38 Powerful Success Quotes By Famous People Who Failed Miserably Before Achieving Epic Success

1. Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends. -Walt Disney

Walt Disney

2. All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. -Walt Disney

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3. Don't worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. -Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

4. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. -Oprah Winfrey

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5. You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can't even imagine dreaming. -Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

6. Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure. -Soichiro Honda

Soichiro Honda

7. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it. -Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders

8. Live your life as an exclamation rather than an explanation. -Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

9. When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too. -Vera Wang

Vera Wang

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

Thomas Edison

11. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven't. -Thomas Edison

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12. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. -Thomas Edison

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13. To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed. -Sidney Poitier


14. A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another. -Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

15. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

16. Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. -Albert Einstein

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17. This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable. -Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

18. Do it big, do it right and do it with style. -Fred Astaire

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19. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. -J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

20. Sometimes we fall down because there's something down there we are supposed to find. -J.K. Rowling

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21. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. -Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

22. A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. -Charles Darwin

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23. All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You've got to find it on your own terms. -Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

24. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go. -Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

25. When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. -Dr. Seuss

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26. One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. -Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

27. Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. -Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

28. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. -Henry Ford

Henry Ford

29. Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. -Henry Ford

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30. You need a stubborn belief in an idea in order to see it realised. -Sir James Dyson

Sir James Dyson

31. Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. -Stephen King

Stephen King

32. The scariest moment is always just before you start. -Stephen King

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33. I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgement and to say in his heart of hearts, "To hell with you." -Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow

34. Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty; but learn to be happy alone. -Saul Bellow

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35. At the end of the day, you won't be happy until you love yourself. -Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

36. You have to be unique and different to shine in your own way. -Lady Gaga

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37. Those who are successful, overcome their fears and take action. Those who aren't, submit to their fears and live with regrets. -Jay Z

Jay Z

38. I will not lose, for even in defeat, there's a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me. -Jay Z

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