Achieving Sayings and Quotes

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

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.     

Ayn Rand

You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.     

Cathy Freeman

A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team.     

Vivek Wadhwa

There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.     

Buck Rodgers

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.     

Leonard Bernstein

What you are capable of achieving is determined by your talent and ability. What you attempt to do is determined by your motivation. How well you do something is determined by your attitude.     

Lou Holtz

The first step toward making the worker achieving is to make work productive.     

Peter Drucker

If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.     

Zig Ziglar

There will always be something higher for me to reach for, and as long as there is, I'll keep reaching.     

David McNeill

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.     

Eric Butterworth

If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances.     

Alberto Salazar

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.     

Marquis De Vauvenargues

There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.     

Sophie Swetchine

The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.     

Bo Bennett

The thing that contributes to anyone's reaching the goal he wants is simple wanting that goal badly enough.     

Charles E. Wilson

To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.     

Al Oerter

It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.     

Gustav Mahler

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.     


You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.     

Les Brown

Direct your energy toward achieving a goal, and tackle the problems with an emphasis on edging closer to a successful result.     

Harvey Mackay

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.     


The first rule of achieving goodness is this: think only about self-perfection.     

Leo Tolstoy

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best.     

Henry J. Kaiser

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best.     

Henry J. Kaiser

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.     

Quentin Crisp

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.     

Thomas Edison

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.     

Thomas J. Watson

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.     

Ayn Rand

If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed.     

Juliana Hatfield

If you want to achieve what you dream of achieving, whatever it may be, you're going to have to earn it.     

Miles D. White

There's nothing better than achieving your goals, whatever they might be.     

Paloma Faith

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.     

Denis Waitley

The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it.     

Simon Travaglia

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.     

Thomas Jefferson

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Tom Robbins

In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.     

Kirk Douglas

There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.     

Heather Bresch

You can't achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice     


You should never worry too much about achieving your goals, because in the long run you might not find yourself too happy when you get there.     

Chad Channing

You must not let your negative emotions distract you from achieving your goals.     

Clay Clark

Achieving a goal is nothing. The getting there is everything.     

Jules Michelet

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.     

Zig Ziglar

What enables us to achieve our greatness contains the seeds of our destruction.     

Jim Valvano

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

If nothing else, the act of reaching a milestone often serves to reveal a superstar's true nature.     

Stephen Rodrick

Achieving a goal requires endurance and sacrifices beyond limitations.     

T.F. Hodge

There's so much left to achieve, there's so much more to do, there's so much that has not been done.     

Blu Cantrell

Sometimes if you want to achieve something great, there will be curveballs. You just have to dodge them every once in a while.     

Katy Perry

As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.     

James Cash Penney