Achievement Quotes

I believe you rarely achieve more than you expect.

I have yet to read the life story of a truly great man, whether he be an artist, a poet, an inventor, a scientist, or what have you, who did not achieve success by long study and careful planning. Most of them by years of hard work. That is the price of achievement.

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration – and expectation.

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.

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.

We can spend our whole lives underachieving.

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

The aim of a true achievement must lie, not in futile efforts towards the complete accommodation of man to circumstances in which he chances to find himself, but in the maintenance of a kind of candid discontent, in the face of the very highest achievement.

You can’t achieve anything without getting in someone’s way.