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The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
C. S. Lewis
Never mistake activity for achievement.
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.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.
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.
Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what's important.
What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.
Benjamin Franklin Fairless
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas M. Butler
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
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.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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