74+ Best Achievement Quotes To Inspire Growth In Life

An achievement is something that someone has succeeded in doing, especially after a lot of effort. Inspirational achievement quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Most Famous Achievement Quotes

Every end becomes a means of carrying activity further as soon as it is achieved. John Dewey

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

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

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

I could not achieve many things in life which I desired, those failures became the foundation of today’s success. Invajy

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

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it. Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

With the right balance of vacation and work, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that the human spirit cannot achieve. Sage Wilcox

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

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time. Leonard Bernstein

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

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

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself. John Kenneth Galbraith

Nothing can be achieved in life without taking that first step, So just Start!.  Invajy

Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong? James Patterson

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

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

Every scene is a challenge. There are technical challenges, but often it’s the simplest challenge where you feel a sense of achievement when you pull it off. Roger Deakins

Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement. Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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

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

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

I think self discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy. Marco Pierre White

Mistakes are the foundation of achievement. Steven Magee

In an ideal world, nobody’s work would be just about the money. People could pursue excellence in what they do, take pride in achievement, and derive meaning from knowing that their work improved the lives of others. Barry Schwartz

I profoundly believe that there is always more than one ‘right way’ to achieve great results. Robyn Pearce

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

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

In a position of utter desolation, when 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

Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible. Roy T. Bennett

People had lost trust in governance. Getting back that trust, instilling a sense of hope and belief that good governance and development would be back on track, is my biggest achievement. Yogi Adityanath

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

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

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

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

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

In my career, there’s 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

Passion is the driver of achievement in all fields. Some people love doing things they don’t feel they’re good at. That may be because they underestimate their talents or haven’t yet put the work in to develop them. Ken Robinson

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

Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school. Bill Gates

The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible. Mary Maker Eddy

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

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

Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge. Muhammad Iqbal

Small shifts in your thinking, and small changes in your energy, can lead to massive alterations of your end result. Kevin Michel

I have no time for specialized concerns, working themes or variations that lead to mastery. I like the indefinite, the boundless I like continual uncertainty. Other qualities may be more conducive to achievement, publicity, success but they are all outworn as outworn as ideologies, opinions, concepts and names for things. Gerhard Richter

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

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

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

Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions. Oscar Hammerstein II

As a general rule, a reputation is built on manner as much as on achievement. Joseph Conrad

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

Achievement has no color. Abraham Lincoln

Illness and problems are the specialties of life. But the death of a child is a cause of mental agony which can be overcome if one concedes this world to be a stage or stadium wherein praiseworthy are those who are not proud of their achievement and those who do not cry at their defeat. Munshi Premchand

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others. James S. Coleman

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

Einstein’s gravitational theory, which is said to be the greatest single achievement of theoretical physics, resulted in beautiful relations connecting gravitational phenomena with the geometry of space; this was an exciting idea. Richard P. Feynman

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

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. Theodore Roosevelt

In order to achieve anything, we must have an understanding of its opposite. Rudy Scarfalloto

The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement particularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone I think it’s narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer. James Woods

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

I would say my greatest achievement in life right now my greatest achievement period is and I’m still trying to achieve it is to be a wonderful father to my kids. Bo Jackson

Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement. Vera Nazarian

There’s no question that a great teacher can make a huge difference in a student’s achievement, and we need to recruit, train and reward more such teachers. But here’s what some new studies are also showing: We need better parents. Parents more focused on their children’s education can also make a huge difference in a student’s achievement. Thomas Friedman

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

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