Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait... Put these together and you have genius, and you have achievement.
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
An achievement is bondage.It obliges one to a higher achievement.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Teamwork is the quintessential contradiction of a society grounded in individual achievement.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, Just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat
Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Love, as life, is a journey. Finding true love for the ever after is an amazing achievement.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
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.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
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.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Back of every achievement is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
The future is not a gift - it is an achievement.