50 Successful Quotes From Successful People Who Followed Their Own Path

50 Successful Quotes From Successful People Who Followed Their Own Path

BizEpic readers love inspiring and enlightening quotes from successful movers-and-shakers, and we like to give them to you!

I’d like to say that this is a list of the 50 most epic success quotes of all time, but who am I to make such a claim?

However, here’s a real mixed bag of epic observations and words of wisdom from some of the most successful people ever to walk this planet.

Enjoy (don’t forget to share if you like!)…

50 Epic Quotes to get You Revved up for Success:


  1. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

  2. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey

  3. The NBA is never just a business. It’s always business. It’s always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal. – Mark Cuban

  4. You are not your resume, you are your work. – Seth Godin

  5. Beware of any enterprise requiring new clothes. – Henry Thoreau

  6. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety–nine percent perspiration. – Thomas A. Edison

  7. Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating. – Denis Waitley

  8. If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late. – James Goldsmith

  9. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson

  10. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte

  11. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost. – Unknown

  12. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

  13. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. – Norman Schwarzkopf

  14. 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. – Ray Kroc

  15. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. – Warren Buffett

  16. There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin

  17. If it really was a no–brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no–brained, harebrained, and otherwise dubiously brained individuals quitting their day jobs and hanging out their own shingles. Nobody would be left to round out the workforce and execute the business plan. – Bill Rancic

  18. One finds limits by pushing them. – Herbert Simon

  19. The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. – Thomas J. Watson

  20. The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castaneda

  21. Long–range planning works best in the short term. – Doug Evelyn

  22. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein

  23. Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it. – Chinese Proverb

  24. Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is. – Seth Godin

  25. Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

  26. You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn

  27. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein

  28. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower

  29. Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. – David Rockefeller

  30. Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try. – Unknown

  31. In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. – Harold Geneen

  32. To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

  33. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates

  34. The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place. – Orison Swett Marden

  35. Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. – Zig Ziglar

  36. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. – Napoleon Hill

  37. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. – Howard Aiken

  38. The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lilly Tomlin

  39. Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid – Einstein

  40. People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves. – Seth Godin

  41. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

  42. Once you free yourself from the need for perfect acceptance, it’s a lot easier to launch work that matters. – Seth Godin

    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss

    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

  43. I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. – Robert Bosch

  44. The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. – Debbi Fields

  45. I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them! – C.J. Walker

  46. It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by — Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics. – Ren Mulford Jr.

  47. The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you. – Bette Midler

  48. Hire character. Train skill. – Peter Schutz

  49. All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. – Aristotle

  50. Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more. – Oscar Wilde

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