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Achievement Quotes

Achievement Quotes by Salman Rushdie, William Hazlitt, Elizabeth Bibesco, George Gilder, Derek Trucks, Zicheng Hong and many others.

The miniatures of the Mughal period are really the pinnacle of Indian artistic achievement. And not a single one of those paintings is done by an individual artist.
Salman Rushdie
The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving it.
William Hazlitt
Happiness is a light, an atmosphere, an illumination. It sets a personality. I always feel that it is a creation that is difficult for some and easy for others, but essentially an achievement, never an accident.
Elizabeth Bibesco
Nothing is more deadly to achievement than the belief that effort will not be rewarded, that the world is a bleak and discriminatory place in which only the predatory and the specially preferred can get ahead.
George Gilder
But I don’t pretend I earned a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Derek Trucks
Even if you do no work that is particularly lofty or far-reaching, if you can shed mundane feelings, that is a great achievement. Even if you do not strive much for progress in learning, if you can minimize the influence things have on you, you will soar into the realm of sages.
Zicheng Hong
Don’t confuse honours with achievement.
Zadie Smith
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
Arthur Schopenhauer
When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I’d place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: “Leave slide rules here.” If I didn’t do that, I’d find someone reaching for his slide rule. Then he’d be on his feet saying, “Boss, you can’t do it.”
Charles Kettering
Our best presidents have really combined domestic leadership with heroic achievements in foreign affairs or war.
Allan Lichtman
Each new day beckons you to walk on the road of self-transcendence. We transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others. We compete only with our previous achievements, and we get joy. Life is nothing but a perpetual possibility.
Sri Chinmoy
The pleasure derived from viewing the achievements of others, coupled with a true appreciation of nature, sharpens the desire to express pictorially.
Edgar Alwin Payne
I am busy just now again on Electro-Magnetism and think I have got hold of a good thing but can’t say; it may be a weed instead of a fish that after all my labour I may at last pull up.
Michael Faraday
I think that the Internet is our most profound and beautiful achievement. It is magnificent. We have the Internet as a layer of our thinking that doesn’t control us, we control it, yet we don’t have to be aware of it. It will be like a suit that really fits well.
Augusten Burroughs
In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way – an honorable way – in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.
Viktor E. Frankl
We cannot of ourselves estimate the degree of our success in what we strive for.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Certainly, I’ve never wanted to live on past achievements.
Buzz Aldrin
Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life become more secure, more fraught with action, richer in experience and achievement.
Eddie Rickenbacker
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison
Don’t mistake movement for achievement.
Jim Rohn
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
Khalil Gibran
Geniuses are those who have the intelligence, enthusiasm, and endurance to acquire the needed expertise in a broadly valued domain of achievement and who then make contributions to that field that are considered by peers to be both original and highly exemplary.
Dean Keith Simonton
Leaders who want to increase joy and success in the workplace must learn to take most of their personal satisfaction from the achievements of the people they lead, not from the power they exercise.
Dennis Bakke
The results showed that Joe Mokoena and I had made history. For the first time in the history of education in South Africa, two African students had passed the JC with a First Class degree, regarded as a rare achievement for any student.
Oliver Tambo
No great achievement is possible without persistent work.
Bertrand Russell
Achievement has no color
Abraham Lincoln
Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future.
Mark Foley
It goes back to the if identity becomes your achievement, what do you do, this is what happens? And I do think it leads to psychological disorders. You have to start doing things and stop thinking about yourself.
Greg Gutfeld
We want to obviously foster a relationship that we’re a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we’re practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they’re talking about.
Margaret Spellings
It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.
Joseph Conrad
When you achieve one dream, dream another. Getting what you want is only a problem if you have nowhere to go next. Dreaming is a lifetime occupation.
Rudy Ruettiger
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.
Elbert Hubbard
To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
Tom Robbins
To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body to achieve… If you feel you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing, is worth caring for then there’s nothing you can`t achieve.
Kevin Spacey
I always like to appreciate any achievement but then try and figure out how to top that the next time.
Kane Brown
This was a splendid life. Splendid in its obscurity and humility, splendid in its strength and charity, splendid in its achievements.
Robert Mortimer
Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.
Robin Sharma
My definition of elegance is the achievement of a given functionality with a minimum of mechanism and a maximum of clarity.
Fernando J. Corbato
One aim of physical sciences had been to give an exact picture the material world. One achievement of physics in the twentieth century has been to prove that that aim is unattainable.
Jacob Bronowski
Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.
James Thurber
The Green Belt is a Labour achievement – and we mean to build on it.
John Prescott
The great achievements of the past were the adventures of the past. Only the adventurous can understand the greatness of the past.
Alfred North Whitehead
My greatest achievement would be my nursing degree and my dream job that followed. I worked so hard to get where I am now, and I wouldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Nikki Ferrell
The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.
Irving Berlin
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Jimmy Carter
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
Andrew Carnegie
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Charles Kettering
Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.
John Hope
Be Yourself -The man who is neither bent upon pleasing his fellows nor afraid of offending them will enjoy great peace.
Thomas a Kempis
To me, life is huge and thrilling and exciting and explosive and loud. If I can make music that communicates that and reflects that, then that’s an achievement.
Andrew W.K.
You judge yourself by what you think you can achieve, others judge you by what have achieved.
Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create.
Calvin Coolidge
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Edmund Hillary
Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.
Bill Gates
There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither path nor achievement. This is the final truth.
Ramana Maharshi
John Wooden would say never mistake activity for achievement. Sometimes we think we’re really doing well on a given day. But ‘What did you accomplish?’ is the question that we should really be asking not ‘What did we do?’
Don Yaeger
Union can achieve everything when sustained by gallant hearts and correct principles, while anarchy and insubordination must fail in the achievement of every thing beneficial and glorious to mankind.
Sam Houston
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
William James
Do I think I can get 25 goals? Yes. If you set targets, they must be sky high because if you finish just under it’s still going to be a good achievement.
Ivan Toney
The greatest human achievements have never been for profit.
H. P. Lovecraft
The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement.
Grover Cleveland
Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
Adam Ant
You can rear children in an antagonistic environment or in a facilitative one with a good combination of love and discipline. It’s about supporting them, and recognizing achievements and contributions, but also saying, “that’s fantastic but it’s not enough, here’s the next thing.”
Christiana Figueres
For the liberal state to accommodate a diversity of beliefs while having few positive convictions is one of the more admirable achievements of civilization.
Terry Eagleton
We celebrate our intelligence, possessions, looks, talent, and achievements. Heaven celebrates how we used all of it.
Getting started, keeping going, getting started again – in art and in life, it seems to me this is the essential rhythm not only of achievement but of survival, the ground of convinced
action, the basis of self-esteem and the guarantee of credibility in your lives, credibility to yourselves as well as to others.
Seamus Heaney
Do your best with what you have where you are.
Lucy Punch
In both children and adults, there can be a hard-to-deny link between a robust sense of hope and either work productivity or academic achievement.
Jeffrey Kluger
Victory is much more meaningful when it comes not just from one person, but from the joint achievements of many.
Howard Schultz
I always liked my teachers, and I was in a lot of after-school projects. I was a Girl Scout until my senior year, when I couldn’t be a Girl Scout anymore. I was in clubs like Junior Achievement, and I ran track and field. My grades were good, but then toward 11th grade they were nothing. I always went to summer school.
Amy Sedaris
I thought happiness came from achievement.
Paul Henderson
To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.
Nathaniel Branden
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Friedrich Nietzsche
In Africa there is a concept known as ‘ubuntu’ – the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievement of others.
Nelson Mandela
Always have one possibility in mind and that is to go to the top, to be the best. Everything else should just be a means to that end.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
To be busy with material affairs is the best preservative against reflection, fears, doubts … all these things which stand in the way of achievement. I suppose a fellow proposing to cut his throat would experience a sort of relief while occupied in stropping his razor carefully.
Joseph Conrad
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
Henry David Thoreau
There are very few people whose names come to symbolize their achievement, even if it’s a negative achievement.
Mitchell Zuckoff
Haunted from my early youth by the transitoriness and pathos of life, I was aware that it is not enough to say “I am doing no harm,” I ought to be testing myself daily, and asking myself what I am really achieving.
Margot Asquith
We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self.
Rose Philippine Duchesne
The physical symptoms of fight or flight are what the human body has learned over thousands of years to operate efficiently and at the highest level…anxiety is a cognitive interpretation of that physical response.
John Eliot
To be loved by God is the highest relationship, the highest achievement, and the highest position in life.
Henry Blackaby
The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth.
Robin Sharma
The cognitive skills prized by the American educational establishment and measured by achievement tests are only part of what is required for success in life. Character skills are equally important determinants of wages, education, health and many other significant aspects of flourishing lives.
James Heckman
Thought is the source of all wealth, all success, all achievement. Our dominant thoughts determine our individuality, our career, our daily life.
Joan Bennett Kennedy
I never fail to be moved by knowing that the ground on which I walk is layered with the past- with achievement and strife and the repeated passions and conflicts of the human creature, always changing, always the same. Generations passing like grass.
Eva Hoffman
Ram Lal Thakur is not only a five-time MLA but also three-time minister, yet he lacks a single achievement to his name.
Anurag Thakur
God is more concerned with our character than with our achievements. Achievements have importance only in the realm of time. Character is eternal. It determines what we will be through eternity.
Derek Prince
An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.
Albert Camus
We should misjudge this scientist [Fritz Haber] seriously if we were to judge him only by his harvest. The stimulation of research and the advancement of younger scholars become ever more important to him than his own achievements.
Richard Willstatter
English life is nothing but a huge masquerade ball in which the participants contrive to conceal their feelings, their addresses, their hobbies, their incomes, their decorations, their sorrows, their talents, their achievements, and even their names.
Pierre Daninos
Happiness is not merely money, which is fun for effort and achievement
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.
J. G. Holland
We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
Maxwell Maltz
I want to offer particular congratulations to Andrea Leadsom on her stunning achievement. She is now well placed to win and replace the absurd gloom in some quarters with a positive, confident and optimistic approach, not just to Europe, but to government all round.
Boris Johnson
Ryanair’s biggest achievement? Bringing low fares to Europe and still lowering em. Biggest failure? Hiring me.
Michael O’Leary
Optimism is a tool with a certain clear set of benefits: it fights depression, it promotes achievement and produces better health.
