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44 Success Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

| February 3, 2011 | 87 Comments

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Last week we asked our facebook fans “What is your favorite success quote?”. We had a great response and decided to compile all of our fans answers into this article.

Just by these quotes we can see how inspired and motivated our followers are to succeed and that is truly amazing. Hopefully some of these quotes will inspire more people to keep pushing until they reach their goals.

44 Success Quotes From Under30CEO Readers

1. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” via Chris Grosser

2. “Don’t complain; just work harder.” via Chris Grosser

3. “Deeds not Words” via Bernord Hor

4. “Before you can work smart you must work hard.” via Chris Pardo

5. “Persevere…because on the road to success there is never a crowd on the extra mile!” via Charity Gibson

6. “I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay Z via Steven Gordon

7. “Coffee is for CLOSERS!” via Michael Wayne

8. “It’s not the cards you’re dealt it’s how you play the game” via Chris Pardo

9. “If you think you made it, your at the wrong place, never stop” via Chris Pardo

10. “Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them” via Danielle Luedtke

11. “The grass is greener where you water it” via Danielle Luedtke

12. “If you are going to fear anything fear success. Think about what you are doing and when you succeed what life you will have” via Brandon Chalmers

13. “God gives every bird his worm but He does not throw it into the nest” via Liam Carey

14. “If it is to be, it’s up to me” via Caleb Anthony Parker

15. “Life doesn’t have to suck…DO something about it!” via Jennie Mustafa-Julock

16. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…. One step at a time.” via Rande Wilson

17. “The only time success occurs before work is in the dictionary.” via Cameron Cashmore

18. “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 nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt via Mike Jones

19. “Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.” – Lisa M. Amos via Tanya Hamilton

20. “The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.” via Ashwin Bonde

21. “Anything less than 120 hours a week is part time, if you are okay with average…then work part time” via Chase Slepak

22. “Nothing is as it appears to be” via Trace Cohen

23. “Success is the worst teacher” via Trace Cohen

24. “If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well and you’ll be ready to stop managing. And start leading.” via Mark Gonzales

25. “We are all self made but only the successful admit it” via Corey Leja

26. “If you don’t take a chance, you don’t stand a chance.” via Gabriella Mischel

27. “A successful person is one who can lay a solid foundation from the bricks others have thrown at them.” -David Brinkley via Luke Shaw

28. “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity” via Eric Knotts

29. “Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle” – Abraham Lincoln via Tina MiModels

30. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do” – unknown via Tina MiModels

31. “Fall down seven times, get up eight times” – Japanese proverb via Tina MiModels

32. “Success is a lousy teacher, it seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose” – Bill Gates via Ryan Seitz

33. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible” via Victor Aguirre

34. “Entrepreneurs don’t waste time/energy worrying about being better than someone else. Focus on being the very best version of YOU.” via Abdulaziz Aljouf

35. “Whoever says ‘Nothing is Impossible’ has obviously never tried stapling Jell-o to a tree” via Charity Gibson

36. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin via Ann McCartan

37. “Life isnt about learning how to weather the storm. its about learning how to dance in the rain.” via Monica Fish

38. “There are two rules to success: 1) Never tell everything you know.” via Nick Tart

39. “Create your own destiny. If you don’t, someone else will.” via Chris Leber

40. “Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.” – Jim Rohn via Nicole Elizabeth Shields

41. “Success is being able to juggle those Glass Balls called Priorities and keeping them shiny & intact while running the Marathon of Life.” via Jouyin Teoh

42. “Learning from success is important but learning from failure is vital to succeeding” via Jason Platnick

43 “True nobility is not about being better than anyone else its about being better than you used to be.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer via Jason Platnick

44. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford via Brett Kunsch

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  • http://twitter.com/MARLdblE Marlee Ward

    Hi Jared!

    Thanks for these inspirational quotes. I think it’s vital to keep ourselves inspired. Not only will be more motivated but you’ll be more creative too. I’ll be passing these word of wisdom along!

