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Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.
Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.
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
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
For me, I find that even though I've accomplished a few things in my life, looking back on accomplishments doesn't give me a sense of satisfaction.
For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart.
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
Alfred North Whitehead
Our accomplishments show what kind of people we are.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.
John Foster Dulles
Somehow, knowing that Alzheimer's is coming mocks all one's aspirations - to tell stories, to think through certain issues as only a novel can do, to be recognised for one's accomplishments and hard work - in a way that old familiar death does not.
I grew up in Ohio, where civil-rights accomplishments had already begun to accelerate before Martin Luther King appeared. In hindsight, we know that many people, black and white, were instrumental in changing the Jim Crow status quo on all levels.
The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.
If you lose sight of the smaller accomplishments, you end up with an imbalance in your life.
Alexander McCall Smith
My father started with nothing and is a self-made man. No matter what I do with my life, I can never match his accomplishments.
Certainly, I am writing as a 21st-century woman, so I am much more inclined to view her as a three-dimensional woman. I think we keep coming up with this stubborn problem of a woman being judged by her appearance rather than her accomplishments. We are much more inclined to ask: was Cleopatra beautiful?
The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments, but the championship was the most important thing of all.
I just feel really good about my accomplishments. I haven't had, like, a party because a deal goes through or something like that. I don't know. I need to develop that - I need to have something that I do when things go right.
I had no accomplishments except surviving. But that isn't enough in the community where I came from, because everybody was doing it. So I wasn't prepared for America, where everybody is glowing with good teeth and good clothes and food.
Sometimes legends find themselves remembered more for what they have not done than for their accomplishments. But those resume gaps can also help drive them to achieve even greater things in new arenas.
Few progressives would take issue with the argument that, significant accomplishments notwithstanding, the Obama presidency has been a big disappointment.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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