Achievement Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old achievement quotes, achievement sayings, and achievement proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.     

Conrad Hilton

No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.     

Roy Bennett

Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement.     

Albert Camus

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.     

Napoleon Hill

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts.     

Eric Hoffer

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.     

W. Clement Stone

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.     

Helen Keller

Achievement has no color.     

Abraham Lincoln

If you want to achieve your goals, help others achieve theirs.     

Zig Ziglar

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.     

Napoleon Hill

The value of achievement lies in the achieving.     

Albert Einstein

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.     

Paulo Coelho

Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday.     

Blaise Pascal

To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.     

Tom Robbins

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.     

Ayn Rand

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.     

Dalai Lama

All great achievements require time.     

Maya Angelou

You are the greatest achievement of your own life.     

Sarah Rees Brennan

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.     

Robert F. Kennedy

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.     

Jack Nicklaus

Any great achievement is preceded by many difficulties and many lessons; great achievements are not possible without them.     

Brian Tracy

Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.     

Vera Nazarian

Achievement results from work realizing ambition.     

Adam Ant

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.     

Albert Einstein

Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.     

Denis Waitley

Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.     

John Hope

Simplicity is the final achievement.     

Frederic Chopin

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.     

Orison Swett Marden

Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.     

Aldous Huxley

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.     

J. G. Holland

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.     

C. S. Lewis

Without failure there is no achievement.     

John C. Maxwell

People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.     

Katharine Anthony

To achieve something is better than not achieving.     

Sam Winters

The starting point of all achievement is desire.     

Napoleon Hill

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.     

Abraham Lincoln

Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.     

Susan L. Taylor

The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve.     

Brian Tracy

An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.     

Albert Camus

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve     

W. Clement Stone

The Roots for true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.     

Harold Taylor

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.     

Henry Ford

Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement.     

Robert Vaughn

Hard work is the foundation of all achievements, and no one ever succeeds without hard work.     

Dr T.P.Chia

Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams.     

Robert K. Greenleaf

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.     

Bo Bennett

Don't mistake activity with achievement.     

John Wooden

The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.     

Dale Carnegie