Achievement Quotes

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.
Jim Rohn

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Zig Ziglar

Don’t mistake activity for achievement.
John Wooden

Great achievement is born of struggle.
Napoleon Hill

I’d rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate.
George Burns

Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Erma Bombeck

Victory is in the quality of competition, not the final score.
Mike Marshall

You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few moments; then the wind blows your footprints away.
Arlene Blum

Laurels don’t make much of a cushion.
Dorothy Rabinowitz

Success covers a multitude of blunders.
George Bernard Shaw

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.
Truman Capote

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions-the hero and the sidekick.
Laurence Shames

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.
Bill Parcells

I couldn’t wait for success…so I went ahead without it.
Jonathan Winters

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Francis Bacon

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Beverly Sills

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.
Lou Holtz

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Paul Sweeney

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.
Woody Allen

You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.
Lou Holtz

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.
Michel Greco

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.
Georges Simenon

If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.
M H Alderson

Success is not forever, and failure’s not fatal.
Ken Blanchard

Failure is an event, never a person.
William D Brown

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Edwin Markham

Failure doesn’t hurt you. It’s the fear of failure that’s the killer.
Jack Lemmon

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.
Estée Lauder

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Edward Gibbon

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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