Success Quotes For Self Improvement

Here's more success quotes for leaders that understand the power of the perfect quote to help inspire and drive results.

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Success quotations are utilized often by leaders as a quick and easy tool to influence positive behavior.

Successful leaders understand that one of most critical keys to success is possessing a positive self-image and outlook on life in general.

"This is a wonderful site for anyone who wants to succeed in life and be the best person he or she can be. The inspirational material that can be found in this site is invaluable."

- Nicholas Agbo

Feeding you mind daily with positive materials such as success quotes, leadership development training and self development books and  tapes will enable you to stay focused on your goals.

Success quotes have an amazing way of hitting the right nerve at the right time. They are short and pithy - making it easier to make the big decisions of the day with more clarity and purpose.

So if you’re having a tough time getting to that next level, take a look at some of our favorite success quotes.

Success Quotes That Inspire Leaders

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"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."

- John F. Kennedy

"Management is nothing more than motivating other people."

- Lee Iacocca

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."

- Demosthenes

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."

- Pearl Buck

"Pay peanuts and you get monkeys."


"Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot."

- Josh Billings

"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."

- Moliere

"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer."

- Sicilian Proverb

"No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right most of the time."

- Robert Half

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."

- Winston Churchill

"Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature."

- Harold Coffin

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

- George Moore

"To a friends house the road is never long."

- Anonymous

"The best mirror is a friends eye."

- Gaelic Proverb

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."

- Arthur Ashe

"When you look like your passport photo, it’s time to go home."

- Erma Bombeck

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere."

- Frank A. Clark

"Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet."

- African Proverb

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!"

- Jonathan Winters

"If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade."

- Tom Peters

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

- Vincent Van Gogh

"He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery."

- Samuel Smiles

"Truly nothing is to be expected but the unexpected."

- Alice James

"A book is a success when people who haven’t read it pretend they have."

- Los Angeles Times Syndicate

"Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness."

- Bertrand Russell

"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible."

- Arthur C. Clarke

"Art is the signature of civilizations."

- Beverly Sills

"An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."

- Henry David Thoreau

"Nothing great was ever done without much enduring."

- St. Catherine of Siena

"Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him."

- Booker T. Washington

"Those who trust us, educate us."

- George Eliot

"Many things are lost for want of asking."

- English Proverb

"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."

- Zora Neale Hurston

"If you are not failing now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe."

- Woody Allen

"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."

- Jonas Salk, MD

"Where words fail, music speaks."

- Hans Christian Andersen

"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."

- Oscar Wilde

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."

- Oprah Winfrey

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."

- Mose Dayan

"Only a fool thinks price and value are the same."

- Antonio Machado

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."

- Indira Gandhi

"No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap."

- Carrie Snow

"Speech is silver; silence is golden."

- German Proverb

"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it."

- Frank A. Clark

"Seven days without laughter makes one weak."

- Joel Goodman

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."

- John Keats

"Time is the greatest innovator."

- Francis Bacon

"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."

- President Richard Nixon

We hope you'll take the opportunity to use some of our success quotes in your various leadership and training materials.  Your team can use the extra motivation and our success quotes are tools at your disposal that can help you inspire your team on a daily basis.

Best of all, we do all the work!  Add success quotes to your leadership library of tools and resources.

It's a fact - people love to feed their soul with success quotes.  If you don't believe us just check out social media channels, which provides a steady diet of motivation quotations and inspirational sayings.

Speaking of social media, check out our Leadership-Tools Pinterest page for more leadership and success quotes.

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