Martin Seligman
A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.
Orison Swett Marden
The scientific and societal achievements of the modern age are undisputable. But after the French Revolution, modernity increasingly emancipated itself from Christian roots, thereby becoming rootless itself.
Walter Kasper
Far from the richest rapper, but my biggest personal achievement thus far in my life has been retiring my mom early from her job at the Post Office. It’s a tiny payback for the sacrifices she made that allowed me to chase a far-fetched dream of becoming a successful artist. I’m forever grateful.
J. Cole
Beware of your definition of success: If it has more to do with what other people think of you than it does with what you know of your own abilities, you may be confusing applause with achievement.
Joan D. Chittister
I think that it is a great achievement to put a person on the moon. But to put a person on the earth-that is even more.
Harrison Salisbury
Life is measured in achievement not in years alone
Bruce McLaren
There’s a huge difference between achieving to be happy and happily achieving.
Tony Robbins
We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives.
Mahnaz Afkhami
All flesh is one: what matter scores; Or color of the suit Or if the helmet glints with blue or gold? All is one bold achievement, All is fine spring-found-again-in-autumn day When juices run in antelopes along our blood, And green our flag, forever green…
Ray Bradbury
No one achieves greatness by becoming a generalist. You don’t hone a skill by diluting your attention to its development. The only way to get to the next level is focus.
John C. Maxwell
To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country.
David Beckham
I think that the achievements of Catholicism on race are very, very impressive.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.
Nido R Qubein
Men do really dumb things. We see weapons of mass destruction where there are none. We over-emphasize sports. We place athletic achievement ahead of academic achievement. We spoil and pamper child athletes and then complain when they act spoiled and pampered as adults.
Jason Whitlock
We are on a perilous margin when we begin to look passively at our future selves, and see our own figures led with dull consent into insipid misdoing and shabby achievement.
George Eliot
To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement.
Mark Twain
The five original nuclear weapon states I mentioned – U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia – under the NPT have committed to the achievement of the elimination of their nuclear arsenals through good faith negotiations of nuclear disarmament – that’s Article Six of the treaty.
John Burroughs
I never did pageants as a kid, but when I got into high school, I did a couple that were tied to a sort of all-around academic student achievement program, something akin to Junior Miss, but not Junior Miss.
Shannon Bream
If I hadn’t had the talent, the networks wouldn’t have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues
Sugar Ray Leonard
Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.
Mary Kay Ash
I quite like the idea of family. That’s probably the greatest achievement in the world. I’ve got a lot to achieve workwise – I’d love to direct – but family would be good.
Matt Smith
My kids are my greatest achievement.
Jason Priestley
Great achievement always requires great sacrifice.
Robin Sharma
If you raise a cool adult, that’s an achievement.
Bobcat Goldthwait
Brilliant men are often strikingly ineffectual. They fail to realize that the brilliant insight is not by itself achievement. They never have learned that insights become effectiveness only through hard systematic work.
Peter Drucker
I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.
Tim Ferriss
The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
It’s crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards.
Robert Plant
I always enjoy watching Derek Jeter play because he is a model of consistency both in the field and at the plate. I finished my career with 3,110 hits, and I have only admiration and respect for Derek. I hope he pauses to admire the view and keeps going. Just one more achievement in an incredible career.
Dave Winfield
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar
Ironically, it is the talented who have high aspirations, which are possible but exceedingly difficult to realize, who are especially vulnerable to self-dissatisfaction despite notable achievements.
Albert Bandura
Happiness is not a tangible thing, it’s a byproduct – a byproduct of achievement.
Ray Kroc
I think some of the most celebrated moments in human achievement should be those times when everything is going against a person and they are down in the dumps but they simply choose to get up. That’s real greatness!
Ryan Hall
Buried deep within each of us is a spark of greatness, a spark than can be fanned into flames of passion and achievement. That spark is not outside of you it is born deep within you.
James Arthur Ray
Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.
Charles Kettering
Religious ideas have sprung from the same need as all the other achievements of culture: from the necessity for defending itself against the crushing supremacy of nature.
Sigmund Freud
Only in North America is it regarded as a major achievement to speak one language moderately well.
Dick Pound
To supply a thought is mental massage; but to evolve a thought of your own is an achievement. Thinking is a brain exercise and no faculty grows save as it is exercised.
Elbert Hubbard
Do you know the hallmark of the second-rater? It’s resentment of another man’s achievement.
Ayn Rand
Confidence is not a guarantee of success, but a pattern of thinking that will improve your likelihood of success, a tenacious search for ways to make things work.
John Eliot
The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what’s truly important.
Barack Obama
Human life is something that comes to us from beyond this world, and the purpose of our society is to cherish it and to enable the individual to attain the highest achievement of which he is capable
Harry S. Truman
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh
The greatest achievement of the civil-rights movement is that it has restored the dignity of indignation.
Fredric Wertham
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
Orison Swett Marden
What turns ordinary people into overachievers is the way they use their minds when they are called on to perform.
John Eliot
My real achievement is my daughter and my three beautiful grandchildren.
Marilyn Horne
Faith in the creative process, in the dynamics of emergence, in the values and purposes that transcend past achievements and past forms, is the precondition of all further growth.
Lewis Mumford
The Nobel Peace Prize is a powerful message. A durable peace is not a single achievement, but an environment, a process and a commitment.
Mohamed ElBaradei
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
Joseph Joubert
I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them.
Pablo Picasso
Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any.
Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
Bo Bennett
Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
Baltasar Gracian
A wish is a desire without energy
Paramahansa Yogananda
I left Gorbachev’s office thinking that everything about him was outsized: his achievements, his mistakes, and, now, his vanity and bitterness.
David Remnick
In science the successors stand upon the shoulders of their predecessors; where one man of supreme genius has invented a method, a thousand lesser men can apply it. … In art nothing worth doing can be done without genius; in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement.
Bertrand Russell
Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated.
Martin Seligman
The great achievement of Western culture since the Enlightenment is to make many of us peer over the wall and grant some respect to people outside it; the great failure of Western Culture is to deny that walls are inevitable or important.
James Q. Wilson
I guess that’s one achievement I’m really proud of. Saving Chrysler was more than jobs, more than shareholder value. Saving Chrysler was a good idea for the whole country.
Lee Iacocca
For one thing, to predict the advent of big business was considering the conditions of Marx’s day an achievement in itself.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
There is only one person with whom to compete and that is yourself. Keep aiming to surpass your own best performance and ever strive to reach higher levels.
Norman Vincent Peale
Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Hillary Clinton does not know what she’s doing on anything. Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be where she is if her name wasn’t Clinton. She doesn’t have any stand-alone achievements, stand-out achievements and accomplishments that in any way recommend her to the presidency.
Rush Limbaugh
If I had to say what my one greatest achievement is, it’s that I lasted, and I’m still happy. I hope that comes through.
Cleve Jones
Limitation of aims is the mother of wisdom and the secret of achievement.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Postponing action is only postponing achievement.
Rick Pitino
If we hope to live not just from moment to moment, but in true consciousness of our existence, then our greatest need and most difficult achievement is to find meaning in our lives.
Bruno Bettelheim
At the beginning of the new millennium, we still do not know why mathematics is true and whether it is certain. But we know what we do not know in an immeasurably richer way than we did. And learning this has been a remarkable achievement-among the greatest and least-known of the modern era.
David Berlinski
Criticism is the price of ambition.
Robin Sharma
Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.
Robin Sharma
Not everyone realises that to write a really good piece of journalism is at least as demanding intellectually as the achievement of any scholar.
Max Weber
Bollywod films run on the shoulders of its lead actors. The audience goes to watch the actors and talks about the story later. On the contrary, Punjabi films are now running on the shoulders of their stories and content, which is an achievement.
Binnu Dhillon
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Vince Lombardi
You can achieve much in life if you don’t mind doing the work and giving someone else the credit.
Marian Wright Edelman
The imagination is the workshop of the soul, where are shaped all the plans for individual achievement.
Napoleon Hill
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
Ayn Rand
Men make opportunity. Every great industrial achievement has been the result of individual effort – the practical development of a dream in the mind of an individual.
Charles M. Schwab
Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Some dreams truly are ‘impossible dreams.’ However, many aren’t. Knowing the difference is often one of the first steps to finding your element, because if you can see the chances of making a dream come true, you can also likely see the necessary next steps you need to take toward achieving it.
Ken Robinson
To double your income, triple your investment in self-development.
Robin Sharma
The anti-Darwin movement has racked up one astounding achievement. It has made a significant proportion of American parents care about what their children are taught in school.
Ian Hacking
In 1990 at Harveys, when I was 28 years old, I became the youngest chef to win two Michelin stars. It was a huge achievement.
Marco Pierre White
I’m certainly relishing the idea of living a century. Can you imagine that? What an achievement.
Olivia De Havilland
Russia is very important, Iran is very important, Hezbollah is very important. All of them are important. Each one made important achievements against the terrorists in Syria, so it’s difficult to say who is more important than the other.
Bashar al-Assad
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.
Marcus Aurelius
Someone like Roman Polanski comes with a lifetime of achievement, cinematically.
Pierce Brosnan
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
Willa Cather
I never feel proud of my work and say that this is my biggest achievement.
Arvind Swami
Higher education should be based on quality, not quantity; receive merit-based funding; and be free of unnecessary bureaucracy. Not the least of the benefits of educational reform is to foster the pride of achievement at national and international levels.
Ahmed Zewail
The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesnt discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip.
Leon Edel
Goal setting is the most important aspect of all improvement and personal development plans. It is the key to all fulfillment and achievement.
Paul J. Meyer
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracles await.
Helen Keller
I celebrate myself,” the poet Walt Whitman wrote. The thought is so delicious it is almost obscene. Imagine the joy that would come with celebrating the self — our achievements, our experiences, our existence. Imagine what it would be like to look into the mirror and say, as God taught us, “That’s good.
Joan D. Chittister
But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people’s entry into the main current of world-events.
Muhammad Iqbal
No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
Paulo Coelho
Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams.
Robert K. Greenleaf
True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition.
Frederick Herzberg
For me, I think the greatest achievements of science is to allow humanity to realize that our world is comprehensible. Through science, rational thinking, we can understand how the universe works.
