Achievement Quotes

There is, first, the desire for strength, for achievement, for adequacy, for confidence in the face of the world, and for independence and freedom. Secondly, we have what we may call the desire for reputation or prestige

Abraham Maslow

Back of every achievement is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.

Brooks Hays

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.

Jimmy Carter

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

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas Murray Butler

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

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

Robert H. Schuller

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.

Vauvenargues, Marquis de

The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.

Mack R. Douglas

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.

Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The first principle of full feminism is the simple equality of men and women. And it is an erroneous principle. For here nature steps in and forbids its achievement.

Correa Moylan Walsh

For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future but an excuse can last for life."

Eric Hoffer

In this world, the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive. Even when they are wrong they are positive, and that is the way of achievement, correction, improvement, and success. Educated, eye-open optimism pays.

David Landes

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D Roosevelt

I think my greatest single achievement took place on a Tuesday in March, when, with much bribery and corruption, I got them to clear the Grand Canal. That was truly Wagnerian.

Tony Palmer

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

For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future; but an excuse can last for life.

Eric Hoffer

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Nothing resists a human will that stakes its very existence upon the achievement of its purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli

Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it. Now, when I read constantly about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that the door is closing and that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

Isaac Asimov

The world, I think, will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla's equal in achievement and imagination.

Edwin Howard Armstrong
Social Media
Our Partners