Back of every achievement is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.

Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait… Put these together and you have genius, and you have achievement.

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

Achievement brings its own anticlimax.

The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.

All great achievements require time.

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!

The ability to forgive is one of mans greatest achievements.

You have to do what others won’t. To achieve what others don’t.

Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement

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

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.

Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.

People often overestimate what they can reasonably achieve in a year. But they vastly underestimate what they can achieve in 5 years.

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.

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

The world, I think, will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla’s equal in achievement and imagination.

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

No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

What a great discrepancy there is between men and the results they achieve! It is due to the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability, and concentrating them upon one point

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

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.

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

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

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

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.

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

Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly – it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.

Real success in business is to be found in achievements comparable rather with those of the artist or the scientist, of the inventor or statesman. And the joys sought in the profession of business must be like their joys and not the mere vulgar satisfaction which is experienced in the acquisition of money, in the exercise of power or in the frivolous pleasure of mere winning.

My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.

Determine what specific goal you want to achieve.Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.

We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievment.

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

The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful.

So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.

All flesh is one: what matter scores;Or color of the suitOr if the helmet glints with blue or gold?All is one bold achievement,All is fine spring-found-again-in-autumn dayWhen juices run in antelopes along our blood, And green our flag, forever green

It’s kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans, because you can achieve a lot of success and be a creep too! But we try to be nice, just normal people.

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.

Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it’s by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.

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.

To be free is to have achieved your life.

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

It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.

Each one of us has the powerand must develop the willto be the hero of his own life. We believe in goals, in purposes, in achievement and in the joy of living.

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

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

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources.

I think my greatest single achievement took place on a Tuesday in March, when, with much bribery and corruption, I got them to clear the Grand Canal. That was truly Wagnerian.

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

The constant questioning of our values and achievements is a challenge without which neither science nor society can remain healthy.

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.