212+ Best Achievement Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Most Famous Achievement Quotes

I’m not the type who’ll yell about my achievements from the rooftops. – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Despite all the achievements of civilization, the human being is still one of the most vulnerable creatures on earth. – Vladimir Putin

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. – John Wooden

If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

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Capitalism demands the best of every man, his rationality, and rewards him accordingly. It leaves every man free to choose the work he likes, to specialize in it, to trade his product for the products of others, and to go as far on the road of achievement as his ability and ambition will carry him. – Ayn Rand

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Henry David Thoreau

Potential is not an endpoint but a capacity to grow and learn. – Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Believe me that in every big thing or achievement there are always obstacles-big or small- and the reaction one shows to such obstacles is what counts, not the obstacle itself. – Bruce Lee

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. – Swami Vivekananda

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement. I’m still learning, for learning is boundless. – Bruce Lee

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy

Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.”

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs. – Robin Sharma

Success is assured when a person fears the pain of regret more than the pain of the process. – Orrin Woodward

Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results. – Robin Sharma

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. – Proverb

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible. – Albert Einstein

Don’t mistake activity with achievement. – John Wooden

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. – John Wooden

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much. – Joan Collins

Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. – Paulo Coelho

Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. – Vaibhav Shah

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. – Chris Grosser

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. – Albert Einstein

We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.- B.F. Skinner

Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity. – Robin Sharma

Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. – Thomas Edison

When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. – Napoleon Hill

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. – Lolly Daskal

Achievement has no color – Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. – Ayn Rand

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents – start charging for it. – Kim Garst

The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best. – Colin Powell

Every achievement is servitude. It compels us to higher achievement. – Albert Camus

When you set your mind to achieve something, you must allow yourself the opportunity to get it done. – Tasha Hoggatt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. – Napoleon Hil

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve. – Norman Vincent Peale

If my mind can conceive it, my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. – Jesse Jackson

The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at best know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve. Norman Vincent Peale

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. – Horace Mann

The ultimate measure of a person is not her mistakes or accomplishments, but what she does with them. – Liza M. Wiemer

The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. – Criss Jami

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho

The barrier during self-improvement is not so much that we hate learning, rather we hate being taught. To learn entails that the knowledge was achieved on one’s own accord, it feels great, but to be taught often leaves a feeling of inferiority. Thus it takes a bit of determination and a lot of humility in order for one to fully develop. – Criss Jami

The starting point of all achievement is desire. – Napoleon Hill

Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together. – Paul Ryan

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. – Henry Ford

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. – Oscar Wilde

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. – Bruce Feirstein

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 Isaac Rubin

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. – Golda Meir

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

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects. – Albert Einstein

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry Truman

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

If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal. – Author unknown

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. – Woodrow Wilson

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller

Potential unexpressed turns to pain. – Robin Sharma

The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth. – Robin Sharma

People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach. – Marguerite de Navarre

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. – Albert Einstein

Without failure, there is no achievement. – John C. Maxwell

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. – C. S. Lewis

Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my savior. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important. – Elle Macpherson

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. – Theodore Roosevelt

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. – Ray Goforth

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. – Earl Nightingale

Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped. – Suzy Kassem

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. – Thomas Carlyle

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

Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. – Naveen Jain

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs

Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life. – Dr. APJ Kalam

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. – Harold Taylor

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. – Bo Bennett

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash

My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region. – Shimon Peres

Have a vision. It is the ability to see the invisible. If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible. – Shiv Khera

I see myself as the best footballer in the world. If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of. – Cristiano Ronaldo

The starting point of all achievement is desire. – Napoleon Hill

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. – Robert Collier

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. – Thomas J. Watson

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. – Michael John Bobak

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing. – Philippos

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

Achievement is not about ‘doing something.’ Rather, it’s about ‘being someone. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. – Margaret Thatcher

