35 Awesome Achievement Quotes for Inspiration

I hope these quotes about achievement will help inspire you to reach for your dreams.


“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge


“The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still favorable. Favorable conditions never come.” – C.S. Lewis


“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


“There are no shortcuts to life’s greatest achievements.” – Unknown


“Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.” – Alfred North Whitehead


“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


“You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be.” – Robert Collier


“Man is not the sum of what he has but the totality of what he does not yet have, of what he might have.” – Jean-Paul Sartre


“The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.” – Napoleon Hill


“Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand


“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.” – Albert Camus


“Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait. Put these together and you have genius, and you have achievement.” – Leo J. Muir


“To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.” – Unknown


“The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.” – Unknown


“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.” – Bruce Barton


“When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.” – Orison Swett Marden


“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan


“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration and expectation.” – Jack Niklaus


“The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful.” – Alfred Adler


“Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” – Unknown


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert Francis Kennedy


“There is no simplistic approach to worthwhile achievement in human affairs.” – William Hastie


“We will either find a way, or make one.” – Hannibal


“The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost


“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.” – Frank Clark


“I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.” – Pablo Picasso


“The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller


“A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a questions he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


“Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” – Niccol├│ Machiavelli


“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti


“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” – H. L. Hunt


“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi


“The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


“Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.” – Samuel Johnson

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