Inspirational Quotes About Success for the Workplace

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Inspirational quotes about persistence and achievement can improve your employees' motivation and engagement, propelling them to achieve great success at work. These 22 motivational quotes are suitable for a newsletter, presentation, bulletin board, or posters—wherever you'd like to foster confidence.

Quotations About Success

Stephen Covey

"Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment."

Henry David Thoreau

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

G. K. Chesterton

"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite."

Thomas A. Edison

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Conrad Hilton

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."

Robert Schuller

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?"

Ray Kroc

"If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours." 

Jim Rohn

"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."

Abraham Lincoln

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing."

Norman Vincent Peale

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy."

Henry David Thoreau

"Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him."

John Maxwell

"Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential."

Tony Hsieh

"Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion."

Winston Churchill

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

Jan Ashford

"There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people."

Benjamin Disraeli

"The secret of success is the consistency of purpose."

Anthony Robbins

"There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality."

Vince Lombardi

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."

John D. Rockefeller

"The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well."

Thomas J. Watson

"Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success."

Earl Nightingale

"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure."

Mario Andretti

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal—a commitment to excellence—that will enable you to attain the success you seek."