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Achievement Quotes
“Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.” – Dale T. Mortensen

Best Achievement Quotes

“Any achievement depends on diligence of the desire.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement.”

― Albert Camus

“Consider an achievement accidental if it is not coupled with modesty. Because if the achiever had endeavoured for it, it would certainly have killed their pride.”

Raheel Farooq

“Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.”

– Dale T. Mortensen

“Achievement requires a strong will, failure, a stubborn won’t.”

— Rand Charles.

“If you are not happy with yourself, even the loftiest achievements won’t bring you much satisfaction.”

Ben Bernanke

“You are the greatest achievement of your own life.”

― Sarah Rees Brennan

“Its been enough enjoying now, let’s begin achieving.”

Amit Kalantri

“I thought happiness came from achievement.”

― Paul Henders

“Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could admire? For something, not to look down at, but up to?.”

― Ayn Rand

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.”

W. Clement Stone

“Great achievements are nothing more than a collection of small accomplishments.”

― Justin Young

“Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped.”

― Suzy Kassem

“To be calm is the highest achievement of the best of what you have.”

Harbhajan Singh Yogi

“The rottenness of politics in Yugoslavia didn’t come as a surprise. The main lesson is that this is a war which could have easily been stopped by Europe. What was lacking was any will to do so. It’s an irony of the achievement of Europe that it had lived for 40 years under the assumption of the unimaginability of internal wars, so it didn’t know what to do with it when it was confronted with one close up.”

Tony Judt

“First of all, just to get Diner made would have been an achievement in that I got a chance to direct.”

Barry Levinson

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― Nanci McGraw.

“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

“Faith is a process in action. It cannot exist without work.”

— Ellen J. Barrier

“Life was a place that only gained value when childhood dreams were to be achieved.”

― Chaker Khazaal

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

― Maya Angelou

“Do not trust everyone who smiles at you; some admire your achievements, but some misunderstand them, and many more envy them. Jealousy is like the sky: everywhere on everyone.”

― Matshona Dhliwayo

“I like working among ‘creative clutter’. It gives me a sense of activity and achievement.”

― Fennel Hudson

“The greatest investment one can ever make is the investment into humanity, for an achievement based on positive influence into people’s life can stand the test of time, survive through the mortality of men and resound endlessly through posterity.”

― Uzoma Ezeson

“Applause Dies, Awards Are Tarnished and Achievements Are Forgotten!! Life is a journey… NOT a guided tour.”

― Abhysheq Shukla

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Perseverance is the price to pay for any achievement.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

“A Man of wisdom is one who discusses everything other than his achievements, a Fool speaks only of his achievements.”

Ramana Pemmaraju.

“Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings.”

― Chinua Achebe

“I think my greatest achievement in boxing is my following.”

Ricky Hatton

“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.”

Harold Taylor

“The greatest single achievement of nature to date was surely the invention of the molecule DNA.”

― Lewis Thomas.

“The Lord has made us to be creative, and the sense of achievement will help to lift our spirits.”

― Shirley Corder

“A literary achievement of the highest order.”

David Guterson

“Opportunity doesn’t make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives.”

— Tim Fargo

“We need to create an enterprise culture, a society where successful entrepreneurs are respected and admired, not treated with suspicion and disdain. And in which we see less envy of other peoples’ achievements and mistrust of commerce, and a greater readiness to get out there and join in the process.”

Norman Tebbit

Inspirational Achievement Quotes

“Spectacular achievements come from unspectacular preparation.”

Roger Staubach

“You must understand something. Money is not a sign of achievement.”

Jude Watson

“Small shifts in your thinking, and small changes in your energy, can lead to massive alterations of your end result.”

Kevin Michel

“Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.”

— Nido Qubein

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

― Napoleon Hill.

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”

Thomas J. Watson

“The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.”


“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”

Bo Bennett

“Needs cause motivation. Deep-rooted desires for esteem, affection, belonging, achievement, self-actualization, power, and control motivate us to push for what we want and need in our lives.”

Lorii Myers

“A challenge is not an obstacle, but rather a reminder of a task to be completed, or a dream to be achieved.”

― Chaker Khazaal

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”

― Norman Vincent Peale

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

Charles F. Kettering

“Never mistake activity for achievement. No great thing could ever be achieved without encouragement. No matter how hard it gets don’t loose hope.”

― Scholar Talks

“The only thing standing in the way between you and your goal is the BS story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”

Jordan Belfort

“Before any great achievement, some measure of depression is very usual.”

Charles Spurgeon

“If you want it enough, you find strength to work for its achievement.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“Humanity’s greatest achievement will come when the happiness of some will no longer be the sadness of others.”

Mario Stinger

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

Mary Kay Ash

“Great achievement requires personal force, determined spirit and self-confidence.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

“To achieve something is better than not achieving.”

Sam Winters

“The greatest achievement of humanity is the human spirit.”

― Kamal Ravikant

“Keep your focus on the things you can actually control. Choosing to center on anything else will either stop you in your tracks or significantly slow you down.”

Sherene McHenry

“Persistence drives the achievement of the desired outcome for reality.”

Steven Redhead

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

― Paulo Coelho

“When you focus, you can achieve anything. If you have no focus, you will achieve nothing.”

― David Clark

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are; first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”

Thomas A. Edison

Motivational Achievement Quotes

“First achieve small things and you will achieve great things ultimately… and no one will forget.”

― Bidemi Mark-Mordi

“Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.”

— Vera Nazarian

“Small daily, seemingly insignificant, improvements and innovations lead to staggering achievements over time.”

Robin Sharma

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

― Robert F. Kennedy

“All great achievements are attained through mighty obstacles.”

Abhijit Naskar

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.”

