Achievement Quotes

If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.

The awareness of the ambiguity of one’s highest achievements -as well as one’s deepest failures- is a definite symptom of maturity.

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.

I don’t measure America by its achievement but by its potential.

The achiever is the only individual who is truly alive.

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Even when people are more successful than they had imagined, nothing is ever achieved without giving something up.