Quotes and Sayings about Goals



"The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Goals, Winning, Building, Ireland, Objectives, Republican, Support)

"What keeps me going is goals."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Goals)

"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)

"A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Power, Leader, Goals, Leaders, Will)

"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Dreams, Love, Goals, Completion, Deep, Meaning, Needs)

"Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Goals, Will)

"To meet my goals, I couldn't let up when I was playing tennis."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Goals, Tennis)

"Now, China, India have set goals. We're going to be able to review what they're doing. We're going to be able to challenge them if they don't meet those goals. We're going to pursue this anyway, because the President understands that our future lies with a clean energy economy. We've doubled renewables this year. There are millions of jobs to be had there, more energy security, so we're going to pursue this."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Goals, Challenge, Economy, Energy, Future, Jobs, Lies, Now, President, Security)

"One of my major goals is to develop a web of the small Wyoming museums and create a major museum system. There are about eight of these museums, and they are all scattered."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Goals, Museums)

"There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Dreams, People, Goals)

"I have so many goals."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Goals)

"Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Goals, Hollywood, Meeting, Profit)

"The Girl Scouts is an organization that constantly gives you new goals to achieve and that's what life is all about."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Life, Goals)

"Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Goals)

"I love scoring goals for England and playing for England. That's one of the reasons I didn't retire - I love playing for my country."
- David Beckham
(Related: Love, Goals, Country, England)

"You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals."
- Johnny Bench
(Related: Goals, Trying)

"Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Goals)

"Every minute you spend in your life is either spent bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, Goals)

"A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Dream, Goals, Future)

"We're still a great team. In your mind you can understand that but, emotionally, we needed to express the same belief. We came out full of fire and scored two early goals, two really beautiful goals, and that changed everything."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Belief, Goals, Fire, Mind)

"Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
- Larry Bird
(Related: God, Goals)

"I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals."
- Bonnie Blair
(Related: Health, Success, Goals)

"Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Dreams, Goals, Clarity, Memory, Mind)

"Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Goals, Careers)

"The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Work, Goals, Productivity)

"Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

"My job is to score goals."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Goals, Job)

"Our team has a lot of talent. I hope that soon we will break out with four or five goals and avoid overtime."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Talent, Goals, Hope, Will)

"The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Home, Success, Dream, Goals, American, Children, College, Job, Ownership)

"Forget goals. Value the process."
- Jim Bouton
(Related: Goals, Forget, Value)

"And I believe in having an administration that has clearly defined goals, objectives and time lines such that it and its people can be held accountable."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Time, People, Goals, Objectives)

"I don't think about goals and records. Competition is what keeps me playing."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Goals, Competition)

"Goals help you channel your energy into action."
- Les Brown
(Related: Action, Goals, Energy, Help)

"Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life."
- Les Brown
(Related: Life, Goals, Road)

"Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers."
- Les Brown
(Related: Family, Goals, Ability, Clients, Pursuit)

"You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change."
- Les Brown
(Related: Change, Goals, Circumstances, Present)

"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."
- Les Brown
(Related: Determination, Goals, Gifts, Will)

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner."
- Les Brown
(Related: Life, Goals, Meaning)

"Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them."
- Les Brown
(Related: Goals, Day, Order)

"You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Life, Action, Goals, Now, Sense, Will)

"It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Funny, Goals, Chance, Protest)

"One of the goals of the Feminist Elite is to reinforce to women the idea that men are obsolete."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Men, Women, Idea, Goals)

"You will be able to program a robot to follow a track on the ground and manipulate a hand. You can also write little programs that will give the robots goals."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Goals, Will)

"The cooperation of government at its different levels is important and can only be achieved as long as the people of Chicago are directly involved in our efforts and supportive of our goals."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, People, Goals, Chicago, Cooperation)

"Where I am now, you're very much at everybody else's mercy. You have no control over your career in a lot of ways. It's just important to know what your own goals are, because that's empowering."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Control, Goals, Career, Mercy, Now)

"In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed."
- Sid Caesar
(Related: Life, Goals)

"From where I am sitting much of the country now sees the President the way I have seen him since the campaign. He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics, and with far-reaching goals to create significant and irreversible growth of government and redistribution of wealth through dramatic changes in tax, regulatory, and spending policies."
- Charles W. Calomiris
(Related: Government, Goals, Growth, Wealth, Country, Economics, Tax, Now, President, Understanding)

