Everybody wants to be successful in life, but what this means will always differ from person to person. We all encounter individuals in our lives who by all appearances seem to “have it all,” and yet struggle to fill their days with joy and fulfillment. On the opposite end, there are others of modest ambitions who lead lives of quiet contentment, and who savor the gifts of life’s little pleasures while remaining far from the societal image of a woman or man of “success.”

What does success look like to you? To fuel your quest, here are our Top 10 Quotes to Inspire Your Search for Meaningful Success.

Top 10 Quotes to Inspire Your Search for Meaningful Success

The Top 10 Quotes to Inspire Your Search for Meaningful Success

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

– Maya Angelou (read more quotes)

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

Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me. –

Denzel Washington (read more quotes)

Denzel Washington quote on success - Success is inner peace

If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.

– Leonardo DiCaprio (read more quotes)

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

– George Sheehan

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Our greatest fear should not be of failure… but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

– Francis Chan

It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.

– Mother Teresa (read more quotes)

Mother Teresa quote - Its about how much love you put into what you do that counts

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.

– Marianne Williamson

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

– Albert Einstein (read more quotes)

Success:  To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!

– Ralph Waldo Emerson