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Achievement Quotes

"Never mistake activity for achievement." John Wooden


"A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change." Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"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 Newell

"The sweetness of victory is magnified by the effort it took to achieve it." Chris Widener

"The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests." Epictetus

"All successful employers are stalking people who will do the unusual, people who think, people who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them." Charles M. Schwab

"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." Orison Swett Marden

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." Norman Vincent Peale

"We will either find a way, or make one." Hannibal

"The only way around is through." Robert Frost

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." Vincent Van Gogh

"You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things — to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals." Edmund Hillary

"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." Helen Hayes

"The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses." Napoleon Hill

"A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"High achievement always takes place in a framework of high expectation." Jack Kinder

"Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him." Golo Mann

"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." Foster C. McClellan

"I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso

"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." Anthony Robbins

"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." Eddie Robinson

"Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction." Brian Tracy

"The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful." Alfred Adler

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances." Bruce Barton

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." William Jennings Bryan

"This became a credo of mine . . . attempt the impossible in order to improve your work." Bette Davis

"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can." Henry Drummond

"We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective." General Dwight David Eisenhower

"What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love . . . Give it the best there is in you . . . Seize your opportunities And be a member of the team. In no country but America, I believe, is it possible to fulfill all four of these requirements." Benjamin F. Fairless

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to." Kahlil Gibran

"If we are striving, if we are working, if we are trying, to the best of our ability, to improve day by day, then we are in the line of our duty." Heber J. Grant

"Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was."
Dag Hammerschold

"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work." H. L. Hunt

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." Robert F. Kennedy

"Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we might have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do." Gian-Carlo Menotti

"Only if you reach the boundary will the boundary recede before you. And if you don't, if you confine your efforts, the boundary will shrink to accommodate itself to your efforts. And you can only expand your capacities by working to the very limit." Hugh Nibley

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation." Jack Niklaus

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

"Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish." Brian Tracy

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible." Anonymous


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