There are so many recipes for success out there, and while ingredients may differ according to circumstances, we can all agree that the main ones are hard work and perseverance.

Every successful person has a certain drive, a hunger for success that cannot be appeased until their goal is achieved. Neither failure nor disappointment can stop them from reaching new heights. The following success quotes are a testimony to that.

When they have an idea — no matter how silly or outrageous it may seem — they carefully craft a plan and start working on it, whether others believe in it or not. In a nutshell, this is what sets successful people apart from unsuccessful ones.

It’s usually fear of failure that stops us from dreaming big. You’ll never see fear in the eyes of the greats. They won’t show it even if it’s there. So if you want success, you first need to work on your attitude. As soon as you get the right mindset, you’ll be able to build your steps and find the resources you need to reach your goal.

Here are 30 success quotes to start your journey to greatness:

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

WINSTON CHURCHILL (more Winston Churchill quotes)

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER

Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.

DAX SHEPPARD

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

RAY GOFORTH

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.

JIM ROHN (more Jim Rohn quotes)

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

CONRAD HILTON

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure. It is: try to please everybody.

HERBERT BAYARD SWOPE

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

ALBERT SCHWEITZER

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him.

DAVID BRINKLEY

I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that’s easier said than done but keep trying.

BEYONCE (more Beyonce quotes)

My teacher said to me, ‘If you’re going to fail, fail gloriously.’ I’ve never forgotten it. You learn a lot from your mistakes. You have to take risks and make mistakes. It’s terrifying, but it’s the only way you will learn and improve.

CATE BLANCHETT

When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.

ESTEE LAUDER (more Estee Lauder quotes)

Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are — not what other people want you to be.

MARK CUBAN (more Mark Cuban quotes)

You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep. One eye open, for real, and forever.

JAY-Z (more Jay-Z quotes)

Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of why we want it.

SIMON SINEK

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

BRUCE LEE

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

ZIG ZIGLAR

Action is the foundational key to all success.

PABLO PICASSO

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

ORISON SWETT MARDEN

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

ARTHUR ASHE

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

BRUCE FEIRSTEIN

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

GEORGE SHEEHAN

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

MARK TWAIN

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

BENJAMIN DISRAELI

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

HARRY F. BANKS

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

TONY ROBBINS (more Tony Robbins quotes)

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

VINCE LOMBARDI (more Vince Lombardi quotes)