Achievement Quotes and Wisdom

Achievement Quotes and Wisdom

Big thinking precedes great achievement.

The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Don't mistake activity for achievement.

Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement. ''Where there is a will there is a way.'' is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
Art, the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing. Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.

Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement.

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

Fascism is a European inquietude. It is a way of knowing everything - history, the State, the achievement of the proletarianization of public life, a new way of knowing the phenomena of our epoch.

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. 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.

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

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

Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority. I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement. I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is…the higher achievement.

I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did.

Is not the tremendous strength in men of the impulse to creative work in every field precisely due to their feeling of playing a relatively small part in the creation of living beings, which constantly impels them to an overcompensation in achievement?

It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.

It's very confusing when fame comes early on in your career. You get a little bit bent out of shape in terms of what's important. Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements - it's not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work. Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

Look upon your chastening as God's chariots sent to carry your soul into the high places of spiritual achievement.

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.

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Never mistake activity for achievement.

Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.

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

Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.

Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.

Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement.

Surely a man has come to himself only when he has found the best that is in him, and has satisfied his heart with the highest achievement he is fit for.

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources. The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated.

The more specific and measurable your goal, the more quickly you will be able to identify, locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary resources for its achievement.

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

The quality of the will to power is, precisely, growth. Achievement is its cancellation. To be, the will to power must increase with each fulfillment, making the fulfillment only a step to a further one. The vaster the power gained the vaster the appetite for more.

The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn't discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip.

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. The virtue of achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this can never know defeat.

There are few things more difficult than to appraise the work of a man suddenly dead in his youth; to disentangle ''promise'' from achievement; to save him from that sentimentalizing which confuses the tragedy of the interruption with the merit of the work actually performed.

There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second.

There is no achievement without goals.

Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.

Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.

To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge! To do the will of God is the greatest achievement.