My Favorite Success Quotes


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Successful people seem to be obsessed with success quotes. They love to throw them around wherever and whenever they can.

Successful speakers love to use quotes as do successful authors.

Success and quotes go together like beer and pretzels. So, I thought I’d share some of the quotes I’ve accumulated from interviewing self-made millionaires, from some of my favorite books/blogs and from some of the best speakers I’ve come in contact with. I haven’t taken the time to uncover the original source of some of these quotes. If you know the authors, shoot me an email.

Here’s some of my favorites:

“Successful people don’t wait for the elevator in life; they take the stairs.” Unknown

“The path to success involves surviving one disappointment after another without losing your enthusiasm.” I’ve seen various versions of this quote. They all seem to originate from Winston Churchill

“Motivation: With it you can run a marathon; without it you can’t lace your sneakers.” Unknown

“Dreams are God’s way of whispering in our ears.” Unknown

“Though times never last. Touch people do.” Robert Schuller

“Those who never make mistakes work for those of us who do.” Henry Ford

“Big shots are only little shots who just kept shooting.” Christopher Morley

“Experience is a hard teacher because the test is given first and the lesson is given afterward.” John Maxwell

“The big hit never comes without a great number of little hits first.” John Maxwell

“Sometimes you need to build your own ship in order for it to come in.” Billy Cox

“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn

“Courage is admired so much because it is lacking in so few.” Found this quote in a book Dr. Ben Carson wrote but I’ve read this in other books. I think the source is Winston Churchill

“Don’t follow someone else’s dream.” Unknown

“All leaders are readers.” Unknown

“Inch by inch, everything’s a cinch.” Robert Schuller

“Poor people spend their money and save what’s left. Rich people save their money and spend what’s left.” Unknown

“We become the combined average of the five people we hang around the most.” Jim Rohn

“Everything seems like a failure when you are halfway towards becoming a success.” Unknown

“Going through the moment of uncertainty; facing the period of extreme doubt. That’s when we discover ourselves.” James Clear

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Thank you for these and all your empowering messages throughout the year.

    Although we have never met, I do think of you as a mentor. I look forward every day to reading your posts. Thanks for the daily shot in the arm 🙂

    Happy New Year to you and yours. I wish you and yours health, prosperity, and success in all you do!

  2. Respected Tom Corley ji
    Very interesting to read all the quotes on the eve of new year 2020. One of the quotes mentioned “All leaders are readers” is a reminder to young generation _ the future of the globe. Every time we chew a book the taste is different and gives satisfaction. A few sentences of every book I flueces us either in personal life or at work place. And life is more beautiful
    Happy New year

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