Motivational Real Success Quotes & Sayings In Life

These real success quotes will inspire you. Real success comes from the ability, to be honest with yourself and your goals. If you don’t know where you want to go, then it’s not going to happen. Real success is from being able to see the bigger picture. When you’re working towards a goal, you will definitely achieve success.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging real success quotes, real success sayings, and real success proverbs.

Best Real Success Quotes

  1. “Real success means creating a life of meaning through service that fulfills your reason for being here.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  3. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  4. “Start where you are, use what you have.” ~ Arthur Ashe

  5. “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” ~ Christopher Morley
  6. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” ~ Earl Nightingale
  7. “To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” ~ Pierre Corneille
  8. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.” ~ Mark Twain

  9. “Success is not about money and power. Real success is about relationships. There’s no point in making $50 million a year if your teenager thinks you’re a jerk and you spend no time with your wife.” ~ Christopher Reeve
  10. “Real success is not, like, materialistic. It’s being where you want to be when you want to be; just living your life how you feel; having an ultimate goal and being able to accomplish it.” ~ Lindsey Wixson
  11. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
  12. “Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall.” ~ Muhammad Ali

  13. “If I am seen as successful, it’s all the more reason not to change – not to lose track of friends, not to be driven everywhere, not to go and get away from the world. That, to me, is real success: enjoying what you do, but being the same person.” ~ Michael Palin
  14. “I think for some people real success would mean having all the money in the world and having everyone love you every minute of the day. I don’t know if that’s really my aspiration. I just want to keep doing this. I just want to keep finding new ways and new paths and new territory. Every time I get to do it, it feels like freedom.” ~ Stacey D’Erasmo
  15. “It is necessary to prepare and to plan so that we don’t fritter away our lives. Without a goal, there can be no real success. One of the best definitions of success I have ever heard goes something like this: success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. Someone has said the trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never cross the goal line.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  16. “Christine O’Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office. She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business. And what that sends to my generation is, one day, you can just wake up and run for Senate, no matter how [much] lack of experience you have.” ~ Meghan McCain

  17. “Failure is important because the first time you win (or lose), it could be luck, it could be timing, or it could be talent. It’s only after you fail once or twice and learn to rely equally on thought, analysis, and anticipation-in addition to speed, talent, and execution-that you can really call yourself an entrepreneur … In the long run, it’s mind over muscle, strategy over strength, and a healthy perspective-not just a lot of perspiration-that make someone a real success in his or her business and in the equally important rest of his or her life.” ~ Howard A. Tullman
  18. “I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes.” ~ Jay Inslee
  19. “Genius is often a short way of spelling hard work. Poverty, obscurity, struggle and ambition formed the foundation for many careers of transcendent achievement. Few marks are made in the world’s history by eight-hour-day men…. Sir Joshua Reynolds had but one maxim for success: Work, work, work. Is not rigid and continuous training necessary for the making of strong athletes? Hard work is not fatal to real success. Vouloir c’est pouvoir.” ~ B. C. Forbes
  20. “Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love. That’s it. Don’t worry about making a living, don’t worry about popularity or fame. Make what you do … count more than what you own.” ~ David McCullough

  21. “Real success is found in radical sacrifice. Ultimate satisfaction is found not in making much of ourselves but in making much of God. The purpose of our lives transcends the country and culture in which we live. Meaning is found in community, not individualism; joy is found in generosity, not materialism; and truth is found in Christ, not universalism. Ultimately, Jesus is a reward worth risking everything to know, experience, and enjoy.” ~ David Platt
  22. “Look, in particular, at the people who, like you, are making average incomes for doing average jobs- bank vice presidents, insurance salesmen, auditors, secretaries of defense- and you’ll realie they all dress the same way, essentially the way the mannequins in the Sears menswear department dress. Now look at the real successes, the people who make a lot more money than you- Elton John, Captain Kangaroo, anybody from Saudi Arabia, Big Bird, and so on. They all dress funny- and they all succeed.” ~ Dave Barry
  23. “The future of life on earth depends on our ability to take action. Many individuals are doing what they can, but real success can only come if there’s a change in our societies and our economics and in our politics. I’ve been lucky in my lifetime to see some of the greatest spectacles that the natural world has to offer. Surely we have a responsibility to leave for future generations a planet that is healthy, inhabitable by all species” ~ David Attenborough
  24. “The open secret of real success is to throw your whole personality into your problem.” ~ George Polya

  25. “Real success and accomplishment, at whatever it is you are passionate about, requires real work. Real sacrifice. Real disappointment. Real failure. And it requires the ability to scrape your sorry ass up off the floor, stumble to your feet, wipe the rivulets of watery drool from your face, and do it again, like an obstinate toddler running against the wall with his head in a bucket.” ~ Aisha Tyler
  26. “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  27. “Real success is being totally indulgent about your own trip. You put your blinders on about the garbage and go full speed ahead.” ~ Betsey Johnson
  28. “I always say that the real success of Wine Library wasn’t due to the videos I posted, but to the hours I spent talking to people online afterward, making connections and building relationships.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk

  29. “Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.” ~ David Attenborough
  30. “There are no real successes without rejection. The more rejection you get, the better you are, the more you’ve learned, the closer you are to your outcome… If you can handle rejection, you’ll learn to get everything you want.” ~ Tony Robbins
  31. “Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.” ~ David McCullough
  32. “Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased.” ~ Ralph C. Smedley

  33. “Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Everyone has bad stretches and real successes. Either way, you have to be careful not to lose your confidence or get to confident.” ~ Nancy Kerrigan
  34. “I put a lot of emphasis on how to treat people. The reason for this is simple. The real success of our personal lives and careers can best be measured by the relationships we have with the people most dear to us – our family, friends, and coworkers. If we fail in this aspect of our lives, no matter how vast our worldly possessions or how high on the corporate ladder we climb, we will have achieved very little.” ~ Mary Kay Ash
  35. “The third class consists of men to whom nothing seems great but reason. If force interests them, it is not in its exertion, but in that it has a reason and a law. For men of the first class, nature is a picture; for men of the second class, it is an opportunity; for men of the third class, it is a cosmos, so admirable, that to penetrate to its ways seems to them the only thing that makes life worth living. These are the men whom we see possessed by a passion to learn.” ~ Charles Sanders Peirce
  36. “Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.” ~ Sammy Davis, Jr.