"You have to be vigorous. That's the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don't take no for an answer."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Dreams, People, Goals)

"As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Government, Life, Financial, Goals, Retirement, Security, Want)

"And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Goals, Career, Flying, Military)

"It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: People, Goals, Community, Country, Sense)

"Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: People, Goals, Enemies, Hatred, Man)

"If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Goals, Children, Meaning)

"I want to do everything right now! This very minute. I am impatient, but yes I have goals. To be a real well-respected actress whom people know they can rely on to do a good job... whether they like me as a person or not!"
- Lynda Carter
(Related: People, Goals, Job, Right, Want)

"If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk."
- Rosalynn Carter
(Related: Failure, Goals, Possibility, Risk)

"You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk."
- Rosalynn Carter
(Related: Failure, Goals, Possibility, Risk)

"I was a part of Backyard Soccer, and I hear that I score a lot of goals in it."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Goals, Soccer)

"Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Technology, Goals, Evil, Help, Laws, Succeed)

"I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Work, People, Goals)

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
- Confucius
(Related: Action, Goals, Obvious)

"If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals."
- Robert Conklin
(Related: Power, Decision, Goals, Strength, Commitment, Will)

"Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Goals)

"We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Life, Goals, Decisions, Force)

"Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason."
- Archibald Cox
(Related: Men, Society, Goals, Force, Law, Reason, Resolution)

"I'm at a point where I'm going where the journey leads me. I've set goals but I don't get really hung up if I don't achieve those goals right away or in my time, you know what I mean?"
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Time, Goals, Journey, Right)

"We simply must look beyond partisan goals and find common ground as Americans. It is imperative that the Members of Congress recognize that partisanship will not serve the American people."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: People, Goals, American, Americans, Congress, Will)

"I don't set goals for myself too much, but I'm always trying to write that one great song."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Goals, Song, Trying)

"One of my real goals was to hear someone whistling a song I'd written."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Goals, Song)

"Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live."
- John Dewey
(Related: Goals, Man)

"I don't think I ever set my goals that high. As a kid growing up I just wanted an opportunity to race and to be able to make a living doing it. It just came together."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Opportunity, Goals, Growing up, Living, Race)

"Connecticut's first responders and defense workers work every day to help us achieve these goals."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Work, Goals, Day, Defense, First, Help, Workers)

"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Age, Goals, Confusion, Opinion, Perfection)

"Goals determine what you're going to be."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Goals)

"Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can."
- Chris Evert
(Related: Life, Goals, Excellence)

"Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Goals, Betrayal, May)

"The world went by, and we didn't get caught up in all the other things, because we didn't have time. We had no spare time. It was always thinking about training and focusing on what we wanted, our goals."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Time, Goals, Thinking, Training, World)

"Nowadays, as soon as a striker scores three goals, everyone starts asking him about it."
- Just Fontaine
(Related: Goals)

"I think I'll take my record of 13 goals to the grave."
- Just Fontaine
(Related: Goals, Grave)

"My record of 13 goals in the World Cup finals still stands."
- Just Fontaine
(Related: Goals, World)

"Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: People, Progress, Goals, Democracy, Economy, Rights, Help, Trade)

"Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Life, Goals)

"If you get a chance to be in a film, that's great. One of my goals is to make a record as good as Don Henley's album, Building the Perfect Beast."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Goals, Building, Chance, Film)

"Most minds think from A to B to G to O, or hold goals and ambitions to keep them going."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Goals)

"It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Government, Goals, State)

"You have to find out what's right for you, so it's trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Goals, Error, Right)

"You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful."
- Steve Garvey
(Related: Successful, Goals, Pursuit, Will)

"You're forced to think about what your goals are and you clarify them because you're taking this journey with another person and you need to be open with your partner."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Goals, Journey, Open)

"But I it doesn't matter who scores the goals so long as we win."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Goals)

"Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task."
- Haim Ginott
(Related: Goals, Teachers, Tools)

"It is a very busy mission: every day has some major goals that we have to get through, but my experience before has been that at least in the evening, you kind of take a deep breath and look around where you are and have some downtime."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Experience, Goals, Day, Deep, Evening)

"I'm competitive with myself, but not with other people. I set goals for myself. I don't really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: People, Goals, Winning, Care, Losing)

"Well, we have two major goals. The most important one is to get the station arm on board the station, because that's this really milestone in the space station building since from now on they will be using this arm to continue building the space station."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Goals, Building, Now, Space, Will)