A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them. – Herbert Read

In order to achieve anything, you must be brave enough to fail. – Kirk Douglas

The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself. – Bo Bennett

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. – Nicholas M. Butler

Academic achievement was something I’d always sought as a form of reward. Good grades pleased my parents, good grades pleased my teachers; you got them in order to sew up approval. – Caroline Knapp

My greatest achievement so far is that I’ve been able to continue with my normal life. I love what I do, but more so, I’m glad to have people who care about me close by. – Kim Smith

In my career, there are many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible. – David Beckham

Realize, rise and act – make mistakes, fall hard, then rise again and try again. – Abhijit Naskar

It is little keys that open up big doors. – On small steps leading to great achievements – Lamine Pearlheart

Mistakes are the foundation of achievement. – Steven Magee

When a person is connected to its true essence, there is nothing more rewarding than continuously developing it; there is no money that can buy the pleasure of putting into practice the talents each person has. – Claudia Acevedo

There can be no real achievement without any struggle! – Avijeet Das

To succeed, you must never give on yourself. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement. – Anonymous

If you keep working at it, if you keep moving forward, you will achieve what you want. – Leigh Shulman

To achieve something that you have never achieved before, you must become someone that you have never been before. – Les Brown

If you go out without a plan, you will return home without any achievement. – Awolumate Samuel

You have a choice, you can be someone who makes it happen or someone who lets it happen. – Bobby Darnell

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. – Robert H. Schuller

There is no shortcut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation, a veneer isn’t worth anything. – George Washington Carver

Never mistake activity for achievement. – John Wooden

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. – James Allen

A mentor enables a person to achieve. A hero shows what achievement looks like. – John C. Mather

It is no small thing for an American to be able to go into a fast-food restaurant and to buy a double cheeseburger, fries, and a large Coke for a price equal to less than an hour of labor at the minimum wage. Indeed, in the long sweep of history, this represents a remarkable achievement. – Michael Pollan

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

If talent is the floor and character the ceiling, then work-ethic is the altitude of personal achievement. – Orrin Woodward

Accept no limitations and you’ll have no limitations. – Clyde Lee Dennis

Greatness is never achieved in the realm of dreams but in the realm of reality and the only way to achieving that greatness is to convert your time into added value to yourself and then to others. – Sunday Adelaja

Pretension is a poor joke that you play on yourself. Snap out of it. Recognise your strengths, work on your weaknesses. Real achievement is liking what you see in the mirror every morning. – Virat Kohli

Laughter is an important part of a good relationship. It’s an immense achievement when you can move from your thinking that your partner is merely an idiot to think that they are that wonderfully complex thing called a lovable idiot. And often that means having a little bit of a sense of humor about their flaws. – Alain de Botton

Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout’s arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them. – Juliette Gordon Low

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. – Nelson Mandela

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. – Edward de Bono

In a position of utter desolation, when a man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way, an honorable way. In such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment. – Viktor E. Frankl

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

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. – Eric Butterworth

If I were to look back at my career, I think my greatest achievement is very simple. I’ve been able to make choices where I could glorify God. – Roma Downey

Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement. – Anthony Joshua

Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. – Steve Prefontaine

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

Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions. – Dale T. Mortensen

Jazz music is America’s past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the timeline of human achievement, an ultimate value of art. – Wynton Marsalis

You should take some responsibility for the way you present yourself. But you should not be hung up on your looks, whether you are ugly or handsome, because it isn’t an achievement. – Christopher Reeve

My greatest achievement is being able to write records that are real snapshots of what’s going on in my life. I won’t repeat myself for the sake of commerce, or to please other people. – Alanis Morissette

Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them. – Louise Bogan

Dedicating myself to actually following through was my single biggest achievement. – Nick Woodman

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited. – Neil Armstrong

Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings. – Chinua Achebe

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – W. Clement Stone

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. – Cesar Chavez

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

My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along. – Denise Van Outen

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

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement. – Florence Scovel Shinn

