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Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.

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

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.

Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.

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

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.

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

Achieving starts with believing.

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.

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.

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.

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.

To be free is to have achieved your life.

Never mistake activity for 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

To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people

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

Capitalism is the greatest benefactor man has ever had. It is time for the thinking men and women of every nation to recognize that fact and to fully embrace the system of the mind and of individual rights. Men and women of all countries unite - in your support of capitalism. You have a world of joyous achievement to win.

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

The future is not a gift - it is an achievement.

Real success in business is to be found in achievements comparable rather with those of the artist or the scientist, of the inventor or statesman. And the joys sought in the profession of business must be like their joys and not the mere vulgar satisfaction which is experienced in the acquisition of money, in the exercise of power or in the frivolous pleasure of mere winning.

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health, self-esteem, not its cause

All great achievements require time.

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.

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!