Jim Al-Khalili
Nothing is as difficult as to achieve results in this world if one is filled full of great tolerances and the milk of human kindness. The person who achieves must generally be a one-idea individual concentrated entirely on that one idea and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas.
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
If we do have realistic confidence in our mind and value, if we feel secure within ourselves, we tend to experience the world as open to us and to respond appropriately to challenges and opportunities.
Nathaniel Branden
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt
It is no small thing for an American to be able to go into a fast-food restaurant and to buy a double cheeseburger, fries, and a large Coke for a price equal to less than an hour of labor at the minimum wage – indeed, in the long sweep of history, this represents a remarkable achievement.
Michael Pollan
Great achievement often happens when our backs are up against the wall. Pressure can actually enhance your performance.
Robin Sharma
Lasting achievement, whatever the endeavor, comes from a commitment to excellence every step of the way.
Ralph Marston
When you do nothing you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
Maya Angelou
The pursuit of perfection prevents achievement of the satisfactory.
George Will
If you really want to break from the pack, you have to risk being perceived to be as eccentric as these people. You have to think exceptionally-a LOT!
John Eliot
We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity.
Lamar Alexander
It is necessary to master Marxist theory and apply it, master it for the sole purpose of applying it. If you can apply the Marxist-Leninist viewpoint in elucidating one or two practical problems, you should be commended and credited with some achievement.
Mao Zedong
No longer a mark of distinction or proof of achievement, a college education is these days a mere rite of passage, a capstone to adolescent party time.
William A. Henry III
As an actor, it’s important to feel for the character, as you will be watched by audience, and when you start feeling your character, you share a sense of happiness and achievement.
Vikrant Massey
Wired gave ‘Duke Nukem Forever’ the first Vaporware Award, and then the next year it won No. 1 vaporware again, and then again and again until Wired decided, you know what? ‘Duke Nukem’ is just going to get the lifetime achievement award for vaporware.
Randy Pitchford
I grew up in a family with three siblings. My parents were always very supportive and encouraging. It was important for them that we have meaningful and satisfying professions, but they didn’t care as much about success and achievement.
Maryam Mirzakhani
Paul had an almost missionary companion. His name was Demas. Paul wrote his entire history in nine words. He says: Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world.
Sterling W Sill
I think protecting your family and giving to them is so important. It’s the most important achievement.
Natalia Vodianova
You can do anything, but not everything.
David Allen
Fighting in a heavier weight class is a big achievement on its own.
Amanda Nunes
I think I feel good as a South African player that people say that we always get into semifinal and lose… this is one of the biggest achievements to get into semifinal. Not many teams do that. For me, it’s a real achievement.
Imran Tahir
There is no tragedy more woeful than the victory of hate, nor any attainment so hopelessly barren as the sterility of that achievement; for hate is finality, and finality is the greatest evil which can happen in a world of movement.
James Stephens
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The three great American vices seem to be efficiency, punctuality, and the desire for achievement and success. They are the things that make the Americans so unhappy and so nervous.
Lin Yutang
It’s always funny to me when people use the phrase ‘Best guitar player in the world’. There are too many variables such as technique, uniqueness, emotional investment in the notes, etc. But If I had to pick one, it would be Tommy Emmanuel. Watching him perform can be a study in artistic and virtuosic human achievement.
Steve Vai
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
George Eliot
Anybody can sympathise with all the sufferings of the pal, nevertheless it involves an extremely great mother nature to sympathise by using a friend’s achievement.
Oscar Wilde
One achieves true human dignity only when one serves. Only he is great who subjects himself to taking part in the achievement of a great task.
Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera
We must not rest until right livelihood is within reach of every human being upon this earth we love and cherish. We all have a role to play in achieving this goal.
A towering theoretical achievement of exceptional elegance…Like most great books, Sociobiology is unpedantic, lucid, and eminently accessible.
Pierre L. van den Berghe
The superior man limits his achievements.
I knew very little or nothing about the Olympics. Having qualified was itself a big achievement for me, and then being there was quite overwhelming. Although I lost in the opening round, but the fact that I fought well was enough for me to take away from Athens.
Vijender Singh
It’s a really big deal to have a star on the Walk of Fame; it feels like an incredible achievement.
Jason Priestley
The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself.
Martin Bashir
It is possible for even the smallest of accolades of achievement to be truly worthwhile without tears and toil?
Mas Oyama
Connecticut’s public schools are among the best in the nation, but there’s more that we can do to close achievement gaps so that we can provide more of our youngest students with the tools they need to achieve careers in leading fields when they become adults.
Ned Lamont
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Barack Obama
Man does work for profit in order to enjoy pain; but in a positive sense, he works to enjoy the excitement and meaning that achievement provides for his own psychological growth and thereby his happiness.
Frederick Herzberg
I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can chew and then chew it.
William C. deMille
Human dignity can be achieved only in the field of ethics, and ethical achievement is measured by the degree in which our actions are governed by compassion and love, not by greed and aggressiveness.
Arnold J. Toynbee
I don’t confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is the higher achievement.
Lois McMaster Bujold
I’m no role model, but I thought if I showed my frailties, which I had turned around into achievement, I could help many others.
Pooja Bhatt
Fame due to the achievements of the mind never perishes.
We achieve more than we know. We know more than we understand. We understand more than we can explain.
Claude Bernard
The chief difference [between totalitarian and free countries] is that only the totalitarians appear clearly to know how they want to achieve that result, while the free world has only its past achievements to show, being by its very nature unable to offer any detailed “plan” for further growth.
Friedrich August von Hayek
For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement.
Viktor E. Frankl
The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement.
Ajahn Chah
Surpassing my achievements feels incredible; I want to replicate that again and again.
Katherine Reutter
I think the cereal milk is my most proud achievement.
Christina Tosi
We know that school readiness programs work, and the best ones work extraordinarily well. They are effective in reducing the achievement gap, which in Connecticut is among the highest in the country.
Elizabeth Esty
And that’s a life, isn’t it? Some achievements and some disappointments. It’s been interesting to me, though I wouldn’t complain or be amazed if others found it less so. Maybe, in a way, Adrian knew what he was doing. Not that I would have missed my own life for anything, you understand. [pp.60-61]
Julian Barnes
Some people may have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. They achieve it. They do not achieve it unwittingly, by “doin’ what comes naturally”; and they don’t stumble into it in the course of amusing themselves. All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.
John W. Gardner
What determines how much time and deliberate practice a child is willing to devote to achievement? Nothing less than her character.
Martin Seligman
When people don’t understand that being uncomfortable is part of the process of achievement, they use the discomfort as a reason not to do. They don’t get what they want. We must learn to tolerate discomfort in order to grow.
Peter McWilliams
The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.
Herbert Croly
The education explosion is producing a vast number of people who want to live significant, important lives but lack the ability to satisfy this craving for importance by individual achievement. The country is being swamped with nobodies who want to be somebodies.
Eric Hoffer
Vanity is a desire of personal glory, the wish to be appreciated, honoured, and run after, not because of one’s personal qualities, merits, and achievements, but because of one’s individual existence. At best, therefore, it is a frivolous beauty whim it befits.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I may not be a big star, but I am appreciated by one and all. I feel that’s an achievement.
I can change. I can live out of my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past
Stephen Covey
The conservative response to modernity is to embrace it, but to embrace it critically, in full consciousness that human achievements are rare and precarious, that we have no God-given right to destroy our inheritance, but must always patiently submit to the voice of order, and set an example of orderly living.
Roger Scruton
Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that’s one of the hardest things to do because you don’t always know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t.
George Lucas
There was not an awareness of pop culture in the household. There was a lot of respect for working hard, and for intellectual and professional achievement.
Sheila Heti
The secret of success is to make your mind work for you – not against you. This means constantly being positive, constantly setting up challenges you can meet – either today, next week, or next month etc.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
All the best artists have shown that the greatest achievement in the production of fine color is the concealment of pigments, and not the parade of them; and we may say the same of execution.
Asher Brown Durand
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand
Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments .
Jim Rohn
Let us in education dream of an aristocracy of achievement arising out of a democracy of opportunity
Thomas Jefferson
We must carry forward the work of the women who came before us and ensure out daughters have no limits on their dreams, no obstacles to their achievements and no remaining ceilings to shatter.
Barack Obama
Analogy pervades all our thinking, our everyday speech and our trivial conclusions as well as artistic ways of expression and the highest scientific achievements.
George Polya
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
W. Clement Stone
Happiness is a man’s greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside.
Erich Fromm
The fact that monasticism preceded the identification of greed as a primal sin is an important reminder that our very ability to name sin is a theological achievement.
Stanley Hauerwas
The competition to get above the rest and be the lead commentator, or whatever you want to call it, is much fiercer than it was when I was starting out. By the same token, there were not as many jobs going back then, so to get one was an achievement in itself.
John Motson
Your obstacles define your achievements, and without those obstacles, you’re just another bland nothing.
Torquil Campbell
Hoyle’s enduring insights into stars, nucleosynthesis, and the large-scale universe rank among the greatest achievements of 20th-century astrophysics. Moreover, his theories were unfailingly stimulating, even when they proved transient.
Fred Hoyle
No one can motivate you to do anything. You motivate yourself, based on information you receive and how directly you can relate it to your own potential achievement.
Mark Barnes
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights… stands as a landmark achievement in the history of human liberty.
George W. Bush
If it’s achievement that you place your value in, you’re never going to achieve enough. If it’s power, you always need to wield power over others. If it’s money, you’ll never be rich enough. But if you do something and are a part of what is happening, then you’re always in it and it’s always enough.
Jason Segel
In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.
Les Brown
My biggest achievement is that I can make a lot of people smile just by my presence, even if it’s a Lux ad.
Shahrukh Khan
If you don’t measure yourself by achievement, how are you going to set achievement levels for other people?
Bing Gordon
Studying the martial Way is like climbing a cliff: keep going forward without rest. Resting is not permissible because it causes recessions to old adages of achievement. Persevering day in, day out improves techniques, but resting one day causes lapses. This must be prevented.
Mas Oyama
I want to see a New Story education, which is not only about intellectual knowledge – not only about measurement – not only about academic achievement. It is also about heart, feelings, emotions, relationship, love, compassion, generosity, beauty. All these values are part of the heart.
