25 Positive Quotes Successful People Live By


While the definition for success may be different for every single person in the world, a similar mindset and approach is required in order to be successful. For those of us still trying to attain our definition of success, a little extra motivation or inspiration can’t hurt.



In this post, we share 25 positive quotes successful people live by with hopes of motivating you:


1. “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs.”

Jim Rohn 


2. “The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.”



3. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

Steve Jobs


4. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out and meet it.”

Jonathan Winters 


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

Donald Trump 


6. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Vidal Sassoon 


7. “Poor people have big T.V.’s while rich people have big libraries.”

Jim Rohn


8. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

Napoleon Hill


9. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Albert Einstein 


10. “Success is walking from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill 


11. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”

Zig Ziglar


12. “Capital isn’t scare, vision is.”

Sam Walton


13. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living off of our fears.”

Les Brown 


14. “If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.”



15. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney


16. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Winston Churchill


17. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

John D. Rockefeller 


18. “Life is not about finding yourself. It is about creating yourself.”

Lolly Daskal


19. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.”

Napoleon Hill


20. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”

Michael Jordan


21. “Fortune sides with him who dares.”



22. “It is better to fail in originality than it is to succeed in imitation.”

Herman Melville 


23. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

Margaret Thatcher 


24. “No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.”



25. “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”

Thomas Edison


We hope you enjoyed our 25 quotes that successful people live by. Do you have any specific quotes that have motivated you more than others? Feel free to share them below in the comments.