Napoleon Hill

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”

—Thomas J. Watson

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

– John F. Kennedy

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Without failure there is no achievement.”

John C. Maxwell

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Forget seizing the moment. Seize the opportunity.”

Tim Fargo

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”

― William Blake.

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”

Leonard Bernstein.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

—Helen Keller

“I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.”

Warren Buffett

“No great achievement is possible without madness.”

― Abhijit Naskar

“The value of achievement lies in the achieving.” 

Albert Einstein

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”

 Marv Levy

“The only difference between dreams and achievements is hard work.”

— Chris Bollwage

“The key to achievement is being a How thinker and not an If thinker.”

— Unknown.

“The only thing ever achieved in life without effort is failure.”

— Francis of Assisi

Famous Achievement Quotes

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”

Napoleon Hill

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

 Oscar Wilde

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

― Roy T. Bennett

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

― Paulo Coelho

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”

Mark Twain.

“If you want to do something, achieve something, you can’t be thinking all the time of what you don’t have.”

– Kapil Dev

“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

“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”

― Albert Einstein

“For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.”


“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.”

― C.S. Lewis.

“No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.”

― Roy Bennett

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”

Henry Ford

Success and Dream Achievement Quotes

Achievement Quotes About Success and Dream

“Achieving success doesn’t say as much about you as how you choose to wear it.”

― Frank Sonnenberg

“True success is a silence inner process that can empower the mind, heart and soul through strong aspiration for great achievement.”

― Nur Sakinah Thomas

“Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results.”

― Germany Kent

“Strive for success, it means you must sacrifice your space of time to achieve your goals.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

“We are successful the moment we start toward a laudable goal.”

― J. Benson

“If you achieve a success not achieved by anyone else and not possible to achieve by anyone else then you are the hero of your generation.”

― Amit Kalantri.

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

― Conrad Hilton.

“Struggling is hard, so is achieving success; so you may as well choose success, over time it’ll seem easier.”

— Rob Liano

“Achievements – Dreams= Action; Achievements-Actions= Dreams; Achievement= Dreams + Action.”

― George Akomas Jr

“Success is the achievement of the goals and the dreams that satisfy your inner self.”

― Junaid Raza

“So often we quit on the first failure. We must persistent long enough to achieve success.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Achieving success doesn’t come easy, it requires commitment, perseverance, and sacrifice.”

― Charmaine J. Forde

“Our success as a civilization should not be evaluated purely on the basis of our achievements, but also take into account who we have become in the process.”

Joseph Rain

“In the achievement of dreams demands 100 percent dedication.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

Master “The Three Keys to Success” and you can achieve anything in life!.”

Ken Poirot

“Achievement is no hocus-pocus. It’s focus, focus!.”

― Ana Claudia Antunes

“In my opinion, character is the most important determinant of a person’s success, achievement and ability to handle adversity.”

Tom Landry

“Success and ultimate achievement is merely a compilation of thousands of tiny little wins you gained along the way. The victory is in the journey.”

― Ernie Bray

“Success equals achievement and achievements equal to happiness. That’s the universal truth.”

― Mwanandeke Kindembo

“All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.”

Orison Swett Marden

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”

John Wooden

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

Helen Keller

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

― Coco Chanel

“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

Michelle Obama

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

― Coco Chanel

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”

Anne Sweeney.

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Goal Achievement Quotes

“Achieving a goal is nothing. The getting there is everything.”

— Jules Michelet

“Winners must have two things: definite goals, and a burning desire to achieve them.”

— Brad Burden

“You can’t achieve major goals with minimal effort.”

― Rob Liano

“Stop thinking of the past, and stop worrying about the future. Just win the day. Achieve the goals you set for every single day, and you’ll rebuild your life in a few short years.”

― Kevin J. Donaldson

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

Anthony Robbins

“If you don’t set goals for yourself, you are doomed to achieve the goals of someone else.”

Brian Tracy

“Here is the truth: The journey to achievement is not a destination, it is only a stop over to the next goal.”

― John Patrick Hickey,

“someday goals become never days of achievement.”

― Colin Myles

“How much you can learn when you fail determines how far you will go into achieving your goals.”

― Roy T. Bennett

“A goal is a DREAM with a deadline.”

Napoleon Hill

“Do not postpone your happiness to “achievement” of goals. It is not worth postponing your happiness, even for a moment … Learn to “be happy” first, and then go about achieving your goals …”

— Manoj Arora

“You have to work harder to achieve your goals .”

— Lailah Gifty Akita.

“Self -developments helps you to set and achieve goals.”

Sunday Adelaja

“With sense of achievement comes satisfaction… and with satisfaction comes contentment. Contentment is ultimate goal of life.”

― Girdhar Joshi

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”

Brian Tracy

“Hustling is putting every minute and all your effort into achieving the goal at hand. Every minute needs to count.”

Gary Vaynerchuk

“Identify your goals, and set a deadline for reaching them. Make a list of obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals, identify the people who can help you overcome those obstacles, and make a list of skills you have and those you need to achieve your goals and then develop a plan.”

Zig Ziglar

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

Zig Ziglar

Short Achievement Quotes

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatest achievement is self awareness.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

“All great achievements require time.”

– Maya Angelou.

“Achievement has no color.”

― Abraham Lincoln (More Abraham Lincoln Quotes)

“Never mistake activity for achievement .”

John Wooden

“Achievement brings its own anticlimax.”

Maya Angelou

“Achievement is not important, attempt is!.”

― Milind K

“Its easier to stay out than get out.”

Mark Twain

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”

― John Wooden

“Without failure there is no achievement.”

– John C. Maxwell

“You can achieve the unachievable!.”

― Abhishek Ratna

“Man’s greatest achievement is astonishment.”


“Do your best to do better.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita


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