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  • http://www.ryanhanley.com/about Ryan Hanley

    This is hilarious! 35. “Whoever says ‘Nothing is Impossible’ has obviously never tried stapling Jell-o to a tree” via Charity Gibson

    I love motivations business quotes… Sometimes they may be silly or a little hokey but they stir an emotional response and that is the point.

    There is nothing like being energized to write business!

    Ryan H.

  • http://twitter.com/SocialVirAssist Social Assistant

    These are funny AND motivational! Love it! Going to print this out. :)

  • http://www.coachjennie.com/blog Jennie Mustafa-Julock

    These are freaking brilliant! And I’m not saying that just because my tagline is included as #15. LOL!

    Seriously, thank you for including me!!!

  • http://www.webguide4u.com Vivek Parmar

    straight away bookmarked and take a print out of this to make myself motivated all the time

  • http://absolutpurpose.com/blog Brian Cox

    It seems like one thing Young Entrepreneurs are not short of is inspirational quotes. This list is beyond awesome. I like #21

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  • http://Under30CEO.com Jared O’Toole

    I know it was a great response from everyone! Glad you liked it

  • http://Under30CEO.com Jared O’Toole

    Great plan. Look at it every time you start to question what you’re doing.

  • http://Under30CEO.com Jared O’Toole

    Thank you for posting a quote! We really appreciate when everyone contributes.

  • http://www.kunbrelifecoaching.com/blog Brett Kunsch

    What I really love about so many of these quotes is that they promote taking ownership of your thoughts and actions.

    Whenever I hear a call to action like one of these 44 quotes, I’m prompted to take a hard look at what I want and remind myself that I’m in control of making it happen. That’s why I live by “Write your life the way you want it to read.”

    Thanks for including Henry Ford via me (#44)!

  • http://absolutpurpose.com/blog Brian Cox

    Maybe an Under30CEO poster is in order? Kind of a collective contribution to a greater whole of inspirational quotes that would probably look good on my office wall.

  • http://twitter.com/FaceFlow FaceFlow

    Nice quotes :)

  • Chenelle

    Really nice inspiring quotes. I’ll not only use it to inspire myself but also to help inspire others

  • http://www.GenuineThriving.com/ Jeremiah Stanghini

    I am a firm believer in the importance of our thoughts and words (and how they affect us on a whole number of things). Most importantly, to my mind, is the way our thoughts/words affect our health (and subsequently) our ability to produce, think, or create.

    Your quote about writing your life the way you want it to read reminds me of the tombstone exercise or eulogy exercise.

    With Love and Gratitude,


  • http://billionsuccess.com Herby Fabius

    I am officially addicted to success quotes. They are what keeps me motivated- Thanks for this post. 

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  • Asobasi Andrew

    However short a man may be,He will never fail to see the sky.Andrew


  • Makinde Opeyemi

    great list!!!

  • Alatief

    They are great quotes, I injoyed reading them.

  • Alatief

    They are great quotes, I injoyed reading them.

  • Martin Mburu

    words of the wise……

  • Martin Mburu

    words of the wise……

  • Martin Mburu

    words of the wise……

  • https://www.zeekler.com/securesignup.asp?username=melkooner melkooner

     Positive actions , bring positive results… some excellent quotes on this page.

  • Ram Solanki

    Great …Quotations….i really get motivation…

  • Ram Solanki

    Great …Quotations….i really get motivation…

  • Ram Solanki

    Great …Quotations….i really get motivation…

  • Abidhussain323

    “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” via Chris Grosser So nice quote

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  • The Resume Builder

    I love this quote 
    “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do” – unknown.. it somehow tells me to always exceed the expectations of others. At work , exceed the expectations of your bosses, eventually your efforts will be noticed.

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  • Janewambu2006

    This is extremely breath taking.

  • Janewambu2006

    #13 stands at a wake up call to all those who sit and wait for things to happen.
    A little folding of the hands and a little slumber and porverty strikes like a tsunami……

  • Taviranga

    soo true…. 

  • Jita Sahoo

    i like all the quote, all r usefull.

