Best Quotes About Achieve

The conversational overachiever is someone whose grasp exceeds his reach. This is possible but not attractive. -Fran Lebowitz

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

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

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

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. -William Shakespeare

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. -Ross Perot

Our patience will achieve more than our force. -Edmund Burke

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

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal. -Stewart Alsop

The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising, in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more believable than the product itself. -Leo Burnett

Properly practiced creativity must result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent. -William Bernbach

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much. -Elbert Hubbard

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. -George Bernard Shaw

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

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement… let me go upstairs and check. -M. C. Escher

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension. -Joshua L. Liebman

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. -Havelock Ellis

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate. -Michael Jordan

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. -William Arthur Ward

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

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement. -Jimmy Carter

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. -Winston Churchill

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people. -Kenneth Clark

In most communities it is illegal to cry 'fire' in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims? -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Not until he stood at the altar did he achieve a sense of being hale and furnished. It was strange, he thought, that a man would find his surest current in the spot where he felt least worthy. -Charles Tennyson Turner

The United Nations has become a place where many countries seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution. -Vernon A. Walters

Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it. -Harold S. Geneen

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist. -J. Paul Getty

I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason. -Archibald Cox

Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude. -Jesse Jackson

If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery. -John Paul Jones

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius. -Albert Pike

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. -Alfred North Whitehead

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality. -Benjamin Jowett

I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant. -Bill Vaughan

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. -C. S. Lewis

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. -Charles Kettering

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. -Charlotte Whitton

You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires. -Claude M. Bristol

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. -Confucius

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. -Denis Diderot

Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up. -George Santayana

Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends. -Giorgos Seferis

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity. -Helen Hayes

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. -Plutarch

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. -Arthur Helps

All great achievements require time. -Maya Angelou

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. -Thomas Carlyle

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. -Robert H. Schuller

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today. -Maxwell Maltz

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. -John F. Kennedy

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. -Tom Landry

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

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. -Josh Billings

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. -Heraclitus

To be free is to have achieved your life. -Tennessee Williams

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

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. -Edward de Bono

Tomorrow lurks in us, the latency to be all that was not achieved before. -Loren Eiseley

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

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. -Ayn Rand

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another. -Ayn Rand

These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig. -Alfred Hitchcock

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. -David Joseph Schwartz

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. -Ursula K. Le Guin

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language. -James Earl Jones

The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict? -Max de Pree

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. -Brian Tracy

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire. -Brian Tracy

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. -Gary Ryan Blair

To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. -Lawrence Clark Powell

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong'. -Sydney J. Harris

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. -Theodore Isaac Rubin

It's kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans, because you can achieve a lot of success and be a creep too! But we try to be nice, just normal people. -Karen Carpenter

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. -Alice Koller

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved. -Anne Sullivan

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it. -Ronnie Lott

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. -Michael Jordan

All I ever intended was to make a living at what I do. Everything I've achieved since then is above and beyond. -Shania Twain

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. -Zig Ziglar

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement. -Florence Scovel Shinn

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. -Eugene Delacroix

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

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

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost. -Stephen King

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time. -Bernard Baruch

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

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. -Margaret Thatcher

I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless. -Bette Davis

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. -Joshua L. Liebman

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. -Cesar Chavez

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 human gift will find a fitting place. -Margaret Mead

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. -James Allen

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! -Tony Robbins

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. -Ayn Rand

When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements. -Pearl Bailey

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century. -Bertrand Russell

Plan backwards as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive. -Donald Rumsfeld

Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal. -Donald Rumsfeld

We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money. -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive 'policies' and 'Plans' of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word 'socialism', but what else can one call it? -H. G. Wells

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. -Daniel J. Boorstin

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

It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives. -Robert McNamara

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. -Colin Powell

Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge. -Sun Tzu

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations. -Cavett Robert

To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction. -Minna Antrim

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future. -Zelda Fitzgerald

Honestly achieved results surpass all others. -Michael Diamond

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. -Leonard Bernstein

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

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. -Aldo Leopold

It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog. -Joseph Conrad

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. -Ayn Rand

Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. -Ambrose Bierce

It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years. -John von Neumann

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements. -Giacomo Puccini

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

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

I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve. -George W. Bush

The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote… so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in No. 1. -Jon Stewart

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. -Denis Waitley

You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements. -Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. -Denis Waitley

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. -Thomas J. Watson

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die. -Luc de Clapiers

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources. -Luc de Clapiers

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. -John D. Rockefeller

I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning. -Carl Rogers

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results. -Tony Robbins

The story of Americans is the story of arrested metamorphoses. Those who achieve success come to a halt and accept themselves as they are. Those who fail become resigned and accept themselves as they are. -Harold Rosenberg

Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind. -Jean Rostand

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power. -Ayn Rand

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals. -Fred Allen

He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly. -James Allen

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. -Thomas A. Edison

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love. -Saul Bellow

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. -Charles de Gaulle

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream? -Brendan Behan

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

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

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. -Napoleon Hill

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. -Napoleon Hill

Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement. -Michael Korda

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve. -George Allen, Sr.

The more specific and measurable your goal, the more quickly you will be able to identify, locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary resources for its achievement. -Charles J. Givens

Prosperity or egalitarianism – you have to choose. I favor freedom – you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion. -Mario Vargas Llosa

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works. -Alexandre Dumas

I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step. -Samuel Smiles

The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met. -W. Clement Stone

Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim . -Eileen Caddy

Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. -Lewis Mumford

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation. -Norman Mailer

Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there. -Harold MacMillan

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

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain. -Henry Drummond

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that. -Carlos Castaneda

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals. -Robert Conklin

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying. -Greg LeMond

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. -Nelson Mandela

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. -Ogden Nash

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement. -Ovid

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. -Ralph Nader

Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed. -Madeleine Albright

If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace. -Mahatma Gandhi

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. -Woody Allen

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. -Orison Swett Marden

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation. -Pearl S. Buck

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

The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good. -Walter Cronkite

Aspiring to a souffle, he achieves a pancake at which the reader saws without much appetite. -John Leonard

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. -Ethel Barrymore

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. -Golda Meir

It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar – that I call an achievement. -Horace

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life. -Napoleon Hill

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. -Ben Stein

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving. -Ayn Rand

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. -Henry Ford

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved. -W. Somerset Maugham

No club that wins a pennant once is an outstanding club. One which bunches two pennants is a good club. But a team which can win three in a row really achieves greatness. -John McGraw

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. -Lao Tzu

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -Helen Keller

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

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. -Tony Robbins

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. -Theodore Roosevelt

To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve. -James Allen

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. -Napoleon Hill

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

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

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. -Maxwell Maltz

Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved. -Eric Hobsbawm

Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse. -C. Northcote Parkinson

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much. -Joan Collins

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. -Jim Morrison

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. -Bo Bennett

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. -Bo Bennett

The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself. -Bo Bennett

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

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

One of the great privileges of being a part of the Senate, it being the greatest deliberative body in the world, is out of the discussions of ideas, hopefully truth can ultimately be achieved. -Bill Nelson

The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements. -Bryant H. McGill

Massachusetts children cannot only lead the nation in test scores, they can be competitive with the best in the world. And the gap in achievement among races can virtually disappear. -Mitt Romney

Let's make New York the safest state in America – that must be our goal. Let's achieve it together. -George Pataki

I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved. -Ted Stevens

These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations. -Susan Collins

The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need. -Gordon Smith

We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity. -Lamar Alexander

Lasting peace and security in Iraq and Afghanistan will be achieved when we establish the conditions for democratic, economically viable nations. -John Warner

Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. -Dorothy Thompson

Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve. -Ariel Sharon

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity. -George Oppen

There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one's self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance. -Vash Young

In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order. -Idi Amin

You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile. -Brian Tracy

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? -Larry Flynt

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

I think one can achieve a very pleasant lifestyle by treating human beings, fellow human beings, very well. -Rene Rivkin

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team. -Benjamin Franklin Fairless

I experienced a lot, and achieved nearly everything I wanted. I can enjoy that today. Go to bed at nine in the evening, because my child wakes up around seven, without having the feeling that I missed or are missing something. -Thomas Kretschmann

I believe that if creative people are open and generous enough when working with each other, a lot more can be learned and achieved by both parties. That's what it's all about, trying to produce the best work possible on any given project. -William Kempe

Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest. -Yasser Arafat

We have a rare and perhaps small window of opportunity to set partisan differences aside, and attempt to achieve what many in recent years have felt was unreachable – greater retirement security for ourselves and our children. -Gordon Smith

The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best. -Orison Swett Marden

We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us. -O. Henry

We will make every effort with utmost sincerity to achieve a peaceful reunification of the country. -Hu Jintao

Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. -Steve Prefontaine

You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play. -Warren Beatty

Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible. -Eddie Rickenbacker

One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction. -Nido Qubein

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration. -Kurt Lewin

Yet, our achievements also mask many continuing failings and seem to expose more future dangers. -Hun Sen

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements – liberty, peace and prosperity – as a given. -Jan Peter Balkenende

The achievements we forge in this place and in our nation will not be those of one person or one party. -Paul Martin