Satish Kumar
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
Graham Greene
True achievement in any sphere of action depends upon real ability, and a strong, deep, whole-souled love.
Christian D. Larson
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
Wilson Mizner
Achievements are precious and timeless, just like the precious metal platinum. And what better way to celebrate milestones in your life than with precious platinum.
Vijender Singh
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Robert H. Schuller
No achievement can be higher than that of working in harmony with other nations so that the lash of war may be lifted from our backs and a peace of lasting friendship descend upon us.
Cordell Hull
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.
Robert Bork
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
Paulo Coelho
I’ve always been a big believer that winning a Super Bowl is an outstanding achievement, but that doesn’t really reflect on what type of career that a person has had.
Donovan McNabb
The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
Herbert Croly
I never thought of achievement. I just did what came along for me to do – the thing that gave me the most pleasure.
Eleanor Roosevelt
It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid.
George Jean Nathan
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do you cultivate it? It’s very simple. In the first place by realizing clearly that all mankind is one, that human beings in every country are members of one and the same family.
Dalai Lama
And yet the Nobel Prizes, in singling out individuals, have done a great deal of good in pointing up to the world as a whole and setting forth clearly goals for achievement.
Willard Libby
Governments cannot assume or expect that the ECB will always facilitate their funding independently of the achievement of their fiscal and other policy objectives.
Lucas Papademos
With my academic achievement in high school, I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that’s been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that.
Sonia Sotomayor
A foreign policy aimed at the achievement of total security is the one thing I can think of that is entirely capable of bringing this country to a point where it will have no security at all.
George F. Kennan
The only limits on human achievement are self-imposed.
Denis Waitley
There’s a panic, a rush, to this ‘achievement’ of fame. There’s also the ambivalence of fame: the love of it and the hatred of it. We sometimes hate the famous while, at the same time, straining to achieve fame oneself.
Justine Bateman
Burning Man is a crowning achievement of freedom in festival culture.
Alex Grey
We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums.
Dianne Feinstein
Sovereignty is not negotiated in exchange for anything; to maintain the achievements of the revolution does not depend on a foreign power.
Fidel Castro
Nature has not been lavish in her endowments, but each person has his or her own potential in terms of achievement and service. The awareness of that potential is the discovery of purpose; the fulfillment of that potential is the discovery of strength.
Norman Cousins
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Every one is special. Especially after the disappointment of last year, losing out on the last day, it is a great achievement by the lads.
Ryan Giggs
The hero was distinguished by his achievement; the celebrity by his image or trademark. The hero created himself; the celebrity is created by the media. The hero was a big man; the celebrity is a big name.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It’s no use. I can’t go on. If you do you’re licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
Douglas MacArthur
Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to paradise of the achievement is not easier than any other. There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration, there are daily small deaths.
Martha Graham
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
John D. Rockefeller
In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements of those who are above average, so that the school’s demands will be at a level easily maintained by the majority.
James S. Coleman
Academic achievement was something I’d always sought as a form of reward. Good grades pleased my parents, good grades pleased my teachers; you got them in order to sew up approval.
Caroline Knapp
The credit belongs to those of us who are actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. We strive valiantly and sometimes there’s the triumph of achievement but at the worst, we fail, but at least we fail while daring greatly.” That has really changed my life. Profoundly changed my life.
BrenГ© Brown
For one man who sincerely pities our misfortunes, there are a thousand who sincerely hate our success.
Charles Caleb Colton
No first step can be really great; it must of necessity possess more of prophecy than of achievement; nevertheless it is by the first step that a man marks the value, not only of his cause, but of himself.
Katherine Cecil Thurston
You can’t achieve anything without getting in someone’s way. You can’t be detached and effective.
Abba Eban
History has tongues Has angels has guns has saved has praised Today proclaims Achievements of her exiles long returned Now no more rootless, for whom her printed page Glazes their bruised waste years in one Balancing present sky.
Stephen Spender
Finding the balance between body, mind and spirit is a great achievement.
Rickson Gracie
I … began my career as a wireless amateur. After 43 years in radio, I do not mind confessing that I am still an amateur. Despite many great achievements in the science of radio and electronics, what we know today is far less than what we have still to learn.
David Sarnoff
It is quite an achievement. People of liberal sympathies, stupefied by relativism, have become the apologists for a creedal wave that is racist, misogynist, homophobic, imperialist, and genocidal. To put it another way, they are up the arse of those that want them dead.
Martin Amis
There are no events so disastrous that adroit men do not draw some advantage from them, nor any so fortunate that the imprudent cannot turn to their own prejudice.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The sort of lifetime achievement stuff that I’m getting now is kind of like Tom Sawyer’s funeral because they all know I’m sick. I am getting buildings named after me and awards and stuff.
Sam Simon
What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The greatest and most inspiring mountain climbing achievements in history are not so much stories of individual achievement, but are stories of the extraordinary power of a unified, talented, prepared team that stays loyally committed to one another and to their shared vision to the end.
Stephen Covey
If you ask me why I’ve succeeded it’s because I was in the Royal Marines. You have this unbelievable sense of achievement and of overcoming adversity. That’s the confidence it breeds.
Brian McDermott
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve
This homage has been rendered not to me – for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me – but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius.
Henryk Sienkiewicz
“Normal science” means research firmly based upon one or more past scientific achievements, achievements that some particular scientific community acknowledges for a time as supplying the foundation for its further practice.
Thomas Kuhn
Without the concepts, methods and results found and developed by previous generations right down to Greek antiquity one cannot understand either the aims or achievements of mathematics in the last 50 years. [Said in 1950]
Hermann Weyl
More than specific memories of achievements, for me I remember the feeling you get when you were just at your very best – when you felt like you were floating across the court and could put the ball wherever you wanted.
Guy Forget
It is not by spectacular achievements that man can be transformed, but by will.
Henrik Ibsen
I worry about a lot of things, but I don’t worry about achievements. I worry primarily about whether there are nightclubs in Heaven.
Tom Waits
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.
Mahatma Gandhi
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
Naveen Jain
Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.
Louise Bogan
Without difficulties, life would be like a stream without rocks and curves – about as interesting as concrete. Without problems, there can be no personal growth, no group achievement, no progress of humanity. But what mattes about problems is what one does with them.
Benjamin Hoff
I think every athlete wants to get sponsored. If you do really well in your sport, then I think sponsorship can help you get rewarded in that sense: doing what you can for your sponsor. It’s just another achievement in life.
Bianca Walkden
We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
Charles Kuralt
It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.
James S. Coleman
It is the docile who achieve the most impossible things in this world.
Rabindranath Tagore
(F)or 50 years, the well-meaning leftist agenda has been able to do to blacks what Jim Crow and harsh discrimination could never have done: family breakdown, illegitimacy and low academic achievement.
Walter E. Williams
I think it is a blessing to be known by the name of your character. How many characters can we count on our fingertips? Not many. To be one of them is a big achievement.
Varun Sharma
The shame that comes to us as we see ourselves praised when we are unworthy of it often gives us the occasion to accomplish things that we might never have achieved without such undeserved praise.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The word gap leads to an achievement gap and has life-long consequences
Hillary Clinton
I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on.
Alan Shepard
But when you really believe-in yourself, in your dream-you just have to do everything you possibly can to take control and make your vision a reality. No great achievement happens by luck.
Howard Schultz
And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again.
George Takei
My proudest achievement has been the success of the shows and artists I have been involved with, because they were made in Britain.
Simon Cowell
Let me… remind you that it is only by working with an energy which is almost superhuman and which looks to uninterested spectators like insanity that we can accomplish anything worth the achievement. Work is the keystone of a perfect life. Work and trust in God.
Woodrow Wilson
Except for half a dozen in each town the citizens are proud of that achievement of ignorance which is so easy to come by. To be ‘intellectual’ or ‘artistic’ or, in their own word, to be ‘highbrow,’ is to be priggish and of dubious virtue.
Sinclair Lewis
But if the longing for the achievement of the goal is powerfully alive within us, then shall we not lack the strength to find the means for reaching the goal and for translating it into deeds.
Albert Einstein
I saw ‘Avatar’ and liked it very much. It was a great achievement.
Bernardo Bertolucci
Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.
Muhammad Iqbal
Be sure to set your goals so high that you can’t possibly accomplish them in one lifetime. That way you’ll always have something ahead of you. I made the mistake of setting my goals too low, and now I’m having a hard time coming up with new ones.
Ted Turner
If technology does not liberate all people for the pursuit of higher aspirations in human achievement, then all its technical potential will be meaningless.
Jacque Fresco
I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.
Ray Bradbury
There is a necessary limit to our achievement, but none to our attempt.
Phillips Brooks
I want my sheer work to to speak for my talent and it will be quite an achievement, I believe, if producers and directors look at my work and offer me something.
Sanam Saeed
Don’t be embarrassed by your achievements. Being an overarchiever is nothing despicable. It is only admirable. Never lower your standards.
Martha Stewart
I think it gets overused and tossed around in ways that aren’t true. Every impressive achievement is not genius.
Ron Howard
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Winston Churchill
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.
Ronald Reagan
To win four games in a row at any point in the season for any team in the Premier League is a great achievement.
Kasper Schmeichel
The whole process of being one of the 10 finalists for the ‘Vogue’ Fashion Fund award has to be my biggest achievement to date. Meeting Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, etc., has been an amazing experience that even now gives me goose bumps when I think about it.
Simon Spurr
The things you get fired for when you’re young are the same things that you get lifetime achievement awards for when you’re old.
Francis Ford Coppola
It seemed romantic but also tragic – people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself.
David Millar
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.
Margaret Thatcher
Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement.
William Arthur Ward
Big achievements come one small advantage at a time, one step at a time, one day at time.
Jim Rohn
For the High Achievers, Studying Gave Them The Pleasing, Absorbing Challenge of Flow Percent of the Hours They Spent as It.
Daniel Goleman
You have to be ready for hard work and frugal spending to get the idea off the ground.
Garrett Camp
Hoping and dreaming of a better world are not enough if we are unwilling to work – but when we work towards our dreams, wonderful things can happen.
Lloyd D. Newell
The hero was distinguished by his achievement; the celebrity by his name or trademark.
Daniel J. Boorstin
I will search for hidden talents that I didn’t know I had and do my best to cultivate them. I am grateful for each day, and I will try to use each day as a stepping stone to greater achievements.
