Key Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old key quotes, key sayings, and key proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.     

George Washington Carver

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.     

Morihei Ueshiba

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.     

Mario Andretti

The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.     

Sun Yat-sen

Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that's probably the biggest key to success.     

Taylor Lautner

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.     

Alexander Graham Bell

Language is the key to the heart of people.     

Ahmed Deedat

They key of persistence opens all door closed by resistence.     

John Di Lemme

Let the people discover you! You might have the key of the locked doors in their lives! Open yourself to the world; you might be the magic the world needs!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder.     

Suzy Kassem

The key for having success is totally rejecting thoughts that try to sow doubts into your conscience.     

Sunday Adelaja

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

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.     


Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.     

W. Clement Stone

Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.     

Paulo Coelho

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.     

Corrie ten Boom

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.     

Winston Churchill

Never put the key to your happiness in somebody else's pocket.     


You have greatness in you. The key is to get it out.     

Joel Osteen

The key to all of life is understanding how to add value to others.     

Jay Abraham

Your mental attitude is the most dependable key to your personality.     

Napoleon Hill

Why lock yourself in your own cage when someone is handing you a key?     

Gregory Maguire

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.     

Stephen R. Covey

The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self. Honor him or her. Treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one.     

A.J. Jacobs

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.     

Ralph Marston

Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.     


Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.     

E. O. Wilson

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.     

Jane D. Hull

Open all closed minds with the key to understanding.     

Jeffrey G. Duarte

Idleness is the key of beggary.     

Charles Spurgeon