Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time.

Wherever work is done, victory is attained.

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If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little;

he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.

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Nothing adventured, nothing attained.

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.

If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts.

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.

Attain image quote by Owen Feltham

The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseverance.

It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.

Young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.

Attain image quote by Helen Keller

Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.

...happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.

Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.

Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth.

People respect success. They respect big. They don't even have to like your music. If you're big enough, people are drawn to you.

I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.

Attain image quote by William James

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to.

There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.

Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.

Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.

All that spirits desire, spirits attain.

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge.

It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.

Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign.

Attain image quote by Vince Lombardi

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

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.

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.

Wherever I go, I bring the culture with me, so that they can understand that it's attainable. I didn't do it any other way than through hip-hop.

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.

Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit.

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.

Attain image quote by Marie Curie

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.

When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal;

and there remains no distinction of good and bad, or of high and low.

And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.

She has great problems of her own to solve, very grim and perilous problems, and a right solution, if we can attain to it, would largely benefit mankind.

We should guide education away from its commercial, corporate, consumerist orientation, and toward a goal of helping individuals attain inner maturity, balance and a deeply rewarding sense of fulfillment.

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.

Those who consciousness is unified abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work, are bound in everything they do.

The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth;

no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.

Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress.

Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.

You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind -- not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement -- but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.

It is better to excel in any single art than to arrive only at mediocrity in several, so moderate skill in several is to be preferred where one cannot attain to perfection in any.

Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest.

Why will we struggle to attain, and strive, When all we gain is but an empty dream?--Better, unto my thinking, does it seemTo end it all and let who will survive;To find at last all beauty is but dust;That love and sorrow are the very same;That joy is only suffering's sweeter name;And sense is but the synonym of lust.Far better, yea, to me it seems to die;To set glad lips against the lips of Death--The only thing God gives that comforteth,The only thing we do not find a lie.

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.