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Achievement Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Achievement.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

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If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

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Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Let freedom reign. The sun never set
on so glorious a human achievement.
- Nelson Mandela

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Charles Kettering

True independence is not a gift to be received.
It can't be a hand-out to people.
It must be an achievement by the people.
- Jimmy Yen

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from
the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the
achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

At the same time I was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
- Etta James

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
- C. S. Lewis

The United States is a giant island of freedom,
achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values.
- Phyllis Schlafly

I know that people will remember me as Miss Universe
because it was my first great achievement,
but I still have my whole career ahead of me.
- Alicia Machado

Happiness does not lie in happiness,
but in the achievement of it.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance
between individual achievement and team achievement
with the emphasis on team achievement.
- Warren Farrell

Simplicity is the final achievement.
After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes,
it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
- Frederic Chopin

Proving I'm a good mother is the one achievement I'm most proud of.
It's brought out the best in me.
- Sheena Easton

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in
that which is not a difficult achievement.
- Ovid

Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos
or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality.
- Walter Legge

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

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing,
civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary,
ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark

A successful individual typically sets his next goal
somewhat but not too much above his last achievement.
In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
- Kurt Lewin

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
- Robert H. Schuller

I arise full of eagerness and energy,
knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.
- Zane Grey

Success has always been easy to measure.
It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement.
- Michael Korda

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment
of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends
I have made in this community.
- Gary Cooper

I would say my greatest achievement in life right now -
my greatest achievement period is - and I'm still trying to achieve it -
is to be a wonderful father to my kids.
- Bo Jackson

But all actors go through the process,
it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.
- Thomas Haden Church

The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose
before action is initiated.
- Mack R. Douglas

Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
- Maya Angelou

Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement;
And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.
- Edgar Lee Masters

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

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve.
Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle.
It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
- Eric Butterworth

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

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

Now, 0 for 50 would be a historic achievement on any other team,
but on the Cubs it is usually called September.
- Bernie Lincicome

The achievement of your goal is assured the moment
you commit yourself to it.
- Mack R. Douglas

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
- W. Clement Stone

With respect to the respective French and German traditions
you are no doubt correct,
although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Great players are willing to give up their own personal
achievement for the achievement of the group.
It enhances everybody.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement,
all success, all achievement in real life grows.
- Ben Stein

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary
to a worthwhile achievement.
- Henry Ford

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
- Powell Clayton

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.
- Muhammed Iqbal

The higher the social class of other students the higher
any given student's achievement.
- James S. Coleman

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also
the foundation of courage and true progress.
- Nicholas M. Butler

The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave
him every opportunity to explain himself.
- Martin Bashir

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be
able to persuade my wife to marry me.
- Winston Churchill

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.
- Bo Bennett

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

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
- Shirley Chisholm

Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden

If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive,
qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying.
- Irving Babbitt

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch
Life from the side lines.
For those who play the game, an hour may be a year,
a single day's work an achievement for eternity.
- Helen Hayes

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to
live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful.
- Loretta Young

Records are just moments of achievement.
They're like receipts for work done.
Time goes on and people keep playing music.
- Bill Laswell

For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter
has its electric power guaranteed without deficit.
This is a historic achievement.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal.
- Gavin DeGraw

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement.
Mankind has to be stirred up.
- George Santayana

I find it hard to believe that human beings are the
crowning achievement of life on earth.
Something better than us has to come along.
- Doug Coupland

The educational resources provided by a child's fellow
students are more important for his achievement than
are the resources provided by the school board.
- James S. Coleman

Trust yourself.
Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny,
inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
- Golda Meir


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