Quotes and Sayings about Accomplishment



"I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Accomplishments, Tennis, Want)

"Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

"Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Accomplishment)

"I wish I were with some of the wild people that run in the woods, and know nothing about accomplishments!"
- Joanna Baillie
(Related: People, Nothing)

"Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Accomplishment)

"Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Education, Accomplishment, Act)

"The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Accomplishments, Difficulties, Today, Tomorrow)

"I have to consider my greatest accomplishments winning the Olympics because everything that I've done after that is really because of the Olympics."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Winning, Accomplishments)

"For this reason, it is essential that our Nation's rural transportation professionals be provided with the necessary tools and support to promote and showcase the value, benefits, and accomplishments of rural transportation planning and development."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Development, Accomplishments, Benefits, Nation, Planning, professionals, Reason, Support, Tools, Value)

"Her death contributed to my later interest in studying biochemistry, an interest that has not been fulfilled in the sense that my accomplishments remain more at the basic than the applied level."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Death, Accomplishments, Interest, Sense)

"However, I hope I am also judged on my accomplishments as an actor and not just on my pretty face!"
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Hope, Accomplishments, Actor, Pretty)

"Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Accomplishment, Being, Sense)

"I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Life, Accomplishment, Intellect, Nonsense)

"If I'd have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It's a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment."
- Herb Brooks
(Related: Accomplishment, Feeling, Pride)

"My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Accomplishment, Conviction, Necessity, Opinion, Public)

"I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Accomplishment, Accomplishments, Country, Danger, Priorities)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Accomplishments, Years)

"For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Education, Heart, Accomplishments)

"Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Accomplishment, Nothing, Self)

"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."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: People, Knowledge, Accomplishments, May, Weight)

"Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Men, Accomplishment, Appetite)

"There is a price to pay for accomplishment."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Accomplishment)

"Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Business, Accomplishments)

"The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments, but the championship was the most important thing of all."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Accomplishments)

"Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion; the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment."
- James Gould Cozzens
(Related: Time, Accomplishment, Rebellion, Temper)

"I think that anything that you do, any accomplishment that you make, you have to work for. And I've worked very hard in the last ten years of my life, definitely, and I can tell you that hard work pays off. It's not just a cliche."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Work, Life, Accomplishment, Hard work, Years)

"To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: People, Accomplishments)

"The big biography of Lincoln necessarily had to do so much with his political career, his ambitions, his accomplishments in public, with less time to spend on his private life, his inner life, and I thought this might be a way of getting at that."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Time, Life, Thought, Accomplishments, Biography, Career, Public)

"A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Life, Accomplishments, Attention, Detail, Effect, Man)

"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Intelligence, Purpose, Accomplishment, Being, Planning, Production)

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Accomplishment, Trying, World)

"Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Accomplishments)

"Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom."
- Erik Erikson
(Related: Love, Mistake, Failure, Accomplishment, Children, Joy, Want)

"If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life."
- Chris Evert
(Related: Life, Quality, Winning, Accomplishment, Losing, Rest, Tennis)

"I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling: the part luck played in their accomplishments."
- Edmond H. Fischer
(Related: Thought, Accomplishments, Luck, Scientists)

"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Life, Success, Accomplishments, Challenge, Despair, Future, Moments, Promise)

"I think the world is filled with so much hype and PR bull. Frankly, it all comes out in the end. Good or bad, I'd rather just let our accomplishments really speak for themselves."
- Bill Ford
(Related: Accomplishments, End, World)

"Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison."
- James Forrestal
(Related: Accomplishment, Fact, Poison, Russia, World)

"There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence."
- Peter Gay
(Related: Accomplishment, Aggression, Example, Existence, Sense)

"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you."
- Althea Gibson
(Related: Accomplishments)

"Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Heart, Accomplishment, Blood, Nothing)

"If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Work, Accomplishments, Americans, Congress, Hard work, Results, Rhetoric, Sound, Want)

"Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline."
- Helen Hayes
(Related: Accomplishment, Self)

"Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh."
- Herodotus
(Related: People, Knowledge, Accomplishments, May, Weight)

"All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Imagination, Life, Wealth, Accomplishment, Energy, Mind)

"Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Accomplishment, Being, Indifference, Meditation, Self, Thinking)

"The love of these people and of my fans mean more than any award or special accomplishment."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Love, People, Accomplishment, Fans)

"Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: Love, Marriage, Dream, Accomplishment, End)

"Getting a degree, being on Sesame Street... those were like real accomplishments to me."
- Chaka Khan
(Related: Accomplishments, Being)

"To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better."
- Richard Kiel
(Related: Life, Love, Action, Accomplishment, Sense)

