Timeless Wisdom

There are times in our life that we need a little encouragement to make it through the rough spots, whether those times are with our family, career, and/or school. Below you will find a variety of quotes that deal with success and achievement of goals. Look to them for inspiration and motivation.

“We were born to succeed, not to fail.”
— Henry David Thoreau

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

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”
— Colin Powell

“A man’s own character is the arbiter of his fortune.”
— Publilius Syrus

“Success is measured by the memories you create.”
— Thomas Keller, Chef and Owner of The French Laundry Restaurant

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Always aim for achievement, and forget about success.”
— Helen Hayes

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
— Bill Cosby

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.”
— Stewart B. Johnson

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”
— John Foster Dulles

“Success means only doing what you do well, letting someone else do the rest.”
— Goldstein S. Truism

“Successful people are successful because they form the habits of doing those things that failures don’t like to do.”
— Albert Gray

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“Success is peace of mind, a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming, and not just in a physical way: seek ye first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be yours as well.”
— John Wooden

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.”
— Corita Kent