Horace Silver
The law requires works of human achievement; the gospel requires faith in Christ’s achievement. The law makes demands and bids us obey; the gospel brings promises and bids us believe.
John Stott
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.
When I write I have no loyalty except to historical truth as I see it and care no more about British achievements and mistakes than any other.
A. J. P. Taylor
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Arnold J. Toynbee
What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind.
Albert Einstein
An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.
Robin Sharma
The virtue of achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this can never know defeat.
A.J. Cronin
I know that bands that haven’t put out a record for 10 years are playing to 20,000 people a night. But that’s not the achievement.
Robert Plant
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
Luc de Clapiers
Many hands and hearts and minds generally contribute to anyone’s notable achievements.
Walt Disney
If we achieve our sustainability targets and no one else follows, we will have failed.
Paul Polman
And I have lived since – as you have – in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.
Lester B. Pearson
For I had rather die in the adventure ot noble achievements, then live in obscure and sluggish security.
Margaret Cavendish
But as a philosopher said, one day after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, after all the scientific and technological achievements, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Sargent Shriver
Our rockets can find Halley’s comet, and fly to Venus with amazing accuracy, but side by side with these scientific and technical triumphs is an obvious lack of efficiency in using scientific achievements for economic needs. Many Soviet household appliances are of poor quality.
Mikhail Gorbachev
The greatest works are done by the ones. The hundreds do not often do much-the companies never; it is the units-the single individuals, that are the power and the might. Individual effort is, after all, the grand thing.
Charles Spurgeon
There has been a great challenge in improving educational achievement. It’s a long-term issue, not a short-term one. It includes everything from getting more parents involved to addressing issues of poverty and improving what happens in the classroom.
Julian Castro
The achievement of nationhood is a product not only of time and circumstance but usually of war and suffering as well.
William Pfaff
Nobody has achievements like this … you cannot name a Canadian prime minister who has done as many significant things as I did, because there are none.
Brian Mulroney
The scale and grandeur of the Russian effort mark it as the greatest military achievement in all history.
Douglas MacArthur
The hero is known for achievements; the celebrity for well-knowns. The hero reveals the possibilities of human nature. The celebrity reveals the possibilities of the press and media. Celebrities are people who make news, but heroes are people who make history. Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
Daniel J. Boorstin
You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
Steve Prefontaine
The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.
J. Philippe Rushton
Every great cause is born from repeated failures and from imperfect achievements.
Maria Montessori
The Olympics is still my greatest achievement… I have many belts, but there is only one Olympic gold.
Oleksandr Usyk
My philosophy is as simple as ever – smoking, drinking, moderate sexual intercourse on a diminishing scale, reading and writing (not arithmetic). I have a selfish absorption in the well-being and achievement of Noel Coward.
Noel Coward
I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Start early!
Shirley Temple
Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time.
Robertson Davies
An impressively researched and documented collection of the finest thought produced by writers throughout the African Diaspora. A magnificent achievement.
Henry Louis Gates
E.U. need to be nurtured and cultivated and protected and fought for because the achievements that we’ve seen on this continent, in contrast to a divided Europe of the previous century, are ones that remind us of how important it is that we work together.
Barack Obama
Thirty-nine was the best year of my life earnings-wise. I paid off my mortgage and felt a massive sense of achievement.
Nicki Chapman
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas A. Edison
I’m usually the first guy to propose a change because I’m continuing my process. We’re in a context, in this business, a context in which most screenplays work on a very modest level of achievement, in that a lot of them aren’t really written by what you would call writers.
William Monahan
“Where there is a will there is a way” is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it and secures its achievement. To think we are able is almost to be so – to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
Samuel Smiles
If I were to look back at my career, I think my greatest achievement is very simple. I’ve been able to make choices where I could glorify God.
Roma Downey
A poet or prose narrator usually looks back on what he has achieved against a backdrop of the years that have passed, generally finding that some of these achievements are acceptable, while others are less so.
Eyvind Johnson
New York is very intense. Every time I go back to New York, I’m starting from scratch. You could have all these achievements – records, a tour – and then you get home and get back to the basics. It whips you into shape.
Nomi Ruiz
This is the great crisis in football now. It’s not just Rangers; it’s a lot of clubs. Big clubs always create more debt despite the huge income they have. It’s almost an achievement, isn’t it? They make so much money, and yet, still, their debts rise and rise and rise. How does that happen? It’s absurd.
Johan Cruyff
The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
Nancy Astor
People don’t really want to know the truth. The truth is that you are all dead in the future, everything that you do has no point, and all of the achievements of the human race are meaningless.
Frederick Lenz
The main thing is to be honest with yourself, know and recognize your limits and attain maximum achievement within them. I would for example get more satisfaction from climbing Snowdon, which I know I could, than from attempting Everest, which I couldn’t.
Stirling Moss
When you give a man a dole you deny him his dignity, and when you deny him his dignity you rob him his destiny.
Zig Ziglar
The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values.
Phyllis Schlafly
Whatever he does in office, no man can live up to the high expectations of the world, but we have been changed by his election. Obama’s inauguration is a historic global achievement, a major milestone in the journey of a powerful nation.
Des Browne
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Thomas A. Edison
My father’s biggest achievement with us as children was that he taught us that everyone is human and equal, even your enemy has the same needs and wants that you do: understanding, love, inclusion.
Rula Jebreal
Sport is about achievements. Art is to be touch and touch others in a personal level.
Donnie Burns
From the very start of my career, it was clear to me that achievement was built on discipline.
Max Schmeling
No technological achievements can mitigate the disappointment of modern man, his loneliness, his feeling of inferiority, and his fear of war, revolution and terror. Not only has our generation lost faith in Providence but also in man himself, in his institutions and often in those who are nearest to him.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The art of achievement is the art of making life – your life – a masterpiece.
Wilferd Peterson
Promise yourself you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible. Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best in yourself and others. Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future.
John Wooden
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. Think on paper and write them down!
Brian Tracy
For, of course, being a girl, one’s whole dignity and meaning in life consisted in the achievement of an absolute, a perfect, a pure and noble freedom. What else did a girl’s life mean?
D. H. Lawrence
Fact is, awards shows were never really about recognizing achievement. They were a publicity ploy cooked up in the late 1920s by MGM topper Louie Mayer and his newly formed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which was itself, back in the day, nothing but a front organization to discourage unionizing.
John Ridley
Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activities that once filled people’s daily lives with a sense of achievement.
B. F. Skinner
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
Agnes Repplier
What college is all about is some kind of 4-year game about who is going to end up with the highest grades. And I don’t mean to say that academic achievement isn’t important. But it is, after all, a means to an end.
Derek Bok
America is an unlikely place – a country built on defiance of the odds; on a belief in the impossible. And I remind you of this because as you set out to live your own stories of success and achievement, it’s now your turn to help keep it this way.
Barack Obama
I don’t know all the reasons for these achievements, but I know that I love what I do and I have never wanted to rest on my laurels.
Ahmed H. Zewail
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
Napoleon Hill
If it’s advisable to never share own problems with others as sages say that majority don’t care, then it’s more sensible to never brag of own achievements as their attitude is likely to remain the same.
There’s a way to do it better – find it.
Thomas A. Edison
If you ask me why I’ve succeeded, it’s because I was in the Royal Marines. You have this unbelievable sense of achievement and of overcoming adversity. That’s the confidence it breeds.
Brian McDermott
I think it’s always a really stupid thing to base your achievement on someone else. I just want to base it on myself… do something that I can be proud of, and then I’ll be happy.
Bronte Campbell
Failures, repeated failures, are sign-posts on the road to achievement. The only time you don’t want to fail is the last time you try something (and it works).
Charles Kettering
There is no truth to the rumors that we hate each other. I have no ill feeling for [Britney Spears] and vice versa. I am proud of all the achievements she has made in her career, she is a very hard-working person. I have nothing but love for her.
Christina Aguilera
Slumdog Millionaire has been a great achievement. It has opened the doors of Hollywood for Indian cinema.
Payal Rohatgi
The prosperity and advancement of a nation depend upon its intelligentsia, and Muslim India is looking forward to her young generation and education classes to give a bold lead for our guidance and a brilliant record of histrorical achievements and traditions.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Wealth to us is not mere material for vainglory but an opportunity for achievement; and poverty we think it no disgrace to acknowledge but a real degredation to make no effort to overcome.
Desiring to excel is not a sin. It is motivation that determines ambition’s character. Our Lord never taught against the urge to high achievement, but He did expose and condemn unworthy motivation.
J. Oswald Sanders
Only the development of his inner powers can offset the dangers inherent in man’s losing control of the tremendous natural forces at his disposal and becoming the victim of his own achievements.
Roberto Assagioli
He who understands Archimedes and Apollonius will admire less the achievements of the foremost men of later times.
Gottfried Leibniz
Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.
Norman Vincent Peale
The Apollo program certainly had no real commercial value. It was done for very different reasons and, I think, very good reasons for the time. It’s an extraordinary achievement of mankind, but it wasn’t sustainable.
Jeff Bezos
There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts.
John F. Kennedy
Amazingly enough, athletic achievement is one of those things that seems larger than life at points. I think we all look to sport for inspirations.
John Cena
The victory of democracy in South Africa is the common achievement of all humanity.
Nelson Mandela
Don’t be in a rush to get big. Be in a rush to have a great product.
Eric Ries
Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize the immense riches accumulated by the human race. By underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.
Claude Levi-Strauss
Although it’s a brilliant achievement, 100 centuries doesn’t mean anything to me.
Judd Trump
Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.
Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible.
Charles Stanley
The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful.
Alfred Adler
This (scanning project) is our chance to one-up the Greeks! It is really possible with the technology of today, not tomorrow. We can provide all the works of humankind to all the people of the world. It will be an achievement remembered for all time, like putting a man on the moon.
Brewster Kahle
Willingness opens the doors to knowledge, direction, and achievement. Be willing to know, be willing to do, be willing to create a positive result. Be willing, especially, to follow your dream.
Peter McWilliams
Life is not a check-list of acquisition or achievement.
J. K. Rowling
I was born and grew up in the greatest, the noblest achievement of the human race on this planet – which was called the United States of America.
Howard Fast
It seems quite proper to fear achievement, which, after all, is proof that you’ve successfully moved an experience from the delightfully anticipated future into the forever and sadly lost past. Avoid as long as you can the ultimate indignity: a lifetime achievement award.
