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121 Quotes for a Successful Life

Words with meaning can turn a day around. I like sharing meaningful words with others through my articles.

Need some inspiring quotes on living a successful life? Look no further!

Need some inspiring quotes on living a successful life? Look no further!

Rules to Live By

Life is a journey, and everyone here has a purpose and a responsibility to the world. Everyone has their share of good deeds and bad deeds.

It's all about the choices you make and the changes you make. If you want to be the world to be a better place, be the change!

I have collected 121 life quotes on:

  1. Rules to Live By
  2. Remembering Deeds
  3. Self Confidence
  4. Loving Yourself
  5. Never Quitting
  6. Finding purpose
  7. Being a Better Person
  8. Never Breaking Discipline
  9. Taking Yourself Seriously
  10. Comparing Yourself to Others
  11. Being Happy, Changing, and Dreaming

Today, see if you can live by even just one of these simple rules. I promise your day will totally transform when you hold this simple intention!

"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." - Steve Jobs

"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." - Steve Jobs

1. Rules to Live By

  • "In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past." ―Dalai Lama
  • "Leap off the fence of indecision. Get out of the 'Want to Lane' and put yourself into the 'Got to Lane.'" —Gloria Mayfield Banks
  • "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." ―Steve Jobs
  • "Find someone who knows you are not perfect but treats you like you are." ―Bibek Kr Sah
  • "If people do not know the rules, they will continue making mistakes and the situation will only worsen." ―Sunday Adelaja
  • "If something that takes 1 day to finish is not ready in 3 days then expect it to take from 15 to 45 days to finish." ―Ghassan Labban
  • "Create rules for strict living not to restrict the living" ―P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
  • "The most important person to thank is...my mother. She gave me four golden rules to live by: be a proud black man, take care of your family, make education a priority, and try to do the right thing." ―Edward B. Lewis
  • "Right now I've got just two rules to live by. Rule one: don't taunt elephants. Rule two: don't stand next to anybody who taunts elephants." ―Sergeant Schlock Howard Tayler
  • "7 Rules to a Happy Life:
    1. Be humble
    2. Don't worry
    3. Don't settle for less
    4. Mind your business
    5. Work hard
    6. Play hard
    7. Be nice." ―Germany Kent
  • "Work is the only answer. I have three rules to live by. One, get your work done. If that doesn't work, shut up and drink your gin. And when all else fails, run like hell."―Ray Bradbury
"Remember, a good deed a day makes your heart healthy and bubbly all day." - Dodinsky

"Remember, a good deed a day makes your heart healthy and bubbly all day." - Dodinsky

2. Remembering Deeds

  • “Forget the past, think of future, remember God's goodness and His power and ability to take you to where you ought to be and establish you.” ―Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  • "Always remember the deeds of someone who was with you in every situation and when your turn comes don't be so selfish." ―Rohan nayak
  • "Your good deeds might seem invisible, but they leave a trail that is imprinted no the heats of others." ―Unknown
  • "Remember, a good deed a day makes your heart healthy and bubbly all day." ―Dodinsky
  • “You were ordered to obey to Allah, and you were create to perform good deeds.” ―Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
  • "Life is like a book, Each day is a new page. May your book be a bestseller with adventures to tell, lessons to learn and tales of good deeds to remember." ―Unknown
  • “Let your life reflect the faith you have in God. Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God's word, and trust the process.” ―Germany Kent
  • "Never remember good deeds always remember your bad deeds and you will never feel pride for your self." ―Isteyaque Anwar
  • “The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.” ―Ali Ibn Abi Talib A.S
  • “if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.” ―C.S. Lewis
  • "Ill is the result of letting fear rule thine actions." ―The Saga of Harald Hardrade, c.46
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” - Rumi

