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Accomplishment Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Accomplishment

Please enjoy these Accomplishment Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Affirmation:
I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?"
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Affirmations

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream,
and not, as it too often is, the end.
- Alphonse Karr

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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
- Jim Rohn

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc

It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution
and contribution is life's greatest reward.
- John Portman

Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there.
Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long,
slow climb and self-discipline.
- Helen Hayes

Even on education, his one accomplishment,
the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded.
- Sidney Blumenthal

But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi
security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today
is an enormous accomplishment,
but it's not enough.
- John Abizaid

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

Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion;
the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.
- James Gould Cozzens

Accomplishment is such a patronizing,
dangerous word, isn't it? I haven't really accomplished anything.
The most accomplished thing I've done is to have lived this long -
81.
- Patrick Macnee

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life -
duties,
intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense.
- Harold Brodkey

Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite,
and an accomplishment.
- Emile M. Cioran

Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally.
I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
- Sarah Brightman

My most important professional accomplishment to date
is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever.
- Colin Mochrie

A nobler example, because a less personal one,
of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment
of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race.
- James Payn

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.
- Maxwell Maltz

I can now successfully drive a stick.
That's a huge accomplishment.
- Shannon Miller

Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal,
as soon as they put it on you, that's it;
your career is over.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

But with the right kind of coaching and determination
you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment
that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.
- Reese Witherspoon

Any form of a winning record in the conference is an accomplishment.
- Jordan Knight

There is a real magic in enthusiasm.
It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling,
but in rising again after you fall.
- Vince Lombardi

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
- Thomas Carlyle

Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires,
and in our having only regular desires.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me,
three Olympic gold medals.
I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me,
ever.
- Wilma Rudolph

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

There is a price to pay for accomplishment.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which
I attain Being and my own self,
not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.
- Karl Jaspers

Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been
greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore
offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.
- James Forrestal

Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria
so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.
- Albert Bandura

Children love and want to be loved and they very much
prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure.
Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
- Erik Erikson

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood.
Heat is required to forge anything.
Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover,
an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
- Helen Rowland

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination,
Imagination is the workshop of your mind,
capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
- Napoleon Hill

The love of these people and of my fans mean more than
any award or special accomplishment.
- Wynonna Judd

The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the
fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.
- Bill Toomey

Being busy does not always mean real work.
The object of all work is production or accomplishment
and to either of these ends there must be forethought,
system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose,
as well as perspiration.
Seeming to do is not doing.
- Thomas A. Edison

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion,
in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements:
for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman,
that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist
us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell

My biggest accomplishment was playing "Lark" on the
daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most
regular acting job I have had,
and I had to step in and fill someone else's shoes.
- Amy Weber

My conviction of the necessity of further legislative
provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of
the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures
best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects
have been already submitted to you.
- Martin Van Buren

For the division of labor demands from the individual
an ever more one-sided accomplishment,
and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only
too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual.
- Georg Simmel

Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious,
for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime,
that he has achieved something that will endure.
A really definitive and good accomplishment is today
always a specialized act.
- Max Weber

If you can react the same way to winning and losing,
that's a big accomplishment.
That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life,
and there's going to be a life after tennis that's
a lot longer than your tennis life.
- Chris Evert

I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities,
and was willing to live by those priorities.
In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment
is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger.
- George W. Bush

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

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning
that those children have,
and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background
to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.
- Paul Wellstone

To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment
but to love is equally important in life especially
when it is combined with taking action to do something
for someone else to make their life better.
- Richard Kiel

You would have to say his number one accomplishment
has been to inspire a sense of confidence in the country.
That confidence, that optimism, not only gives President
Obama a political cushion,
but it could have a real world economic impact.
- George Stephanopoulos

I think my playing has been orchestral throughout the years,
and this is another way of expressing that.
But I primarily see it as the ultimate accomplishment of a musician.
Composing makes me feel like I've finally gotten all
the way up the ladder as a musician.
- Tony Williams

If I'd have went on the ice when this thing happened,
someone would have speared me or something.
It's a great feeling of accomplishment and pride.
They had to do it; it was their moment.
- Herb Brooks

There is something very intriguing about,
for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has,
which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido,
but which might also have some independent existence.
- Peter Gay

I think that anything that you do, any accomplishment that you make,
you have to work for.
And I've worked very hard in the last ten years of my life,
definitely, and I can tell you that hard work pays off.
It's not just a cliche.
- Cameron Diaz

Give a boy address and accomplishments
and you give him the mastery
of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments,
and is yet willing to learn more.
- Ed Parker

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life,
and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
- Charles Lindbergh

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one
according to his work and accomplishments.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked,
is mine.
- Nikola Tesla

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster,
and many more people see than weigh.
- Lord Chesterfield

We know these men are professionals whose services
are up for bid and whose bags are packed,
and yet we call them our own and take personal,
even civic pride in their accomplishments.
- John Thorn


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