However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph of humanist and progressive values that mankind has achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness. -Tran Duc Luong

Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century. -Tran Duc Luong

You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world. -Vicente Fox

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

I can't do a film after having debated it. I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team. I issue directives. I do not achieve it otherwise. -Hayao Miyazaki

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why? -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I'm not the type who'll yell about my achievements from the rooftops. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory. -Max Euwe

We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals. -Abu Abbas

I don't think just scaring people is enough. That worked during the freeze days to a major extent, but we really didn't achieve that much even at that time. You have to have more, you have to give people hope and a vision of a better world. -Alan Cranston

As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions. -Brad Sherman

Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book. -David Deutsch

Glory – once achieved, what is it worth? -Emil Cioran

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus. Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science. This is a source of concern. -Daniel Dennett

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile. -Walter Chrysler

There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served. -Jane Jacobs

If you want to accomplish something in the world, idealism is not enough – you need to choose a method that works to achieve the goal. -Richard Stallman

Strivers achieve what dreamers believe. -Usher

I consider myself very lucky. God has a funny way of bringing some things around and knocking you in the head with the ultimate destination. Something I should have achieved quite easily took me a long time to get around to. It came in His time, not mine. -Jim Morris

In the history of literature there are many great enduring works which were not published in the lifetimes of the authors. If the authors had not achieved self-affirmation while writing, how could they have continued to write? -Gao Xingjian

I've had so many experiences in cycling, but in some ways I have nothing left to prove. I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of, I've raced a lot longer than I thought I would. I know I can still be better, but I just don't know if I love it enough any more. -Clara Hughes

I hope I will have achieved something lasting. -Graham Chapman

We were playing, not for the drunks, but for the musicians, because it was more intellectually challenging. We needed somewhere to put our energy to show that we were growing, and as we started to achieve this, people came to hear us musically. -Ronnie Hawkins

The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records. -Richard Thompson

We have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum in reaching a goal all Americans should embrace – building a secure, peaceful, democratic Iraq that is no longer a threat to the United States or the international community. -Joe Lieberman

The issue in Web accessibility is the fact that blind and visually-impaired people need the single biggest boost to achieve equivalence, since the real-world Web is a visual medium. -Joe Clark

Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement. -John Hope

Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings. -George Orwell

NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation. -Slobodan Milosevic

In my opinion, if we have not achieved peace, it is because people forget its most fundamental aspect. Before we talk about peace among nations, we must settle our peace with God. -Sun Myung Moon

The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further, because there's so much – and I don't mean monetarily and I don't mean in society. This whole experience of living is so rich! -Susan Powter

Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement. -Susan L. Taylor

The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

I don't think art is a goal orientated business. I don't do things for the challenges, I only do them because I love them, I'm not really a goal orientated, achiever type of person. -Greg Lake

Anyone who has spent any time in space will love it for the rest of their lives. I achieved my childhood dream of the sky. -Valentina Tereshkova

It took the United States until 1920 to give women the franchise and another 40 or 50 years to start utilizing women's potential. How many women of incredible potential did we fail and what achievements were lost to all because we never tapped that potential? -James E. Rogers

Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it. -Edgar Lee Masters

Especially with a comedy, you've got the clear cut goal of trying to make a scene funny. It's not like drama where you're trying to achieve some kind of emotion or trying to further the story along. You're trying to figure out what's the funniest way to do something. -Luke Wilson

There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve. -Jose Maria Aznar

The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion. -Kevin Patterson

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it. -Anne Spencer

Now I'm this far up the ladder and I've got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it. -Karl Urban

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying. -W. Clement Stone

All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is. -W. Clement Stone

Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly? -Abdullah II of Jordan

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. -James Lane Allen

It's tempting to say the Ph.D. didn't have an effect, but it's not so. I think whatever resonance I may be able to achieve is in part simply from the amount of reading and learning that I acquired along the way. -Robert B. Parker

I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink. -Robert B. Parker

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment. -Powell Clayton

There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful. -Loretta Young

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add. -Nelson Goodman

I don't want to be somebody who stands still and sings pretty. Each song is a world. Each song is a story. I don't achieve nearly what I want. -Renee Fleming

Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious, for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime, that he has achieved something that will endure. A really definitive and good accomplishment is today always a specialized act. -Max Weber

Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights – compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market. -Cynthia McKinney

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties. -Arthur Henderson

Your goal is to achieve the best results by following their wishes. If they want you to build a house upside down standing on its chimney, it's up to you to do it. -Richard Morris Hunt

You know that it is only through work that you can achieve anything, either in college or in the world. -Charles William Eliot

Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard. -Robert Jackson

The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue. -Arnold J. Toynbee

And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them. -F. L. Lucas

We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that's when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don't want to make it the focal point. You can't keep beating that dead horse. -Sean Combs

It… is the best opportunity we've had in the last 25 years to bring about a settlement in Northern Ireland, and I think we should leave no stone unturned to achieve that. -Dick Spring

Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that's what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. -Edsger Dijkstra

It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished. -Norman Ralph Augustine

I think that for the highest achievements nowadays… need to have the stable as a rock scientific base. And also need to own modesty. -Alexander Alekhine

A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk. -Oswald Mosley

Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020. -Ray Kurzweil

Not everybody is absolutely stupid. Why on earth would I be racist, what would I be trying to achieve? -Morrissey

The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility. -Swami Sivananda

By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified. -E. O. Wilson

There is not a right too long denied to which we do not aspire in order to achieve; there is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish. -Samuel Gompers

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve. -Paul Nitze

Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results. -Omar Bongo

The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values. -Phyllis Schlafly

I suggest to you that increasing the size of America's economic pie – which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table – is the most important challenge facing our country today. -William Weld

The goal in life is to be solid, whereas the way that life works is totally fluid, so you can never actually achieve that goal. -Damien Hirst

It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much. -Billy Sheehan

This means that to entrust to science – or to deliberate control according to scientific principles – more than scientific method can achieve may have deplorable effects. -Friedrich August von Hayek

He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants. -Friedrich August von Hayek

I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that. -Terrell Owens

If leaders in the space program had at its beginning in the 1940s, pointed out the benefits to people on earth rather than emphasizing the search for proof of evolution in space, the program would have saved $100 billion in tax money and achieved greater results. -Walter Lang

Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason. -Robert Bork

An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement. -Robert Bork

That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve. -Johnny Ball

I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal. -Richard Wagner

Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view. -Max Planck

This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve. -Wilkie Collins

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. -Frederic Chopin

If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld? -Adam Schiff

But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral. -Adam Schiff

What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness. -Bernard Cornwell

You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic. -Dylan Moran

What gets left out is the narrative between the bullets, which would tell us who's going to do what and how we're going to achieve the generic goals on the list. -Edward Tufte

With the enactment of the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act, we have taken an important step toward achieving federal education policies that will allow students to learn and achieve at the highest possible level. -Sue Kelly

But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure. -Thomas Haden Church

As we take stock of this century of achievement, Ulster Unionists have every reason to feel proud. -David Trimble

I'm a total pleasure seeker. I pursue anything that satisfies me. I usually get it. I have specific needs and I know what they are so I can achieve satisfaction. -Lydia Lunch

The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person. -Candace Bushnell

My explanation remains the same: It was an attempt to make the point that anyone who opposed the war can achieve their objective by working within their sphere of influence, whether their political party or community of faith. -Jim Moran

Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology. -Arthur Levitt

Choose something you like to do. I know it's a cliche, and you've heard it over and over. But the reason is, you're going to have to work long and hard to achieve any success. You better like it or life is going to be terrible. -Bill Kurtis

People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence. -Katharine Anthony

Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time. -Katharine Anthony

I want to increase our spending on research and development by 25%. That's something the U.S. does very well. That dynamism alongside a welfare state in the European community – that's the synthesis I want to achieve. -Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain. -Peter Mandelson

But I also like to be in control, like anyone else. I try to achieve a balance. -Trevor Dunn

But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence. -Vernor Vinge

But having set myself these goals, I had to work really hard to achieve them. -Imran Khan

To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it. -Irving Babbitt

If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying. -Irving Babbitt

The mechanical and social achievements of our day must not blind our eyes to the fact that, in all that relates to man, his nature and aspirations, we have added little or nothing to what has been so finely said by the great men of old. -James Loeb

Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all. -Jose Marti

The fact that I've achieved this so soon is just a bonus, I guess. Everything from now on is a bonus for me. -Karrie Webb

I still can't believe that I've achieved what I have. It's like I've lived a dream for about five years now. -Karrie Webb

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words. -Gwendolyn Brooks

As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for. -James Cash Penney

As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end. -Paul Kane

To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher. -Arthur Compton

We believe very passionately that an international approach is necessary to achieve some of these goals. -Bob Menendez

You have to be vigorous. That's the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don't take no for an answer. -Nick Cannon

It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential. -Lynn Davies

Connecticut's first responders and defense workers work every day to help us achieve these goals. -Christopher Dodd

We must have as clear a picture as we can of the Australia that we want to achieve at the end of that time. -Lionel Murphy

What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union. -Mary Harris Jones

Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge. -Muhammad Iqbal

But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events. -Muhammad Iqbal

I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region because I believe that every society on earth can be free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East, there can be peace. -Natan Sharansky

I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me – there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did. -Andrew Wiles

It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans. -Eliot Engel

I believe that we have been doing this not primarily to achieve riches or even honour, but rather because we were interested in the work, enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile. -Frederick Sanger

Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them. -Gabriel Marcel

We have got thousands of nuclear weapons in order to achieve deterrence. -John Spratt

Nobody – myself included – believes that we could ever achieve total information awareness. But the government needs to set goals and long-range objectives. Total information awareness is a good goal. -John Poindexter

Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated that he may easily forget, whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action, and that it is the cells which achieve, through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself. -Albert Claude

It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that. -Guy Johnson

In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions. -James Black

I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves. -Major Taylor

I think this is one of the greatest strengths of this school. Not only do the students go on to achieve great milestones in their own lives, they never forget their roots and the school that gave them the chance they needed to improve their lives and their families' lives. -Michael N. Castle

Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn – a first step, if you will. -Michael N. Castle

Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy. -Michael Bergdahl

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other. -Mary Douglas

Three or four stones in one firing will all react differently. I try to achieve a balance between those that haven't progressed enough and those about to go too far. -Andy Goldsworthy

We sincerely hope that south Asian countries will respect and live in amity with each other, and achieve common development, and that south Asia will enjoy peace, stability and prosperity. -Li Peng

Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation. -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap. -Margaret Spellings

I mean, one thing I know about change is we are not going to close the achievement gap without educators. -Margaret Spellings

We want to obviously foster a relationship that we're a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we're practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they're talking about. -Margaret Spellings

There is a certain amount of momentum that is achieved when one country after another reopens their borders. -Mike Johanns

A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention, but will not achieve its submission. -Virginia Foxx

All historical experience demonstrates the following: Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved. -Hans Kung

The cooperation of government at its different levels is important and can only be achieved as long as the people of Chicago are directly involved in our efforts and supportive of our goals. -Jane Byrne

This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice. -Jim Walsh

But you do have to start young as a dancer if you're going to achieve the physical skills necessary. -Deborah Bull

You'll find individuals agreeing on this, but when they get into collective societies and larger groups they find it difficult to achieve group agreement. -Neale Donald Walsch

Land in Hawaii is money. What I'm talking about here is ceded land – land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood. -Neil Abercrombie

I am a person who thinks about the music first in trying to achieve something musically valid. -Sonny Rollins

I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace, which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples. -Frank B. Kellogg

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

Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement. -Robert Vaughn

I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown. -Alan Autry

I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era. -David Amram

That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another – by collaborating with one another and creating your own network – you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there. -David Amram

It is no secret that those of us in the Northwest believe the Administration's proposal to drive up the cost of electricity in our region is not only misguided, but also will not achieve the intended goal of raising money for the treasury. -Greg Walden

It's hard to regulate the speed at which you can achieve something creative and emotional. -Carol Kane

You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success. -Julie Benz

As such people achieve influence within the organization, whenever there is a conflict between their own interest and the interest of the organization, their interests will win out. -Robert Shea

I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve. -Jim Barksdale

Rowing provided a place to go, a community where people cared about what I did and what I achieved. -Nancy Greene

We all recognize that in recent decades, many important achievements have helped create a cleaner, healthier environment, yet our national needs in environmental health are not being fully met. -Samuel Wilson

I can't speak for the other authors, but what I hoped to achieve was to illuminate certain corners of the Lucas universe that hadn't yet been explored. -Walter Jon Williams

I was always an overachiever. -Donna Rice

I had gained so much confidence through my college achievements that I wanted to tackle the world. -Donna Rice

And indeed if you think you're a genius at something, what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you're no good, you're not going to get anywhere. -Diana Wynne Jones

The Girl Scouts is an organization that constantly gives you new goals to achieve and that's what life is all about. -Maria Bartiromo

It was far more fun than work doing those shows for all those years, we all loved each other and loved going to work, we all understood how fortunate we were to be in that place, to have achieved that success worldwide. -Steve Kanaly

I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I'm still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids. -Bo Jackson

Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm. -David Rockefeller

While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen and women. -Mark Kennedy

I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn. -Ron Davies

Since I achieved something, running has exploded in my country. For me sometimes it is difficult even to know who the athletes are who are competing at the highest level. There are thousands. -Haile Gebrselassie

That is not enough. Sport has been great for me, a great learning place that if you want to achieve you can, even if you are from the poorest part of Africa. -Haile Gebrselassie

The park achieved a kind of reality. Like these virtual reality games the children are playing with. I told them we were doing this 40 years ago! Disneyland is virtual reality. -John Hench

We've achieved this feeling, for instance, with the colors. The colors in the park are harmonious with each other, not like in big cities where they don't. -John Hench

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. -Napoleon Hill

Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody. -Scott Hamilton

That's what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better than the Masters or the U.S. Open. To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement, but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country, it's wonderful. -Scott Hamilton

Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership. -Thomas Menino

I never achieved my first goal in the National Actors Theatre, which is to have a permanent Acting Company. -Tony Randall

I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while. -Ray Liotta

The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals – its philosophers, its poets and its artists. -Herbert Read

It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science. -James Henry Breasted

I haven't achieved as much as I should have done in my career. -Jamie Redknapp

If you want to achieve your dreams, you must follow them, and the best way to follow them is not to think about wanting to be very rich, but to think about doing something that you really want to do. -Jackie Collins

I feel there should have been some recognition of the Spice Girls at this year's 25th anniversary. We flew the flag for Britain around the globe in the 1990s and we achieved a hell of a lot. -Melanie Chisholm

The only thing I shall talk about is my sporting achievements at school. My primary sporting achievement at school was that I dodged games for two complete years and was well through the third year before they discovered that I had completely avoided all games. -John Hume

With respect to the respective French and German traditions you are no doubt correct, although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes. -Brian Ferneyhough

I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students. -Felix Bloch

It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career. -Carlton Fisk

I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it. -Cicely Tyson

If you don't understand your limitations you won't achieve much in your life. -Kevin Costner

Time and again we have learned that the best way to achieve growth and create jobs is for hardworking people to keep more of their own money in their own pockets. -Chris Chocola

People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes. -Richard Neal

You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.' -Arthur Godfrey

Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible. -Robin Morgan

In my fifty years of experience and memory, I have seen the most amazing increase in the standard of living of a people ever achieved anywhere in the world. This is why I am so sure that our system of free competition and industrial development is sound and must be preserved. -Charles E. Wilson

That the way to achieve higher standards of living for all is through science and technology, taking advantage of better tools, methods and organization. -Charles E. Wilson

Emmys are wonderful and I'm thrilled to death that I have mine. But they're representative of a specific achievement, where this sort of thing is representative of how you've grown in your own industry. -Dinah Shore

The team is completely close. Anything you say outside, there is no chance it will go inside. So the team is really strong and compact. We know what we want and how to achieve it on the pitch. -Jose Mourinho

If our main goal is to connect emotionally, we should want to have as many tools as we possibly can to achieve that goal. The more abilities that we have, the more choices we can make musically. -Ken Hill

My greatest achievement so far is that I've been able to continue with my normal life. I love what I do, but more so, I'm glad to have people who care about me close by. -Kim Smith

I'm at a point where I'm going where the journey leads me. I've set goals but I don't get really hung up if I don't achieve those goals right away or in my time, you know what I mean? -Deborah Cox

I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal. -Gavin DeGraw

And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again. -George Takei

Science never gives up searching for truth, since it never claims to have achieved it. -John Polanyi

He was a fantastic player, but the thing that impressed me most about Paul was his manner off the pitch. He was always very humble about his achievements and had a lot of time for the paying public and people in general. -Kenny Cunningham

Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused. -Maggie Gallagher

The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution. -Maggie Gallagher

The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth. -Robert Trout

Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don't hurt anyone on the way up. I don't think I did that. -Dawn Fraser

The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight; that the clever man achieves his ends without violence; that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought. -John Keegan

There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don't achieve what I've achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent. -Zhang Ziyi

On occasion we need to make a second effort – and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve. -Thomas S. Monson

And frankly, when I made that record, hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve. -Duncan Sheik

But on second thought, after I decreed the state of emergency, I came to the conclusion that that was impossible to achieve without bloodshed because the street protesters were full of anger and nearly out of control. This is why I thought we needed to find another way out. -Eduard Shevardnadze

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. -Margaret J. Wheatley

The work requires a moderately large investment in technological and theoretical developments and long periods of time to carry them out, without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results. -Aaron Klug

The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future. -Dee Hock

All that you may achieve or discover you will regard as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry. -Abbott L. Lowell

Spurs haven't got the funds they need so success has to be achieved gradually. -Graham Roberts

More than specific memories of achievements, for me I remember the feeling you get when you were just at your very best – when you felt like you were floating across the court and could put the ball wherever you wanted. -Guy Forget

The beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy. -Paul Gillmor

I'm here because I stand on many, many shoulders, and that's true of every black person I know who has achieved. -Vernon Jordan

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

Nixon had some large achievements in foreign affairs. They will be remembered. But a president probably gets remembered for one thing, and Watergate will head the Nixon list, I suspect. -Bob Woodward

