120 Achievement Quotes
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Life is designed to be a story of achievement in spite of adversity, not in the absence of adversity, for without adversity achievement could not exist.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Don’t mistake activity for achievement.
Great achievement is born of struggle.
I’d rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate.
Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Victory is in the quality of competition, not the final score.
You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few moments; then the wind blows your footprints away.
Laurels don’t make much of a cushion.
Success covers a multitude of blunders.
George Bernard Shaw
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.
Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions-the hero and the sidekick.
The hero reveals the possibilities of human nature; the celebrity reveals the possibilities of the media.
Daniel J Boorstin
Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.
Horace J Brown
Success is never final, but failure can be.
I couldn’t wait for success…so I went ahead without it.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
If at first you do succeed-try to hide your astonishment.
If you’re not failing now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe.
You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.
It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
It isn’t failing that spells one’s downfall; it’s running away, giving up.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
On this earth, in the final analysis, each of us gets exactly what he deserves. But only the successful recognise this.
If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.
M H Alderson
Success is not forever, and failure’s not fatal.
Failure is an event, never a person.
William D Brown
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Failure doesn’t hurt you. It’s the fear of failure that’s the killer.
From where you sit, you can probably reach out with comparative ease and touch a life of serenity and peace. You can wait for things to happen and not get too sad when they don’t. That’s fine for some but not for me. Serenity is pleasant, but it lacks the ecstasy of achievement.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
How many ‘coming men’ has one known? Where on earth do they all go to?
Arthur Wing Pinero
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
Henry David Thoreau
They are able who think they are able.
The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition.
William Van Horne
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