Terry Rossio
Time is inelastic and inflexible. Time is indispensable. No achievement is possible without time.
Brian Tracy
Large portions of life’s disappointments are individuals who did not understand that they were so near achievement when they surrendered.
Thomas A. Edison
Schools should look behind classroom doors and determine the factors that contribute to the kinds of interactions between teachers and students that promote student achievement.
James Heckman
The highest level of achievement is attained by the teams with the best conditioned players
Jack Ramsay
May we all, as a nation of believers, fight for the achievement of America, may we make sacrifices worthy of those proud men and women who fought for us, labored for us, bled soil from the beaches of Normandy to the fields of Gettysburg for us.
Cory Booker
Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies. Plus allies in learning.
Carol S. Dweck
Self – development should be a perpetual process. In life you are either growing or rotting. You’re moving forward or backwards; there is no standing still.
Al Duncan
Take a look at those two open hands of yours. They are tools with which to serve, make friends, and reach out for the best in life. Open hands open the way to achievement put them to work today.
Wilferd Peterson
I mean, one thing I know about change is we are not going to close the achievement gap without educators.
Margaret Spellings
The Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, I want to improve it. I want to build on it, get the costs down, get prescription drug costs down. Senator Sanders wants us to start all over again. This was a major achievement of President [Barack] Obama, of our country. It is helping people right now.
Hillary Clinton
If you’re willing to fail interestingly, you tend to succeed interestingly.
Edward Albee
Whatever comes to us in life we create first in our mentality. As the building is a reality in all its details in the architects mind before a stone or brick is laid, so we create mentally everything which later becomes a reality in our achievement.
Orison Swett Marden
How dare you, unless you can hold up your own life as a model of rectitude, achievement, and halcyon happiness, open your mouth about the stubborn secrets of living?
Celestine Sibley
John Cougar Mellencamp – I didn’t like him in the beginning. I liked some of the stuff around the ‘Scarecrow’ period. I go back and forth on him all the time, but I think he’s a good artist. I don’t know if he’s a great artist or not, but he rose above his original level of achievement.
Robert Hilburn
I came here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute of my life. Nor to any part of my energy. Nor to any achievement of mine. No matter who makes the claim, how large their number or how great their need. I wished to come here and say that I am a man who does not exist for others.” – Howard Roark
Ayn Rand
Self esteem comes from achievements. Not from lax standards and false praise.
Condoleezza Rice
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
George Bernard Shaw
Great performers are, by definition, abnormal; they strive throughout their entire careers to separate themselves from the pack.
John Eliot
The jealousy that arises from another’s achievement is overcome by developing an awareness of and admiration for one’s own and other’s achievement.
Dalai Lama
Music to me is mankind’s greatest possible achievement because look at all the good it does.
Henry Rollins
These are some of my awards – an Ivor Novello, a Variety Club Silver Heart, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. I also have a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and a street named after me in Brooklyn where I used to live.
Neil Sedaka
I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy.
Marco Pierre White
For great things do not done just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.
Vincent Van Gogh
I always thought I should be treated like a star.
Madonna Ciccone
The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets – an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.
Fredric Jameson
Lemon Tree is well worth seeing as a first-class artistic achievement bridging two civilizations.
Andrew Sarris
Most people aren’t unsuccessful in life because they don’t know what to do. They are unsuccessful because they don’t DO what they know how to do. Knowledge is power IF…you use it.
Al Duncan
Why is it that any technological and scientific achievement reached in the Middle East regions is translated into and portrayed as a threat to the Zionist regime? Is not scientific R&D one of the basic rights of nations?
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Increased physical activity during the school day can help children’s attention, classroom behavior, and achievement test scores. Meanwhile, the decline of play is closely linked to ADHD; behavioral problems; and stunted social, cognitive, and creative development.
Darell Hammond
People who take no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.
Thomas B. Macaulay
The human species took a crucial step forward when its vocal musculature came under operant control in the production of speech sounds. Indeed, it is possible that all the distinctive achievements of the species can be traced to that one genetic change.
B. F. Skinner
The great enemy of achievement is a schedule already full.
Robert Breault
All one can do is to achieve nakedness, to be what one is with all one’s faculties and perceptions, strengthened by all the skill which one can acquire. And then to stand before the judgement of time.
Stephen Spender
There is very little doubt, in my mind, that what the next monumental achievement of humanity will be the first landing by an Earthling, a human being, on the planet Mars.
Buzz Aldrin
Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries.
Albert Einstein
The most important thing is to be successful on the field. Being second in the world is an unbelievable achievement. But for me, as a coach, you want to be the best – you get nothing for being second. We want to be the best in our field.
Phil Neville
Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.
Gabriel Marcel
The power of “can’t”: The word “can’t” makes strong people weak, blinds people who can see, saddens happy people, turns brave people into cowards, robs a genius of their brilliance, causes rich people to think poorly, and limits the achievements of that great person living inside us all.
Robert Kiyosaki
What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ – not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.
Daniel Goleman
He who bears in his heart a cathedral to be built is already victorious. He who seeks to become sexton of a finished cathedral is already defeated.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I’m a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it’s about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us.
Jack Canfield
Something happens when you become an elder rock & roller and you’re still functioning. People start to give you awards and recognize achievements. It’s the life achievement period of your career.
Geddy Lee
Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.
Carol S. Dweck
We’re looking for people out there who have demonstrated that they are leaders, have track records of achievement, and want to be part of a force… of a much larger force of determined people who want to bring about, ultimately, institutional change.
Wendy Kopp
So, no matter what your personal aspiration, it is important to articulate it and implant it firmly in your heart and mind. Determined mental and emotional focus will invariably manifest the achievement of your desire more quickly than anything else.
Dannion Brinkley
The higher the social class of other students the higher any given student’s achievement.
James S. Coleman
The body of economic knowledge is an essential element in the structure of human civilization; it is the foundation upon which modern industrialism and all the moral, intellectual, technological, and therapeutical achievements of the last centuries have been built.
Ludwig von Mises
One of the great tragedies we witness almost daily is the tragedy of men of high aim and low achievement. Their motives are noble. Their proclaimed ambition is praiseworthy. Their capacity to achieve is great. But their discipline is weak. They succumb to indolence. Appetite robs them of will.
Gordon B. Hinckley
It is the minority that has stood in the vain of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world.
John Bartholomew Gough
Were I asked to define it, I should reply that archeology is that science which enables us to register and classify our knowledge of the sum of man’s achievement in those arts and handicrafts whereby he has, in time past, signalized his passage from barbarism to civilization.
Amelia B. Edwards
Raise your limits as high as you dare and then take them a little further.
Tony Clark
I always thought there was some place I was going, that there was some success or some achievement or some box-office number that was going to fill the hole. And what I realize is that life is a hole. It’s a process of continually trying to find and reinvent myself.
Will Smith
There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement.
Eric Hoffer
Every achievement, every step forward in knowledge, is the consequence of courage, of toughness towards oneself, of sincerity to oneself
Friedrich Nietzsche
It is time to celebrate the New Black Americans – those who have sealed the Deal, who aren’t beholden to liberal indulgence any more than they are to the disdain of the hard Right. It is time to praise blacks who are merely undeniable in their individuality and exemplary in their levels of achievement.
John Ridley
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
Henry David Thoreau
There is that much to be done that no select or small portion of people can do; only the greater mass of the Irish nation will ensure the achievement of a Socialist Republic, and this can only be done by hard work and sacrifice.
Bobby Sands
Institutions are essential in order to preserve the achievement of the past, but the original creative impulse in every age comes from the amateur, the rebel, the breaker of idols.
Robert Gordis
After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools – except for penmanship, which was not my forte.
Vernon L. Smith
We’re so used to presenting ourselves and getting approval according to our achievements that it’s difficult to be authentic and trust that we’ll be accepted just as we are.
Tara Brach
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Alfred North Whitehead
The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.
Eckhart Tolle
Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement.
Max Beckmann
Films and life are like clay, waiting for us to mold it. And when you trust your own insides and that becomes achievement, it’s a kind of principle that seems to me is at work with everyone. God bless that principle. God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it.
Shirley MacLaine
Many of the wonderful achievements of the 20th century were the result of the pursuit of profits. Unfortunately, demagoguery has led to profits becoming a dirty word. Nonprofit is seen as more righteous, particularly when people pompously stand before us and declare, ‘We’re a nonprofit organization.’
Walter E. Williams
We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?
Jawaharlal Nehru
The main achievement of economics is that it has provided a theory of peaceful human cooperation. This is why the harbingers of violent conflict have branded it as a dismal science and why this age of wars, civil wars, and destruction has no use for it.
Ludwig von Mises
The most important rule is to formulate, clearly and precisely, the goal to be reached, and then to retain it unswervingly in mind throughout all the stages of the execution, which are often long and complex.
Roberto Assagioli
To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one’s ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.
Bruce McLaren
Ann Sjoerdsma has successfully blended the fascinating story of her illustrious father’s scientific achievements [in wide-ranging] drug research, with an enjoyable historic account of the astounding progress of biomedical science during the second half of the 20th century.
Arvid Carlsson
Often, when you’ve reached a very high level of achievement, you almost become paralyzed by the idea that anything you might do might be imperfect. Perfection is just the striving, the effort, the struggle, but it’s hard to remember that.
Gelsey Kirkland
There is no short cut to a place worth going.
Beverly Sills
The backside of heroism is often rather sad; women and servants know that. They know also that the heroism may be no less real for that. But achievement is smaller than men think. What is large is the sky, the earth, the sea, the soul.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Bobby Charlton’s record was quite substantial. I couldn’t think anybody would beat that. It is an achievement par excellence.
Alex Ferguson
I count Maxwell and Einstein, Eddington and Dirac, among “real” mathematicians. The great modern achievements of applied mathematics have been in relativity and quantum mechanics, and these subjects are at present at any rate, almost as “useless” as the theory of numbers.
G. H. Hardy
To me, it’s always what’s next and I think that’s what drives most very successful people. It’s never about the money. I mean that’s a way of keeping score. It’s about achievement and it’s about winning a game and it’s about upping the ante.