France generates a significant part of its energy requirements from fission reactors and these have achieved a perfect safety record. We build ours all differently. -Wilson Greatbatch

Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option. -Wilson Greatbatch

As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin. -Ron Chernow

I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today, people I became acquainted with who have achieved so much in their lives. They taught me something with each meeting. -Akshay Kumar

The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory? -Aldrich Ames

Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation. -Aung San Suu Kyi

I've always wanted to play Don Quixote in some way. It's a great role. I think the idealism of the man shows that hope that we have in the human breast to achieve something. -Dominic Chianese

In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence. -Armstrong Williams

My point is, if you want to achieve anything in life, it is not enough to merely wish for it. You must develop that kind of 4:30 AM discipline that distinguishes you from others. -Armstrong Williams

I followed the rules, and I was a high achiever. -Daniel Greenberg

In the last twelve years, we have come some distance towards reconciliation and the breaking down of disadvantage. Let us take encouragement from what has been achieved and set our minds and hearts to end the remaining roadblocks. -Malcolm Fraser

Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word. -Patrick J. Kennedy

I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life. -Mandy Patinkin

It is extremely difficult to say how long the process actually took to finally achieve my fragrance, Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people. -Vivienne Westwood

That can be achieved by termination of Israeli occupation to the territories according to the international resolutions related, so the Palestinian State can be establish with Jerusalem as capital for such State. -Ali Abdullah Saleh

United States is a great Country and has its effective role on the international arena, so we have to boost our relations with it, in order to achieve peace and stability in our region and the world. -Ali Abdullah Saleh

The mean pattern of educational and economic achievement within multi-racial countries such as Canada and the United States has increasingly been found to prove valid internationally. -J. Philippe Rushton

The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior. -J. Philippe Rushton

The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed then by what it achieved. -Walter Pater

Roman civilization had achieved, within the bounds of its technology, relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today. -Arthur Erickson

Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved. -Arthur Erickson

I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement. -Brian May

Namely the manager will assess what he believes a player is worth and he will discuss that with the board and then we will go after that target. If we can achieve it at that target, great, but if we can't we will have to move on to the next player. -David Gill

Children from a given family background, when put in schools of different social compositions, will achieve at quite different levels. -James S. Coleman

Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others. -James S. Coleman

In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements of those who are above average, so that the school's demands will be at a level easily maintained by the majority. -James S. Coleman

It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents. -James S. Coleman

The educational resources provided by a child's fellow students are more important for his achievement than are the resources provided by the school board. -James S. Coleman

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

The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds. -James S. Coleman

And I have lived since – as you have – in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction. -Lester B. Pearson

As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved. -Lester B. Pearson

Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos. -Gustav Mahler

It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces. -Gustav Mahler

I have achieved an inner freedom. -Dmitri Mendeleev

I want you to have this feeling too – it is my moral responsibility to help you achieve this inner freedom. -Dmitri Mendeleev

I'm proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life. -Eric Cantona

When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources, more can be achieved. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

Justice has nothing to do with victor nations and vanquished nations, but must be a moral standard that all the world's peoples can agree to. To seek this and to achieve it – that is true civilization. -Hideki Tojo

On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger. -Hu Shih

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement. -Ibrahim Babangida

It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature. -John Drinkwater

No, but I've always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don't take my fans for granted. -John Fogerty

Pairs skating and singles are two different things. Although some skaters have achieved this successfully, it is a very difficult transition. You're looking at double work. -Oksana Baiul

Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement. -Warren Farrell

I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me. -Zane Grey

Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement. -Max Beckmann

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve. -Tammy Baldwin

Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that the will to achieve mutual understanding exists, and every such success thus supports the fight for international law and order. -Ludwig Quidde

At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth. -Leon Askin

But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve. -Elvis Costello

And, I may add, from what totally unexpected sources come many of those who from the comparatively modest beginning in the chorus rise to the heights of really great achievement in the theatrical profession. -Florenz Ziegfeld

Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts – a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards' manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved. -Gavin Bryars

Movies either work or they don't work and they're either funny or they're not and we work very hard. To achieve that kind of work is really kind of delicate stitching. -Ivan Reitman

During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed. -Jonathan Kozol

Everything depends therefore on encountering thought at its source. Such thought is the reality of man's being, which achieved consciousness and understanding of itself through it. -Karl Jaspers

Proving I'm a good mother is the one achievement I'm most proud of. It's brought out the best in me. -Sheena Easton

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one. -Jessica Savitch

I achieved something specially different with Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love. These songs will endure. -Giorgio Moroder

Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things. -Constantin Brancusi

The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition. -Gustav Stresemann

To have united the purposes of an entire Nation, is the great historical achievement of the man in whose strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people. -Gustav Krupp

But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction. -Joseph Rotblat

For, as I suppose, no man in this world hath lived better than I have done, to achieve that I have done. -Thomas Malory

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. -Mattie Stepanek

In every aspect of life, have a game plan, and then do your best to achieve it. -Alan Kulwicki

It is apparent that Christianity and Islam must come, and come immediately, to a closer understanding, and it is equally apparent that their unity if achieved, will be the most effective defensive measure against Communist expansion. -Aly Khan

The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community. -Anna Lindh

It would seem to me that by the time a race has achieved deep space capability it would have matured to a point where it would have no thought of dominating another intelligent species. -Clifford D. Simak

In school, I was an underachiever. -Henry Winkler

This homage has been rendered not to me – for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me – but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius. -Henryk Sienkiewicz

Well I think in all the thirty years I've been doing this now and being gone from home and all that stuff it's really, it's not about what I've achieved and if I've become a better player, or played better ten years ago than I do today. -Vince Gill

I think what drove me insane for a long time is feeling like I hadn't earned most of what I achieved because it came so fast. -Charlie Sheen

Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief. -William Vickrey

When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions. -John Boyd Orr

If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything. -Whitfield Diffie

If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine. -Johannes Tauler

The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation, the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language. -Juan Goytisolo

We have to put in our time every day to try and achieve and learn so that we can develop our talents and each of you, thank goodness, have special talents; each of you are special persons. -Bruce Vento

We will host the Asean summit in November this year. It will be an occasion to reflect on our achievements collectively and to look at how Asean can maintain its leading role in regional and international cooperation. -Hassanal Bolkiah

My view… would be that we are entering upon a new and interim society which is neither capitalist nor socialist, but in which we can achieve central planning without loss of individual initiative, by the mere process of absorbing initiative in the function of planning. -John Grierson

Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn't all have to be by tomorrow! -William Eardley IV

Records are just moments of achievement. They're like receipts for work done. Time goes on and people keep playing music. -Bill Laswell

It's my goal to make a building as immaterial as possible. Architecture is a very material thing. It takes a lot of resources, so why not eliminate what you don't need as long as you're able to achieve the same result? -Helmut Jahn

I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on. -Alan Shepard

I want to assure your excellency that I am occupying myself permanently and jointly with my team to achieve a solution as soon as possible to this crisis, the principal objective being the safeguarding of the health and life of those who are inside. -Alberto Fujimori

Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are. -Angela Merkel

How much more must this be so in my own case for I am conscious not only of the great names and achievements of those who have preceded me, but also of the living presence of many of my masters and teachers. -Cecil Frank Powell

There are many members of parliament present here who know as well as I do that, if a man has not already been converted, it will require a great deal more than a letter of appeal to achieve conversion. -Fredrik Bajer

This is the task, I think, of a letter movement. But it should be set up only in states where a significant response can be achieved, for a letter movement necessarily presupposes a strong organization. -Fredrik Bajer

We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money. -Fredrik Bajer

In man – in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory. -Hassan Nasrallah

By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward. -Mikhail Bakunin

I've learnt and I just want to be respected for what I've achieved on the pitch. I know I haven't achieved much off it but I do know I've given pleasure to people watching me play football over the years. -Paul Gascoigne

We wanted to be achievers, but being an achiever didn't mean that you stopped being a woman. -Peggy Fleming

FIFA's goal of making the world a better place through football cannot be achieved through our efforts alone – equally important is the power which every fan of the beautiful game has at their disposal. -Sepp Blatter

I'm incredibly impressed by people who organize to achieve a goal, and believe that they can make a difference and then go ahead and do just that. I think it's incredible. -Fiona Apple

Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30. -John Cusack

If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed. -Juliana Hatfield

I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing. -Sheryl Crow

The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends. -J. William Fulbright

Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what's important. -Elle Macpherson

I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams. -Augusten Burroughs

If there was any one achievement, it would be that we've have done it on our own terms. -Alex Lifeson

To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself. -Martin Bashir

I am not close to retirement. I still have a lot more that I can achieve. There are younger guys coming into F1, but I am not old and I'm not finished. -Jean Alesi

I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You've got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it. -Chuck Norris

You know, I think I still have a sense that no matter what you do, no matter what you achieve, no matter how much success you have, no matter how much money you have, relationships are important. -Ed Bradley

Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction… Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language. -Evan Parker

If the Federal Reserve pursues a strong dollar at home while the dollar becomes more competitive in global markets, we can achieve both price stability and a more balanced path of economic growth. -Martin Feldstein

If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world. -Vinoba Bhave

Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order. -Xun Kuang

The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community. -Gary Cooper

The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization. -Herbert Croly

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal. -Herbert Croly

Well, perhaps the greatest achievement, and we didn't know it at the time, was we held an Earth Day in 1970, and out of that Earth Day a lot of students got involved in saving the environment, or trying to. -Pete McCloskey

A lot of people give in to those pressures and let others influence the process on their second albums because they want to achieve the success they had with their first again, but they don't know how to do it. -Vanessa Carlton

I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying. -William De Morgan

In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress. It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted, even while being threatened with death. -John Linder

No single achievement in science is possible without the painstaking work of the many hundreds who have built the foundation on which all new work is based. -Polykarp Kusch

Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved, and will continue to achieve, in the coming years. -John Linder

We in the majority have worked hard to empower people to create opportunities, to make jobs, to do things that turn America into a place where people can achieve their dreams. -Robin Hayes

Mrs. Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement. She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things. -Jim Costa

The whole purpose was to say that it doesn't have to be a zero sum. It's not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants. -Jennifer Granholm

A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal. -Jennifer Granholm

Well, I was a very strong opponent of the war, in fact, one of those who went door to door to my colleagues and thus achieved 60 percent of the Democrats voting no against this war. -Jan Schakowsky

Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't. -George Lucas

There's so much left to achieve, there's so much more to do, there's so much that has not been done. -Blu Cantrell

It wasn't success, because Teller and I, by the time Asparagus Valley got together – within a year, we had achieved all our goals. I mean, our goal was to earn our living doing exactly what we wanted. Which is many people's goal. -Penn Jillette

As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work. -Marty Meehan

Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future. -Mark Foley

In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved, indeed, many triumphs; but their great, their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought. -Lytton Strachey

If your only objective is to be popular, you're going to be popular but you will be known as the Prime Minister who achieved nothing. -Brian Mulroney

In terms of jumping into a character's skin, I try to immerse myself in the role as much as possible to bring me closer to them. All I do is what's required to achieve what I want to achieve. -Dougray Scott

No, Arrested Development was such an amazing experience in every way, and you know it was very unique in that it was a show that received a lot of critical acclaim, and yet we didn't ever achieve the ratings that we wanted. -Will Arnett

In a way, a certain amount of self-criticism is a good thing, because it keeps you humble. Realizing that no matter what success you've achieved, you can still make enemies makes you humble, too. -Lynn Johnston

There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second. -Louis Dudek

President Clinton was able to achieve budget surpluses despite a divided government. -Jim Cooper

The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets – an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages. -Fredric Jameson

Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war? -Bianca Jagger

First of all, just to get Diner made would have been an achievement in that I got a chance to direct. -Barry Levinson

I wanted to have a political career. I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it. -Bianca Jagger

Most achievements in science are to a certain degree group efforts. -Willard Libby

And yet the Nobel Prizes, in singling out individuals, have done a great deal of good in pointing up to the world as a whole and setting forth clearly goals for achievement. -Willard Libby

We must always emphasize research and development of science and mathematics, and I can think of no better way to achieve this than through our future in space. -Nick Lampson

Clearly, a stable, unified and democratic Iraq cannot be achieved militarily by the U.S. -John Olver

We have a responsibility to make sure that the limited resources we have are spent efficiently and effectively and that programs achieve their mission. -James T. Walsh

A poet or prose narrator usually looks back on what he has achieved against a backdrop of the years that have passed, generally finding that some of these achievements are acceptable, while others are less so. -Eyvind Johnson

The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche. -Adrian Lyne

I believe that people who don't achieve anything in life are isolated and resent those that are successful. -Manuel Puig

If the Republicans think that by having stated and even achieved most of the Contract that they are therefore entitled to the acceptance and favor of the American voter, they're crazy. -Malcolm Wallop

Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and chops serve a different function in jazz. -Marc Ribot

I regret what happened. I saw no other possibility to achieve my goal. It was not hooliganism. -Mathias Rust

Most achievers I know are people who have made a strong and deep dedication to pursuing a particular goal. That dedication took a tremendous amount of effort. -Donald Johanson

I definitely don't want to achieve some kind of rock star status. -Ethan Suplee

Generally the younger generation are not hard working. They will have to put in more effort to achieve results in tournaments. most of them can perform well but they cannot deliver when they play abroad. -Jahangir Khan

Equality and development will not be achieved however if peace is not understood from women's' point of view. -Jenny Shipley

The Platform for Action gives due emphasis to the fact that women globally have continued to have insufficient access to the resources necessary to achieve economic independence. -Jenny Shipley

Having achieved such signal successes in the east, Russia and Roumania being both disposed of, the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy. -Kelly Miller

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

Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning. -Mikhail Lermontov

I strongly support European sanctions against Mugabe and his ruling clique. We must do all in our power to help the people of Zimbabwe achieve their freedom and prosperity once again. -Peter Hain

That Sinn Fein, as I've already indicated, their leaders have already indicated that's what they want to achieve – once we get that credible statement, then we can get around the table and start to move forward, and I'm confident we can do so. -Peter Hain

It doesn't matter whether you can or cannot achieve high temperature superconductivity or fuel cells, they will always be on the list because if you could achieve them they would be extremely valuable. -Martin Fleischmann

And how can you achieve such concentration? By recognizing that everything you do is important to God, and is one vital piece of the larger picture of your life. -Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement. -Menachem Mendel Schneerson

And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry. -Michael Polanyi

I know that people will remember me as Miss Universe because it was my first great achievement, but I still have my whole career ahead of me. -Alicia Machado

Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based. -Christian Lous Lange

Reasonable, even intelligent people can, and frequently do, disagree on how best to achieve peace in the Middle East, but, peace must be the goal of our foreign policy tools, whether they be by the stick or by the carrot. -Nick Rahall

Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced. -Nick Rahall

They look so expectant, and then they look so depressed… that was the other great lesson that The Royal Hunt of the Sun taught me, it was the profundity that masked drama can achieve, that of course, the audience were not seeing masks moving at all. -Peter Shaffer

If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness. -Tadao Ando

You achieve because you're lucky to work with people who are very talented. -Ben Gazzara

I think that with a lot of hard work and dedication, I feel that I could be the best in the world. I'm still only 35 years old… I have a fresh start physically and mentally, and I feel that I can achieve my goal to be the best again. -Mario Lemieux

The first few games that we played against some of the teams, the young guys, you know, want a stick sign or photo sign, and I think that they respect what I have achieved throughout my career. -Mario Lemieux

I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did. -Neil Armstrong

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited. -Neil Armstrong

Once the festival achieved a certain level of notoriety, then people began to come here with agendas that were not the same as ours. We can't do anything about that. We can't control that. -Robert Redford

What we have achieved is a good example of how the right policies deliver. -Rodrigo Rato

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater. -Alvin Ailey

Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff. -Alvin Ailey

You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer. -Irwin Shaw

My real achievement is my daughter and my three beautiful grandchildren. -Marilyn Horne

I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement. -Angela Davis

Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The charms of women were never more powerful never inspired such achievements, as in those immortal periods, when they could neither read nor write. -Hannah Cowley

You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals. -Johnny Bench

We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future. -Barbara Jordan

The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending. -Thomas Sowell

You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved extraordinary things in life. -Dave Winfield

Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts. -Roger Staubach

What until then seemed impossible to achieve has become a fact of life. We have won the right to association in trade unions independent from the authorities, founded and shaped by the working people themselves. -Lech Walesa

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. -Muhammad Ali Jinnah

You are Americans. You love this country. Together we are entrusted with the principles that represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement. -Paul Tsongas

Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations. -Vito Fossella

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World War? We have allowed petty, bourgeois regimes in which everything is average, mediocre. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

Be vigilant, for nothing one achieves lasts forever. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

You don't have to be rich and famous. You just have to be an ordinary person, doing extraordinary things. I'd like more people to know that it's there. Women's achievements still aren't recognised enough in many areas. -Joan Armatrading

President Reagan achieved such successes because when you sat in a room with him, there could be over 1,000 people in the room, yet you felt like there was only the two of you, and his wonderful wit would put you at ease. That was a tremendous gift. -Elton Gallegly

I've learned that in order to achieve what I wanted, it made more sense to negotiate than to defend the autonomy of my work by pounding my fist on the table. -Thom Mayne

New standards for safety are now in place and Canada has helped provide tools and techniques that were needed. Technologies like these are innovative and represent great achievements for us. -Marc Garneau

Through these ongoing activities and possibly in the future, a Canadian will go live and work on the International Space Station and we will continue to make Canadians proud of our achievements in space. -Marc Garneau

We are very anxious to bring the Jews of Morocco over and we are doing all we can to achieve this. But we cannot count on the Jews of Morocco alone to build the country, because they have not been educated for this. -Moshe Sharett

Therefore, the question is not whether such democratization is possible, but instead how to meet the yearning of the masses in the Middle East for democracy; in other words, how to achieve democratization in the Middle East. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world. -Barack Obama

Some people have a terrible stretch between family and work. It is a difficult thing to achieve. -Julie Walters

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. -George Allen, Sr.

Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do. -Gian Carlo Menotti

You can achieve only that which you will do. -George Halas

Never was anything great achieved without danger. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Never mistake activity for achievement. -John Wooden

Your greatest achievement is to love me. -Prince Charles

The achiever is the only individual who is truly alive. -George Allen, Sr.

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. -Les Brown

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential. -Shirley Chisholm

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

Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

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

To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought. -Tom Robbins

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. -Jesse Jackson

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. -Marilyn vos Savant

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. -Abraham Lincoln

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. -Aristophanes

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. -Vince Lombardi

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change. -Les Brown

Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something. -Aldous Huxley

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage. -Clay Aiken

Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them. -Joseph Heller

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn't worth anything. -George Washington Carver

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. -Jawaharlal Nehru

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

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection. -Andrew Vachss

God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved. -Andre Gide

To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance. -Jean Genet

You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way. -Abba Eban

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you. -B. R. Ambedkar

Destiny is no 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

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. -Bruce Barton

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand. -Bruce Barton

Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality. -Walter Legge

I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value. -Benjamin Jowett

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

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings. -R. D. Laing

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows. -Ben Stein

I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you. -Luigi Pirandello

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved. -B. R. Ambedkar

In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival. -Andrew Young

Any person who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved, has already defined his own limitations. -Cavett Robert

Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough. -Mignon McLaughlin

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success. -Elbert Hubbard

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. -W. Clement Stone

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

Having achieved and accomplished love… man… has become himself, his tale is told. -D. H. Lawrence

Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work. -Anna Pavlova

Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement. -Claude M. Bristol

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements. -Agnes Repplier

Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man. -Ludwig von Mises

Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability. -Morris Raphael Cohen

Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it. -Jennifer Garner

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

I wish people could achieve what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that's not really what happiness is. -Alanis Morissette

Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work. -William Feather

I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in. -Bill Gates

There are some achievements which are never done in the presence of those who hear of them. Catching salmon is one, and working all night is another. -Anthony Trollope

As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. -Ursula K. Le Guin

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

The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement. -Anna Garlin Spencer

Music – opera particularly – is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate. -Sarah Caldwell

The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not achieve that by silencing one brand of idea. -Max Lerner

Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability. -Morris Raphael Cohen

A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind. -Daisaku Ikeda

If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements. -Mason Cooley

In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods. -Stephen Bayley

Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions. -Oscar Hammerstein II

A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them. -Herbert Read

We have to achieve what we can, and if we haven't yet learned that we are not always going to get our way this could be frustrating. -Anne Northup

Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing. -Marvin Bower

In a few hundred years you have achieved in America what it took thousands of years to achieve in Europe. -David McCallum

Our goal should be to achieve joy. -Ana Castillo

To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty. -Jose Bergamin

Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned. -Jorge Luis Borges

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men. -Miyamoto Musashi

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away. -Ellen Glasgow

Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline. -Helen Hayes

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal. -Victor Hugo

Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement. -Willa Cather

Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step. -Samuel Smiles

No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. -Napoleon Hill

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true. -Robert H. Schuller

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires. -Bertrand Russell

The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man. -Marquis de Sade

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved – commitment to a scenario. -Jean Baudrillard

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results. -Sun Tzu

Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal. -Sarah Bernhardt

We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. -Joseph Campbell

Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives. -Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal. -Earl Nightingale

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.' -Dave Barry

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation. -Michael Lewis

The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one. -Jean Racine

Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time. -Robertson Davies

I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along. -Bertrand Russell

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved. -Maurice Chevalier

The American dream, to me, means having the opportunity to achieve, because I don't think you should be guaranteed anything other than opportunity. -Lenny Wilkens

If you can't believe, you can't achieve. -Jeff Long

If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances. -Alberto Salazar

I don't know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation. -Rick Rubin

I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals. -Bonnie Blair

Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand. -Howard Schultz

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. -Paulo Coelho

For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter has its electric power guaranteed without deficit. This is a historic achievement. -Mikheil Saakashvili

It's a good feeling to see the kids try to make it, try to get to the big leagues. Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream. I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream. -Tony Oliva

I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences… essential to that institution's ability to function effectively and achieve its mandated objectives. -Ben Bernanke

I want to say with the utmost of sincerity, not as a Republican, but as an American, that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic achievement to become his party's nominee, not because of his color, but with indifference to it. -Mike Huckabee

Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them. -Juliette Gordon Low

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. -Barack Obama

In order to achieve optimal economic growth, Congress must adhere to sane spending guidelines while promoting smart policies devoted to growing businesses and creating jobs. -Michael Steele

The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today – pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources – are not about monetary policy. -Timothy Geithner

In the future, when we get serious about executing things correctly, this thing will be very easy to do. If we find out that this technique does not work, I don't intend to step on dead bodies to achieve something because I don't have that kind of ambition. My ambition is to help people. -Panayiotis Zavos

As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor, and I happily achieved that. -Lucas Grabeel

All of us are trying to achieve 100 percent in our work. That's all we struggle to do. We never do, but we never stop trying until the day we die. It's that struggle to achieve 100 percent, that's where our performance lies, that's what the audience gets. They get the struggle. -Vincent D'Onofrio

I find it hard to believe that human beings are the crowning achievement of life on earth. Something better than us has to come along. -Douglas Coupland

We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world. -Guy Laliberte

Republicans have offered dozens of comprehensive healthcare plans many of which achieve comprehensive healthcare reform without breaking what's working in healthcare. We want to fix what's broken in healthcare. -Paul Ryan

We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums. -Dianne Feinstein

My proudest achievement has been the success of the shows and artists I have been involved with, because they were made in Britain. -Simon Cowell

Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good. -Julian Assange

I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst. -Robert Byrd

Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals. -Barack Obama

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way. -Milton Friedman

I did get to work with Anthony Hopkins on 'The Human Stain.' If I ever manage to accomplish a quarter of what he's achieved, I'll have had one hell of a career. -Lindsay Lohan

Today, Democrats not only have the White House; they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation. -Mitch McConnell

I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant. -Forest Whitaker

This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country. -Allen West

I am an over-achiever, and I want to be known for the good things in my life. -Taylor Swift

In fact, I think – our view of this is that while the agreement, the compromise did not achieve the kind of super-sized deficit reduction that we sought, it did end the uncertainty around the perception, the possibility that the United States might default on its obligations for its first time. That was a good thing. -Jay Carney

The debate we won't be having is whether or not the debt ceiling should be raised. We will not have a situation where people will hold the American economy hostage in order to achieve a specific agenda – at least not until 2013. So we think that is incredibly important as a matter of economic good. -Jay Carney

I grew up in a Hindu household but went to a Roman Catholic school. I grew up with a mother who said, 'I'll arrange a marriage for you at 18,' but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to an encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president. -Indra Nooyi

Ultimately you want to do something in life that people will remember. And with Buffy, I did that. I don't feel like I need to achieve something. I just do it because it's fun. And that takes the pressure off. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

President Abbas, you've dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That's what we should aim for, and that's what I believe we can achieve. -Benjamin Netanyahu

The three top issues have to be restoring jobs and private sector job growth to our country, getting the entitlement mess under control, and restoring back to our country a sense of self-confidence that Americans can achieve whatever we want to achieve. -Chris Christie

Insisting that we must tax and take and demonize those who have already achieved the American Dream. That may turn out to be a good re-election strategy for President Obama, but is a demoralizing message for America. -Chris Christie

Blowing up buses will not induce the Israelis to move forward, and neither will the killing of Palestinians or the demolition of their homes and their future. All this needs to stop. And we pledge that Jordan will do its utmost to help achieve it. -Abdullah II of Jordan

We define organic order as the kind of order that is achieved when there is a perfect balance between the needs of the parts, and the needs of the whole. -Christopher Alexander

Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer. -E. F. Schumacher

'The Cut' is going to give someone the opportunity of a lifetime and help that person achieve his or her dreams. -Tommy Hilfiger

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

Until women are as ambitious as men, they're not gong to achieve as much as men. -Sheryl Sandberg

I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more. -Anna Paquin

Best results are often achieved well before you need a job, by consistently networking so that when you find yourself job-hunting you have a large network to work with. -Erik Qualman

I will say that growing up as a kid in an urban environment and having lived in cities all my life, the one achievement that everyone can look forward to is getting the perfect parking spot. -Saul Perlmutter

Simply racing a Formula 1 car is an achievement. -Sebastian Vettel

Every little thing that people know about you as a person impedes your ability to achieve that kind of terrific suspension of disbelief that happens when an audience goes with an actor and character he's playing. -Edward Norton

Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don't think we can achieve something beyond what we're qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams? -Simon Sinek

If I stayed in this game for individual achievements, I don't think I'd still be playing. -Chili Davis

Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support. -Kristi Yamaguchi

The fact that I was a believer, a Christian, everybody immediately thought this guy's a minister, he's so nice and, oh by the way, he can play a little bit. The other thing for me is being undersized. What a great story, what an overachiever, kind of like Rudy. -Mike Singletary

And that's what people want to see when they go to the theater. I believe at the end of the day, they want to see themselves – parts of their lives they can recognize. And I feel if I can achieve that, it's pretty spectacular. -Viola Davis

