Achievement Quotes

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The value of achievement lies in the achieving.
Aiming isn't hitting.
— African proverb

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What we call results are beginnings.
No great achievement happens by luck.


Achievement is talent plus preparation.

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Achievement brings with it its own anticlimax.
The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
Is there anything in life so disenchanting as attainment?
Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
Achievement, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.
An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.


Man can climb to the highest summits; but he cannot dwell there long.


The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.
— Slogan of US army service force


Do not be one of those who, rather than risk failure, never attempts anything.

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After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.


The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself.  Those who know this can never know defeat.
Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
It is not the clear-sighted who lead the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm mental fog.
Life requires thorough preparation.  Veneer isn't worth anything; we must disabuse our people of the idea that there is a short cut to achievement.


The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.
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.

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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.


In the practical as in the theoretic life, the man whose acquisitions stick is the man who is always achieving and advancing, whilst his neighbours, spending most of their time in relearning what they once knew but have forgotten, simply hold their own.