"Global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic goals and in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex systems."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Goals, Exploitation, Extreme, Terrorism, Vulnerability)

"I don't set goals. Like, that's what I want to be doing however many years from now. I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
(Related: Design, Love, Dance, Goals, Clothes, Now, Tomorrow, Want, Years)

"I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Goals, Will)

"Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Goals, Day, Exercise, World)

"You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own."
- Mark Victor Hansen
(Related: Dreams, Control, Goals, Destiny, Future, Want)

"As I said this year, I didn't try to put any pressure on me by setting high goals or anything, I just want to make sure that every single time I'm out there on the court I do my best, I give 100%, and see where it's going to end up next year."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Time, Goals, Court, End, Pressure, Want)

"My advice, Be healthy, reach your own goals and don't be afraid to impersonate a SNL star."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Goals, Advice)

"Goals seem impossible only when you are not heading toward them."
- Mike Hawkins
(Related: Goals)

"Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Goals, Greatness, Man, Opposition, Woman)

"Sometimes in football you have to score goals."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Goals, Football)

"If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Life, Goals, Desire)

"But effective regulation at the European Union level can make a massive contribution to achieving our shared goals of improving competitiveness, jobs and growth."
- John Hutton
(Related: Goals, Growth, Jobs)

"And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals. And costs for business means costs for consumers."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Goals, Legislators, Order, Past)

"Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious goals to improve efficiency of our cars. What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Goals, Efficiency)

"Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Goals)

"To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it, to make the best music that we possibly could, those were the goals."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Music, Goals, Positive)

"Carrying out the thing, getting it to the point when one might say: There, now it is good - that point is hard to reach. Often, one sets very high goals for oneself. Perhaps too high."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Goals, Now)

"One of the major goals of health insurance reform is to bring down the cost."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Health, Goals, Reform)

"It wasn't success, because Teller and I, by the time Asparagus Valley got together - within a year, we had achieved all our goals. I mean, our goal was to earn our living doing exactly what we wanted. Which is many people's goal."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Time, Success, People, Goal, Goals, Living)

"Some people are so afraid of getting to know themselves that they live and define their lives through the dreams and goals of others."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Dreams, People, Goals)

"Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don't do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals."
- John H. Johnson
(Related: Dreams, Goals, Confidence)

"Every company, every boardroom in which I sit, has a plan, and they have objectives, goals, and a process. And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Work, Goals, Company, Objectives, Pressure)

"A lot of companies make diversity a part of the performance goals against which an executive gets paid. Just as you have to make a certain sales number, you have to make a diversity number to get your bonus."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Goals, Performance, Diversity, Sales)

"As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Goals, End, Patience, Persistence, Writers)

"Apparently Iran thinks that it can continue to deceive the world in order to reach its goals."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Goals, Order, World)

"Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Trust, Progress, Goals, Americans, Iraq, Measure, President, Word)

"I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families."
- Steve Kerr
(Related: Happiness, Health, People, Opportunity, Goals, Want)

"But having set myself these goals, I had to work really hard to achieve them."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Work, Goals)

"We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Leadership, Goals, Alliance, Energy)

"A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Power, Goal, Goals, Debate, Politicians, Public)

"One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Goals)

"Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals, including war."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Religion, War, Power, Goals)

"Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Goals, Right)

"It's important to score some goals and make the decisive pass for my club."
- Robert Laurent
(Related: Goals)

"One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I've managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I'm in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Life, Goals, Hope, Children, Delight, Job, Nothing, Now)

"It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Business, Time, Goals, Losing, Sight, Songs, Struggle, Trying, Writing)

"It was one of those goals that's invariably a goal."
- Denis Law
(Related: Goal, Goals)

"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)

"Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Goals, Winning, Battle, Effort, Memories, Night, Years)

"I'm a person that doesn't have that many goals or plans. I feel like I'm the wind and I blow through life; it's whatever comes to me. I very much respect nature. Whatever happens to me, I'm happy and I embrace it."
- Bai Ling
(Related: Life, Nature, Goals, Respect, Wind)

"My goals have gone from being an all-star to just being able to play basketball. I always took for granted that I could play. Now I know what a gift it is."
- Rebecca Lobo
(Related: Goals, Basketball, Being, Now, Play)

