65 Self Made Quotes On Success In Life

These self made quotes will inspire you. Self-made, made such by one’s own actions; especially or having become successful or rich by one’s own efforts.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging self made quotes, self made sayings, and self made proverbs.

Best Self Made Quotes

  1. “There is no such thing as a “self-made” man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.” ~ George Matthew Adams
  2. “Winners are not born, they are self-made.” ~ Pat Summitt
  3. “After all, it’s what we’ve done that makes us what we are.” ~ Jim Croce
  4. “We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” ~ Earl Nightingale

  5. “My main goal is to be a self-made man and have control over what’s mine.” ~ Kevin Hart
  6. “I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  7. “A self-made man is one who believes in luck and sends his son to Oxford.” ~ Christina Stead
  8. “A self-made man, if he is made at all, has already won the battle of life. . . . he has learned to resist. He has learned the value of money, and how to refuse to spend it. He has learned the value of time, and how the conversion of it into useful things will make of his life something worthwhile. He has learned to say no, to say no at the right time, and then to stand by it. Without resistance, and the self-denial which it often imposes, there is no real happiness. In the quest for happiness, man must learn that temptation resisted strengthens the mind and the soul.” ~ Alvin R. Dyer , Self made quotes in life
  9. “A self-made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives, and contacts.” ~ Al Goldstein

  10. “A genius is always a teacher, never a pupil; he is always self-made.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  11. “Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all your might. Self-made or never made.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  12. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  13. “Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.” ~ E. B. White

  14. “I now realize there are millions of self-made millionaires who started with nothing. They dug inside themselves to find the answers and they succeeded. There is nothing anyone else can do that I can’t do.” ~ Dean Graziosi
  15. “Yes, we worship the idea of the “self-made man” – otherwise we’d go on strike against Bill Gates having all that money! We worship that idea.” ~ James Hillman
  16. “A self-made man may prefer a self-made name.” ~ Learned Hand
  17. “The self-made man is often proud of a poor job.” ~ Ethel Mumford

  18. “I don’t believe in the myth of the “self made man”. Nobody gets through alone.” ~ Dan Mangan
  19. “There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others.” ~ George Matthew Adams
  20. “If I hadn’t had the talent, the networks wouldn’t have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues” ~ Sugar Ray Leonard
  21. “Self-Made Men are the men who owe little or nothing to birth, relationship, friendly surroundings; to wealth inherited or to early approved means of education; who are what they are, without the aid of any favoring conditions by which other men usually rise in the world and achieve great results.” ~ Frederick Douglass
  22. “When did it become something of shame or ridicule to be a self-made man in America?” ~ Glenn Beck

  23. “He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.” ~ Joseph Heller
  24. “We are all self-made men and women, but only the successful take credit for it.” ~ Darren Hardy
  25. “Everyone is a self-made man. Only the successful admit it.” ~ Will Rogers
  26. “I do not think much of the good luck theory of self-made men. It is worth but little attention and has no practical value.” ~ Frederick Douglass

  27. “We have the kind of self-made-man myth, which says that super-successful people did it themselves.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell
  28. “Leaders are not born or made – they are self-made” ~ Stephen Covey
  29. “Like many of you, I was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself. Until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself.” ~ Jim Carrey
  30. “Probably the most honest “self-made person” ever was the one we heard say: “I got to the top the hard way – fighting my own laziness and ignorance every step of the way.”” ~ James Alexander Thom

  31. “The trumpet player, Ronnie Hughes, has still got his chops today but for some strange reason the culture doesn’t call him because he’s 83-years-old. And these people are in their 70s and 80s and 90s and came with such verve every day and would still be shooting these 10 and 12 hour days. So, that in itself made this an extraordinarily special occasion for all of us. It wasn’t a job for the crew after a few days, it took on another tone.” ~ Dustin Hoffman
  32. “I’m self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream – to have class.” ~ Tina Turner
  33. “The most famous self-made man in the world today is our own Edison. Talk with Mr. Edison and he will tell you he owes much if not most of his success to omnivorous reading. Forbes is one of his favorite publications. How closely he reads it can be gathered from a letter just received from him in which he asks the editor to forward a long analytical letter to the writer of a series of articles which contained two figures Mr. Edison questions, and he wants to know exactly on what authority or investigation they were based. Both letters were the product of Mr. Edison and were signed by him.” ~ B. C. Forbes
  34. “I’m a Self-made Woman in Every Sense of the Word” ~ Laverne Cox

