Quotes and Sayings about Achievement



"Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Achievement, Energy, Nation)

"I think that for the highest achievements nowadays... need to have the stable as a rock scientific base. And also need to own modesty."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Modesty)

"We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: People, Achievement, Country, Diversity, Unity, Variety, World)

"It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Love, Achievement, Goals, Dependence, World)

"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities."
- James Allen
(Related: Dreams, Time, Soul, Achievement, Vision, First, Oak, Waking)

"I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era."
- David Amram
(Related: People, Creativity, Energy, Spirit, Today)

"All great achievements require time."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Time)

"Achievement brings its own anticlimax."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Achievement)

"Achievement results from work realizing ambition."
- Adam Ant
(Related: Work, Achievement, Ambition, Results)

"People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence."
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: Life, People, Achievement, Independence)

"You don't have to be rich and famous. You just have to be an ordinary person, doing extraordinary things. I'd like more people to know that it's there. Women's achievements still aren't recognised enough in many areas."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Women, People, Famous)

"The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Achievement, Humanity, Visions)

"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
(Related: Leadership, Success, Opportunity, Development, Achievement, Survival, Luck, Nation)

"If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Achievement, American)

"When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements."
- Pearl Bailey
"We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Money, Achievement, Denmark, Effort, Population)

"The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements - liberty, peace and prosperity - as a given."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Peace, War, Europe, Generations, Liberty, Post, Prosperity, World, World war)

"My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

"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."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difficulties, Forget, Past)

"The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Opportunity, Achievement, Film)

"Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Achievement, Painting)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Character, Discipline, Goal)

"Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Achievement, Control, Chance)

"Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Age, Power, Wisdom, Achievement, Growth, Purpose, Innocence, Personal growth, Self, Understanding, Youth)

"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Dream, Achievement, Action, Goal)

"Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them."
- Louise Bogan
(Related: Heart, Feeling, Innocence, Violence)

"We will host the Asean summit in November this year. It will be an occasion to reflect on our achievements collectively and to look at how Asean can maintain its leading role in regional and international cooperation."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Cooperation, Leading, Will)

"It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Importance)

"Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Life, People, Idea, Achievement, Creativity, Hope, Possibility, Fun)

"Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Measure, Writers)

"An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Achievement, Reward)

"Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Innovation, Philosophy, Spirit)

"Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause."
- Nathaniel Branden
(Related: Health, Achievement, Cause, Expression, Self)

"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
(Related: Science, Achievement, Career, Study, Unity)

"You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Achievement)

"Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Success, Thought, Achievement, Wealth, Gain, Inventions)

"The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person."
- Candace Bushnell
(Related: Life, Achievement, Man, Woman)

"Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress."
- Nicholas M. Butler
(Related: Progress, Achievement, Courage, Optimism)

"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 been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Government, Fear, Achievement, Hope, Congress, Despair, Today)

"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)

"If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Fear, Achievement)

"There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Achievement, Preparation, Worth)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Creation, Desire, Measure)

"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
(Related: Soul, Achievement, Alliance, Endurance, Infinite)

"Your greatest achievement is to love me."
- Prince Charles
(Related: Love, Achievement)

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Progress, Achievement, Aspirations, Community, Forget, Needs, Prosperity)

"I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Achievement, America, Measure, Potential)

"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
(Related: Art, Achievement, Quantity, Reward, Simplicity)

"But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Achievement, Failure, Actors)

"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Wife, Achievement, Ability)

"The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people."
- Kenneth Clark
(Related: People, Achievement, Church, Impulses)

"Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment."
- Powell Clayton
(Related: Achievement, Freedom)

"Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

"Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

"The higher the social class of other students the higher any given student's achievement."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Class, Students)

"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
(Related: Achievement, School, Students)

"The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Family, Achievement, Children, Effect, Race, Results)

"It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Eyes, Giving, Importance, Teenagers)

"Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Class, Effect, Students)

"In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements of those who are above average, so that the school's demands will be at a level easily maintained by the majority."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Act, Majority, School, Will)

"To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher."
- Arthur Holly Compton
(Related: Science, Civilization, Achievement, Strength, Cooperation, Religious, Will)

"It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: World)

"If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements."
- Mason Cooley
"The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community."
- Gary Cooper
(Related: Achievement, Community, Friends)

"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
(Related: Life, Achievement, Earth)

"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
(Related: Success, Achievement, Artists)

"The charms of women were never more powerful never inspired such achievements, as in those immortal periods, when they could neither read nor write."
- Hannah Cowley
(Related: Women)

"The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Achievement, American, Nation, Word)

"The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)

"I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Family, Friends, Nothing, Possessions)

"He was a fantastic player, but the thing that impressed me most about Paul was his manner off the pitch. He was always very humble about his achievements and had a lot of time for the paying public and people in general."
- Kenny Cunningham
(Related: Time, People, Public)

"Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Time, Old, Pretty, Students, Today)

"I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Achievement, Feeling)

"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."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Art, Science, Literature, Man, Name, Personality, Philosophy, Years)

"Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Happiness, Lie, Achievement)

"The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Achievement, Action, Purpose, Mind)

"The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Achievement, Goal)

"It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Achievement, English, Paradise, Literature, May, Poems)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Ambition, Caring, Christ, Folly, Man, World, Worth)

"There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second."
- Louis Dudek
(Related: People, Achievement, First, World)

"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
(Related: Mother, Achievement)

"Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Death, Monument, Sun)

"It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: History, Hope, African, Culture, Future, Will)

"Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory."
- Max Euwe
(Related: Achievement, Victory, Chess)

"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."
- Benjamin F. Fairless
(Related: Love, Successful, Achievement, Career, Mind)

"Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Sports, Men, Achievement, Balance, Focus)

"We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Achievement, Chance, End, Russia, states, United, Weapons, Wind, World)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Doubt, Respect, Traditions)

"Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Government, People, American, Elderly, Future, Poverty, Security)

"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Mistake, Achievement, May)

"More than specific memories of achievements, for me I remember the feeling you get when you were just at your very best - when you felt like you were floating across the court and could put the ball wherever you wanted."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Court, Feeling, Memories)

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Success, Progress, Achievement, Growth, Improvement, Meaning, Words)

"The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Civilization, Order, Self, Theory, World)

"The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Nature, Achievement)

"Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"Through these ongoing activities and possibly in the future, a Canadian will go live and work on the International Space Station and we will continue to make Canadians proud of our achievements in space."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Work, Future, Space, Will)

"New standards for safety are now in place and Canada has helped provide tools and techniques that were needed. Technologies like these are innovative and represent great achievements for us."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Canada, Now, Safety, Tools)

"The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today - pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources - are not about monetary policy."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Quality, Policy, Achievement, Income, Inequality, Nation, Public, Today)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Goal, Will)

"Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Work, Achievement, Artist, Learning, Painting, School, Style)

"I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Achievement, Energy, Lies)

"Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Games)

"That's what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better than the Masters or the U.S. Open. To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement, but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country, it's wonderful."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Achievement, Country, Golf, Open, Sharing)

"Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions."
- Oscar Hammerstein II
(Related: Peace, Work, Achievement, Victory, Decisions)

"The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong"."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Love, Hate, World)

"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
(Related: Life, Work, Achievement, Day, Eternity, Longevity, May, Play)

"Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Dreams, Soul, Children, Visions)

"The starting point of all achievement is desire."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Achievement, Desire)

"All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Idea, Beginning)

"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Dreams, Soul, Children, Visions)

"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Achievement, Hope, Desire)

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Sacrifice, Achievement, Result, Selfishness)

"Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Life)

"Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement."
- John Hope
(Related: Achievement, Possession)

"It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement."
- Horace
(Related: Art, Truth, Achievement, Nothing)

"My real achievement is my daughter and my three beautiful grandchildren."
- Marilyn Horne
(Related: Daughter, Achievement)

"I want to say with the utmost of sincerity, not as a Republican, but as an American, that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic achievement to become his party's nominee, not because of his color, but with indifference to it."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Achievement, American, Indifference, Party, Republican, Respect, Sincerity, Want)

"The only thing I shall talk about is my sporting achievements at school. My primary sporting achievement at school was that I dodged games for two complete years and was well through the third year before they discovered that I had completely avoided all games."
- John Hume
(Related: Achievement, Games, School, Talk, Years)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Achievement, Growth, Environment, Man, Reason)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Achievement, Growth, Perception, Unity, World)

"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
(Related: Life, Father, Achievement, Kids, Now, Right, Trying)

"At the same time I was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy."
- Etta James
(Related: Time, Achievement, Being)

"The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets - an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Home, War, Achievement, Effort, End, states, United, World, World war, Writing)

"A poet or prose narrator usually looks back on what he has achieved against a backdrop of the years that have passed, generally finding that some of these achievements are acceptable, while others are less so."
- Eyvind Johnson
(Related: Prose, Years)

"The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Society, Personality)

"Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?"
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Success, Negative, Media, Nation)

"Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Happiness, Running)

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Faith, Achievement, Hope, Optimism, Confidence, Nothing)

"While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen and women."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Women, America, Benefits, Democracy, Fact, Living, World)

"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Achievement, Expectation)

"Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement."
- Alice Koller
(Related: Achievement, Absence, Being, Choice, Solitude)

"Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, Achievement, Measure)

"During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Education, Time, Progress, Achievement, Public, Schools)