"Any form of a winning record in the conference is an accomplishment."
- Jordan Knight
(Related: Winning, Accomplishment)

"All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment."
- Ray Kroc
(Related: Money, Accomplishment, Pride)

"One of the most important accomplishments of the Caucus is raising awareness with law enforcement and communities nationwide on the issues of child safety and Internet safety."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Accomplishments, Awareness, Internet, Law, Safety)

"Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Accomplishment, Career, Gold)

"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
(Related: Love, Achievement, Accomplishment, Children, Mothers, Respect)

"In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Life, Accomplishments, Sense, Wilderness)

"The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Accomplishment)

"Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Time, Accomplishments, Man, Will)

"Accomplishment is such a patronizing, dangerous word, isn't it? I haven't really accomplished anything. The most accomplished thing I've done is to have lived this long - 81."
- Patrick Macnee
(Related: Accomplishment, Word)

"Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Accomplishment, Self)

"The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Quality, Achievement, Accomplishments, Man, Self, Will)

"I had no accomplishments except surviving. But that isn't enough in the community where I came from, because everybody was doing it. So I wasn't prepared for America, where everybody is glowing with good teeth and good clothes and food."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Food, Accomplishments, America, Clothes, Community)

"Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Accomplishments)

"I've never really spent a lot of time thinking about my individual accomplishments actually."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Time, Accomplishments, Thinking)

"I can now successfully drive a stick. That's a huge accomplishment."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Accomplishment, Now)

"My most important professional accomplishment to date is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Ability, Accomplishment)

"You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Accomplishment)

"I've been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I've won some awards and I'm very proud of those accomplishments. But I don't think there's anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Home, Accomplishments, Awards, Canada)

"The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more."
- Ed Parker
(Related: Accomplishments, Man)

"A nobler example, because a less personal one, of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race."
- James Payn
(Related: Accomplishment, Example, Poverty, Race)

"There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Enthusiasm, Accomplishment, Difference, Magic, Mediocrity)

"It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life's greatest reward."
- John Portman
(Related: Life, Accomplishment, Man, Reward)

"Accomplishments have no color."
- Leontyne Price
(Related: Accomplishments)

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Discipline, Goals, Accomplishment)

"As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Accomplishments)

"Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Art, Accomplishment, Fault, Lies, Man)

"The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Accomplishment, Feeling, Gold)

"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Accomplishments)

"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Men, Accomplishments, Voice)

"Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Accomplishments, Today, Yesterday)

"Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement."
- Florence Scovel Shinn
(Related: Work, Achievement, Failure, Vision, Accomplishment, Discouragement)

"For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Accomplishment, Labor, Personality, Pursuit)

"Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Work, Accomplishments, Man, Stairs, Universe)

"You would have to say his number one accomplishment has been to inspire a sense of confidence in the country. That confidence, that optimism, not only gives President Obama a political cushion, but it could have a real world economic impact."
- George Stephanopoulos
(Related: Optimism, Accomplishment, Confidence, Country, President, Sense, World)

"Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine."
- Nikola Tesla
(Related: Work, Truth, Accomplishments, Evaluate, Future, Present)

"We know these men are professionals whose services are up for bid and whose bags are packed, and yet we call them our own and take personal, even civic pride in their accomplishments."
- John Thorn
(Related: Men, Accomplishments, Pride, professionals)

"The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Accomplishment, Fact, Feeling)

"The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: Work, Accomplishment, Play)

"I think a lot of Jim Thorpe, the Olympian, and his accomplishments."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Accomplishments)

"George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Lie, Accomplishments, Washington, Youth)

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: People, Accomplishment, Attention)

"The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Sports, People, Accomplishments, Man, Nothing)

"I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Sports, People, Accomplishments, First, Man, Nothing)

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Accomplishments, Man)

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm."
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Accomplishments, Man)

"My biggest accomplishment was playing "Lark" on the daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most regular acting job I have had, and I had to step in and fill someone else's shoes."
- Amy Weber
(Related: Accomplishment, Acting, Drama, Job)

"Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious, for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime, that he has achieved something that will endure. A really definitive and good accomplishment is today always a specialized act."
- Max Weber
(Related: Accomplishment, Act, Today, Will)

"I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Creativity, Accomplishment, Children, Learning)

"Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: God, Accomplishments, Animals, Man)

"I think my playing has been orchestral throughout the years, and this is another way of expressing that. But I primarily see it as the ultimate accomplishment of a musician. Composing makes me feel like I've finally gotten all the way up the ladder as a musician."
- Tony Williams
(Related: Accomplishment, Years)

"But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Fear, Determination, Accomplishment, Coaching, Film, Overcoming, Right)