  35. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs
  36. “I’ve often said that I wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame, so that they could see that it’s not where they’re gonna find their sense of completion. Like many of you, I was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself, until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself. My soul is not contained within the limits of my body, my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.” ~ Jim Carrey
  37. “Human existence may be simpler than we thought. There is no predestination, no unfathomed mystery of life. Demons and gods do not vie for our allegiance. Instead, we are self-made, independent, alone, and fragile, a biological species adapted to live in a biological world. What counts for long-term survival is intelligent self-understanding, based upon a greater independence of thought than that tolerated today even in our most advanced democratic societies.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  38. “There are very few self-made millionaires, if any, who have not taken risks which would make the rest of us unable to sleep at night, or keep our food down.” ~ Dominic Lawson

  39. “Society cannot contribute anything to the breeding and growing of ingenious men. A creative genius cannot be trained. There are no schools for creativeness. A genius is precisely a man who defies all schools and rules, who deviates from the traditional roads of routine and opens up new paths through land inaccessible before. A genius is always a teacher, never a pupil; he is always self-made.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  40. “Be yourself. That’s it. I got about 45 [billionaires] . They are all different, all unique, and they are all self-made.” ~ Tony Robbins
  41. “I’m a self-made man. Who else would help?” ~ Oscar Levant
  42. “a self-made martyr is a poor thing.” ~ Ellen Glasgow
  43. “Let the blacksmith wear the chains he has himself made.” ~ Decimius Magnus Ausonius
  44. “I have friends who’ve tried suicide many times and haven’t succeeded. I myself made an attempt, so I had a connection with that sort of group of people who have tried suicide at one time in their lives.” ~ Judy Collins

  45. “There’s no one more obnoxious and self-righteous than the self-made man. And no one more admirable.” ~ Joe R. Lansdale
  46. “Long-term success is never achieved on our own. The phrase ‘a self-made man’ is a myth all along the way we need support.” ~ Isadore Sharp
  47. “When you’re a self-made man you start very early in life. In my case, it was at nine years old when I started bringing income into the family. You get a drive that’s a little different, maybe a little stronger than somebody who inherited .” ~ Kirk Kerkorian
  48. “God’s designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the “self-made men”, who take the credit.” ~ Arthur Erickson
  49. “The experience of giving birth itself made me feel more womanly.” ~ Vera Farmiga

  50. “One of the things about being raised British in Africa is that you get this double whammy of toughness. The continent in place itself made you quite tough. And then you’ve got this British mother whose entire being rejects ‘coddling’ in case it makes you too soft. So there’s absolutely nothing standing between you and a fairly rough experience.” ~ Alexandra Fuller
  51. “Does not every true man feel that he is himself made higher by doing reverence to what is really above him?” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  52. “The discovery of various phenomena has led to a recognition of the fact that the chemical atom is an individual which again is itself made up of several units into a selfcontained whole.” ~ Johannes Stark
  53. “General Petraeus is not a miracle worker. He can not be successful unless the president creates greater confidence within his own team about the decisions which the president has himself made.” ~ Jim Talent

  54. “My especial object is to help the poor; the rich can help themselves. I believe in self-made men.” ~ Joseph Pulitzer
  55. “I am one powerful self made up of so many selves that sometimes I throw myself a get-acquainted party.” ~ Eric Maisel
  56. “People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.” ~ Richard Russo
  57. “Man is emphatically self-made.” ~ John Henry Newman
  58. “America glories in its tradition of the self-made individual. Political candidates compete to be a friend to entrepreneurs, and policymakers, imagining the next Microsoft or Google, design laws to back the innovator in the garage.” ~ Mark McKinnon
  59. “I’m a self-made woman. I’ve never compromised myself.” ~ Nia Long

  60. “I never realized how much I’ve become dependent on human approval until God took it away. I didn’t even realize that I was in a self-made prison of human approval and human acceptance. Most of the prisons we live in we are not conscious of. God showed me Jesus plus nothing equals everything. And everything minus Jesus equals nothing. That set me free.” ~ Tullian Tchividjian
  61. “There are self-made millionaires – their aspiration is first to make money. But the once that goal is achieved, they have to look for something and sometimes they become patrons of art or museums. And that is how the world should go.” ~ Tadao Ando
  62. “Some men are self-made, but most are the revised work of a wife and children.” ~ Joyce Brothers
  63. “Clearly, we are self-made. We are the first technology. We are part inventor and part the invented” ~ Kevin Kelly

  64. “In middle age we are apt to reach the horrifying conclusion that all sorrow, all pain, all passionate regret and loss and bitter disillusionment are self-made” ~ Kathleen Norris
  65. “My art gives contemporary art a juvenile-delinquent phase. Its self-made style gleefully trashes conventions of beauty and society while pick-pocketing from the coolest underground styles and beliefs of the previous centuries.” ~ Steve Olson

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