To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
~ Leonard Bernstein
Achievement is the death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.
~ Ambrose Bierce
Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.
~ Nathaniel Branden
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
~ Les Brown
Your enthusiasm will inspire others to move forward with actions that bring rewarding achievements.
~ Steve Brunkhorst
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
~ Nicholas M. Butler
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
~ Dale Carnegie
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
~ Frederic Chopin
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources.
~ Luc de Clapiers
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
~ Arthur C. Clarke
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
~ Henry Drummond
Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.
~ Albert Einstein
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
~ Max Ehrmann
Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you think you’re tops, you won’t do much climbing.
~ Arnold Glasow
Seize this very minute;
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Only engage and the mind grows heated;
Begin and then the work will be completed.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A fellow doesn’t last long on what he has done. He’s got to keep on delivering as he goes along.
~ Carl Hubbell
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
~ Thomas Jefferson
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
~ Helen Keller
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
~ Robert F. Kennedy
Nothing worthwhile ever happens quickly and easily. You achieve only as you are determined to achieve…and as you keep at it until you have achieved.
~ Robert H. Lauer
That some achieve great success, is proof others can achieve it as well.
~ Abraham Lincoln
We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
~ Maxwell Maltz
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
~ Orison Swett Marden
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
Who works achieves and who sows reaps.
~ Arabian Proverb
The man who removed the mountain began by carrying away small stones.
~ Chinese proverb
Who begins too much accomplishes little.
~ German Proverb
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
~ Robert H. Schuller
The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.
~ Willam F. Scolavino
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
How my achievements mock me!
~ Troilus, in William Shakespeare’s play Troilus and Cressida, Act 4, Scene II
Great achievement often happens when our backs are up against the wall. Pressure can actually enhance your performance.
~ Robin Sharma
Don’t confuse honors with achievement.
~ Zadie Smith
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
~ W. Clement Stone
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
~ Harold Taylor
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
~ Henry David Thoreau
It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
~ Harry S. Truman
In every triumph there’s a lot of try.
~ Frank Tyger
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worth of your own approval.
~ Denis Waitley
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
~ Booker T. Washington
Never mistake activity for achievement.
~ John Wooden