Quotations on Accomplishment

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But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it's not enough.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Duty, Fact, May, Security, Today)

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: Education, Accomplishment, Act)

Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
- Sarah Brightman
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Being, Sense)

I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense.
- Harold Brodkey
(Keywords: Life, Accomplishment, Intellect, Nonsense)

If I'd have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It's a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment.
- Herb Brooks
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Feeling, Pride)

My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Conviction, Necessity, Opinion, Public)

I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Accomplishments, Country, Danger, Priorities)

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.
- Eric Butterworth
(Keywords: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Nothing, Self)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.
- Emile M. Cioran
(Keywords: Men, Accomplishment, Appetite)

Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion; the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.
- James Gould Cozzens
(Keywords: Time, Accomplishment, Rebellion, Temper)

I think that anything that you do, any accomplishment that you make, you have to work for. And I've worked very hard in the last ten years of my life, definitely, and I can tell you that hard work pays off. It's not just a cliche.
- Cameron Diaz
(Keywords: Work, Life, Accomplishment, Hard work, Years)

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: Work, Intelligence, Purpose, Accomplishment, Being, Planning, Production)

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Trying, World)

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
- Erik Erikson
(Keywords: Love, Mistake, Failure, Accomplishment, Children, Joy, Want)

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life.
- Chris Evert
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Winning, Accomplishment, Losing, Rest, Tennis)

Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.
- James Forrestal
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Fact, Poison, Russia, World)

There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence.
- Peter Gay
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Aggression, Example, Existence, Sense)

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Keywords: Heart, Accomplishment, Blood, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Self)

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
- Napoleon Hill
(Keywords: Imagination, Life, Wealth, Accomplishment, Energy, Mind)

Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.
- Karl Jaspers
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Being, Indifference, Meditation, Self, Thinking)

The love of these people and of my fans mean more than any award or special accomplishment.
- Wynonna Judd
(Keywords: Love, People, Accomplishment, Fans)

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
- Alphonse Karr
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Dream, Accomplishment, End)

To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better.
- Richard Kiel
(Keywords: Life, Love, Action, Accomplishment, Sense)

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc
(Keywords: Money, Accomplishment, Pride)

Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over.
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Career, Gold)

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
(Keywords: Love, Achievement, Accomplishment, Children, Mothers, Respect)

Accomplishment is such a patronizing, dangerous word, isn't it? I haven't really accomplished anything. The most accomplished thing I've done is to have lived this long - 81.
- Patrick Macnee
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Word)

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.
- Maxwell Maltz
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Self)

I can now successfully drive a stick. That's a huge accomplishment.
- Shannon Miller
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Now)

A nobler example, because a less personal one, of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race.
- James Payn
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Example, Poverty, Race)

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Keywords: Enthusiasm, Accomplishment, Difference, Magic, Mediocrity)

It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life's greatest reward.
- John Portman
(Keywords: Life, Accomplishment, Man, Reward)

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Art, Accomplishment, Fault, Lies, Man)

The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.
- Wilma Rudolph
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Feeling, Gold)

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
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Failure, Vision, Accomplishment, Discouragement)

For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual.
- Georg Simmel
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Labor, Personality, Pursuit)

You would have to say his number one accomplishment has been to inspire a sense of confidence in the country. That confidence, that optimism, not only gives President Obama a political cushion, but it could have a real world economic impact.
- George Stephanopoulos
(Keywords: Optimism, Accomplishment, Confidence, Country, President, Sense, World)

The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.
- Bill Toomey
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Fact, Feeling)

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Keywords: Work, Accomplishment, Play)

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Keywords: People, Accomplishment, Attention)

My biggest accomplishment was playing "Lark" on the daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most regular acting job I have had, and I had to step in and fill someone else's shoes.
- Amy Weber
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Acting, Drama, Job)

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
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Act, Today, Will)

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.
- Paul Wellstone
(Keywords: Creativity, Accomplishment, Children, Learning)

I think my playing has been orchestral throughout the years, and this is another way of expressing that. But I primarily see it as the ultimate accomplishment of a musician. Composing makes me feel like I've finally gotten all the way up the ladder as a musician.
- Tony Williams
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Years)

But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.
- Reese Witherspoon
(Keywords: Fear, Determination, Accomplishment, Coaching, Film, Overcoming, Right)









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