Ladder Sayings and Quotes

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

Fate is a ladder on which you cannot afford to miss a single rung. To skip out on even one step would mean you'll never make it to the top.     

Banana Yoshimoto

If you fall into a pit, you need a ladder, not a hoe. You must climb up and not dig up. Leaders discover the right way out of limitations.     

Israelmore Ayivor

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.     

Thomas Henry Huxley

You don't know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it.     

Bum Phillips

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.     

Ayn Rand

The ladder of leadership can only stand firm on the grounds of integrity. Any other ground makes it unstable till it falls.     

Israelmore Ayivor

Ladder of success is made by nails of patience.     


Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you get better educated, you might yourself higher up the ladder, but the ladder will still be there.      

Guy Ryder

For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete.     

Paul Graham

On the ladder of success: Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don't even know there is a ladder.     

Robert H. Schuller

You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little.     

Andrew Carnegie

Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket – The road to success is always under construction.     

Lily Tomlin

The right thoughts of the clever man are a ladder which takes you higher places. By climbing these ladders, one day you yourself become such a ladder itself!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Climb the ladder of success, by always putting forward your best self. Practice being the best at what you do.     

Mark F. LaMoure

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.     

Napoleon Hill

The middle-class ladder has rungs that no longer exist for many trying to climb higher. Instead, for too many, in too many places, their chore is simply trying to hang on.     

Mike Barnicle

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.     

Zig Ziglar

Everyone that steps on to the ladder of success must have hope. Without it, no one is able to reach the top.     

Ellen J. Barrier

We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.     

Augustine of Hippo

Humankind's ladder to God is a ladder of deeds.     

Sholem Asch

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.     

Stephen Covey

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.     

Erich Fromm

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.      

Clare Boothe Luce

Success isn't one straight line - it's a ladder, and there's always another rung above you to reach out for. Like anything else, there are ups and downs.     

Joan Jett

The ladder of success isn't a ladder. It's a series of steps with leaps interspersed along the way.     

Seth Godin

Step by step the ladder is ascended.     

George Herbert

Humankind's ladder to God is a ladder of deeds.     

Sholem Asch

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.     

Stephen R. Covey

The further you get up the corporate ladder, the farther you get from the actual filmmaking process.     

Marc Platt