"I was on dialysis for 18 months before the transplant, so it was important I tried to look ahead to days like my comeback this Saturday. You need those big goals to drive you on."
- Jonah Lomu
(Related: Goals, Months)

"Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries."
- Al Lopez
(Related: Manager, Goals, Losing)

"One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?"
- Francis Cabot Lowell
(Related: Imagination, Goals, Beginning, Garden)

"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)

"As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Education, Goals, Agriculture, Democracy, Direction, Tension)

"I still have many goals left, especially the Overall World Cup standings."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Goals, World)

"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Happiness, Life, Goals, Environment, Obstacles, Problems, Satisfaction)

"People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: People, Goals, Behavior, Motives, Needs, Sense)

"There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life."
- Pete Maravich
(Related: Life, Goals, Dedication, Focus, Nothing, Wrong)

"Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Goals, Reality)

"Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Goals, Day, Waste)

"I don't have goals in life."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Life, Goals)

"My goals are for the U.S. team to get to the second round of the World Cup and to win a championship here in the U.S. with my club team the Columbus Crew."
- Brian McBride
(Related: Goals, Columbus, World)

"The fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things it is to put someone in the White House who won't veto any of these things."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Health, Government, Goals, End, Fact)

"Reducing health costs and increasing access to health care are worthy goals that every Member of Congress should support."
- Jim McCrery
(Related: Health, Goals, Care, Congress, Support)

"While goals are chosen, a purpose is discovered. Our purpose is something we have been doing all along, and will continue to do, regardless of circumstances, until the day we die."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Goals, Purpose, Circumstances, Day, Will)

"There are many domestic issues that give us a lot of common ground to work on. Health, education and immigration are among the areas where we share mutual goals and aspirations. There are also many values that we share as a communities."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Education, Work, Health, Goals, Values, Aspirations)

"We believe very passionately that an international approach is necessary to achieve some of these goals."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Goals)

"I knew all these people had the same goals I did, but the one that worked the hardest would come out on top. That's what drove me all the time. But I had fun. I did better every day, and that's what made it fun."
- Debbie Meyer
(Related: Time, People, Goals, Day, Fun)

"I knew what my times were and how my practices were progressing and how close I was to the goals I had set for the year. I swam hard. I always swam hard. If I didn't, I knew I would pay for it either the next day or the next meet."
- Debbie Meyer
(Related: Goals, Day)

"Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Success, Goals)

"Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: People, Determination, Goals, Confidence, Obstacles)

"If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Progress, Goals)

"I'm not saying I didn't have ample time to recover, ample time to get to my best, I felt this year I did fine. When I stepped on the field for the national team, I was ready and able to make an impact, to score goals, to create chances."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Time, Goals, Saying)

"Goals help you overcome short-term problems."
- Hannah More
(Related: Goals, Help, Problems)

"The anarchists, on behalf of the proletariat, therefore consider it necessary to show the proletariat that it will have to win a gigantic battle before it realizes its goals."
- Johann Most
(Related: Goals, Battle, Will)

"The goals made such a difference to the way this game went."
- John Motson
(Related: Goals, Difference)

"So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn't change my mind, because it's football, it's normal. What is not normal is that we haven't been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we've been playing in the last few weeks."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Change, Goals, Day, Football, Mind, Result)

"Funding privatized accounts with Social Security dollars would not only make the program's long term problems worse, but many believe it represents a first step toward undermining the program's fundamental goals."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Goals, First, Problems, Security)

"I've reached most my goals and when my career is over I will have many other things to do."
- Thomas Muster
(Related: Goals, Career, Will)

"I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place."
- James Naismith
(Related: Money, Power, Goals, Basketball, Man, Pleasure)

"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: People, Goals, Succeed)

"My back to the goal, physically fighting off defenders, trying to bang my goals in, every week I have to do the business for this club. That's the life of a striker."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Business, Life, Goal, Goals, Fighting, Trying)

"In that match for Holland I asked for a big responsibility, I got it and I dealt with it. I played well, I scored goals and the team qualified for the Euro 2004 finals. It was a big night and an important moment for Holland."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Goals, Night, Responsibility)

"I am honored that my freshman class colleagues have put their trust in me to represent our historic class at the leadership table. The incoming freshman class of Representatives is large and diverse but we share many common goals including cutting wasteful spending, getting our economy back on track and making government smarter and more efficient."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Government, Leadership, Trust, Goals, Class, Economy)

"Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Goals, Bombs, End, Mission, Violence, Will)

"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Goals, Negative, Energy)

"We kinda look at this as the second or third chapter of our lives. After college, most people figure out what they want to do with their lives. But we already know what we want to do in the future and that is to continue to further our business goals."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Business, People, Goals, College, Future, Want)

"I think we have the same goals in mind. We are not planning on just all of a sudden taking a film and separating. Hopefully one day she can direct me in something, or I will direct her. Or we'll produce a movie under our company's name."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Goals, Company, Day, Film, Mind, Name, Planning, Will)

"I'm very excited about my new agreement with the Heat. This contract allows me to address all of my family's long-term financial goals while allowing the Heat the ability to acquire those players that we need to win a championship."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Family, Financial, Goals, Ability, Agreement)

"If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone."
- Donny Osmond
(Related: Life, Time, Goals)

"You set your goals to a point where they're attainable, but far enough away that you have to really go get them. And every year I push my goals a little bit farther away, and every year I work a little bit harder to get them."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Work, Goals)

"One item on my agenda is simply planning trips, setting them as goals, something to look forward to."
- Paul Parker
(Related: Goals, Planning)

"I was the classic midfield organiser who could also score goals."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Goals)

"You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals."
- George S. Patton
(Related: People, Goals)

"It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there is so much agreement about the goals."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Goals, Agreement, Legislation)

"It so happened that my goals kind of matched my career progression toward becoming an astronaut."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Goals, Career)

"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Success, Goals, Act)

"Nobody - myself included - believes that we could ever achieve total information awareness. But the government needs to set goals and long-range objectives. Total information awareness is a good goal."
- John Poindexter
(Related: Government, Goal, Goals, Awareness, Information, Needs, Objectives)

"We are aware that in 2005 our efforts to preserve the stability and prestige of the Republic of Bulgaria in the area of foreign policy, and our efforts to attain fully our strategic goals will be mostly contingent upon the way we address our domestic priorities."
- Georgi Purvanov
(Related: Policy, Goals, Foreign policy, Priorities, Stability, Will)

"At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Goals, Day, End, Safety, Security)

"Though I still have no semblance of a life outside of Nine Inch Nails at the moment, I realize my goals have gone from getting a record deal or selling another record to being a better person, more well-rounded, having friends, having a relationship with somebody."
- Trent Reznor
(Related: Life, Goals, Selling, Being, Friends)

"We as a people, as a state, and as a community, have too much promise, too much potential, and too much at stake to go any other way than forward. We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds, and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: People, Goals, Beliefs, Community, Potential, Promise, State)

"My goals are to hit .300, score 100 runs, and stay injury-prone."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Goals, Injury)

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Goals, First)

"People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: People, Goals)

"True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(Related: Education, Life, Goals, Values, Spiritual)

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

"Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Success, Progress, Goals)

"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Work, Goals, Building, End, Will)

"God created me to delight people with my goals."
- Romario
(Related: God, People, Goals, Delight)

"But if the vision is strong enough, and your goals are steady, and you believe, pretty soon you bring other people with you."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: People, Goals, Vision, Pretty)

"Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Work, Goals, Job, Obstacles)

"We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration."
- Burt Rutan
(Related: Experience, Travel, Dreams, Inspiration, Progress, Goals, Discovery, Exploration, Fun, Future, Space, Youth)

"An athlete who tells you the training is always easy and always fun simply hasn't been there. Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding."
- Alberto Salazar
(Related: Goals, Fun, Journey, Training)

"No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Goals)

"My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Goal, Goals)

"Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Goals, Ego, Problems, Solution)

"Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Goals)

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

"Saddam is a familiar dictatorial aggressor, with traditional goals for his aggression."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Goals, Aggression)

"In the meantime, I just have to create those realistic goals about the fact that I don't have a ton of options as an actor who's been on a science fiction show for 8 years."
- Michael Shanks
(Related: Science, Goals, Actor, Fact, Fiction, Options, Years)

"Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning."
- Alan Shearer
(Related: Goals, Winning, Football)

"Scoring two goals at against Wembley against a Dutch team that was supposed to rip us apart and ripping them apart - it doesn't get any better than that."
- Teddy Sheringham
(Related: Goals)

"I played for 30 years, 20 with England and I did it by setting goals."
- Peter Shilton
(Related: Goals, England, Years)