"To have united the purposes of an entire Nation, is the great historical achievement of the man in whose strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: People, Achievement, Fate, Man, Nation, President, United)

"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
(Related: Science, Work, Achievement)

"Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Art, Life, Character, Strength, Consciousness, Deep, Literature, Spiritual)

"Records are just moments of achievement. They're like receipts for work done. Time goes on and people keep playing music."
- Bill Laswell
(Related: Music, Time, Work, People, Achievement, Moments)

"Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality."
- Walter Legge
(Related: Quality, Achievement, Chaos, Democracy)

"First of all, just to get Diner made would have been an achievement in that I got a chance to direct."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Achievement, Chance, First)

"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
(Related: Successful, Achievement, Goal)

"Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Achievement, Road)

"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)

"Most achievements in science are to a certain degree group efforts."
- Willard Libby
(Related: Science)

"And yet the Nobel Prizes, in singling out individuals, have done a great deal of good in pointing up to the world as a whole and setting forth clearly goals for achievement."
- Willard Libby
(Related: Achievement, Goals, Prizes, World)

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

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

"The mechanical and social achievements of our day must not blind our eyes to the fact that, in all that relates to man, his nature and aspirations, we have added little or nothing to what has been so finely said by the great men of old."
- James Loeb
(Related: Men, Nature, Aspirations, Blind, Day, Eyes, Fact, Man, Nothing, Old)

"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Effort, Results)

"Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them."
- Juliette G. Low
(Related: Sister, Sympathy, Achievement, Interest, Nothing, Poor)

"Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't."
- George Lucas
(Related: Achievement, Goals)

"Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: Equality, Values, Rights, Mankind, Nations, Principles, United)

"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
(Related: People, Achievement, Career, First, Universe, Will)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Children, Focus, Gifts)

"Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Achievement, Freedom, Sun)

"Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them."
- Gabriel Marcel
(Related: Home, Wisdom, Contemplation, Man)

"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)

"A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Success, Battle, Struggle)

"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
(Related: Success, Achievement, Failure, Circumstances, Effort)

"The achievements we forge in this place and in our nation will not be those of one person or one party."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Nation, Party, Will)

"Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it."
- Edgar Lee Masters
(Related: Achievement, Immortality)

"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
(Related: Achievement, First, Guitar)

"Well, perhaps the greatest achievement, and we didn't know it at the time, was we held an Earth Day in 1970, and out of that Earth Day a lot of students got involved in saving the environment, or trying to."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Time, Achievement, Day, Earth, Environment, Students, Trying)

"The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Ability, Man)

"As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: History, Work)

"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
(Related: Trust, Life, Achievement, Possibility, Self, Will)

"People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes."
- Richard Neal
(Related: People, Burden, Tax, Investment, Potential, Taxes)

"The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Achievement, Serenity)

"I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement."
- Ovid
(Related: Achievement, Worth)

"And I have lived since - as you have - in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Peace, Science, Technology, War, Act, Destruction, Result, Tragedy, Will)

"Big thinking precedes great achievement."
- Wilferd A. Peterson
(Related: Achievement, Thinking)

"And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Explanations, Physics)

"How much more must this be so in my own case for I am conscious not only of the great names and achievements of those who have preceded me, but also of the living presence of many of my masters and teachers."
- Cecil Frank Powell
(Related: Living, Names, Teachers)

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
- Steve Prefontaine
(Related: Achievement, Running, Self, Sense, Wonder, Years)

"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements."
- Giacomo Puccini
(Related: Inspiration, Man)

"One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction."
- Nido Qubein
(Related: People, Direction, Result)

"I'm not the type who'll yell about my achievements from the rooftops."
- Aishwarya Rai
"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Happiness, Life, Achievement, Purpose, Values, Integrity, Loyalty, Pain, Proof, Result, Self)

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Happiness, Achievement, Values, Consciousness, State)

"The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Power, Quality, Civilization, Wealth, Artists, Culture, Military, Poets, Worth)

"Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Contrast, Democracy, Ideals, Possibilities)

"Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and chops serve a different function in jazz."
- Marc Ribot
(Related: Music, Jazz)

"I had gained so much confidence through my college achievements that I wanted to tackle the world."
- Donna Rice
(Related: College, Confidence, World)

"Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Design, Men, Truth, Chance)

"Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Father, Son, Achievement, Being, Heir, Perfection)

"I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning."
- Carl Rogers
(Related: Learning, Order, Testing, Therapy)

"It took the United States until 1920 to give women the franchise and another 40 or 50 years to start utilizing women's potential. How many women of incredible potential did we fail and what achievements were lost to all because we never tapped that potential?"
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Women, Potential, states, United, Years)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Children, Nation, World)

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Happiness, Achievement, Effort, Joy, Lies)

"For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Success, Achievement, Children, Enjoyment, Importance, Interest)

"Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Idea, Being, Errors, Mind, Regret)

"But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Death, Science, Technology, Achievement, Destruction, Discovery, First, News, Public)

"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
(Related: Work, Achievement, Goal, Artist)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Work, Achievement, Satisfaction)

"The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Sports, Achievement, Behavior, Consequences, Crime, Race)

"The mean pattern of educational and economic achievement within multi-racial countries such as Canada and the United States has increasingly been found to prove valid internationally."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Achievement, Canada, Countries, states, United)

"For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter has its electric power guaranteed without deficit. This is a historic achievement."
- Mikhail Saakashvili
(Related: Power, Time, Achievement, First, Winter, Years)

"Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up."
- George Santayana
(Related: Achievement, Mankind)

"The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Achievement, Values, Wealth, Freedom, Prosperity, states, United, World)

"Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity."
- Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Opportunity, Achievement, American, Ideals, Justice)

"Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Achievement, Moments, Will)

"The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Distrust, Mind)

"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Achievement, Preparation)

"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success."
- David Joseph Schwartz
(Related: Success, Goals)

"Yet, our achievements also mask many continuing failings and seem to expose more future dangers."
- Hun Sen
(Related: Future)

"I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Family, Achievement, Discipline, School, Sense)

"As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions."
- Brad Sherman
(Related: Achievement, Honor, Meeting, President, Reward, states, Talk, United)

"On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Achievement, Immortality, Self)

"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)

"Emmys are wonderful and I'm thrilled to death that I have mine. But they're representative of a specific achievement, where this sort of thing is representative of how you've grown in your own industry."
- Dinah Shore
(Related: Death, Achievement)

"This homage has been rendered not to me - for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me - but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius."
- Henryk Sienkiewicz
(Related: Genius, Achievement, Writers)

"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
(Related: Love, Life, People, Achievement, Care)

"After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools - except for penmanship, which was not my forte."
- Vernon L. Smith
(Related: First, Schools)

"With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that - there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Achievement, Action, Balance, School, Statistics, Testing)

"We want to obviously foster a relationship that we're a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we're practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they're talking about."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Achievement, Goals, Congress, states, Talking, Want)

"I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Knowledge, Achievement, Kids)

"I mean, one thing I know about change is we are not going to close the achievement gap without educators."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Change, Achievement)

"The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Women, Talent, Genius, Achievement, Failure, Ambition, Effort, First, Rank)

"Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows."
- Ben Stein
(Related: Life, Success, Achievement, Relationships)

"The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote... so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in No. 1."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Internet, Man, Vote, Will, Years)

"All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Achievement, Goal, Desire, First, Mind)

"Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Achievement, Purpose)

"And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again."
- George Takei
(Related: Country, Ideals, Nation, Order)

"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become."
- Harold Taylor
(Related: Lie, Achievement, Will)

"Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement."
- Susan Taylor
(Related: Achievement, Understanding)

"The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Achievement, Audiences, Communication)

"The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: Virtue, Islam, Consciousness, Race, World)

"As we take stock of this century of achievement, Ulster Unionists have every reason to feel proud."
- David Trimble
(Related: Achievement, Reason)

"There are some achievements which are never done in the presence of those who hear of them. Catching salmon is one, and working all night is another."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Night)

"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
(Related: Love, Achievement, Americans, Country, Mankind, Principles)

"In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Time, Difficulties, Sight)

"Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Men, Enemy, Now, Reason)

"Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Achievement, Man)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Spirit)

"Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries."
- Richard Wagner
(Related: Result)

"You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Actions, Credit, Responsibility)

"The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Achievement, Approval)

"This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country."
- Allen West
(Related: Opportunity, Achievement, Greatness, America, Country, Understanding)

"Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Achievement, Mankind, Tranquility)

"I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Achievement, Mathematics, Nothing, Sense, Will)

"By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Faith, Science, Achievement, Measure)

"We all recognize that in recent decades, many important achievements have helped create a cleaner, healthier environment, yet our national needs in environmental health are not being fully met."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Health, Being, Needs)

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Achievement, Hope, Vision, Forget, Living, Order, Spirit, World)

"Never mistake activity for achievement."
- John Wooden
(Related: Mistake, Achievement)

"Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Honesty, Decency, Golf)

"Nixon had some large achievements in foreign affairs. They will be remembered. But a president probably gets remembered for one thing, and Watergate will head the Nixon list, I suspect."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Nixon, President, Will)

"There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Achievement, Being)

"There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one's self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance."
- Vash Young
(Related: Life, Achievement, Goal, Victory, Enemies, Old, Self, Sensations)

"And, I may add, from what totally unexpected sources come many of those who from the comparatively modest beginning in the chorus rise to the heights of really great achievement in the theatrical profession."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Achievement, Beginning, May, Profession)