  • ariho

    really nice

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  • yssa

    “Stop dreaming. Wake up! Make your dream do come true.” :) lol its weird. I made it, im just trying to make a quote.

  • venkatesh gupta

    what can u do . do your own .what can u try try it hard ……………decide to do follow the plan and get the result…………….do or die ……………nobody is great than you….mind it

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  • http://www.facebook.com/AnnekeAnker4 Anneke Anker

    Well depending on how you see it, it IS possible… Maybe with some loopholes (put the jell-o in a bag and then staple it… 1,2,3, jell-o stapled to a tree…….
    Again, nothing is impossible, just think outside the box.

  • juliet nancy davids

    The quotes are 4 real……i love them

  • unknown

    “If you take on someone smaller than you, you’re a pussy. If you beat someone bigger than you, you’re a badass.

  • Aaron Elner

    good and nice…….love it…..

  • Rishi

    Stop Dream Start Living :P

  • sharifa sherimar m.hasim

    love it!

  • clamsy

    good! want some more.

  • Vickash Cajes Ghalot

    mostly in our life this quotes is happened, wonderful, thank you for all who made this quotes we can help for our society too

  • toocute

    life is perfect when you love you not because of what others think about you by latesha parkes

  • toocute

    the people who sometimes curse you are the very people who are dying to be with you

  • toocute

    when you encounter the people who make you laugh a little louder and smile a litli brighter ,be sure to keep them around because eventually they will make your life alot better than it use to be by latesha parkes

  • preetidev

    i like thists so true

  • preetidev

    oh my frend sent me this said latesha parkes sent her anyway its lovely

  • adusei alfred

    success is simply the outward evidence of the inward development

  • Asma Sehar

    Misunderstanding is worst way to go ahead in life

  • error

    Get busy living or get busy dying.Its all about pressure and time, apply the pressure and in time you will succeed

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  • moses

    perfectly well

  • moses

    life is wild with good things like been inspired by some words that could stir up the heart or emotion of some one

  • Pat Ruppel

    May I have permission to use #43 quote by Dr. Wayne Dyer via Jason Platnick in a manifesto I’m writing?

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  • rayyan

    thanks :)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chitra.lekha.5209 Chitra Lekha

    nice quotes

  • AMfree

    people are addicted to cocaine but my addiction is success quotes i simply can’t get enough.perhaps zig ziggler was right when he said “motivation is like bathing it doesn’t lust that is why we recommend it daily” i have a my favorite collection at http://bestbrainz.com/10-inspiring-and-motivational-quotes-you-cant-live-without/ you can check it out

  • agkhare

    Nothing comes in the way of the one who has decided.

  • Doc

    9. “If you think you made it, your at the wrong place, never stop” via Chris Pardo…Hey Chris, let’s get the grammar right: you’re, not your.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffersonfaudan Jefferson Faudan

    this is very true

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffersonfaudan Jefferson Faudan

    as they say light travels faster than sound… so when your light has reached the people you needed to reach… it’s when your sound work that comes as reference

  • Denver

    The self-centered never recognize the worth of
    those that leave them, the self-less keep close & reward the worthy that
    that surround them. D. Maloney 2009

  • bobby wrd

    i put a mans head underwater and he said he wanted to breath, so when you want to succeed as much and you want to Breath. Then you’ll be successful. – Eric Thomson

  • Shaun Rebello Bangalore India

    I fart this shit

  • Shaun_cranialDarkness_bangalor

    as they say sound travels faster than smell… so when your smell has reached the people you needed to reach… it’s when your sound fart that comes as reference

  • http://fousalerts.com/ Cameron Fous

    love it

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  • http://www.powerofsuccess.net/ David Cheval

    What ever the mind can conceive, and believe, the mind can achieve. Regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past, or how lofty your hopes may be. – Napoleon Hill

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  • swaroop

    there is no success with out the hard work

  • Alex

    Of course you can use it. It’s not like this page has the rights to what someone else said; just quote it as you would anything else.

  • Pat Ruppel

    Thank you, Alex.

  • fhemzy

    always aim high and never settle 4less………