Quotes about Achievement

To a writer the brain's greatest achievement is literature

Unless a man has been taught what to do with success after getting it, the achievement of it must inevitably leave him a prey to boredom.

Bertrand Russell

We know the good, we apprehend it clearly, but we can't bring it to achievement.

Gwen Euripides

It isn't the incompetent who destroys an organization. The incompetent never gets in a position to destroy it. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.

F. M. Young

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.

Ben Stein

What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.

William Safire

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

Death comes to all but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

George Fabricius

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.

Adam Clayton Powell

Many times I wondered whether my achievement was worth the loneliness I experienced, but now I realize the price was small.

Gordon Parks

The future is not a gift—it is an achievement.

Harry Lauder

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

To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.

Brendan Behan

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality

Carl Jung

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.

J. G. Holland

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

Charles F. Kettering

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napoleon Hill

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

Jack Kinder

There is no simplistic approach to worthwhile achievement in human affairs.

William Hastie

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

Jimmy Carter

An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.

Albert Camus

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.

Louise A. Bogan

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.

Gabriel Heatter

Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument Which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

Georg Fabricius

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