Achievement Quotes

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. -Woodrow Wilson

In every triumph there’s a lot of try. -Frank Tyger

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage. -Frederick Pierce

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspirations and expectations. -unknown

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. -Bruce Barton

I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them. -Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. -Brian Tracy

Take a look at those two open hands of yours. They are tools with which to serve, make friends, and reach out for the best in life.  Open hands open the way to achievement.  Put them to work today.  -Wilfred A. Peterson

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. -Eddie Robinson

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

To get what you want, STOP doing what isn’t working. -Dennis Weaver

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. -Margaret Thatcher

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory. -Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

It’s no use saying, “We are doing our best.” You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -Winston Churchill

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. -Thomas A. Bennett

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements. -Orison Swett Marden

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. -Jack Kinder

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve! -Andrew Carnegie

Accomplishment is easiest when we work the hardest, and it is hardest when we work the easiest. -unknown

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve. -Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

 I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can chew and then chew it.  -William DeMille

Where there is a will there is a way. is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so …to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself. -Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. -Charles Kuralt

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission. -Zig Ziglar

Often we place too much emphasis on the desired results, and not enough on the person we need to be to achieve and support those results. -Larry Hehn

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