Quotes about Goals

"If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere."

Henry Alfred Kissinger (born May 27, 1923) is a German-born American political scientist, diplomat, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.


"The indespensable first step to getting what you want out of life is this: decide what you want."

Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American actor, writer, lawyer, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.


"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories.


"What can be conceived and believed in the mind, can be achieved."

Earl Nightingale (March 12, 1921 – March 25, 1989) was an American motivational speaker and author, known as the "Dean of Personal Development."


"All the great achievements in history are acquired by defeating what seems impossible."

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor and film director of the silent film era. He became one of the best-known film stars in the world before the end of the First World War. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s.


"You shouldn't gloat about anything you've done. You ought to keep going and try to find something better to do."

David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was a co-founder of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–1964), CEO (1964–1968), and Chairman of the Board (1964–1968, 1972–1993). He served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1969–1971 during the Nixon administration.


"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.


"Avoid perfection. That last 10% of effort and skills it takes to achieve it isn't worth the time."

Walter Wadsworth (-)


"Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your energies on a limited set of targets."

Nido Qubein (-) is a motivational speaker and president of High Point University, an accredited undergraduate and graduate institution with 4,000 students from 50 countries and 45 states.


"I like a state of continued becoming, with a goal in front and not behind."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.