"I don't think the Gallup Poll technique is going to be very helpful in determining the goals of our educational system."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Goals)

"The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be - how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Goals, Order)

"Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want."
- Marsha Sinetar
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Goals, Values, Obstacles, Want, Windows)

"Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political mass struggle with revolutionary goals."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Goals, Fight, Struggle)

"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)

"We need to build on the success of Social Security by developing bold and innovative ways for Americans to build wealth and save for retirement. I believe we can work together in a bipartisan manner to accomplish these goals."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Success, Work, Goals, Wealth, Americans, Retirement, Security)

"At the bottom, the elimination of spyware and the preservation of privacy for the consumer are critical goals if the Internet is to remain safe and reliable and credible."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Goals, Internet, Privacy)

"My parents are both very funny but they're also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I'm just a lunatic. I don't know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I'm just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It's not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles."
- Emma Stone
(Related: Funny, Mom, Goals, Parents)

"No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more that pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Dreams, Goals, Will)

"I always have a lot of personal goals, but primarily my main goal each year is to obviously win a Super Bowl."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Goal, Goals)

"It's good to have a manager who shares your interests, or goals. You can presumably trust a husband. I don't know if it's the best way to work. I really shouldn't discuss this."
- Dorothy Stratten
(Related: Trust, Work, Manager, HusbGoals)

"As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Fitness, Father, Goals, Strength, Children, First, Help, Self, Sons, Will)

"Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Parenting, Dream, Goals, Learning, Listening, Space)

"We have some real political differences among us, but we all share the same goals: clean air and water, injury free workplaces, safe transportation systems, to name a few of the good things that can come from regulation."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Injury, Name, Water)

"What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Goals)

"I am a goal setter and I set more goals everyday. I keep lists of goals in my office to stay on track."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Goal, Goals, Office)

"I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Sports, Goals, Being, Importance, Parents, Play)

"My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Goals)

"I don't try to be a threat to MicroSoft, mainly because I don't really see MS as competition. Especially not Windows-the goals of Linux and Windows are simply so different."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Goals, Competition, Linux, Windows)

"Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Change, Control, Goals, Direction)

"If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Goals)

"Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Car, Feelings, Goals, Thoughts, Values, Balance, Emotions, Energy)

"People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Time, People, Goals)

"No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: People, Successful, Goals)

"I just don't want to be rapping forever. I love it, but sometimes you got goals for yourself."
- Obie Trice
(Related: Love, Goals, Want)

"Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there's no culture of complaint."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Goals, Complaint, Culture, Frustration, Pain, Understanding)

"What gets left out is the narrative between the bullets, which would tell us who's going to do what and how we're going to achieve the generic goals on the list."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Goals)

"You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for."
- Ted Turner
(Related: Goals)

"Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Time, Manager, Goal, Goals)

"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Goals, Energy, Focus)

"Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Time, Goals, Future, Now, Past)

"What Fred Lebow went through was an inspiration for me. You have to set goals for yourself."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Inspiration, Goals)

"Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Goals, Strength, Awareness, Cause, Conviction, Limits)

"Maybe the mistakes have looked worse because they led to goals."
- Ian Walker
(Related: Goals, Mistakes)

"The IRA has abandoned its armed struggle in pursuit of its goals by political means. This must be fully acknowledged. Continued challenge does nothing but obstruct and inhibit the peace process."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Peace, Goals, Challenge, Nothing, Pursuit, Struggle)

"Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Work, People, Goals, Chicago)

"The most unrealistic thing I've ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don't believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil."
- Len Wein
(Related: Character, Goals, Brotherhood, Evil)

"Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans - and there were many such bitter policy disputes - the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood."
- Allen Weinstein
(Related: Policy, Goals, Americans, Disagreements, Now)

"Given six months to live and being the fighter that I am, I set high goals for myself."
- Ryan White
(Related: Goals, Being, Months)

"The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals."
- Kit Williams
(Related: Goals)

"A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime - and that was mine, to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.'"
- Ted Williams
(Related: People, Goals, Day, Man)

"The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers... Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership."
- Gary Wills
(Related: Leadership, Goal, Goals, Followers)

"If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Life, Goals, Spirit, Want)

"Very few editors worry about heresy - their goals are much too commercial, thank goodness."
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(Related: Goals, Editors, Goodness, Heresy, Worry)

"It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last. It's a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can't remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Time, Goals, First)