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There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it. - Havelock Ellis

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. - George Fabricius

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. - Vincent Van Gogh

If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy. - A. P. Gouthey

We will either find a way, or make one. - Hannibal

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight. - Mark Victor Hansen

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. - Helen Hayes

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity. - Gabriel Heatter

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. - Napoleon Hill

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life. - Etty Hilsum

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of - Eric Hoffer

I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been. - C. Hoppe

To spend life for something which outlasts it. - William James

I want to put a ding in the universe. - Steve Jobs

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. - Benjamin Jowett

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality - Carl Jung

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. - Charles F. Kettering

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. - Jack Kinder

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. - Charles Kuralt

We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune. - Jean De La Fontaine

One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day. - Alan Lakein

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things. - Alphonse De Lamartine

The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures. - Earl Warren

To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working. - Dennis Weaver

For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. - Aristotle

We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. - David Bailey

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. - Sir James M. Barrie

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. - Thomas A. Bennett

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. - Winston Churchill

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. - Confucius

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. - Morarji Desai

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. - Walt Disney

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above, - Simone Weil

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock! - Orson Welles

For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world. - John Winthrop

Out of the strain of doing and into the peace of the done. - Julia Woodruff

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him. - Golo Mann

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. - Foster C. Mcclellan

The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies. - Alfred A. Montapert

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. - Dwight Whitney Morrow

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. - Georgia O'Keeffe

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare. - Mal Pancoast

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. - Norman Vincent Peale

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched. - Phaedrus

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. - Plutarch

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. - Otto Rank

The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. - Lady Stella Reading

Nothing is as difficult as to achieve results in this world if one is filled full of great tolerance and the milk of human kindness. The person who achieves must generally be a one-idea individual, concentrated entirely on that one idea, and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas. - Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. - Eddie Robinson

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. - Dr. Jonas Salk

The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

"Where there is a will there is a way." is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so -- to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself. - Samuel Smiles

Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

It's not the having, it's the getting. - Elizabeth Taylor

So much to do, so little done, such things to be. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. - Margaret Thatcher

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. - Brian Tracy

I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty. - Barbara Walters


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