The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.

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

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

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.

Achieving starts with believing.

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

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

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.

I don’t confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow isthe higher achievement.

His achievements read like the graffiti on the walls of a hangman’s changing room.

To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.

You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.

There is, first, the desire for strength, for achievement, for adequacy, for confidence in the face of the world, and for independence and freedom. Secondly, we have what we may call the desire for reputation or prestige

Real achievement — the true measure of how far we have advanced in life — is not determined by what we have acquired, but rather by the degree to which we have put our fears behind us.

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.

The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.

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

A young person, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just happens in this world.

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, Just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.

I always felt that I hadn’t achieved what I wanted to achieve.I always felt I could get better. That’s the whole incentive.

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

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it… I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it’s an illusion to me.

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation — veneer isn’t worth anything.

If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.

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

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

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

Capitalism is the greatest benefactor man has ever had. It is time for the thinking men and women of every nation to recognize that fact and to fully embrace the system of the mind and of individual rights. Men and women of all countries unite – in your support of capitalism. You have a world of joyous achievement to win.

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

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.

Man achieves in life only by commanding the capabilities nature has given him, or by creating them within himself by education and by knowing how to profit by the difficulties encountered.

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

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Never mistake activity for achievement.

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

What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health, self-esteem, not its cause

What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

Don’t care what they say, you reach for the stars.

Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal.See yourself doing the things you’ll be doing when you’ve reached your goal.

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances