165 Achievement Quotes to Ignite Your Inner Spark and Propel Success

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Top 10 Achievement Quotes (BEST)

  1. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. — Thomas Jefferson
  2. Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. — Gail Devers
  3. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller
  4. Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. — Mary Kay Ash
  5. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. — Helen Keller
  6. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. — Paulo Coelho
  7. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. — Ayn Rand
  8. A child’s greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will become her basic level of real action. — Lev S. Vygotsky
  9. The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill
  10. No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions. — Subhas Chandra Bose

The Most Famous Achievement Quotes

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The value of achievement lies in the achieving. — Albert Einstein

Achievement has no color — Abraham Lincoln

Achievement results from work realizing ambition. — Adam Ant

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement. — Albert Camus

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Achievement is talent plus preparation. — Malcolm Gladwell

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

The joy of accomplishment is the greatest joy there is. — R. G. LeTourneau

True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition. — Frederick Herzberg

Fulfillment is structured in achievement, Achievement is structured in action, Action is structured in thinking, Thinking is structured in knowledge, Knowledge is structured in consciousness — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Short Achievement Quotes

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  • Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation. — Jack Nicklaus
  • It's not what you achieve in life, but who you become as a person due to those achievements. — Curtis Martin
  • High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. — Jack Kinder
  • Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed. — Mia Hamm
  • All great achievements require time. — Dr. David Schwartz
  • A man's sense of self is defined through his ability to achieve results. — John Gray
  • To be an overachiever you have to be an over believer. — Dabo Swinney
  • The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. — Ben Stein
  • No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one. — Jessica Savitch
  • I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it. — Victoria Beckham

Achievement Image Quotes

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Achievement quote by Harry S. Truman

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. — Harry S. Truman

Achievement quote by Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. — Albert Einstein

Achievement quote by Robert Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. — Robert Kennedy

Achievement quote The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
Achievement quote by Napoleon Hill

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. — Napoleon Hill

Achievement quote by David Livingstone

I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose. — David Livingstone

Achievement quote by John Wooden

Don't mistake activity for achievement. — John Wooden

Achievement quote Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to g
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
Achievement quote by Harriet Tubman

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. — Harriet Tubman

Achievement quote by Brian Tracy

If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. — Brian Tracy

Achievement quote by Albert Einstein

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible. — Albert Einstein

Achievement quote The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.
Achievement quote by Brian Tracy

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. — Brian Tracy

Achievement quote by Robin Sharma

Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results. — Robin Sharma

Achievement quote by Condoleezza Rice

Self esteem comes from achievements. Not from lax standards and false praise. — Condoleezza Rice

Achievement quote A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievemen
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
Achievement quote by Ernest Shackleton

Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results. — Ernest Shackleton

Achievement quote by Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’ — Eleanor Roosevelt

Achievement quote by Josemaria Escriva

You need a heart which is in love, not an easy life, to achieve happiness. — Josemaria Escriva

Achievement quote You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achie
You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth having.
Achievement quote by Napoleon Hill

The starting point of all achievement is desire. — Napoleon Hill

Achievement quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Achievement quote by Henrik Ibsen

It is not by spectacular achievements that man can be transformed, but by will. — Henrik Ibsen

Achievement quote You get in life what you habe the courage to ask for.
You get in life what you habe the courage to ask for.
Achievement quote by Helen Keller

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. — Helen Keller

Achievement quote by Cathy Freeman

You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable. — Cathy Freeman

Achievement quote Just because you took longer than others, doesn't mean you failed. Remember that
Just because you took longer than others, doesn't mean you failed. Remember that.

Small Achievement Quotes

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. — Harriet Tubman

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Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results. — Robin Sharma

You can't achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice. — Shakira

Achievement quote We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has g
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self. — Rose Philippine Duchesne

Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time. — John C. Maxwell

It was only when they implemented a system of continuous small improvements that they achieved a different outcome. — James Clear

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If you think you can't, you're right. — Carol Bartz

Establishing achievable, small, daily goals to build self-trust and discipline forms a foundation for consistency and success. — Gary Brecka

Whatever you do, be it small, big; have a goal and believe in yourself. — Markiplier

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Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind. — Mary Kay Ash

Hard Work Achievement Quotes

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The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them. — Michelle Obama

Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work. — J. R. D. Tata

Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of quality and performance. — J. R. D. Tata

Achievement quote The only way you see results is if you stay consistent.
The only way you see results is if you stay consistent.

The best advice I can give anybody is to try to understand who you are and what you want to do, and don't be afraid to go down that road and do whatever it takes and work as hard as you have to work to achieve that. — Sally Ride

Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true. — Lindsey Vonn

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream. — Tommy Hilfiger

Achievement quote Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who c
Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can.

No person is born great. Great people become great when others are sleeping. — African Proverbs

Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. — Vince Lombardi

Do what you can, with what you have and do it now! — George Washington Carver

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements. — Mao Zedong

Success Achievement Quotes

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When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. — Zig Ziglar

A positive self image and healthy self esteem is based on approval, acceptance and recognition from others; but also upon actual accomplishments, achievements and success upon the realistic self confidence which ensues. — Abraham Maslow

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do. — Nelson Mandela

Achievement quote The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall. Some mountains are higher than others. Some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks but you cannot let them stop you. Even on the steepest road you must not turn back. — Muhammad Ali

No success or achievement in material terms is worthwhile unless it serves the needs or interests of the country and its people and is achieved by fair and honest means. — J. R. D. Tata

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. — Coco Chanel

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If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. — Brian Tracy

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. — Bernard Meltzer

It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. — Vaclav Havel

Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency. — Denzel Washington

Performance Achievement Quotes

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Everything that is loved, if it is not loved for His sake then this love is nothing but distress and punishment. Every action that is not performed for His sake then it is wasted and severed. Every heart that does not reach Him is wretched; veiled from achieving its success and happiness. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

I want to say it to so many people, 'why you have to be so serious?' And I also want people to think 'this kid has really gone crazy' when they see my performance on the stage. Luckily, I am able to achieve all of these. — G-Dragon

The most direct path to achievement whether you're an entrepreneur, a company executive, or a pro soccer player is to be a great performer and a great team member. This is also the secret to a meaningful career and self-fulfillment. — Maynard Webb

Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation. — Eric Butterworth

Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could have ever planned for. — Robin Sharma

What turns ordinary people into overachievers is the way they use their minds when they are called on to perform. — John Eliot

After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools - except for penmanship, which was not my forte. — Vernon L. Smith

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia. — Mary Kay Ash

With the sincere devotion of our employees, Samsung has achieved stellar performances since its foundation. — Sayings

The third important ingredient for achieving peak performance is attitude. Attitude is how you deal with the inevitable adverse situations that occur in the markets. Attitude is also how you handle the daily grind, the constant 2 steps forward and 2 steps back. — Linda Bradford Raschke

Goal Achievement Quotes

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined... — Henry David Thoreau

I love being part of something that is working toward a greater goal, and there's no more satisfaction in life than achieving those goals as a team and being a part of that team. — Jim Harbaugh

The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another. — Alexander Graham Bell

...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means. — W. Edwards Deming

To achieve goals you've never achieved before, you need to start doing things you've never done before. — Stephen Covey

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. — Tom Landry

Even if a person hurts you, give him love. The worst punishment is to throw someone out of your heart... You should love everyone as God, and love each other. If you cannot love each other, you cannot achieve your goal. — Neem Karoli Baba

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. — Vince Lombardi

Do not wish for an easy life. Wish for the strength to endure a difficult one. Achieve your life life goals.Bruce Lee

Human beings are capable of virtually limitless degradation; they are also capable of virtually limitless improvement and achievement. Success depends on goals and on diligence in pursuing them. — Mas Oyama

Achievement And Success Quotes

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My contention is, first, that we should want more from our educational efforts than adequate academic achievement and, second, that we will not achieve even that meager success unless our children believe that they themselves are cared for and learn to care for others. — Nel Noddings

Being Negative and Lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardship, depression, poor health and failure. Be pro active, and give a damn to achieve success! — Phil Heath

Science does not aim at establishing immutable truths and eternal dogmas; its aim is to approach the truth by successive approximations, without claiming that at any stage final and complete accuracy has been achieved. — Bertrand Russell

I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one. — Nikola Tesla

Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. — Charles Lindbergh

Add to this the pride of achievement; the desire to rank among the successful souls on earth, and we have the factors which have brought some of the ablest of human beings into the limelight that revealed them to an admiring world, as leaders and examples. — Lewis Howard Latimer

Synergy - the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously. — Mark Twain

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. — Vern Law

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Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. — George Edward Woodberry

The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved. — Samuel Smiles

Personal Achievement Quotes

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Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. — Dalai Lama

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. — Khalil Gibran

In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important. — Les Brown

Freedom from slavery is achieved only when a person starts to feel and understand that he would prefer death to life as a slave. — Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

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Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’ — Eleanor Roosevelt

The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow. — Ingvar Kamprad

Christian life isn’t a one-person race. It’s a relay. You are not alone; you’re part of a team assembled by our unstoppable God to achieve his eternal purposes. — Christine Caine

The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself. — Carl Rogers

Every person who has ever achieved anything has been knocked down many times. But all of them picked themselves up and kept going, and that is what I have always tried to do. — Wangari Maathai

The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn’t achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who’s reading aloud—it’s the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony. — Mem Fox

Team Achievement Quotes

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We create a standard for how we want to do things and everybody's got to buy into that standard or you really can't have any team chemistry. Mediocre people don't like high-achievers and high-achievers don't like mediocre people. — Nick Saban

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Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill

The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals. — Rensis Likert

Our goal is to develop our team, to earn what we get, to learn, to develop unselfish attitudes. If we achieve that, the results is that we'll win. — Marv Levy

Individual glory is insignificant when compared to achieving victory as a team. — Dot Richardson

People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them. — Allan Fromme

I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I'd have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable. — Lenny Wilkens

Important leadership skill is precisely communicating your intent — that is, proposing what the properties of successful execution would be, while leaving the choices of how to achieve those goals for the team to propose in return. — Greg Brockman

Celebrate the successes and milestones along the way. Recognize and appreciate the efforts of your team. — Michael Abrashoff

With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything. — Tahir Shah

Student Achievement Quotes

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The single greatest effect on student achievement is not race, it is not poverty - it is the effectiveness of the teacher. — Harry Wong

It is the teacher - what the teacher knows and can do - that is the most significant factor in student achievement. — Harry Wong

Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don't tell you where a student could end up. — Carol S. Dweck

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. — Nicholas Murray Butler

The higher the social class of other students the higher any given student's achievement. — James S. Coleman

The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition. — Richard A. Clarke

The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition. — Richard Clark

There's no way in hell I could have achieved what I have without being a good student and listening to the wisdom of others — Phil Heath

Students who read the most also read the best, achieve the most, and stay in school the longest. Conversely, those who dont read much cannot get better at it. — Jim Trelease

Always maintain the attitude of a student. If you think you've done learning, bitterness sets in, but if you have more to achieve every day, in any arena, that makes each morning's awakening full of potential and cheery portent. — Nick Offerman

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Achievement quote by Richard Bach

The gull sees farthest who flies highest — Richard Bach

Achievement quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Achievement quote by Zig Ziglar

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. — Zig Ziglar

Achievement quote by Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. — Carl Sandburg

Achievement quote by Brian Tracy

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals. — Brian Tracy

Achievement quote by Michael Phelps

The more you dream the more you achieve. — Michael Phelps

Achievement quote by Anderson Silva

I am not the best, but I am capable of achieving the impossible. — Anderson Silva

Achievement quote by Bo Bennett

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. — Bo Bennett

Achievement quote by Roger Staubach

Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation. — Roger Staubach

Achievement quote by Mike Ditka

The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves. — Mike Ditka

Achievement quote by Otto Rank

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. — Otto Rank

Achievement quote by Adrienne Rich

We must use what we have to invent what we desire. — Adrienne Rich

Achievement quote by Ross Perot

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. — Ross Perot

Achievement quote by Keanu Reeves

Sometimes simple things are the most difficult things to achieve. — Keanu Reeves

Achievement quote by Denis Waitley

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. — Denis Waitley

Achievement quote by Tertullian

Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache. — Tertullian

Achievement quote by Henry David Thoreau

The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in mind. — Henry David Thoreau

Achievement quote by Dale Carnegie

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. — Dale Carnegie

Achievement quote by Niccolo Machiavelli

Never was anything great achieved without danger. — Niccolo Machiavelli

Achievement quote by W. Somerset Maugham

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. — W. Somerset Maugham

Achievement quote by Eric Ries

Don’t be in a rush to get big. Be in a rush to have a great product. — Eric Ries

In Conclusion

Why should you read achievement quotes? Because they are the fuel to your fire, the wind beneath your wings. They can help you to redefine your perspective on what constitutes the 'best achievement'. They teach us that every step towards our target, no matter how small, is a victory in itself. Reading these quotes can make us realize that team achievement is just as important as individual success, and that every life achievement, be it big or small, is a testament to our resilience and determination. So, aren't these quotes a source of inspiration worth exploring?

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