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Self-Made Quotes to Inspire Your Own Success

These self-made quotes will inspire you to take charge of your life, circumstances, and actions.

You can be successful—you just have to have the right mindset, clear goals, and be willing to do the work.

What does the term self-made even mean? We use it often, but you might still be unclear about what it entails.

The term itself refers to someone who has become rich or successful through their own actions.

Many of the wealthy and successful people in this world were born into dynasties of wealth and prestige.

However, every once in a while, a ‘regular’ person crashes through the ceiling and becomes everything they dreamed they would be.

We all like self-made success stories because they resonate with us.

They show us that if these people, who had the same advantages as you and I (and sometimes even less), can do it, there is hope for us too!

Who are some of the most popular self-made, or rags to riches, stories?

Keep reading through these self-made quotes to find out! 

Short self-made quotes

These short self-made quotes may comprise a few words, but they are still insightful. Some will make you think, and others might make you laugh.

1. “Man is emphatically self-made.” — John Henry Newman

2. “Winners are not born; they are self-made.” — Pat Summitt

3. “A self-made man may prefer a self-made name.” — Learned Hand

4. “The self-made man is often proud of a poor job.” — Ethel Mumford

5. “We’re all self-made, but only successful people admit it.” — Dan Pena

6. “Leaders are not born or made—they are self-made.” — Stephen Covey

7. “After all, it’s what we’ve done that makes us what we are.” — Jim Croce

8. “He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.” — Joseph Heller

9. “Luck is not something you can

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