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Achievement Quotes
Sad Quotes about Achievement

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

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Self-Confidence

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

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

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

 

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

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

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



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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

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

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

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

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

The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences
more than any achievement through records.
- Richard Thompson

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

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become
the best that you can become.
- Harold Taylor

The biological factors underlying race differences
in sports have consequences for educational achievement,
crime and sexual behavior.
- J. Philippe Rushton

The discipline you learn and character you build from
setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than
the achievement of the goal itself.
- Bo Bennett

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

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

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

I had this big thing about guitar harmonies.
I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record.
That was an achievement.
- Brian May

Desire is the starting point of all achievement,
not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire
which transcends everything.
- Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

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

People seem to think that life began with the achievement
of personal independence.
- Katharine Anthony

But no nation can base its survival and development
on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters
away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
- Ibrahim Babangida

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

My real achievement is my daughter and my three beautiful grandchildren.
- Marilyn Horne

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

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

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

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

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

The more specific and measurable your goal,
the more quickly you will be able to identify,
locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary
resources for its achievement.
- Charles J. Givens

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

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

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

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

It is this conception of the unity of the human career
which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study,
since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
- James H. Breasted

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

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

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

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

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

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

I mean, one thing I know about change is we are not
going to close the achievement gap without educators.
- Margaret Spellings

I don't know what makes someone hip.
The goal is artist achievement and the best work we
can do with no limitation.
- Rick Rubin

Having children is my greatest achievement.
It was my saviour.
It switched my focus from the outside to the inside.
My children are gifts, they remind me of what's important.
- Elle Macpherson

Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is
one of the requisites to further achievement.
- John Hope

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

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

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

Your greatest achievement is to love me.
- Prince Charles

Big thinking precedes great achievement.
- Wilferd A. Peterson

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

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

No single achievement in science is possible without
the painstaking work of the many hundreds who have
built the foundation on which all new work is based.
- Polykarp Kusch

Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden

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

You are Americans.
You love this country.
Together we are entrusted with the principles that
represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement.
- Paul Tsongas

Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
- Adam Ant

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

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

Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
- Maya Angelou

First of all, just to get Diner made would have been
an achievement in that I got a chance to direct.
- Barry Levinson

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

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

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

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


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