Accomplishment quotes

  • Ned passed the next few minutes quietly not dying in his office, and was pleased with how well it was going. He'd stayed alive longer, but now that he was concentrating on it, it felt more like an accomplishment.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Accomplishment #Office #Dying

  • All change begins with a DECISION. Once the decision is made, DISCIPLINE becomes the bridge between desire and accomplishment.
    -- A. R. Bernard

    #Bridges #Discipline #Accomplishment

  • When a sailor overcomes crushing adversity, there's a massive sense of accomplishment.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Crush #Adversity #Accomplishment

  • You should feel good about yourself because of your accomplishments. Not because somebody yelled at you to feel good about yourself.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Accomplishment #Feel Good #Should

  • Whatever sense of professional competence we feel in adult life is less the sum of accomplishment than the absence of impossibility: it's really our relief at no longer having to do things we were never good at doing in the first place - relief at never again having to dissect a frog or memorize the periodic table.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Accomplishment #Tables #Frogs

  • Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Accomplishment #Criteria #Ill

  • It is only in your mind that you have to excel, at anything or everything. Of course, it would be very nice to excel at most things. Indeed, we recommend that you try and do your best. But realistically, you are entitled to do the bare minimum to get by. All your accomplishments are just a bonus, something to enjoy, not requirements. You don't have to do anything to prove that you are worthy of existing.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Nice #Accomplishment #Mind

  • If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Horse #Hard Work #Accomplishment

  • Those who know they're valued irrespective of their accomplishments often end up accomplishing quite a lot. It's the experience of being accepted without conditions that helps people develop a healthy confidence in themselves, a belief that it's safe to take risks and try new things.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #People #Accomplishment #Healthy

  • In that instant they felt an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment. Though they had failed dismally even to come close to the expedition's original objective, they knew now that somehow they had done much, much more than ever they set out to do.
    -- Alfred Lansing

    #Pride #Accomplishment #Done

  • Stop seeing the obstacles you face as reasons why you can't do something. See them as a reason why you can. And celebrate your accomplishments on a daily basis.
    -- Ali Vincent

    #Accomplishment #Faces #Obstacles

  • Where did we get the idea of insultin' folks by pointin' out their age? ... It seems that we think youth is some special accomplishment brought about by the individual himself!
    -- Alice Childress

    #Thinking #Ideas #Accomplishment

  • No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
    -- Althea Gibson

    #Motivational #History #Accomplishment

  • You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
    -- Aly Raisman

    #Good Day #Bad Day #Accomplishment

  • I had a mother I could only seem to please with verbal accomplishments of some sort or another. She read constantly, so I read constantly. If I used words that might have seemed surprising at a young age, she would recognize that and it would please her.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Mother #Accomplishment #Age

  • The creation of the UCB Theatre is by far my proudest professional accomplishment.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Accomplishment #Theatre #Creation

  • My children without a doubt are my greatest accomplishment. If I did nothing else I would feel just having and raising them would be enough. The rest is icing.
    -- Andie MacDowell

    #Children #Accomplishment #Doubt

  • As long as you can walk the street and you know there's a tomorrow, there's always that chance. That's how I've always been. I've always had complete belief that I would make something out of myself again, because to me, it's always been about accomplishment.
    -- Andrew Dice Clay

    #Long #Accomplishment #Chance

  • I think J.S. Bach's music stands among humankind's greatest accomplishments. For me, Bach's music is not only as good as music gets, but also as good as it gets, period -- as good as existence, reality, life and the world.
    -- Andrew W.K.

    #Reality #Thinking #Accomplishment

  • Your greatest accomplishment may not be something you do but someone you raise.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Accomplishment #May #Raises

  • We are not these bodies; we're neither our accomplishments nor our possessions—we are all one with the Source of all being, which is God.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Accomplishment #Body #Source

  • To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.
    -- Anna Pavlova

    #Lying #Accomplishment #Words Of Wisdom

  • I worked in sales. It was definable, it had a quantifiable approach to accomplishment that had a great deal of importance to me. It had a degree of clarity that I loved. And of course, it was core.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Accomplishment #Degrees #Clarity

  • Aren't they all heroes-our cats who train us, keep us and put up with us? For these accomplishments alone, they deserve medals.
    -- Arnold Hano

    #Hero #Cat #Accomplishment

  • I will always stay hungry, never satisfied with current accomplishments.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Accomplishment #Satisfaction #Hungry

  • Perhaps it’s time, I muse, to close those chapters and remember the enduring lesson of my entrapment: that relationships, not accomplishments, are what’s important in life.
    -- Aron Ralston

    #Accomplishment #Important #Lessons

  • Being alive at 87 is quite an accomplishment if you're curious, interested, seeing the fun out of life, doing things, having a purpose.
    -- Art Linkletter

    #Fun #Accomplishment #Curiosity

  • Jealousy, in spite of the mad frenzy of its most splendid displays, is a vice of weakness; it arises from a mind whose aspirations and desires are inferior to its accomplishments; it is the child of baulked vanity and failure of courage.
    -- Arthur Alfred Lynch

    #Children #Vanity #Accomplishment

  • I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Sports #Accomplishment #Tennis

  • Problems may be solved in the study which have baffled all those who have sought a solution by the aid of their senses. To carry the art, however, to its highest pitch, it is necessary that the reasoner should be able to use all the facts which have come to his knowledge; and this in itself implies, as you will readily see, a possession of all knowledge, which, even in these days of free education and encyclopaedias, is a somewhat rare accomplishment.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Art #Accomplishment #Baffled

  • The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us. The Conversation about women happens everywhere, publicly and privately. We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physical objectification. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Simple #Voice #Accomplishment

  • People underestimate the importance of dilligence as a virtue. No doubt it has something to do with how supremely mundane it seems. It is defined as "the constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken."... Understood, however, as the prerequisite of great accomplishment, diligence stands as one of the most difficult challenges facing any group of people who take on tasks of risk and consequence. It sets a high, seemingly impossible, expectation for performance and human behavior.
    -- Atul Gawande

    #Accomplishment #Expectations #People

  • If the artist succeeds in producing the impression of a movement which takes several moments for accomplishment, his work is certainly much less conventional than the scientific image, where time is abruptly suspended.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #Artist #Accomplishment #Movement

  • Your best champion and cheerleader is yourself. Always be proud of your accomplishments, big or small.
    -- Ayanna Howard

    #Inspirational #Appreciation #Accomplishment

  • For any of us to come to the understanding that we are common and unlearned is the accomplishment of a lifetime.
    -- Baal Shem Tov

    #Accomplishment #Understanding #Common

  • This is a really difficult question. Although I once thought that a dream and an accomplishment are the same thing, I've now changed my mind. A dream is not something you can just reach out to, so I've come to the conclusion that one can only achieve their dream by accomplishing something little by little.
    -- Bae Yong-joon

    #Dream #Accomplishment #Mind

  • The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Happiness #Accomplishment #Inner Peace

  • It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Accomplishment #Bags #Empty

  • The major lesson Tiggers need to learn is that if they don't control their impulses, their impulses will control them. No matter how much they do, Tiggers are never satisfied because they don't know the feeling of accomplishment that eventually comes when one persistently applies one's will to the attaining of non-immediately-reachable goals.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Accomplishment #Goal #Feelings

  • All my life I wanted to accomplish something worthwhile-a thing people will say took a little something ...
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #People #Accomplishment #Littles

  • When someone is unrelentingly critical of you, always finds fault, can never be pleased, and blames you for everything that goes wrong, it is the insidious nature and cumulative effects of the abuse that do the damage. Over time, this type of abuse eats away at your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, undermining any good feelings you have about yourself and about your accomplishments .
    -- Beverly Engel

    #Self Confidence #Self Worth #Accomplishment

  • I think the world is filled with so much hype and PR bull. Frankly, it all comes out in the end. Good or bad, I'd rather just let our accomplishments really speak for themselves.
    -- Bill Ford

    #Thinking #Hype #Accomplishment

  • The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.
    -- Bill Toomey

    #Athlete #Accomplishment #Feelings

  • I've never worked to make money. I understand we've got to eat and all that, but I never said I want to be a multimillionaire or a billionaire. To me, that's of no significance. I work to have the accomplishment.
    -- Bob Parsons

    #Accomplishment #Want #Making Money

  • My contribution I hope is to get people to eat full-flavored food. If I could come away with that alone, that would be a fantastic accomplishment. I'm also very proud of being a very American chef.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #People #Accomplishment #Would Be

  • Don't let a grade decide your self-worth. Personally, in my opinion, someone should gauge their self-worth on what they've accomplished that makes them feel good... not in the hedonist aspect, but in the sense of personal accomplishment, as far as what they've accomplished for them, as far as their self-development and creativity is concerned.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Creativity #Self Worth #Accomplishment

  • Done is the engine of more.
    -- Bre Pettis

    #Accomplishment #Done

  • I have to consider my greatest accomplishments winning the Olympics because everything that Ive done after that is really because of the Olympics.
    -- Brian Boitano

    #Winning #Accomplishment #Done

  • Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Accomplishment #Essentials #Willpower

