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Without failure there is no achievement.
John C. Maxwell
Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible.
Music to me is mankind's greatest possible achievement because look at all the good it does.
The country that consistently ranks among the highest in educational achievement is Finland. A rich country, but education is free. Germany, education is free. France, education is free.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.
E. O. Wilson
You should take some responsibility for the way you present yourself. But you should not be hung up on your looks, whether you are ugly or handsome, because it isn't an achievement.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough.
Ezra Taft Benson
There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second.
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Alfred North Whitehead
But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events.
Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.
It's a historical phenomenon that in 250 years, a nation could move from a colony into the most prosperous nation of the world and the leader of the world. It is indeed an achievement, a tribute to the talent of the American nation, the American people and an optimal political and economic system.
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
My greatest achievement is being able to write records that are real snapshots of what's going on in my life. I won't repeat myself for the sake of commerce, or to please other people.
It's crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards.
I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
When I went to college, as much as my parents emphasized academic achievement, they emphasized marriage even more. They told me that the most eligible women marry young to get a 'good man' before they are all taken.
I know that bands that haven't put out a record for 10 years are playing to 20,000 people a night. But that's not the achievement.
Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
We are deeply conditioned against unconditionality because we've been told in a thousand different ways that accomplishment always precedes acceptance, that achievement always precedes approval.
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