Quotes about Achievement

"If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you've always got."

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"Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment."

Heywood Hale Broun (March 10, 1918 – September 5, 2001) was an American author, sportswriter, commentator and actor.


"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 (September 24, 1871, - October 17, 1940) was an American artist and book illustrator who became a New Thought spiritual teacher and metaphysical writer in her middle years.


"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 Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Today, Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful directors/producers,with an estimated net worth of $3 billion as of 2010.


"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.


"Never mistake activity for achievement."

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row — as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat.


"One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare themselves with others. They only compare themselves with themselves and with their past accomplishments and future potential.&"

Brian Tracy (born in Vancouver, Canada in 1944) is a self-help author who has recorded many of his works as audio books.


"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 (February 6, 1918 – March 23, 2001) was a Canadian poet and literary critic and publisher of Polish origin.


"Miracles can be made, but only by sweating."

Giovanni Agnelli (12 March 1921 – 24 January 2003) better known as Gianni Agnelli was an Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat. As the head of Fiat, he controlled 4.4% of Italy's GDP, 3.1% of its industrial workforce, and 16.5% of its industrial investment in research. He was the richest man in modern Italian history.


"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."

William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era, and reputedly, the highest paid author during the 1930s.