Quotes About Achievement

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.
Althea Gibson Darben

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.
Ginger Rogers

It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.
Tom Lehrer

Men too involved in details usually become unable to deal with great matters.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
E. B. White

There may now exist great men for things that do not exist.
Samuel Burchardt

Noise proves nothing.  Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
Mark Twain

Restlessness is discontent--and discontent is the first necessity of progress.  Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Alva Edison

The key to everything is patience.  You get the chicken by hatching the egg--not by smashing it.
Ellen Glasgow

Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences.  Originality is the sum total of a man’s thinking and writing.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
Laurence J. Peter

Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
Sam Rayburn

To achieve great things, we must live as though we are never going to die.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.
Samuel Johnson

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

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit of doing them.
Benjamin Jowett

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16

No man knows what he can do till he tries.
Publilinus Syrus

There are only two ways of getting on in the world; by one’s own industry, or by the weaknesses of others.
Jean de La Bruyere

None climbs so high as he who knows not whither he is going.
Oliver Cromwell

The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his ass.
General Joseph Stillwell

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel

If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you...It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right.
Maxwell Anderson

In this world there are only two tragedies: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Oscar Wilde

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we call results are beginnings.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

He who can, does.  He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw.”



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