  37. “Real success comes in small portions day by day. You need to take pleasure in life’s daily little treasures. It is the most important thing in measuring success.” ~ Denis Waitley
  38. “Success is when the whole gets enlightened. When you become one with the whole, that’s the real success.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava
  39. “Success is when the whole gets enlightened. When you become one with the whole, that’s the real success. To be one with the whole is the real success. And when that success is achieved, then you really enjoy that growth – that growth of your awareness which makes you one with the whole. That is what you have to know, is to become your whole. You are just a fragment, a segment, a cell. You have to become the whole and that can be done only through this connection.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava
  40. “To have grown wise and kind is real success.” ~ Tristan Bernard

  41. “And yet the real success goes to those who obsess. The focus that leads you through the Dip to the other side is rewarded by a marketplace in search of the best in the world. A woodpecker can tap twenty times on a thousand trees and get nowhere, but stay busy. Or he can tap twenty-thousand times on one tree and get dinner.” ~ Seth
  42. “We need to reorient people in terms of what real success is all about.” ~ Benjamin Carson
  43. “Without a goal there can be no real success.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  44. “If there are moments in my work when people find joy and humor, that’s a real success for me.” ~ Patricia Piccinini

  45. “Regardless of how much you enjoy your work, you must accept that everything won’t come easily. No one has clear sailing on their voyage to success. You will always meet obstacles to overcome. The attainment of real success isn’t based on the absence of problems, but the extraordinary ability to deal with problems. Indeed, you will find greatest satisfaction in overcoming the toughest of problems thrown your way. And only by overcoming great difficulties can you achieve greatness in this world.” ~ Ernie J Zelinski
  46. “If you were to survey celebrated women, with every step toward real success there came a baby.” ~ Miriam Schapiro
  47. “You need teamwork to achieve real success, and that attitude comes straight from soccer.” ~ Matt Bahr
  48. “Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. He will never talk well and with real success to men for God who has not learned well how to talk to God for men.” ~ Edward McKendree Bounds

  49. “Real success is doing things right every day by not forgetting to express love to your friends.” ~ Yoko Ono
  50. “Real success is not being on the cover of a magazine; it’s knowing that you’ve done, and enjoyed doing, what you set out to do.” ~ Chrissie Hynde
  51. “It’s been a real success – one of the great business successes in the United States – to break down organization, to separate people too: it’s part of consumerism. If you can drive people toward individual consumption, that’s the highest goal in life. And furthermore, drive them into debt so they’re trapped. You don’t have to worry about a democracy function because people are trapped and they’re alone.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  52. “I’m kind of grateful that I didn’t have any real success until I was older and basically out of high school. I think that was a real confidence boost for me, having it all start that way, in that very privileged position of having him vouch for me.” ~ Alden Ehrenreich

  53. “The real success story of branding in recent decades has been the way in which companies have used their brands to turn the satisfaction of complex and even spiritual needs into commercial transactions.” ~ Simon Anholt
  54. “It’s interesting and somewhat dismaying how many people will look up to anyone who wins a multimillion-dollar lottery – but will deride anyone who has worked either hard or smart to attain prosperity and real success.” ~ Ernie J Zelinski
  55. “The leaders we revere and the businesses that last are generally not the result of a narrow pursuit of popularity or personal advancement, but of devotion to some bigger purpose. That’s the hallmark of real success. The other trapping of success might be the by product of this larger mission, but it can’t be the central thing.” ~ Barack Obama
  56. “Your best shot at happiness, self-worth, and personal satisfaction – the things that constitute real success – is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.” ~ William Raspberry

  57. “Real success comes in small portions day by day.” ~ Denis Waitley
  58. “Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall. Some mountains are higher than others. Some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks but you cannot let them stop you. Even on the steepest road you must not turn back.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  59. “Varied are the ideas of what constitutes “success,” e.g. money, position, power, achievement, honours, and the like. But these are not open to every man-nor do they bring what is real success, namely, happiness.” ~ Robert Baden-Powell
  60. “Real success is success with self. It’s not in having things, but in having mastery, having victory over self.” ~ Anwar Sadat

  61. “The success [of Mary Kay Inc.] is much, much deeper than just dollars and cents and buildings and assets. The real success of our Company is measured to me in the lives that have been touched and given hope.” ~ Mary Kay Ash
  62. “Those who are unconquered in spirit are the real successes in life. If you can so train or condition your mind that you are content regardless of what you have or do not have, and if you can stand the challenge of all your trials and remain calm-that is true happiness.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  63. “If a man seriously proposes to go in for lifting heavy weights, he should make a point of practicing certain lifts every day. This daily practice is essential to the achievement of any real success.” ~ Arthur Saxon

  64. “In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence, the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. If a man’s associates find him guilty of being phony, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  65. “Real success requires respect for and faithfulness to the highest human values-honesty, integrity, self-discipline, dignity, compassion, humility, courage, personal responsibility, courtesy, and human service.” ~ Michael E. DeBakey

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