Quotes about Achievement

"If you will not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives."

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He is a legendary football figure, best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s.


"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."

Doug Larson (born February 10, 1926) wrote a daily column for the Green Bay Press-Gazette and a weekly column for the Door County Advocate — both Wisconsin-based newspapers


"Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties."

Doug Larson (born February 10, 1926) wrote a daily column for the Green Bay Press-Gazette and a weekly column for the Door County Advocate — both Wisconsin-based newspapers.


"Succes has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement."

Michael Korda (born October 8, 1933, London, England) is a novelist who was editor-in-Chief in New York City.


"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arenea, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend himself in a worthy cause; who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that this place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. "

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.


"Always aim for achievement, and forget about success."

Helen Hayes Brown (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award.


"No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe."

Harry Gray (1919-2009) American business executive.


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

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.


"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream. Not only plan, but also believe."

Anatole France (16 April 1844—12 October 1924) born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature.


"Only those who attempt the absurd..will achieve the impossible. I think ...I think it's in my basement..Let me go upstairs and check. "

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972) usually referred to as M. C. Escher was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.