Achievement Quotes

Achievement quotes, by their very nature, are inspiring.

This quote on achievement by W. Clement Stone is a perfect example, "All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is."

Knowing exactly what you want is the starting point of all personal achievement.

Could you imagine a person rising to the CEO position of a great company without a definite desire to be there and a goal plan for its achievement.

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"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation." is another great quote about achievement by Robert H. Schuller.

If you want to achieve great things in life you must know exactly what you want, create a plan for its attainment and never stop until you achieve what you want.

Quotes On Achievement

"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." 

Orison Swett Marden 


"We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures. Take a risk a day one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it."

Susan Jeffers 


"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

Colin Powell


"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." 

Frederic Chopin 


"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Originality and the feeling of one’s own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle." 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


"We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes." 

John F. Kennedy


"Achievement brings its own anticlimax." 

Maya Angelou 


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

Alfred North Whitehead 


"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Quote Interpretation

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do!" 

Walter Bagehot

This is achievement quote is a great one.

When everyone around you thinks you won't attain what you set out to achieve, and you achieve it anyway!

This is the greatest achievement of all.

More Achievement Quotes

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values." 

Ayn Rand 


"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement." 

Bo Bennett 


"Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't." 

George Lucas 


"All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is." 

W. Clement Stone 


"A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration." 

Kurt Lewin


"He, who moves not forward, goes backward." 

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe


"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."

Theodore Rubin


"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation." 

Robert H. Schuller 

I hope you have enjoyed these achievement quotes as much as I have.

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