88 quotes about Achievement
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For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
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We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
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Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
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Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
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My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
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It's no use saying, We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
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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.
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It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
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Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
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No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
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There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.
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Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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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.
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The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
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Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
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The only way around is through.
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Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
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For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
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Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
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If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
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We will either find a way, or make one.
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Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
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My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
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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.
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The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
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One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
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Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of
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The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
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A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
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I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.
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God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
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To spend life for something which outlasts it.
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I want to put a ding in the universe.
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Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
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Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
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The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
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The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality
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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
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High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
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Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
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We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
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One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.
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There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
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Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
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Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
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Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
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Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
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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.
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The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.
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The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit.
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Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
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Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
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I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
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You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
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Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
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You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
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I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
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The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
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The journey is the reward.
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What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
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The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
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The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.
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Nothing is as difficult as to achieve results in this world if one is filled full of great tolerance 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.
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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
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I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
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The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are.
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Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
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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.
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Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.
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It's not the having, it's the getting.
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So much to do, so little done, such things to be.
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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 when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
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The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
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Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
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If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.
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Accomplishment is easiest when we work the hardest, and it is hardest when we work the easiest.
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The fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them.
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I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.
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The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.
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To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working.
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When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above,
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In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
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For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.
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Don't mistake activity for achievement.
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Never mistake activity for achievement.
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Out of the strain of doing and into the peace of the done.
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It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.
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