The Hispanic community understands the American Dream and have not forgotten what they were promised – that in the U.S., a free market system, allows us all to succeed economically, achieve stability and security for your family and leave your children better off than yourselves. -Marco Rubio

Governments cannot assume or expect that the ECB will always facilitate their funding independently of the achievement of their fiscal and other policy objectives. -Lucas Papademos

The new co-operation government will do the best it can to address the country's problems, and I believe that with the co-operation of all – and the new government stresses this – and the unity of all, we will achieve that. -Lucas Papademos

I think the gains to be achieved by a combination of reforms and labor market adjustments are going to be more permanent and will provide a basis for reducing unemployment and improving export performance, and sustaining growth, in a way that is more sound and permanent. -Lucas Papademos

I am personally convinced – and I think the Greek people share this belief in a fundamental way – that we can achieve fiscal consolidation more effectively and we can restore competitiveness in a more fundamental and permanent way within the euro area than outside. -Lucas Papademos

Getting through high school and college was one of my greatest achievements. -Ann Bancroft

If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing – like doing stadium shows or going into the studio and doing an album – the end result is what counts. -George Strait

My main calling in life is to seek and achieve spiritual balance, and to express that through my instrument. Everything else is here today, gone later today. -Steve Vai

The objective of a referee is not to get mentioned. I tell a lot of young referees that not being mentioned is king. If you can achieve that, that then it has been a pretty good game. -Alan Lewis

As far commercial success, I don't think that's a focus but it's not that we don't enjoy that. It's not something you can attempt and achieve. -Davey Havok

It seemed romantic but also tragic – people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself. -David Millar

My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along. -Denise Van Outen

When I was 20, I thought I was 30 – but I was so far from it. When you're young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience. -Elisha Cuthbert

Yeah, I was a pretty good kid, you know, I was – I was- I was an overachiever and I worked very hard, played a hell of a fiddle. -Mike Wallace

I certainly believe that all of my friends should have the right, as Marc and I did, to marry their best friend. I certainly expect my straight friends to help us achieve that for all New Yorkers, for all Americans, and for the children that, at least, Marc and I hope to have someday. -Chelsea Clinton

I've always had that gratitude that I had the opportunity to pursue my potential. So I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver. We can make the world a better place, one butt at a time. -Sara Blakely

I think that if you walk through this life and I end up being a bad father, then it won't matter anything else I achieved in my life. It will all be irrelevant. -Ethan Hawke

The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve. -Evelyn Glennie

With good coaching, proper motivation and the right club structure with organic growth, you can achieve an awful lot in football. -Gary Neville

We really believe that whatever we put our minds to, we can achieve. -Giuliana Rancic

Because I tried to everything possible to become the best player in the world? Do I believe steroids and growth hormones helped me achieve that? Yes. Were there a lot of other players doing it that I had to compete against? Yes. -Jose Canseco

I don't think it's any coincidence that I lost my religious faith and 'manned up' in the same year. I was described somewhere as a lapsed Catholic, which is funny because I'm not going back! I want to achieve things rather than live life in an animalistic way. -Jimmy Carr

I guess because it feels more open, but I think being married is way sexier, because it's really like your soul partner in a permanent fashion, and then you strive for it to be something permanent, and that type of commitment and trust, if you can achieve it, is so good for the soul. -Leelee Sobieski

It's such a psychological and mental game, golf, that the smallest wrong thing at the wrong time can distract you from what you're trying to achieve. -Lee Westwood

Enough of this occupation, terror and abuse. We are not in need of your help. We are able to combat and defeat terrorism, and achieve unity. We are not in need of your bases, your experience and etc. -Muqtada al Sadr

I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver. -Sara Blakely

Refinancing doesn't reduce your debt, it just restructures it, so be clear about what you want to achieve with a refi. -Barbara Corcoran

You may lose your wife, you may lose your dog, your mother may hate you. None of those things matter. What matters is that you achieve success and become free. Then you can do whatever you like. -Kevin O'Leary

Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. -Allen West

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

I'm just trying to really take it one day at a time, because for me – and I know this sounds cliche, whatever – I achieved my ultimate goal, and nothing can really top that, you know? -Nastia Liukin

It's important that athletes can compete on a level playing field. And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they'll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating. -Paula Radcliffe

In my Olympic history I don't think I have achieved my potential as an athlete. That's what I want when I look back at my career. I want to be able to say I gave it my best shot. -Paula Radcliffe

I'm confident of what I have to achieve in the buildup to London 2012. -Paula Radcliffe

I am very optimistic, and I wish that God almighty grants me success to get a qualifying time. Only then can I go to the Olympics. If this happens I will be the first Palestinian athlete to gain a qualifying time. This will be a big achievement. -Nader al-Masri

Denver is home to me, and to be recognized for my achievements in the sports community here is a great honor. -Carmelo Anthony

I'm incredibly proud of everything that we've achieved in Busted. We've enjoyed some of the best times in our lives together. -Charlie Simpson

As long as I have ambition, maybe I can achieve something for my country. -Dana Hussein

I remember in particular my first victory when I achieved a very fast time in what were perfect conditions but since then the wind has always been a factor against me. -Haile Gebrselassie

I achieved what I want to achieve and I want to continue doing something else. -Marat Safin

I'm different than another person who wants to lay back and do nothing for rest of the life and talk nonsense on ESPN… I will not do that. I want to achieve something else. -Marat Safin

You have to work hard for what you want to achieve and you have to set goals and dreams and really go for them. -Natalie du Toit

I say, 'If I'm able to go out there and achieve a dream, then anybody can do it.' -Natalie du Toit

Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve. -Sienna Miller

All the legal action I've taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment. -Sienna Miller

As a lawyer, as a private citizen, you see a lot of injustice. You see a lot of people who should have been punished and are not, and people who were punished wrongfully are not vindicated. Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur. -David Baldacci

Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur. -David Baldacci

As an actor, to have achieved financial stability is amazing. But I always have this weird fear that I'm not going to get any more work; it's about not having enough money. -Paul Giamatti

I would like to say I've achieved goals, but really, modeling is all luck. You're not really achieving anything. The least hardworking person with a special face can be huge and have a whole world of success. -Brooklyn Decker

The hedonistic lifestyle is difficult to achieve when you're still carrying your own gear. Trust me that you don't feel glamorous with a 60-pound amp in your arms; it's a lot less sexy than toting a vodka gimlet and impossible to do in heels. -Carrie Brownstein

Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know. I truly believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing. -Danica Patrick

Afghanistan has moved forward and Afghanistan will defend itself. And the progress that we have achieved, the Afghan people will not allow it to be put back or reversed. -Hamid Karzai

I am happy with everything I achieved in my football career. I don't think I could have done any more. -Ruud Gullit

The most dangerous thing Iraq could have ever had was a nuclear weapon. The nuclear weapon Iraq was trying to build was not deliverable by bomb or ballistic missile. It was a large, bulky device that they hoped to bury and set off to let the world know they had a nuclear weapon. They never achieved that. -Scott Ritter

I made a movie to explain to the American public what had been achieved in regards to disarmament of Iraq and why inspectors aren't in Iraq today and detailing the very complex, murky history of interaction between Iraq, the United Nations and the United States. It is most definitely not a pro-Iraq movie. It is a pro-truth movie. -Scott Ritter

I've always been a firm believer in mind over matter. If you don't believe you can achieve, your body will start to believe this and you'll be stuck. -Sheryl Swoopes

The way I look at myself, the biggest achievement in my eyes – forget winning trophies or scoring in World Cups – is that I'm still at a top club playing at a really high standard having been almost two different players. -Michael Owen

I've been to three Olympics and I don't feel I've ever quite achieved my best at any of them. -Paula Radcliffe

I have achieved a lot and I'm grateful for that – I'm just a bit greedy because I want to add the Olympics. It's once every four years – everyone wants it and very few people get it. -Paula Radcliffe

I would like to see anyone be able to achieve their dreams, and that's what this organization does. -Sergey Brin

Some goals you just never really think about trying to achieve because they just seem so out of reach. -Chris Daughtry

As a professional athlete a lot is going to be said about you – but I just try to move forward and try to achieve my goals. -LeBron James

I've achieved a certain amount of success and now I'm thinking about the good things I can do. -Lori Greiner

I love playing for my country, getting the support. Especially for the kids and everybody, showing my example of what I can achieve so early. And maybe they can achieve it, too, just to get that in their minds. -Maria Sharapova

What I was going for in the first two albums I didn't necessarily achieve. Because I was young and because it was my first time out. And the second album was such a 'quickie' sort of 'Let's just get it over with!' But the kind of music I make, there's a lot of subtlety in it. And I think it takes a couple of listens to actually really get it. -Norah Jones

I want to really start focusing on what I want to accomplish and what it is I want to achieve, but not micromanaging this or that and focusing on the little things. -Ricky Williams

President Obama has said that our aspirations should be realistic. We are not going to turn one of the poorest countries in the world, that was plunged into 30 years of war, into an advanced, industrialized, Western-style democracy. What we want to achieve is Afghanistan's capacity to secure and govern itself. -David Petraeus