Donny Deutsch
First of all, a man, whether seeking achievement on the athletic field or in business, must want to win. He must feel that the thing he is doing is worthwhile; so worthwhile that he is willing to pay the price of success to attain distinction.
Branch Rickey
How great it is when we come to know that times of disappointment can be followed by joy; that guilt over falling short of our ideals can be replaced by pride in doing all that we can; and that anger can be channeled into creative achievements… and into dreams that we can make come true.
Fred Rogers
I’m aware how special an achievement 100 caps is because of the players that have come before me and the amount they’ve given to English cricket.
Stuart Broad
Among all the ‘awards’ that I have hitherto collected, I consider the title of ‘patita’ or ‘fallen woman’ to be the highest. This is an achievement of my long-struggling life as a writer and as a woman.
Taslima Nasrin
I think my biggest achievement is still going out on the road and wanting to make music on the road. It doesn’t matter to me that I am still travelling around because I just love everything about it, I love the lifestyle, and I love being on stage.
Katie Melua
Great performers welcome pressure.
John Eliot
Many social practices essential to the welfare of the species involve the control of one person by another, and no one can suppress them who has any concern for human achievements
B. F. Skinner
There are, no doubt, as many conceptualizations of the good life as there are lives that aspire to it, but surely one of the most important pathways to its achievement begins with the desire to seek what is good – for the self, for those we love, for ‘our neighbor,’ for our earth.
Maryanne Wolf
Sexually,Woman is Nature’s contrivance for perpetuating its highest achievement.
George Bernard Shaw
Confidence is a resolute state of mind by which you believe nothing is impossible.
John Eliot
I’m proud of my works. But there’s not one thing that I can put my finger on and say, “That is my greatest achievement. That’s my proudest moment.” That’s so tricky to me.
Jamie Bell
When it was suggested to Pasteur that many of his great achievements depended on luck, he replied – I’m sure with more than a little irritation – ‘In the field of observation in science, fortune only favours the prepared mind.’ It is not by chance that it is always the great scientists who have the luck.
Lewis Wolpert
We all recognize that in recent decades, many important achievements have helped create a cleaner, healthier environment, yet our national needs in environmental health are not being fully met.
Samuel Wilson
I sometimes wonder how many of these lifetime achievement awards you can accept before you have to do the decent thing and die.
James Taylor
Varied are the ideas of what constitutes “success,” e.g. money, position, power, achievement, honours, and the like. But these are not open to every man-nor do they bring what is real success, namely, happiness.
Robert Baden-Powell
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
William Hazlitt
Industry in art is a necessity – not a virtue – and any evidence of the same, in the production, is a blemish, not a quality; a proof, not of achievement, but of absolutely insufficient work, for work alone will efface the footsteps of work.
James Whistler
The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
Alexander Graham Bell
My father’s biggest achievement was to motivate the South Korean people, to show them we could become prosperous if we worked hard. He taught me to love my country, and serve my country.
Park Geun-hye
All great success and achievement is preceded and accompanied by hard, hard, work. When in doubt, ‘try harder.’ And if that doesn’t work, try harder still!
Brian Tracy
We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.
B. F. Skinner
Achievement is not last, disappointment is not deadly: It is the mettle to proceed with that matters.
Winston Churchill
Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.
Vera Nazarian
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
Steve Young
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
Tony Robbins
Coming to the civil rights movement in the twentieth century, we begin to have this idea that’s still with us today, which is that the main purpose of public education is closing achievement gaps.
Dana Goldstein
Pro Football Hall of Famer is something that everyone recognizes as the pinnacle of any achievement in sport. All the fame and all the recognition that we single out in various industries, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is really special.
John Riggins
A child’s greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will become her basic level of real action.
Lev S. Vygotsky
The trouble with being number one in the world – in anything- is that it takes a certain mentality to attain that position, and that is something of a driving, perfectionist attitude, so that once you do achieve number one, you don’t relax and enjoy it.
Billie Jean King
Certain music, jazz in particular, has the ability to make you a better citizen of the world. It helps you expand your world view and gives you more confidence in your cultural achievements. Improvisational jazz teaches you about yourself while the swing in jazz teaches you how to work with others
Wynton Marsalis
Any honest examination of the national life proves how far we are from the standard of human freedom with which we began. The recovery of this standard demands of everyone who loves this country a hard look at himself, for the greatest achievements must begin somewhere, and they always begin with the person.
James A. Baldwin
Concentrate on your goals. Do not allow other thoughts to enter your mind. If you allow them to, other things could take your concentration away from your ultimate aim.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
It’s great to get an ‘F’, but you also want to give the sense that there’s something outside achievement. I’ve seen a lot of so-called high-achievers who don’t feel they’ve achieved much.
Alain de Botton
I happily watch movies made on the life and achievement of others.
Sudha Murty
The process of achievement comes through repeated failures and the constant struggle to climb to a higher level.
John C. Maxwell
We know the good, we apprehend it clearly; but we can’t bring it to achievement.
Be not diverted from your duty by any idle reflections the silly world may make upon you, for their censures are not in your power and should not be at all your concerns.
With massive doses of eye-popping special effects I applaud the visual achievements in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’
Leonard Maltin
It’s a great achievement for a 29-year-old to play 100 Tests.
Brian Lara
Democracy is always a beckoning goal, not a safe harbor. For freedom is an unremitting endeavor, never a final achievement.
Felix Frankfurter
Unlikely accomplishments are borne out of single-minded purposefulness. Future superstars don’t get there by keeping part of their heart in reserve.
John Eliot
Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other’s achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain.
Fred Rogers
In all sectors of society there should be roughly equal prospects of culture and achievement for everyone similarly motivated and endowed. The expectations of those with the same abilities and aspirations should not be affected by their social class.
John Rawls
One can say, looking at the papers in this symposium, that the elucidation of the genetic code is indeed a great achievement. It is, in a sense, the key to molecular biology because it shows how the great polymer languages, the nucleic acid language and the protein language, are linked together.
Francis Crick
Turgenev’s achievement lies in how he succeeded, in spite of himself, his country, and his time, in exempting his work from public duty. This has given it that unnameable quality that makes every sentence true, every silence trustworthy.
Hisham Matar
We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black.
Shirley Temple
I would much rather be known as the mother of a great son than the author of a great book or the painter of a great masterpiece.
Rose Kennedy
If you believe, then you have already taken the first step towards your achievement.
Rickson Gracie
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Oscar Wilde
The State of Israel will prove itself not by material wealth, not by military might or technical achievement, but by its moral character and human values.
David Ben-Gurion
We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievment.
Richard J. Daley
Cultivate Curiosity. If you really want to grow in your lifetime, learn to be as inquisitive as a child. Curious people are never bored, and for them life becomes an unending study of joy.
Tony Robbins
The way of the world is to bloom and to flower and die but in the affairs of men there is no waning and the noon of his expression signals the onset of night. His spirit is exhausted at the peak of its achievement. His meridian is at once his darkening and the evening of his day.
Cormac McCarthy
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.
Napoleon Hill
Texas is a national leader in education reform and student achievement. Through our college- and career-ready standards and assessments, strong school accountability, and a focus on educator development, we have created an education system that prepares our students for success after graduation.
Rick Perry
We have laid the foundation for a better life. Things that were unimaginable a few years ago have become everyday reality. I belong to the generation of leaders for whom the achievement of democracy was the defining challenge.
Nelson Mandela
Science can be effective in the national welfare only as a member of a team, whether the conditions be peace or war. But without scientific progress no amount of achievement in other directions can insure our health, prosperity, and security as a nation in the modern world.
Vannevar Bush
You get that air of satisfaction from achievement. It makes you feel good. We are only here for a very short time, and so you’re crazy if you don’t go out and try to milk it to the greatest extent you can.
Gerry Harvey
Polarizing is the greatest achievement in any art form, even in cinema.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Many expanded-time schools have generated extraordinary results. In some cases, they have completely closed the achievement gap, all while installing curricula with a richness rivaled only by elite private schools and those in the most upscale suburbs.
Chris Gabrieli
Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The level of achievement that we have at anything, is a reflection, of how well, we were able to focus on it. Because the only thing that’s holding you back, is the way you’re thinking.
Steve Vai
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It’s not interesting to achieve; the ways of achievement are interesting.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
If you dont measure yourself by achievement, how are you going to set achievement levels for other people?
Bing Gordon
If I’ve learned nothing else, it’s that time and practice equal achievement.
Andre Agassi
To spend life for something which outlasts it.
William James
The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
Omar N. Bradley
There is no such thing as spiritual achievement; it is simply an awareness intrinsic to all of life.
Frederick Lenz
Celebrate your child’s achievement, then rotate it when the next mini-masterpiece comes along. Then chuck the old picture. Don’t worry that you’re throwing away a memory. Your children will remember your praise more than they will remember the picture with macaroni and glitter glued on it.
Niecy Nash
Records are just moments of achievement. They’re like receipts for work done. Time goes on and people keep playing music.
Bill Laswell
As we take stock of this century of achievement, Ulster Unionists have every reason to feel proud.
David Trimble
Man’s achievements rest upon the use of symbols…. we must consider ourselves as a symbolic, semantic class of life, and those who rule the symbols, rule us.
Alfred Korzybski
Outer achievements should be expressions of inner abundance, not compensation for inner poverty.
The richly cadenced prose is hypnotic, the research prodigious, the analysis acute, the mood spellbinding, and the cast of characters mythic in scale. I cannot conceive of a better book about Capitol Hill. An unforgettable, epic achievement in the art of biography.
Ron Chernow
Before the deed comes the thought. Before the achievement comes the dream. Every mountain we climb, we first climb in our mind.
Royal Robbins
Cry within. Meditate within. Dive within. Your inner achievements will far outweigh your outer imperfections.
Sri Chinmoy
If you care to be a master or to make a true success of your profession, the smallest detail of your work must be done with thoroughness. To be thorough in medicine means that in the ever alluring present, we do not forget the past.
David Murray Cowie
Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
Bo Bennett
Winning is more fun than any personal stat achievement.
Luke Kuechly
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.
Saint Augustine
Everyone is shy – it is the inborn modesty that makes us able to live in harmony with other creatures and our fellows. Achievement comes not by denying shyness but, occasionally, by setting it aside and letting pride and perspiration come first.