A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team. – Vivek Wadhwa

Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility. – Ban Ki-moon

I have no regrets. I don’t believe in looking back. What am I proudest of? Working really hard and achieving as much as I could. – Elena Kagan

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best. – Henry J. Kaiser

I really do encourage other manufacturers to bring electric cars to market. It’s a good thing, and they need to bring it to market and keep iterating and improving and make better and better electric cars, and that’s what going to result in humanity achieving a sustainable transport future. I wish it was growing faster than it is. – Elon Musk

If I’m with a man, is that going to prevent me from achieving my goal? What sacrifices will I have to make in terms of being myself, if I’m with a man? Something that young women find out really quickly is that when you start dating, all of a sudden you’re supposed to have a role. You’re not allowed to just be yourself. – Candace Bushnell

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. – Tom Landry

You must not let your negative emotions distract you from achieving your goals. – Clay Clark

I enjoy hard work; I love setting goals and achieving them. – Jewel

Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Any goal worth achieving involves an element of risk. – Dean Karnazes

Achieving the highest possible return on human capital must be every manager’s goal. – Brian Tracy

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models. – Bill Bradley

I’m stubborn; I know what I want. I’ll dedicate all my efforts to achieving it. – Carlo Rubbia

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds. – Marta

If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end. – Bayard Rustin

Just be yourself. Be honest, work towards a goal, and you’ll achieve it. – Emraan Hashmi

If you believe, you can achieve. That’s my motto! – Sophie Turner

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. – Margaret J. Wheatley

Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible. – Eddie Rickenbacker

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. – John F. Kennedy

With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything. – Antoine Griezmann

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. – John D. Rockefeller

I cook, I create, I’m incredibly excited by what I do, I’ve still got a lot to achieve. – Gordon Ramsay

Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

On occasion, we need to make a second effort – and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve. – Thomas S. Monson

If one girl with courage is a revolution, imagine what feats we can achieve together. – Queen Rania of Jordan

You’re never too old to start learning, and you’re never too young to aim high and achieve great things. – Asa Hutchinson

Hopefully, in the future, generational challenges will be measured by achievement, not gender. – Safra A. Catz

I think my story says that when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver. – Sara Blakely

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

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

Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim. – Eileen Caddy

Confidence is the mother of achievement.

While most dream of success. The winners strive to achieve.

Overcoming fear is the greatest achievement of a lifetime.

Achievement is about loving something intensely and following it diligently with your heart.

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal.

Sometimes when you are pursuing a goal that you never had before you have to try new things in order to achieve it.

You cannot achieve success unless you sacrifice what you love the most.

This world can be cold and cruel if you let it, but if you look at every obstacle as a new challenge that you are able to overcome, your problems and suffering will be minimal, and your achievement will be great.

I am awake today. Awake to knowledge. Awake to change. Awake to communication. Today, I will Achieve.

Making money may give a sense of achievement. But making a difference will give a sense of Fulfillment.

If you want something then work for it until you achieve it.

What is the power that transcends one from achievement to fulfillment? The power of inspiration.

All great achievements require time. – Maya Angelou

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter. – Tiger Woods

In the time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements. – Mao Zedong

Achievements are precious and timeless, just like the precious metal platinum. And what better way to celebrate milestones in your life than with precious platinum. – Vijender Singh

Great Leadership is when you care more than you say, you lead to achieve, you walk behind, you lead to achieve to create future Leaders.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Believe in yourself. Create the kind of inner self that will enlighten your life with achievement. Turn your ability into a reality by igniting inner sparks into a flame of success.

Having what you want may give you achievement. But wanting what you have will give you fulfillment.

The development of a really good marriage is not a natural process, its an achievement.

When seeds of vision are watered with passion it blossoms as the flower of achievement which spreads fragrance of excellence.

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

Having the courage to continue after defeat is what that defines achievers.

Failure doesn’t mean you aren’t capable of achieving something it only means you need to put more efforts in order to achieve.

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