Explore the value of Achievement

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ACHIEVEMENT QUOTATIONS
“It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.”

Oprah Winfrey

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams.”

Robert K. Greenleaf

“There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices, and persistence.”

Michelle Obama

“If my mind can conceive it, my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it!”

Jesse Jackson

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”

John R. Wooden

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

Robert F. Kennedy

“If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.”

Napoleon Hill

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

William Jennings Bryan

“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don't let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.”

Roy T. Bennett

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

Napoleon Hill

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Sir Winston Churchill

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Your Comments
Ken from Illinois MAY 17, 2017
Don't let perfection be the enemy of accomplishment. You have to know when "good enough" is good enough.

Arshath from Sri Lanka - Colombo MARCH 8, 2017
Fantastic Story !!

Laurie from Iowa MAY 3, 2016
I love these quotes! They help inspire me to do my best every day. Self-talk and positive affirmation is key to success.

NULL from NULL SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
"Winning here is a conscious decision. Make up your mind whether you want to pass - or choose to fail." Great quote from the movie "Lone Survivor".

STUART D MAYES from LOUISVILLE KY FEBRUARY 18, 2014
FREEDOM FROM SELF TOARMENT IS FREEDOM WHAT WAS TRUELY HOW ONE'SSELF IS MENT TO BE~

bob rice from Rio Vista, California JANUARY 23, 2014
My hero: In 1955, Mr. Jim Huxel, the Principal of my school, pulled me out of the classroom and into his office wherein he gave me swats with a wood panel. I asked him Why me. There were other kids goofing around. Why did you pull only me out of the class.He said, "Because you are smart, you have talent, you can make it - I care about you. Stop goofing around and apply yourself and you will be successful. I walked out of his office with a very sore butt however, I felt fantastic. Someone cares about me, someone thinks I have talent. Ï can do it - Mr. Huxel said so --- and he was right. Bob Rice

Ragaa Mohamed from Springfield, VA DECEMBER 31, 2013
I love you Obrah, I love your way of helping the community I need to do a lot of achievements to my community, but I need to a Fund Raising plan and projects and I need your help, my organization's mission is to help the Orphans and the poor and needy children.

collins andrew from dar es salaam tanzania NOVEMBER 18, 2013
man can reach his perfection by raising his conciousness

tyzirion from 510 morris st. SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
that's so good

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins, Ga MARCH 1, 2013
In short achievement is healthy progress.

Shannon C. from nc FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Strive Ever Harder Toward Your Dreams You Wont Be Denied

Eric Fischer from El Dorado Hills California DECEMBER 1, 2012
Live a bunch of experiences. Have as many great ones as possible.

gary from oklahoma NOVEMBER 17, 2012
Nice site! Need more of it.

peport p. from philippines OCTOBER 18, 2012
I don't see that achievement is the word success. sometimes things are no longer achievable. Achievement is a hope for me. To continue doing things even though it looks not achievable in time but still there's hope,its still success and achievement. It transcends the mere evidences in life.

Ernest Alfred C. Burgos from Philippines OCTOBER 14, 2012
Think positive to achieve everything! Always start the day with a smile and do what are the things that will make you happy! Achievements are best cherished if you don't hit anything, just be humble and achieve what you want...

Eric from Arlington, Texas OCTOBER 9, 2012
Now THIS is what I'm talking about! Even though rationality isn't even on the list, this is the next best thing and I'm glad to see it in the top ten.

Patricia Green from Ferriday,La. JUNE 18, 2012
I try to do my best to steer young people in the right direction. Some of them don't want to even hear what I am trying to tell them so I go to others and am happy if one of them listens. I would be a happy camper if I could reach more young people.

bonnie J Stowers from Merom, Indiana JANUARY 19, 2012
I am planning for the senior year of my middle child Jordyn. Jordy is a 3.985 gpa twenty first century scholar student and a 4 year track athlete as well. She will graduate this May with high academic honors diploma from sullivan high school and go to Franklin or Grace college in the fall. What an achievement Thank you Lord for mercy and grace everyday for her and my other two teenage children.

