Success Quotes

  • cat fishbowlSuccess always occurs in private and failure in full view.

  • chesterton"I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees."
    ~ G. K. Chesterton

  • sunset2Don't let success go to your head: Don't let failure go to your heart.

  • chair"Last man standing" is the winner in most contests, but the runner up in musical chairs.

  • quote 1448

    "The beauty is in the walking; we are betrayed by destinations." -Gwyn Thomas

  • quote 1481

    "Life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we respond to it."

    - Charles Swindoll

  • quote 1489

    "Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be."

    – Jeremy Schwartz

  • quote 1490

    "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

    – John Burroughs

  • quote 1498

    "Wherever you are, be all there."

    – Jim Elliot

  • quote 1502

    "Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."

    – Josh Billings

  • quote 1506

    Two things to remember in life:

    1. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone.
    2. Take care of your words when you are with people.
  • quote 1514

    "I’m not afraid of failure; I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter."

    - William Carey

  • quote 1521

    "Leaders who refuse to listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing helpful to say."

    - Andy Stanley

  • quote 1522

    "A crisis doesn’t make a man; it shows what a man is made of."

    - Warren Wiersbe

  • quote 1533

    "Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."

    - Chinese Proverb

  • quote 1534

    "Sometimes you have to tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to just sit down and shut up."

    - TobyMac #Speak Life

  • quote 1543

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

    - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • quote 1545

    The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.

    - Stephen R. Covey

  • quote 1566

    "If I were called upon to state in a few words the essence of everything I was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher, it would be something like this: Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace."

    - Frederick Buechner

  • quote 1585

    "As followers of Christ we do not have the freedom to say anything we want, to blurt out whatever is on our mind."

    - Tim Cameron

  • quote 1586

    "Most of life's great changes are preceded by chaos."

    - Toby Mac #SpeakLife

  • quote 1602

    "I said to a man who stood at the gate of the year, 'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown,' and he replied, 'Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than the known way.' "

    - Minnie Louise Haskins

  • quote 1603

    "Rest is a weapon given to us by God. The enemy hates it because he wants you stressed and occupied."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1622

    "Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1623

    "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

    - Socrates

  • quote 1637

    "He that can take rest is greater than he who can take cities."

    - Benjamin Franklin

  • quote 1638

    "The secret to contentment is Christ in me, not a different set of circumstances."

    - Elisabeth Elliot

  • quote 1640

    "A preacher should have the mind of a scholar, the heart of a child, and the hide of a rhinoceros. Our biggest problem is how to toughen our hides without hardening our hearts."

    - Vance Havner

  • quote 1645

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

    - Theodore Roosevelt

  • quote 1657

    "Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with."

    - Thomas Fuller

  • quote 1664

    "Givers have to set limits because takers never do."

    - Unknown

  • Build a longer table

    "If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence."

    - Unknown

  • King Solomon quote

    "The purity of silver and gold is tested by putting them in the fire; the purity of human hearts is tested by giving them a little fame."

    - King Solomon

  • Rabbi Eckstein quote

    "Wanting what someone else has is like wanting the wrong tools for the job you were given to do."

    - Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

  • Roy Williams quote

    Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours?

    - Roy H. Williams 

  • quote 1682

    "Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself."

    - George Bernard Shaw

  • John Burroughs quote

    One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.

    - John Burroughs

  • You are on earth for a purpose.

    "God left you on earth for a purpose. Do it."

    - unknown

  • An Albert Schweizer quote

    "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 Schweizer

  • Goethe quote

    Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • quote 1709

    Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. The things we try to avoid and fight against— tribulation, suffering, and persecution— are the very things that produce abundant joy in us.  A saint doesn’t know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it.

    - Oswald Chambers