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  There’s no formula for success but there are key elements that constitute virtually all high achievers. The quotes below contain insights into the traits of successful people, from self-awareness to perseverance and goal setting.
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As you read these quotes, may you cultivate these traits yourself and apply them in your quest for success.
  • “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” -Brian Tracy
  • “Don’t give up. Don’t give up on your story. Don’t give up on the people you love. Hope is real. Love is real. It’s all worth fighting for.” — Jamie Tworkowski.
  • “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”― Herbert Spencer
  • “If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”― Susanne K. Langer
  • “The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.”― John F. Kennedy
  • “In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.”– Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • “‘Know thyself?’ If I knew myself, I’d run away.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”– George Moore
  • “All the wonders you seek are within yourself.”– Sir Thomas Browne
  • “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – C.G. Jung
  • “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.”– Mark Twain
  • “I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

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  • “I am hard on myself. But isn’t it better to be honest about these things before someone else can use them against you? Before someone else can break your heart? Isn’t it better to break it yourself?” — Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After
  • “You’re scared. But maybe we’re stronger than we think we are.” — Margaret Atwood
  • “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” — Leonardo Dicaprio
  • “To love yourself should be no quiet affair, but a loud uprising.” — Nikita Gill
  • “If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”– Source unknown
  • “It’s important to set your own goals and work hard to achieve them.”– Yuichiro Miura
  • “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”– Ted Turner
  • “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”– Ted Turner
  • “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”– Aldous Huxley
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This article was first published on 20th September 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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