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28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Need some motivation? Take it from the pros.
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More
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From Thomas Edison to Barbara Corcoran and Barack Obama, who better to turn to for inspiration than those who have already achieved and contributed so much?

It’s safe to say the inventor behind one of the world’s greatest creations -- the lightbulb -- can teach you a thing or two about success. Or how about the brains behind one of today’s largest social networks, Mark Zuckerberg? By following in the footsteps of these leaders, you’re one step close to reaching your dreams.

Related: 10 Inspiring Quotes From the Fearless Jeff Bezos

Whether you’re a college grad, an aspiring entrepreneur or someone stuck in a rut, turn to the pros for some guidance.

Check out these 28 quotes on success from Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg, Albert Einstein and more. 

28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
"The most important thing that entrepreneurs should do is pick something they care about, work on it, but don't actually commit to turning it into a company until it actually works." -- Mark Zuckerberg
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran

"The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves." -- Barbara Corcoran 

Related: 10 Coco Chanel Quotes to Push You Towards Success

28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
"Without an open mind, you can never be a great success." -- Martha Stewart 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." -- Thomas Edison 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Larry Page

Larry Page
"You're probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk work during a rainstorm." -- Larry Page 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Shery Sandberg

Shery Sandberg

"You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive." -- Sheryl Sandberg 

Related: 10 Motivational Quotes from Facebook Genius Mark Zuckerberg

28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
"If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love." -- Barack Obama 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
"Know where to find the information and how to use it. That's the secret of success." -- Albert Einstein 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
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"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 Buffett
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins
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"People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they're doing something differently than everyone else." -- Tony Robbins 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
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"Life is one strong, long string of character-defining moments." -- Steven Spielberg 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Steve Case

Steve Case
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"It's stunning to me what kind of an imact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to alight the interest of a great team." -- Steve Case 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin
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"Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world." -- Sergey Brin 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Richard Branson

Richard Branson
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"We should all aim to look back at life with no what-ifs and be proud of what we've achieved." -- Richard Branson 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
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"The fundamental key to success is what you believe is true for yourself." -- Oprah Winfrey 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
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"Success isn't about how your life looks to others, it's about how it feels to you. We realized that being successful isn't about being impressive, it's about being inspired. That's what it means to be true to yourself." -- Michelle Obama 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban
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"Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal. How can you be the best in the world at it. It doesn't matter if you are a filing clerk, an athlete, an accountant or a bartender. All that matters is that you do whatever you can to be the best." -- Mark Cuban 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
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"You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way." -- Lady Gaga 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers
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"I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking." -- Joan Rivers
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling
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"The discipline involved in finishing a piece of creative work is something on which you can truly pride yourself." -- J.K. Rowling 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
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"A company shouldn't get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn't last." -- Jeff Bezos 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey
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"Success is never accidental." -- Jack Dorsey 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Daniel Lubetzky

Daniel Lubetzky
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"When things are going well, you run the danger of starting to think your success is inevitable." -- Daniel Lubetzky 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
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"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." -- Coco Chanel 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
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"If you're good, you're always looking over your shoulder." -- Bruce Springsteen 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Bill Gates

Bill Gates
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"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." -- Bill Gates
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
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"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." -- Andy Warhol 
28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Tim Cook

Tim Cook
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"Winning has never been about making the most." -- Tim Cook
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  • 28 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More
  • 1. Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2. Barbara Corcoran
  • 3. Martha Stewart
  • 4. Thomas Edison
  • 5. Larry Page
  • 6. Shery Sandberg
  • 7. Barack Obama
  • 8. Albert Einstein
  • 9. Warren Buffett
  • 10. Tony Robbins
  • 11. Steven Spielberg
  • 12. Steve Case
  • 13. Sergey Brin
  • 14. Richard Branson
  • 15. Oprah Winfrey
  • 16. Michelle Obama
  • 17. Mark Cuban
  • 18. Lady Gaga
  • 19. Joan Rivers
  • 20. J.K. Rowling
  • 21. Jeff Bezos
  • 22. Jack Dorsey
  • 23. Daniel Lubetzky
  • 24. Coco Chanel
  • 25. Bruce Springsteen
  • 26. Bill Gates
  • 27. Andy Warhol
  • 28. Tim Cook
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