As we are always looking to grow, accomplish new goals, and succeed in new areas of life, motivation can help us in continuing to push the boundaries of what we are capable of.

We will all agree, that what we read always have impact on our thoughts, which impact our feelings and result in the actions we take, motivational quotes can trigger us to act fearlessly, courageously and boldly, making us overcome failures, setbacks, and barriers to success in life.

Below, I have compiled 40 thought-provoking success quotes that will motivate anyone to act fearlessly and put failures behind them.

  1. Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. – John Wayne
  2. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown
  3. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  4. Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. – Anonymous
  5. Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. – Zig Ziglar
  6. Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone
  7. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills
  8. It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela
  9. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -Mark Twain
  10. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray
  11. Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. – Mark Twain
  12. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
  13. There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard
  14. A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  15. 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
  16. Don’t feel sorry for yourself, only assholes do that. – Haruki Murakami
  17. There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela
  18. Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years. – Bob Brown
  19. Success is the child of audacity. – Benjamin Disraeli
  20. To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. – Mark Twain
  21. Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. – Baltasar
  22. Failure is success in progress. Albert Einstein
  23. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. – Stephen King
  24. 90% of your plans are going to fail no matter what you do. Get used to it. – Mark Manson
  25. Failure is my inevitable friend; I can’t succeed without it. – Meshach Owolabi
  26. The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something. – Naval Ravikant
  27. I do not pray for success; I ask for faithfulness. – Mother Teresa
  28. Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali
  29. Success is my only option, failure’s not. – Eminem
  30. Those who don’t take personal responsibility for their lives will always end up as liabilities. – Dr. David Oyedepo
  31. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Alva Edison
  32. Those who never give up no matter how many times they fail are successful in not giving up. – Meshach Owolabi
  33. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy
  34. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Herman Cain
  35. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure which is: Try to please everybody. – Herbert B. Swope
  36. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill
  37. The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill
  38. Success is what you attract as a result of who you have become. – Rev. Biodun Fatoyinbo
  39. There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it. – Napoleon Hil
  40. Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thanks a lot for reading this, I wish you success in all your life’s endeavor.

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  1. Thanks for these quotes, they are thought-provoking indeed.

    Now, the quote that motivates me is:

    Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
    By: George Addair

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