  • Top people have very clear goals. They know who they are and they know what they want. They write it down and they make plans for its accomplishment.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Writing #People #Accomplishment

  • The thrill of achievement comes from overcoming adversity in the accomplishment of an important goal.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Adversity #Accomplishment #Goal

  • Success is not necessarily determined by material possessions or accomplishments. You can enjoy success simply by reaching the point where you are perfectly content with your life in every respect and you feel no dissatisfaction or pressing need for anything else. In this sense, you can be a success sitting by yourself in a quiet place contemplating the world.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Accomplishment #World #Needs

  • Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the master skill of success.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Skills #Accomplishment #Goal

  • One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare themselves with others. They only compare themselves with themselves and with their past accomplishments and future potential.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Past #People #Accomplishment

  • Every accomplishment, every refined talent, every useful attainment in mathematics, music, and in all sciences, and art belong to the Saints.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Music #Art #Accomplishment

  • My greatest accomplishment is receiving my role on "The Guiding Light".
    -- Brittany Snow

    #Light #Accomplishment #Receiving

  • Remember my friend to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Life Is Too Short #Accomplishment #Energy

  • The point is the doing of them rather than the accomplishments . There is no actor but the action; there is no experiencer but the experience.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Accomplishment #Actors #Action

  • Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Meaningful #Ambition #Accomplishment

  • Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Accomplishment #Presidential #Political

  • Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to be brought under its control. Where ever the cause of liberty is making its way, one of its highest accomplishments is the guarantee of the freedom of the press.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Accomplishment #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty

  • The capitalist distribution network, a complex chain of factory, transport, warehouse and retail outlet, is one of the greatest male accomplishments in the history of culture.
    -- Camille Paglia

    #Accomplishment #Males #Retail

  • I’m thankful for my time with Nintendo and proud of our team’s accomplishments in growing the Nintendo audience. I look forward to watching the continued growth of the Nintendo brand in the years ahead.
    -- Cammie Dunaway

    #Team #Years #Accomplishment

  • I don't benefit by minimizing his accomplishments Andre Ward.
    -- Carl Froch

    #Motivation #Accomplishment #Benefits

  • I'm very pleased and very proud of my accomplishments, but I'm most proud of that (hitting four-hundred home runs and three-thousand hits). Not (Ted) Williams, not (Lou) Gehrig, not (Joe) DiMaggio did that. They were Cadillacs and I'm a Chevrolet.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Running #Home #Accomplishment

  • I come from a world where accountability and accomplishments matter, and where titles and rhetoric take a back seat to results.
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Accomplishment #Accountability #World

  • Unlike Hillary Clinton, I am not afraid to answer questions about my track record or my accomplishments or my principles,
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Track #Accomplishment #Principles

  • But unlike Hillary Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Accomplishment #Flying #Clinton

  • No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.
    -- Carol S. Dweck

    #Accomplishment #Effort #Matter

  • Make time less precious. We are way too efficient, making use of every hour, every minute. When you were a kid, didn’t you just spend hours poking sticks in the mud, climbing trees and sitting in them, looking at shells and seaweed that washed up on the shoreline? Time was not precious then, we weren’t trying to stuff an accomplishment into every minute every day, we had time for thoughts and feelings. That was good!
    -- Caterina Fake

    #Kids #Climbing #Accomplishment

  • Getting a degree, being on Sesame Street... those were like real accomplishments to me.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Real #Accomplishment #Degrees

  • But the sense of accomplishment is something I’ve never felt before, in a physical sense.
    -- Charlene Tilton

    #Accomplishment #Sense Of Accomplishment

  • To not to have entirely wasted one’s life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Accomplishment #Worthy

  • There is no beauty like that which was spoiled by an accident; no accomplishments and graces are so to be envied as those that circumstances rudely hindered the development of.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Beauty #Accomplishment #Grace

  • But countless studies have shown that a cue and a reward, on their own, aren't enough for a new habit to last. Only when your brain starts expecting the reward--craving the endorphins or sense of accomplishment--will it become automatic to lace up your jogging shoes each morning. The cue, in addition to triggering a routine, must also trigger a craving for the reward to come.
    -- Charles Duhigg

    #Morning #Shoes #Accomplishment

  • All athletic accomplishments begin with volition; that is, the desire and willpower necessary to succeed. Volition affects more than thoughts and feelings - it affects physical performance.
    -- Charles Garfield

    #Basketball #Accomplishment #Athletic

  • Peace is the wish of the French of Italy Spain Germany and all the world, and Great Britain alone the cause of preventing its accomplishment, and this not for any point of honour or even interest, but merely lest there should be an example in the modern world of a great powerful Republic.
    -- Charles James Fox