Kirkpatrick Sale
A good game gives us meaningful accomplishment – clear achievement that we don’t necessarily get from real life. In a game, you’ve beaten level four, the boss monster is dead, you have a badge, and now you have a super laser sword. Real life isn’t like that, right?
Jesse Schell
Small daily – seemingly insignificant – improvements and innovations lead to staggering achievements over time.
Robin Sharma
To be calm is the highest achievement of the best of what you have.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Integrity is critical to our lives – and to our dreams of achievement. We must remember that without integrity, nothing else matters and that with integrity, nothing else matters.
Jon Huntsman, Sr.
Carry your most important goal in your wallet”.
Jack Canfield
You start to get nervous when the value of a comic book or graphic novel is relative to the achievements of some other medium.
Adrian Tomine
Those Victorians: endlessly fascinating, broad in their learning, heroic in their achievements, in parts completely mad.
Simon Heffer
Art means something very rare, an extraordinary achievement.
Wayne Thiebaud
I would say that awards are for children. Because children need a tangible representation of their achievement. And as adults, you have to settle for the respect and admiration of your peers.
T. J. Miller
The Ballon d’Or nomination is a good achievement for Pogba.
Massimiliano Allegri
Air pollution is not merely a nuisance and a threat to health. It is a reminder that our most celebrated technological achievements-the automobile, the jet plane, the power plant, industry in general, and indeed the modern city itself-are, in the environment, failures.
Barry Commoner
A wise man once said that any human being is capable of infinite achievement, so long as it’s not the work they’re supposed to be doing.
K.J. Parker
Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements – it’s not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
Adam Clayton
Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
Scott Hamilton
To a large degree, since the beginning of time, charisma or the lack of it has impacted upon those in quest of acclaim. As media expands, this has become ever more vital. Thus, demeanor if unappealing, can defeat one’s likelihood of success, causing the death of prospects whilst they are still embryonic.
John Donne
Democracy is never a final achievement. It is a call to an untiring effort.
John F. Kennedy
A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement: “Do it yourself” is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials.
Louis Kronenberger
I firmly believe that volunteering is good for our society and brings communities together. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get involved in your local community, to meet new people and to gain a sense of pride and achievement.
Boris Johnson
Sanity is surely not about normality in the statistical sense: it is about an eternal and natural idea of the healthy personality – which indeed may be a rare achievement.
Michael Leunig
Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone.
Edward de Bono
Focus on one goal allowed the achievement of many desires.
Mario Teguh
Resistance is a powerful motivator precisely because it enables us to fulfill our longing to achieve our goals while letting us boldly recognize and name the obstacles to those achievements.
Derrick Bell
Focus all your attention and energy on the achievement of the objectives you are involved with right now.
Denis Waitley
If they want to take all the belts, they can take them, but they’ll never take what I’ve done and my achievements.
Tyson Fury
Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
Expectation is the springboard of achievement.
Ngaio Marsh
It’s sad that grandkids show up at the end of obituaries, way behind the list of work place achievements, social clubs and survivors. Why last? If you’ve got grandkids, you know they’re first when it comes to the joy in your life.
Regina Brett
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden
Jesus tended to honor the losers of this world, not the winners. Our modern culture extravagantly rewards beauty, athletic skill, wealth, and artistic achievement, qualities which seemed to impress Jesus not at all.
Philip Yancey
Now I am a genius; before that I was a drudge.
Niccolo Paganini
Even if it does not become cashless economy, it will become a less cash economy, and I think that itself is going to be a good and big achievement, and I think we are, as a country, gone through many of large changes, and ICICI has been a leader in many of them.
Chanda Kochhar
Mankind’s greatest achievements are found on thank you notes, not resumes.
Wes Fesler
A positive self image and healthy self esteem is based on approval, acceptance and recognition from others; but also upon actual accomplishments, achievements and success upon the realistic self confidence which ensues.
Abraham Maslow
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
Thomas Carlyle
My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.
Denise Van Outen
You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.
Joe Paterno
In this world, the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive. Even when they are wrong they are positive, and that is the way of achievement, correction, improvement, and success. Educated, eye-open optimism pays.
David Landes
To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves is one and the same thing.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Most remember the groundbreaking first in sports; few remember the third or fourth to follow in those tracks. That’s not downplaying anyone’s achievements but rather recognizing that there comes a time when simply being there is no longer good enough for the record books.
LZ Granderson
Learning how to swim is the biggest achievement for me, as it helped me get rid of hydrophobia. Now I have become a complete water baby.
Nia Sharma
My ability to persuade my wife to marry me was quite my most brilliant achievement … Of course, it would have been impossible for any ordinary man to have got through what I had to go through in peace and war without the devoted aid of what we call, in England, one’s better half.
Winston Churchill
Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.
Robert Frost
To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge! To do the will of God is the greatest achievement.
George W Truett
The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.
Neil Armstrong
Honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards are very encouraging. I know that it might sound strange that a writer who has published many books still needs encouragement, but this is true.
Joyce Carol Oates
Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.
Charles Spurgeon
In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
Mao Zedong
The achievement of Tahrir Square wasn’t just its grand political movement but the tiny personal battles fought and won against the frictions wearing down Egyptian society: between religions, classes, sexes, and generations.
Shereen El Feki
We have killed our souls with comfort instead of seeking fulfillment and achievement.
Dean Karnazes
The burden of being black is that you have to be superior just to be equal. But the glory of it is that, once you achieve, you have achieved, indeed.
Jesse Jackson
It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Winston Churchill
The accession to power in Pyongyang of Kim Jong Un, son of Kim Jong Il and grandson of Kim Il Sung, is a unique achievement in world politics.
Elliott Abrams
Never deter from your path of determination and commitment. There may be obstacle but never fret. These obstacles are to make you more strong and committed to spread your wings of determination so that you can fly higher and higher to touch the sky of achievement.
Anil Sinha
The woman who truly intends to live a good life is already living phenomenally since intent is part of the achievement.
Maya Angelou
I consider every step towards doing what you love an achievement.
Irena A. Hoffman
What I argue is that talk of knowledge plays an important role in theories within cognitive ethology. The idea is this. First, one sees cognitive ethologists arguing that we need to attribute propositional attitudes to some animals in order to explain the sophistication of their cognitive achievements.
Hilary Kornblith
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Michel de Montaigne
I want our children in America to know the limits of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.
Melania Trump
Mindfulness, though so highly praised and capable of such great achievements, is not at all a “mystical” state, beyond the ken and reach of the average person. It is, on the contrary, something quite simple and common, and very familiar to us.
Nyanaponika Thera
The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough.
Ezra Taft Benson
While tenderness of feeling and susceptibility to generous emotions are accidents of temperament, goodness is an achievement of the will and a quality of the life.
James Russell Lowell
But, in history, practical usefulness never determines the moral value of an achievement. Only the person who increases the knowledge humanity has about itself and enhances its creative consciousness permanently enriches humanity.
Stefan Zweig
The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement – particularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone – I think it’s narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.
James Woods
Brings [O’Brian’s] achievement to a new height….Such is O’Brian’s power to possess the imagination that I found I was living in his world as much as my own, wanting to know what happens next. That is the real test. Any contemporary novelist should recognize in Patrick O’Brian a Master of the Art.
Alan Judd
Once you’ve experienced the warmth of an audience, the achievement of getting your first laugh, and entertaining them, singing or playing piano, it just keeps it all going.
Bruce Forsyth
O Nanak, the worldly achievements and glory is worthy of being burnt in the fire if it causes one to forget God. Usually these worldly things has caused mortals to forget the the Name of the Lord. Not even one of them will go along with you in the end.
Guru Angad
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Norman Vincent Peale
Remember, results aren’t the criteria for success — it’s the effort made for achievement that is most important.
John Wooden
Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
David Rockefeller
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson
Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go.
The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure– fearlessness and achievement.
Joseph Campbell
The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records.
Richard Thompson
A look at the past reminds us of how great is the distance, and how short, over which we have come. The past makes us ask what we have done with us. It makes us ask whether our very achievements are not ironical counterpoint and contrast to our fundamental failures.
Robert Penn Warren
Fans today don’t only care about achievement, but about good looks, good public appearance and good lifestyle.
Herbert Hainer
Space station is, it really is one of the more, if not the most, impressive technological achievement of the modern day, not only in what we’ve accomplished engineering-wise but what we’ve accomplished on this international scale, because anybody will tell you that half the challenge is making it all work.
Kevin A. Ford
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Les Brown
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
Brian Tracy
As a builder, you don’t get many stats or achievements, but you get a lot of rewards seeing those players succeed.
Peter Karmanos, Jr.
Achievement builds character.
Tom Landry
Let your desire for truth transcend all minor considerations. Ignorance is invariably confident. The man of knowledge learns to realize his own needs. Be honest and severe in your self-appraisal. Learn the art of learning, and you are well on the way to achievement. True greatness is reflective, not assertive.
Grenville Kleiser
And we will all go together when we go. What a comforting fact that is to know. Universal bereavement, An inspiring achievement, Yes, we will all go together when we go.
Tom Lehrer
Because of my personal history, my professional skills and my business achievements, I am a man nobody can expect to compare himself with.
Silvio Berlusconi
The Olympics are very important only if you gain a medal, and that’s a very difficult achievement.
Dominic Thiem
People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trait in common. They know all the reasons for failure, and have what they believe to be air-tight alibis to explain away their own lack of achievement.
Napoleon Hill
The point is not that the resurrection is the price paid for our sins. The point point is that the resurrection proves the death of Jesus is an all-sufficient price. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then his death was a failure, God did not vindicate his sin-bearing achievement, and we are still in our sins.
John Piper
Literature remains alive only if we set ourselves immeasurable goals, far beyond all hope of achievement. Only if poets and writers set themselves tasks that no one else dares imagine will literature continue to have a function.
Italo Calvino
Effort is admirable. Achievement is valuable.
Morton Blackwell
Years ago, manhood was an opportunity for achievement, and now it is a problem to be overcome.
Garrison Keillor
The more you dream the more you achieve.
Michael Phelps
My greatest achievement so far is that I’ve been able to continue with my normal life. I love what I do, but more so, I’m glad to have people who care about me close by.
Kim Smith
Valued achievements connect to people at a deeper level—and a deeper level can change behavior that is generally very difficult to change.
John P. Kotter
Her many achievements will be appreciated more as time goes on.
Ronald Reagan