If the story is good enough, if it's imaginative enough, if it's moving enough it is going to reach deeper than the level of sheer information and change somebody's life two degrees. That is an enormous achievement. -David Remnick

I left Gorbachev's office thinking that everything about him was outsized: his achievements, his mistakes, and, now, his vanity and bitterness. -David Remnick

I have achieved everything that I ever wanted to accomplish in this game and more so, for me, I have been fulfilled. -Emmitt Smith

I'm proud of everything I achieved with 'Idol,' and away from 'Idol' also. It's just such a different show now to what it was when I was on it. I didn't even know it was a TV show until the third audition. -Kelly Clarkson

I still enjoy my life, and I feel like I've achieved enough things that if I never did anything again, I'd feel confident that I'd still have made my mark in some way. But maybe the self-loathing bit is the element that makes you strive for more. Makes you strive to be better. -David Walliams

Success, in whatever form it takes, is a tricky thing – once you've achieved your goal, then what? Where do you aim? -Arabella Weir

There's a point you get to on the stage where you're not remembering lines but living them, and you reach this pure moment which, really, is more intense than what you can achieve in life. -Bill Pullman

Good is somebody who delivered and allowed the company to overcome obstacles, without leaving a profound impact on its culture. Great is somebody who leads his company to achievements and performance and value that nobody was expecting it had. -Carlos Ghosn

My approach is always to try to be straight with people, especially about what my party can achieve. -Charles Kennedy

In my mind, I never doubted whether I was going to achieve what I wanted to do. I just had to decide what it is I wanted to do. -Curt Schilling

Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually. -Curt Schilling

I once tried to make lace – which has been a great obsession of women – unsexy. And I achieved it. -Miuccia Prada

During the past 23 years, I have set a number of goals for myself and I'm proud to say that these goals have been achieved. -Lennox Lewis

One of the achievements of which I am most proud was the codification, the writing into U.S. law, of the U.S. embargo on the Castro dictatorship. -Lincoln Diaz-Balart

I don't happen to think magazines should be full of thin people. What I do say is that we can all work a little harder with what we have. It is possible to achieve a better body shape and heart rate with nutrition and exercise. -Linda Evangelista

What's important to me now is to uphold my good name and achieve a fair court decision – the past cannot be recovered anyway. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

My mother was a single working mother; she started having children very young. There was a tension inside her about who she wanted to be and what she wanted to do and how she couldn't achieve the things she wanted to. -Natalie Merchant

It's very confusing when fame comes early on in your career. You get a little bit bent out of shape in terms of what's important. Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements – it's not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work. -Adam Clayton

We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves. Know how to develop it. -Alain Robert

Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together. -Paul Ryan

Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give is to give those worldly things your best but never your all – reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it. -Mitt Romney

This is the America that I love. This is a great people. We can do anything. We can achieve anything. We've got a government that has gotten in the way of the American people. We're going to change that in November. -Mitt Romney

America allows us to be able to dream, then gives us the ability to achieve those dreams. -Rick Mears

It will be hard for us and it will be an achievement just to get out of the group stages and through to the quarterfinals, but I am personally dreaming of reaching the final! -Andriy Shevchenko

When I was a child, it was my dream to be a professional footballer. When I was 14 I visited Milan's San Siro stadium and remember thinking how unbelievable it was. From then onwards I vowed that one day I would be playing there – and I am very proud that I achieved this and also for everything else I have managed to achieve in football. -Andriy Shevchenko

If it took multiple debt ceiling hikes, I'd rather achieve the savings. -Bob Corker

It was in Cardiff, and the cast was 60 per cent Welsh-speaking. It's the first time I've walked into a rehearsal room speaking my mother tongue, which in itself was a breath of fresh clean air from the Welsh mountains. Singing Hans Sachs is always a milestone, but I was happy to be part of such an achievement, not personally but as a company. -Bryn Terfel

I enjoy thinking about ways to create something that other people have not even thought about, something no one has managed to achieve. -Shigeru Miyamoto

Rain is good for me. I feel like I achieve clarity actually when it rains. The longer I have to sit and wait, the clearer my game becomes to me. -Venus Williams

I'm this overachiever type, I'll just work and work and I'll just do it over and over and over again. -Venus Williams

Something I should have achieved quite easily took me a long time to get around to. -Jim Morris

The principal achievement of Europe is peace, which we often forget about as it has become so taken for granted by Europeans. -Dominique de Villepin

In a multipolar world, there must be more powers capable of taking responsibility, the U.S. and Europe must be able to unite to achieve peace in the Middle East. -Dominique de Villepin

People might say, 'Jimmy Cliff, you've done a lot, achieved a lot. What more can you want?' -Jimmy Cliff

I'm one of those people who always tries to overachieve. I want to do more. I want to do bigger things. -Nik Wallenda

Are we a nation of guarantees or are we a nation of opportunities to achieve the American dream? -Bob McDonnell

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. -Nelson Mandela

If I get to be a legend, I've achieved my goal. -Usain Bolt

I know we can fix our problems. When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than they worry about winning reelection, it is possible to work together, achieve principal compromise, and get results for the people who give us these jobs in the first place. -Chris Christie

My older sister achieved her dream of being an artist. She's an illustrator living in Manhattan. -Jeannette Walls

Football taught me how hard you had to work to achieve something. -Kenny Chesney

Looking back, I'm so proud to have gone to five Olympics – I believe only three other Americans have achieved that. -Gail Devers

Often, when you've reached a very high level of achievement, you almost become paralyzed by the idea that anything you might do might be imperfect. Perfection is just the striving, the effort, the struggle, but it's hard to remember that. -Gelsey Kirkland

I think that Bill and Hillary Clinton have a very special relationship and I think in very many ways to them it's a very satisfying relationship. I think that it's a mutual respect with a goal of power to achieve, maintain power. And I think that they have been good partners in that. -Gennifer Flowers

And in terms of their crown jewel legislative achievement: who knew that when asked, 'will government impose a new federal mandate requiring middle class Americans to buy health insurance whether they can afford it or not?' The answer would be 'Yes we can!' -Artur Davis

I've achieved what every artist wants, which is that some of their work will outlive them. -George Michael

American society as a whole can never achieve the outer-reaches of potential, so long as it tolerates the inner cities of despair. -Jack Kemp

People who have achieved a public voice find it a mixed bag. -Jimmy Wales

There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I've realized that it's time for me to show my audience that you don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect. -Katy Perry

Sometimes if you want to achieve something great, there will be curveballs. You just have to dodge them every once in a while. -Katy Perry

It was psychobabbler Abraham Maslow who wrote of the phenomena of self-actualization. What Maslow failed to grasp is that reaching true self-actualization can only be ultimately achieved when you have your own brand of ammunition. -Ted Nugent

Obama sees everything backward. Where Americans see individual achievement, he sees government's work. Where we see failing companies, he sees innovation worth subsidizing. Where we see the need for economic growth, he sees a need for higher taxes. -Reince Priebus

People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve. -Herman Cain

Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you've got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background. -Sachin Tendulkar

I spent lunchtime in a grave during the filming of 'Bloody Mama.' When you're younger, you feel that's what you need to do to help you stay in character. When you get older, you become more confident and less intense about it – and you can achieve the same effect. -Robert De Niro

Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible. -Charles Stanley

I'm not a defender of old or new football managers. I believe in good ones and bad ones, those that achieve success and those that don't. -Jose Mourinho

I'm happy with what I've achieved. -Sofia Vergara

My dad used to draw these great cartoon figures. His dream was being a cartoonist, but he never achieved it, and it kind of broke my heart. I think part of my interest in art had to do with his yearning for something he could never have. -Kathryn Bigelow

You can't really achieve anything in three years. -Cate Blanchett

I understand why people achieve a level of fame and disappear, I never understood it before, but it's an attractive prospect to walk away from it all. -John Hawkes

It seems like every year Hollywood makes an attempt to retell the Manson story, and I just couldn't be less interested in it. It's not really our crowning achievement as a civilisation. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but it just bores me. -John Hawkes

On balance, my life has been a constant stream of blessings rather than disappointments and failures and tragedies. I wish I had been re-elected. I think I could have kept our country at peace. I think I could have consolidated what we achieved at Camp David with a treaty between Israel and the Palestinians. -Jimmy Carter

In my time in the U.S. Senate, I tried to craft an energy policy… I will be part of President Obama's efforts to achieve energy independence and enhance the landscape. I am also part of his reform agenda. -Ken Salazar

While a defeat for Obamacare in the Court would be nice, the defeat of President Obama at the polls on November 6 is crucial. If electoral victory is achieved, Obamacare can and will be repealed – and more judges of a constitutionalist persuasion will be appointed by the next president. -Bill Kristol

I believe that Brazil was prepared to elect a woman. Why? Because Brazilian women achieved that. I didn't come here by myself, by my own merits. We are a majority here in this country. -Dilma Rousseff

In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime. -Desmond Tutu

I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records. -Keith Richards

For the last five years, we have been presented with the idea that Barack Obama is superhuman. Barack Obama is unlike any of us or anyone else. And he isn't. In fact, he's much less achieved and much less accomplished than most who have gotten half as far as he has, and I think maybe what we saw was the best. -Rush Limbaugh

NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It's sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people. -Neil Armstrong

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