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.
So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.
There is, first, the desire for strength, for achievement, for adequacy, for confidence in the face of the world, and for independence and freedom. Secondly, we have what we may call the desire for reputation or prestige
To be free is to have achieved your life.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
Achieving starts with believing.
Achievement is not always success while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.
The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
All great achievements require time.
The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.
Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.
Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.
The future is not a gift - it is an achievement.
Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly - it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
The ability to forgive is one of mans greatest achievements.
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
Back of every achievement is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
Real achievement -- the true measure of how far we have advanced in life -- is not determined by what we have acquired, but rather by the degree to which we have put our fears behind us.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
An achievement is bondage.It obliges one to a higher achievement.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
What a great discrepancy there is between men and the results they achieve! It is due to the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability, and concentrating them upon one point