20 Inspirational Life Quotes From Highly Successful People

Last month, I shared a list of 8 Powerful Inspirational Life Quotes. It was my first attempt to create inspiring photo quotes based on my personal blog posts. The positive feedback I received inspired me to create more.
Today, I made another list but this time, I skipped the photos. (my laptop gets too slow when using photo editing apps)
Anyway, I compiled 20 Inspiration Life Quotes On Success from highly successful people.
The great minds behind these powerful inspirational life quotes include Abraham Lincoln, Zig Ziglar, Maya Angelou, Henry Ford, Mary Kay Ash, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Twain, and more.
Over the next few weeks, I will add another set of powerful life quotes to inspire and motivate YOU. I’ll try to make this LIFE QUOTES list a regular blog series, so expect that I’ll create more of these. 🙂
(YES I’m doing moreeee! I’m currently working on my first ever eBook – a compilation of Powerful Life Quotes, and I’m launching it next week! Yay! Subscribe to my email list here to GET your exclusive FREE copy!)

Now, let’s check the list..

20 Inspirational Life Quotes On Success

1. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” –Jim Rohn

2. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. “That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” –Steve Jobs

4. “Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.” –W. Clement Stone

5. “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.” –Mary Kay Ash
6. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: Know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” –Dave Thomas7. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar

8. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” –Anonymous


“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford

10. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” –Steve Jobs
11. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron12. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison


“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill14. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln

15. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Robert Schuller

16. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” -Robert Kiyosaki

17. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” Thomas J. Watson

18. “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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

19. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey

20. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou

21. “Success only happens when you do something about it. You can’t just sit there and hope to become successful. Plan and work hard on it. Be passionate and intentional in accomplishing your goals.” –Rose Angelie Lapina aka Mommy Wanders

Wow, that’s me! Haha ^_^

So how do you find the list? What are your favorites? Do you have something to add? Let me know in the comments below and please share this list to inspire your friends! 🙂
Cheers to your success!

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  • Reply Didi

    I love reading quotes because it triggers a fire inside of us.
    Thank you for sharing your favorites.

    Love, Didi

    September 24, 2015 at 6:33 am
  • Reply Jacq Writes World

    Thanks for sharing those quotes. 😉 I've always believed that the feeling of success is subjective. That's why I love the quote you posted that if you focus on looking at your own life (instead of looking at others' lives), you'll always have more. Cheers mommy! 🙂

    September 24, 2015 at 10:00 am
  • Reply fashioneggpplant

    wow thats a great idea, how/where are you gonna publish your ebook? what platform? 🙂

    September 25, 2015 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Mommy Rockin' In Style

    This is truly an inspiration. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    September 25, 2015 at 4:08 am
  • Reply Lou Castañeda

    I'm really into inspiring reads. And just when I badly needed them, niabot ni na post. Listening to a solemn song while reading this, such wonders. Thank you so much for sharing this, Ate Rose.

    Lou |

    September 25, 2015 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Glad this helped somehow, Lou! 🙂 I'm planning to make this a regular thing, a LIFE QUOTES blog series. hehe Watch out for my upcoming eBook on this. 😀

    September 26, 2015 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    True! Makes me excited to do things! 🙂

    September 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Agree. And me too, I really love that quote from Oprah! 🙂

    September 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    I'm just gonna create a PDF eBook for my email subscribers. A sort of exclusive gift, and not really planning to sell it, so no need for any platform for now. 🙂

    September 26, 2015 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Thanks! Glad you liked it! 🙂

    September 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Seraphim Lavander

    Hi MOmmy Rose, your blog is so inspiring. I love your whole blog itself. U love eiffle tower too, that's why, magaan ang loob ko sayo. Were the same. I have many quotes, essays & stories, I have written & collected since 2009. But, nowadays, I have the time & courage to post and reveal it, one by one. Thank you for being one of my inspiration.
    Lovelots and Godspeed!!!

    September 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Marie Angeli Laxa

    Wow good luck on your ebook! I've always wanted to publish a book, too!

