Every successful person started by failing.

NBA legend, Michael Jordan said, “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

And before that, John F. Kennedy said, “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”  

The path to success has always been paved with untold number of hardships and hurdles. Inspiration is what makes this journey endurable.

Here are some inspirational quotes from those who understand the price of success better than anyone else

“A hundred struggle, and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to the new world, than stand idly on the shore.”

Florence Nightingale
founder of modern nursing

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”

Tony Robbins
American author, philanthropist, life coach

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt
American diplomat, activist, first lady

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

Albert Einstein
German-born theoretical physicist

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

Napoleon Hill
American self-help author

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”

Mother Teresa
Roman Catholic nun and missionary

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman
American abolitionist, political activist

I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot, and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan
NBA basketball player

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

Michael Jackson
American singer, songwriter, dancer

Character cannot be developed in ease and quite. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller
American deaf-blind activist

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

Henry Ford
American industrialist and business magnate

“If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.”

Serena Williams
American professional tennis player

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”

Richard Branson
British business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist

Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.

Neil Armstrong
American astronaut and aeronautical engineer

There is always an opportunity to make a difference.”

Michael Dell
American billionaire businessman and philanthropist

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

Joan of Arc
French heroine, Roman Catholic saint

“Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean and make it simple. But its worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

Steve Jobs
American business magnate, entrepreneur, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

Bill Gates
American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian

I want to make this world perfect.”

Malala Yousafzai
Pakistani activist for female education

“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 Buffet
American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Christian minister and activist

“It’s the mind that makes the body.

Sojourner Truth
African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist

“So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

Jesus Christ
central figure of Christianity

“What we think, we become.

monk, mendicant, sage, philosopher, teacher and religious leader

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu
ancient Chinese philosopher and writer

That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Abraham Lincoln
American statesman and lawyer, 16th President

That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Prophet Mohammed
Arab religious, social and political leader and the founder of Islam

“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

William Shakespeare
English poet, playwright, and actor

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

John F. Kennedy
American politician, 35th President

What lies behind you, and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.

Henry David Thoreau
American essayist, poet, and philosopher

Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

Winston Churchill
British politician, army officer, writer, Prime Minster

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

Maya Angelou
American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist