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Positive 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

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

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

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.
- Susan Taylor

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

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.
- Muhammed Iqbal

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

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

Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary
in any kind of superior achievement:
The arts cannot exist without them.
- Louise Bogan

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

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

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

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

Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement.
- Max Beckmann

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for,
the thing before which every ambition of man is folly
and all lower achievement vain.
- Henry Drummond

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

Your greatest achievement is to love me.
- Prince Charles

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

If there was any one achievement, it would be that
we've have done it on our own terms.
- Alex Lifeson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Chess is a sport.
The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory.
- Max Euwe

Man has always needed to believe in some form of a
continuity of achievement.
- Robert Vaughn

Big thinking precedes great achievement.
- Wilferd A. Peterson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Massachusetts children cannot only lead the nation in test scores,
they can be competitive with the best in the world.
And the gap in achievement among races can virtually disappear.
- Mitt Romney

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

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant
striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
- Denis Waitley

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

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

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


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