Quotations on Achievement

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Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Achievement, Energy, Nation)

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
(Keywords: People, Achievement, Country, Diversity, Unity, Variety, World)

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
(Keywords: Love, Achievement, Goals, Dependence, World)

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
(Keywords: Dreams, Time, Soul, Achievement, Vision, First, Oak, Waking)

Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
- Adam Ant
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Ambition, Results)

People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.
- Katharine Anthony
(Keywords: Life, People, Achievement, Independence)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, Humanity, Visions)

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
(Keywords: Leadership, Success, Opportunity, Development, Achievement, Survival, Luck, Nation)

If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Achievement, American)

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
(Keywords: Money, Achievement, Denmark, Effort, Population)

My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself.
- Martin Bashir
(Keywords: Opportunity, Achievement, Film)

Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement.
- Max Beckmann
(Keywords: Achievement, Painting)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, Character, Discipline, Goal)

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
(Keywords: Success, Achievement, Control, Chance)

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
(Keywords: Age, Power, Wisdom, Achievement, Growth, Purpose, Innocence, Personal growth, Self, Understanding, Youth)

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Dream, Achievement, Action, Goal)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Idea, Achievement, Creativity, Hope, Possibility, Fun)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, Reward)

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.
- Nathaniel Branden
(Keywords: Health, Achievement, Cause, Expression, Self)

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 H. Breasted
(Keywords: Science, Achievement, Career, Study, Unity)

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
(Keywords: Success, Thought, Achievement, Wealth, Gain, Inventions)

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
(Keywords: Life, Achievement, Man, Woman)

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
- Nicholas M. Butler
(Keywords: Progress, Achievement, Courage, Optimism)

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)

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
(Keywords: Government, Fear, Achievement, Hope, Congress, Despair, Today)

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)

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver
(Keywords: Life, Achievement, Preparation, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, Creation, Desire, Measure)

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
(Keywords: Soul, Achievement, Alliance, Endurance, Infinite)

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
(Keywords: Progress, Achievement, Aspirations, Community, Forget, Needs, Prosperity)

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
- Shirley Chisholm
(Keywords: Achievement, America, Measure, Potential)

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
(Keywords: Art, Achievement, Quantity, Reward, Simplicity)

But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.
- Thomas Haden Church
(Keywords: Achievement, Failure, Actors)

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Wife, Achievement, Ability)

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark
(Keywords: People, Achievement, Church, Impulses)

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
- Powell Clayton
(Keywords: Achievement, Freedom)

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
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

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
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

The higher the social class of other students the higher any given student's achievement.
- James S. Coleman
(Keywords: Achievement, Class, Students)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, School, Students)

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
(Keywords: Family, Achievement, Children, Effect, Race, Results)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, Eyes, Giving, Importance, Teenagers)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, Class, Effect, Students)

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 Holly Compton
(Keywords: Science, Civilization, Achievement, Strength, Cooperation, Religious, Will)

The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community.
- Gary Cooper
(Keywords: Achievement, Community, Friends)

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.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Life, Achievement, Earth)

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
(Keywords: Success, Achievement, Artists)

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
(Keywords: Life, Achievement, American, Nation, Word)

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
(Keywords: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)



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