    September 28, 2015 at 2:03 am
  • Reply Ram Kuizon

    Mae Jemison words "It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live" is truly inspiring mate and I like to believe with this. A good matra. 😉

    cheers from

    October 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Hoven Andre Encontro

    WOAH! that was some pretty awesomely inspiring quotes, you should have added some quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger about naysayers! 🙂

    October 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Rea Alducente

    I have number 10 quote written all over my notebooks. Hehe. I love Steve Jobs. Good luck on your e-book Rose. I'm also looking forward to the day I can publish mine, hehe.

    October 3, 2015 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Cheryl F

    I'm a quotes lover. One short quote will inspire me the rest of the day. That #7, simple yet tells it all.

    October 3, 2015 at 3:42 am
  • Reply Isabeau Jane Gomez

    Hi! What do you use to make these? Im a fan of Canva but I do agree it makes my laptop very slow. I applaud your patience for sitting through all the lags!

    October 3, 2015 at 4:07 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Hehe thank you! 🙂

    October 3, 2015 at 6:48 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Thanks for the tip! I'd definitely add them next time. 🙂

    October 3, 2015 at 6:49 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Yes, it's your life, live it! 🙂

    October 3, 2015 at 6:50 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    I love all Steve Jobs quotes. 🙂 Thank you Rea.. 🙂 It's nothing really grand, just a simple compilation of quotes. And still working on it pa. hehe 🙂 Great! You can do it, Rea! 🙂

    October 3, 2015 at 6:53 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Yes, so much power in those few words. 🙂

    October 3, 2015 at 6:54 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    I used Canva. 🙂 But yeah, kinda slow that's why I just created two photo quotes.. Haha Patience, patience, patience lang talaga.

    October 3, 2015 at 6:55 am
  • Reply Rica Lanojan

    Hi rose, I love all the quotes but I super agree with the number 21 🙂 excited for your E-book: )

    Rica |

    October 3, 2015 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Anne M

    I'm a huge sucker for words and reading quotes is like a spa retreat to me. LOL. I love this one by Steve Jobs the most… "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

    October 3, 2015 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Hanna Frejoles

    That Mark Twain quote on Number 18 is my favorite 🙂

    October 4, 2015 at 4:57 am
  • Reply Alyssa Panghulan

    Awe. I love this mommy Rose! I'm fond of collecting quotes, too. But I keep them on my phone, or on my lappy and never really published them on my blog. This is a nice idea pud da. 🙂 Thank you for the quotes and for giving me a brilliant idea! Hehe. <3

    October 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Carlo Andrew Olano

    Really nice quotes. There are so many quotes about success and in a way, we live in a time that many people are so obsessed on the thing called success. A lot of people make money on this fervent desire to become successful. In the end, it boils down to your goals and how many people are after the same goal. If you want to succeed find a unique goal with only a few people as competition. Your odds will definitely be bigger if you can find that goal. 😉

    October 5, 2015 at 3:23 am
  • Reply Thaddeau II Engaling

    Great quotes, amazingly motivational!

    October 5, 2015 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Romeo Nicolas Bonsocan

    Amazing quotes, Rose! Continue writing more. Considering to make like these, too. You inspire me!

    October 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Hello Seraphim, thank you for dropping by. ^_^ I'm glad you enjoyed reading them. Oh, I'd love to read your favorite quotes too, looking forward to read it on your blog soon. Thanks for all the kind words. Stay wonderful! 🙂

    October 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Ramzy Magbitang

    These quotes would be great to have painted on your wall so that you'd never forget about them! Hahah.
    As a favorite quote mine goes; "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that's why we recommend it daily."

    October 7, 2015 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Katherine Anne Cutar

    “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration! <3

    October 7, 2015 at 4:50 am
  • Reply Bjornson Bernales

    I like No. 3 and 20. Success is a subjective thing. What may be a success to one person may not be the same with another person. However, what's important is the feeling of joy and love.

    October 13, 2015 at 10:07 am
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