accept their just blame.

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It is never to late to be what you might have book – George Eliot

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George Eliot was the author associated with some of the greatest works in literary fiction, such as Silas Marner and Middlemarch. Women at the time, were published under their own names, but she felt the women writers wrote inconsequential romances, and she wanted her works to be taken seriously.

In this essential success quote, Mary Evans (The real name of George Eliot) reminds us that it is never too late to get started.

This quote reminds me of another of my favorite quotes. The Chinese proverb:

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