Mitchell Simpson from Norway House,Manitoba JANUARY 18, 2012
I acheived alot of things over the past month! YAY! :)

Sean from New Zealand OCTOBER 15, 2011
In Maaori, the native tongue of New Zealand, the word for values is 'pumanawa'. Pu = centre, core, cause, stump, heart, foundation. Manawa = heart. As you know, we all live out of our values, whether good or bad. Those that are contrary to being 'tika' or 'true', manifest through emotional pain and destructive behaviours. These values are sown into us at an early age and eventually bear fruit. The fruit tree is an excellent picture of this. As David Riddell (top counsellor and creator of the 'School of Living Wisdom') says, if we don't check the foundations, we cannot affect the repairs. Noho ora mai

Ismael D, S, from Houston Tx, USA SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
we the hispanic people came to america to achieve a dream,a goal and I see people everyday doing it lo estamos logrando

Belen from Spain JULY 21, 2011
I love these quotes so much. I think it is good to achieve new goals in life, and at the same time help us to be a little better. Thanks to all people who write these quotes.

Roger E. from BC JULY 18, 2011
Nothing can stop you from anything you want to do, providing your motives are pure, your goals are just, and, great or small, you give your all. If you believe it, you can achieve it.

Anderson de Sousa Almeida from Colatina, ES JULY 1, 2011
Temos tantos desejos a serem realizados, confio em Deus quanto ao meu futuro, posso morrer agora então tudo de fazer é necessário fazer hoje, planejamento, parabéns aos realizadores desse mundo, entrega o teu caminho no senhor, confia nele e ele o fará.

Danielle S. from Florida MAY 2, 2011
You are never too old to achieve something. My mom is now 45 and she just went back to college to achieve it. You cannot be too old to achieve something like that. I hope you know. My mom taught me that one.

Cancan from J.L Newbern MARCH 18, 2011
We can all do anything we set our mind to.

Tracy from Calhoun FEBRUARY 26, 2011
The biggest achievement I value the most is writing and overcoming my obstacles. I have Asperger's Syndrome and writing is the only way I can communicate.

Brian from Cortes Bohol FEBRUARY 25, 2011
Education is in relation with achievement... Education leads us to a more convenient, more powerful achievement.

Ika from Cortes Bohol FEBRUARY 25, 2011
Achievement is a thing that one should be proud of, stand for, and most importantly, perceived for.

Julio Rogelio from Guatemala FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Ke bien todo!

Johnny from Lancaster, SC JANUARY 14, 2011
I will always place God first; my achievement is giving hope to others by the lifestyle that I live.

Randee H from Colorado  JANUARY 12, 2011
Ive stayed off of drugs for a full year and I am so happy and am being a good mother to my children. WHOOOOHOOOOO!!!! Major achievement!!!

Mostafa Elrashidy from Egypt JANUARY 6, 2011
My insistence to do my best in every step of my life,make me achieve good steps in my life. I like this quote that says to be or not to be.

Huiru from Zhejiang province, China AUGUST 16, 2010
I'm a teacher in a high school. I always encourage my students to try their best everyday, so they can make a big progress in a term. People who make everyday efforts win.

Aurora H. from Philadelphia, PA JULY 19, 2010
Why can't we all be respectful? Give encouragement to people who need it. Reach out to people who need a helping hand. Be a good citizen. Learn from mistakes, try to not make them again. But if you try everyday and night, you can make it happen. It takes a good person, with common courtesy for the rest of the world.

Scott from AZ JULY 13, 2010
I just love your commercials. This is what America is all about.

Elizabeth W. from Harrodsburg, Kentucky JUNE 8, 2010
The sense of achievement I have after accomplishing something people said I couldn't do gives me a new light on life and helps me to lift my head just a little bit higher.

Anna C from WA DECEMBER 7, 2009
I am glad to see someone else believes achievement is a value.

HIA L. from GEMANY  SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
THIS IS SO AWSEOME!