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” - Rumi

3. Self Confidence

  • “Stop living your life according to arbitrary rules set by others. Stop keeping your dreams from coming to life by constantly letting excuses define your ceiling. And stop letting regrets define your present by keeping you from reaching even further into the future.” ―Monroe Mann
  • “It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.” ―Oscar Wilde
  • “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ―Rumi
  • “You can't do what you want to, so just do what you have to.” ―Moveena Rasheed
  • "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined." ―Henry David Thoreau
  • "The mind is everything. What you think you become." ―Buddha
  • “Occupy your thoughts with purpose and you will be so busy pursuing a meaningful future there will be no time for doubt, chaos and disappointment.” ―Carlos Wallace
  • "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ―Marianne Williamson
  • "Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her." ―Lao Tzu
  • "One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." ―Arthur Ashe
  • "To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now." ―Alan Cohen
"Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened." - Ludwig Jacobowski

"Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened." - Ludwig Jacobowski

4. Loving Yourself

  • "Shut your eyes so the heart may become your eye, and with that vision look upon another world. If you can step away from your need for self-approval, all that you do, top to bottom, will be approved." ―Rumi
  • “If you hesitate to learn from others, you will never learn anything new.” ―Raaz Ojha
  • “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” ―Unknown
  • “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” —T.D. Jakes
  • "Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened." ―Ludwig Jacobowski (This is one of my favorite life quote.)
  • “You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you.” —Tom Bilyeu
  • "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." ―Mark Twain
  • "I'm not trying to prove anybody wrong, I'm just trying to prove something to myself." ―Mike Piazza
  • "Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people." ―Mark Twain
  • "Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives." ―Louise Hay
  • "You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." ―Louise Hay

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"Winners never quit and quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi

"Winners never quit and quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi

5. Never Quitting

  • “You see it as me going back. I see it as me staying on track.” ―Germany Kent
  • “Hang on! God will be thy strength in any act of your pursuit.” ―Lailah Gifty Akita
  • "If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." ―Bear Bryant
  • "I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win." ―Arnold Palmer
  • "You can win it in the late innings if you never quit." ―Robert Forster
  • "I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win." ―Arnold Palmer
  • "Winners never quit and quitters never win." ―Vince Lombardi
  • "I've never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a steppingstone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job." ―Ashton Kutcher
  • "Never quit a job as a matter of principle. You'll always regret it." ―Joseph Heller
  • "I get tired when I keep shorting my sleep, but I always make it to the gym. In our house, we live by this: 'Never quit, never cancel, never be late.' We've found it's a great way to live." ―Gunnar Peterson
  • “How long should you try? Until you can.” ―Md Parvej Ansari
"If you want to find your purpose in life, find your wound." - Rick Warren

"If you want to find your purpose in life, find your wound." - Rick Warren

6. Finding Purpose

  • “Wall your life, guard your heart and mind your mind! A life without a wall least blocks something! A mind without a wall accepts anything at all!” ―Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  • “Following the rules is fine. But finding a way around them can be fun and adventurous.” ―Sandra Golden
  • “If your purpose is bigger than your life then there is a life in your purpose” ―Myra Yadav
  • "If you want to find your purpose in life, find your wound." ―Rick Warren
  • “Your first purpose is to find a purpose for yourself. And your second purpose must not immediately be trying to reach that purpose you found but to investigate thoroughly whether that purpose is really necessary for yourself or whether it is worth at all to struggle for it! Because millions are fighting for a purpose which will in no way make them happy at the end!” ―Mehmet Murat ildan
  • “Don't worry whether or not I am now happy. Today is only chapter one, we have yet to write a book.” ―Lois Wyse
  • "Life is a question and how we live it is our answer." ―Gary Keller
  • "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ―Albert Einstein
  • "Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet." ―Sarah Louise Delany
  • “If you're not grateful for what you already have, why should you be blessed with more...” ―Germany Kent
  • “Being successful and fulfilling your lifes purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life.” ―Rick Warren
"Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better." — Alan Bonner

"Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better." — Alan Bonner

7. Being a Better Person

  • “Tell yourself the truth, at least. If you don't then every single person you know is lying to you.” ―Neil Dover
  • "Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing." ―Seneca
  • "If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things." ―Albert Einstein
  • "Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does". —Shukhraj Dhillon
  • "What we think we become. What we feel we attract. What we imagine we create." Unknown
  • “Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations.” —Brendon Burchard
  • "Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better." —Alan Bonner
  • “Some live their lives for an award, but we live our lives to reward, we serve.” ―Bernard Kelvin Clive
  • “Forgiveness is the highest degree of a trust in a better man” ―Slaven Vujic
  • "You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. Remember that." Unknown
  • "Should you ever find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, smallness, or insecurities, remember things could be worse...You could be them." —Unknown
“Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage.” – Robin Sharma

“Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage.” – Robin Sharma

8. Never Breaking Discipline

  • “Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” —Elbert Hubbard
  • “In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first.” —Harry S. Truman
  • “If it were easy to walk the path of self-discipline, we wouldn’t gain much from it.” —Glenn C. Stewart
  • “Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage.” —Robin Sharma
  • “We don’t have to be smarter than the rest; we have to be more disciplined than the rest.” —Warren Buffett
  • “Never believe a promise from a man or woman who has no discipline. They have broken a thousand promises to themselves, and they break their promise for you.” —Matthew Kelly
  • "If you want to reach your goals and dreams, you cannot do it without discipline." —Lee Kuan Yew
  • “By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” —Grenville Kleiser
  • "For me, self-discipline has never corresponded to a voluntary adhesion to norms invented by others. It has always been the first step towards breaking the chains.” —Eugenio Barba
  • “Self control is the key to self esteem and self confidence.” —Laurance McGraw V
  • “Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.” —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Take yourself seriously for what you are going to do better." - Md Parvej Ansari

"Take yourself seriously for what you are going to do better." - Md Parvej Ansari

9. Taking Yourself Seriously

  • "Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." —George Bernard Shaw
  • "Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” —Jesse Owens
  • "If you’ve never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame." —Adam Duritz
  • "You’ll stumble upon something you can’t stop thinking about, something more important than anything else. Make it the focus of your life." —Maxime Lagacé
  • "Take yourself seriously for what are you going to do better." —Md Parvej Ansari
  • "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." —Mahatma Gandhi
  • “When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.” —Albert Einstein
  • "Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts".—Albert Einstein
  • "Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." —Carl Jung
  • "Make the action to move closer to your dream the first action you take each day." —Leo Babauta
“Stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.” - Brene Brown

“Stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.” - Brene Brown

10. Comparing Yourself to Others

  • "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
  • "Everything in life is easier when you don't concern yourself with what everybody else is doing." —Anonymous
  • "Don't compare your beginnings to someone else's middle." —Anonymous
  • "Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else's life is a minute spent wasting yours." —Anonymous
  • "Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome." —Anonymous
  • “Stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.” —Brene Brown
  • “Your story is unique and so so different and not worthy of comparison.” —Anonymous
  • "Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past." —Douglas Horton
  • "Don't compare yourself to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about." —Dawn Abraham
  • “Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.” —Anonymous
  • "Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people." —Anonymous
“The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.” —Lewis Howes

“The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.” —Lewis Howes

11. Being Happy, Changing, and Dreaming

  • "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ―Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The secret of happiness: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” ―Daniel C. Dennett
  • "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." ―Lao Tzu
  • “We do not create happiness without integrating our passion into our work life.” ―Kilroy J. Oldster
  • “The secret to successful entrepreneurship is to couple your passion with strategy, and your drive with patience.” ―Andrena Sawyer
  • “The things that may change our world to make better; smiling, helping, respecting, loving & forgiving.” ―Hussein Abdallah
  • "No matter where you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself." —Madonna
  • "Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true." ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow.” Simon T. Bailey
  • “Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.” —Dr. Henry Cloud
  • “The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.” —Lewis Howes

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