    #Powerful #Accomplishment #Wish

  • In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Nature #Accomplishment #Miracle

  • Republicans always try to paint Democrats as weak on defense. This time, they can't. After all, Mitt Romney's idea of an overseas accomplishment is sending U.S. jobs there.
    -- Charles Schumer

    #Jobs #Ideas #Accomplishment

  • Diversity for the sake of diversity is not an accomplishment or a step forward. It's what you bring to the table.
    -- Charlie Gonzalez

    #Accomplishment #Diversity #Tables

  • If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment.
    -- Chris Evert

    #Winning #Accomplishment #Way

  • Never despise small beginnings, and don't belittle your own accomplishments. Remember them and use them as inspiration as you go on to the next thing. When you venture outside your comfort zone, wherever the starting point may be, it's kind of a big deal.
    -- Chris Guillebeau

    #Inspiration #Accomplishment #Use

  • Don't chase accomplishments , people or positions to find your worth. You're already loved as you are by the Father.
    -- Chris Tomlin

    #Father #People #Accomplishment

  • It's easier to limit yourself, but if you do, you will never reach your true potential.
    -- Chris Witty

    #Accomplishment #Limits #Easier

  • Settling for what is comfortable is one of the biggest enemies to our enlargement... In every season of life...we need to be committed to enlarging our personal capacity (even when it's not comfortable). We need to refuse to be satisfied with our latest accomplishments, as what we've accomplished is no longer our potential because it has been realized.
    -- Christine Caine

    #Accomplishment #Enemy #Needs

  • High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.
    -- Christopher Hitchens

    #Character #Accomplishment #Moral

  • When we are eager to be shy and humble about our accomplishments, we lose confidence in our abilities.
    -- Claire Shipman

    #Humble #Accomplishment #Shy

  • Meteorologists have the right perspective. They ground themselves in the current conditions (today’s highs/lows). They briefly acknowledge significant events of the past (record temps). And they keep an eye on the future (five-day forecast). Honor your past accomplishments, live in the present moment, and look to the future.
    -- Clifton Anderson

    #Eye #Past #Accomplishment

  • Every great accomplishment starts with a first step. No matter how big your goals are. No matter how great your plans are. No matter how immense your dreams are. It all begins with a single step. Take that step today!
    -- Clifton Anderson

    #Dream #Accomplishment #Goal

  • There's something that feels more organic about watching a stunt that's done by you. There's also a feeling of accomplishment doing it yourself.
    -- Cobie Smulders

    #Accomplishment #Feelings #Done

  • When I take my last breath, will there be a wish that I had more stuff? I'll wish for only one thing, I think. That I loved better. That I had been better at loving and not being distracted by stuff or accomplishment. This life is so short and it will soon be over. What will we use it for?
    -- Colin Beavan

    #Thinking #Accomplishment #Wish

  • My most important professional accomplishment to date is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever.
    -- Colin Mochrie

    #Skills #Accomplishment #Important

  • Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.
    -- Colin Powell

    #Organization #People #Accomplishment

  • I think I've earned a certain level of respect, based on my accomplishments and my consistency.
    -- Curt Schilling

    #Thinking #Accomplishment #Consistency

  • Wins are the most important measure for goalies, I think. Certainly it's a great accomplishment.
    -- Curtis Joseph

    #Winning #Thinking #Accomplishment

  • Our purpose on this earth is not one single event, an accomplishment we can check off a list. There is no test. No passing or failing. There's only us, each moment shaping who we are, into what we will become.
    -- Cynthia Hand

    #Accomplishment #Events #Purpose

  • So if you aspire to be a good conversationali st, be an attentive listener. To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments
    -- Dale Carnegie

    #Accomplishment #Interesting #Enjoy

  • A woman well bred and well taught, furnished with the additional accomplishments of knowledge and behaviour, is a creature without comparison. Her society is the emblem of sublimer enjoyments, her person is angelic, and her conversation heavenly. She is all softness and sweetness, peace, love, wit, and delight. She is every way suitable to the sublimest wish, and the man that has such a one to his portion, has nothing to do but to rejoice in her, and be thankful.
    -- Daniel Defoe

    #Women #Accomplishment #Being Thankful

  • Emotional self-control-- delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness- underlies accomplishment of every sort
    -- Daniel Goleman

    #Emotional #Self #Accomplishment

  • The number of possible "on-off" patterns of neuronal firing is immense, estimated as a staggering ten times ten one million times (ten to the millionth power). The brain is obviously capable of an imponderably huge variety of activity; the fact that it is often organized and functional is quite an accomplishment!
    -- Daniel J. Siegel

    #Numbers #Accomplishment #Brain