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
What a great discrepancy there is between men and the results they achieve! It is due to the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability, and concentrating them upon one point
Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
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.
The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.
What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.
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