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Ability And Achievement Quotes


"True achievement in any sphere of action depends upon real ability, and a strong, deep, whole-souled love." - Christian D. Larson

"Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people." - Brian Tracy

"Achievement; the death of endeavor and the birth of disgust." - Ambrose Bierce

"I hate failure and I am in love with achievement." - Lil Wayne

"Forgiveness is man's deepest need and highest achievement." - Horace Bushnell

"Motivation and inspiration energize people, not by pushing them in the right direction as control mechanisms do but by satisfying basic human needs for achievement, a sense of belonging, recognition, self-esteem, a feeling of control over one's life, and the ability to live up to one's ideals. Such feelings touch us deeply and elicit a powerful response." - John P Kotter

"Throughout my career, I have discovered and rediscovered a simple truth.It is this: the ability to concentrate single-mindedly on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely, is the key to great success, achievement, respect, status and happiness in life." - Brian Tracy

"Spiritual knowledge improves intuitive ability, innovative ability and communication." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The ability to fantasize is the ability to survive, and the ability to fantasize is the ability to grow" - Ray Bradbury

"The achievement of freedom is hardly possible without the felt mourning. This ability to mourn, i.e, to give up the illusion of a happy childhood, can restore vitality and creativity if a person is able to experience that he was never loved as a child for what he was, but for his achievements, success and good qualities. And that he sacrificed his childhood for this love, this will shake him very deeply." - Alice Miller

"They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor." - Eric Hoffer

"Envy is the only name she could find for the monstrous thing she faced, but it was much worse than envy: it was the profound hatred of life, of success and of all human values, felt by a certain kind of mediocrity... the kind who feels pleasure on hearing about a stranger's misfortune. It was hatred of the good for being the good... hatred of ability, of beauty, of honesty, of earnestness, of achievement and, above all, of human joy." - Ayn Rand

"The jealousy that arises from another's achievement is overcome by developing an awareness of and admiration for one's own and other's achievement." - Dalai Lama

"Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress." - Nicholas Murray Butler

"The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream." - Napoleon Hill

"There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices, and persistence." - Michelle Obama

"The vision of extraordinary achievement is,by definition, a few steps beyond consensus and conventional logic" - Scott Belsky

"Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency." - Denzel Washington

"We have seen that intellect and achievement are far from perfectly correlated." - Lewis Terman

"We have killed our souls with comfort instead of seeking fulfillment and achievement." - Dean Karnazes

"The 2 master skills of life are: The Science of Achievement and The Art of Fulfillment." - Tony Robbins

"Ryanair's biggest achievement? Bringing low fares to Europe and still lowering em. Biggest failure? Hiring me." - Michael O'Leary

"It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement." - Abraham Maslow

"To LOVE without condition, to SMILE without reason, and to SERVE without end... THIS is achievement" - Neil Patel

"Limitation of aims is the mother of wisdom and the secret of achievement." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement." - Bill Watterson

"If your goals are ambitious and crazy enough, even failure will be a pretty good achievement." - Laszlo Bock

"If there is no dull and determined effort, there will be no brilliant achievement." - Xunzi

"Show me your achievement, and the knowledge will give me courage for mine." - Ayn Rand

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

"Many studies of research scientists have shown that achievement (at least below the genius level of an Einstein, Bohr, or a Planck) depends less on ability in doing research than on the courage to go after opportunity." - Peter Drucker

"A leader's ability to convey confidence and his ability to communicate effectively are similar." - John C Maxwell

"Humor and pathos, tears and laughter are, in the highest expression of human character and achievement, inseparable." - James Thurber

"The law requires works of human achievement; the gospel requires faith in Christ's achievement. The law makes demands and bids us obey; the gospel brings promises and bids us believe." - John Stott

"Do not expect Plato's ideal republic; be satisfied with even the smallest step forward, and consider this no small achievement." - Marcus Aurelius

"The process of achievement comes through repeated failures and the constant struggle to climb to a higher level." - John C Maxwell

"It's an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously." - Bill Bryson

"In the achievement of greater performances, of beating formidable rivals, the athlete defeats fear and conquers himself." - Franz Stampfl

"For many, lack of achievement is more a consequence of fear of taking a chance and getting uncomfortable." - Steve Backley

"A magnificent achievement that witnesses powerfully to the rich development, harmony, and piety of the Reformed faith." - Joel Beeke

"I think protecting your family and giving to them is so important. It's the most important achievement." - Natalia Vodianova

"The world, I think, will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla's equal in achievement and imagination." - Edwin Howard Armstrong

"Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement." - Edward Dahlberg

"Focus all your attention and energy on the achievement of the objectives you are involved with right now." - Denis Waitley

"Fans today don't only care about achievement, but about good looks, good public appearance and good lifestyle." - Herbert Hainer

"I inherited my ability from both parents; my mother's ability for spending money, and my father's ability for not earning it." - Laurence J Peter

"Success is that old ABC: ability, breaks and courage." - Charles Luckman

"Dreaming illustrates your hidden capacities and your unawakened ability." - Peter J. Daniels

"Creativity is the ability to see and to respond." - Erich Fromm

"Music has always had the ability to comfort and inspire." - Pete Seeger

"I want people to appreciate talent and ability." - Michael Jackson

"Knowledge and ability were tools, not things to show off." - Haruki Murakami

"Spirituality is a boundless ability to respond and experience." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Friends enhance our ability to think and act." - Aristotle

"Leadership is the ability to lift and inspire." - Paul Dietzel

"Goal achievement is hero's work." - Bill Vaughan

"Achievement is talent plus preparation" - Malcolm Gladwell

"Big thinking precedes great achievement." - Wilferd Peterson

"Big thinking precedes great achievement." - Wilferd A. Peterson

"Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievement." - Anonymous

"The ability to compromise and having the ability to laugh at ourselves is huge and works well for me." - Steve Carell

"Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability." - Robert A Heinlein

"To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one's ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone." - Bruce McLaren

"Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life become more secure, more fraught with action, richer in experience and achievement." - Eddie Rickenbacker

"Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement." - Grover Cleveland

"The achievement of nationhood is a product not only of time and circumstance but usually of war and suffering as well." - William Pfaff

"Schools should look behind classroom doors and determine the factors that contribute to the kinds of interactions between teachers and students that promote student achievement." - James Heckman

"The story of Pakistan, its struggle and its achievement, is the very story of great human ideals, struggling to survive in the face of great odds and difficulties." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"The growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and...each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement." - Carl Jung

"Always work harder than other people are willing to work. Sweat more, endure more pain, and then reap the rewards of success and achievement." - Robert Cheeke

"A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement: "Do it yourself" is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials." - Louis Kronenberger

"Ethics is not for wimps. It's not easy being a good person. That's why it's such a lofty goal and an admirable achievement" - Michael Josephson

"The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by the computer hardware industry." - Henry Petroski

"The 'leisured' wife was a badge of achievement, the ornament to hard work and virtue for families on the way up." - Hilda Scott

"Last time I was in Canada Celine Dion had just given birth to identical twins. Which is quite an achievement given her age and face." - Jeff Ross

"Graduation is not the conclusion of an achievement but simply the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another chapter" - Thomas S Monson

"Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of Why we want it." - Simon Sinek

"There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts." - John F Kennedy

"The size and quality of your achievement will depend largely upon what sort of image you have of yourself at your best." - Orison S. Marden

"My definition of elegance is the achievement of a given functionality with a minimum of mechanism and a maximum of clarity." - Fernando J. Corbato

"Reverence for life, veneratio vitae, is the most direct and at the same time the profoundest achievement of my will-to-live." - Albert Schweitzer

"Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Praise is well, compliment is well, but affection-that is the last and most precious reward that any man can win, whether by character or achievement." - Mark Twain

"Keep a definite goal of achievement constantly in view. Realize that work well and worthily done makes life truly worth living." - Grenville Kleiser

"The idols of today are unmistakable - self-esteem without achievement, sex without consequences, wealth without responsibility, pleasure without struggle and experience without commitment." - Jonathan Sacks

"Happiness is a man's greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside." - Erich Fromm

"It's especially ridiculous to think you have to be successful when you're so young. You should be able to adventure and not worry so much about achievement." - Gloria Steinem

"That is the wearisome part of business - there is no peace, no sense of certain, permanent achievement, no stability. The unexpected, and usually the awful, is forever happening." - Alice Foote Macdougall

"Not in the achievement, but in the endurance of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite God." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement." - Matt Biondi

"Expectation is the springboard of achievement." - Ngaio Marsh

"Technical achievement without vision is only craft." - Carole Katchen

"Peace is never a perfect achievement." - Kofi Annan

"There is no shortcut to achievement." - George Washington Carver

"Great achievement always requires great sacrifice." - Robin S. Sharma

"My biggest achievement is my children." - Tracy Repchuk

"Your greatest achievement is to love me." - Charles, Prince of Wales

"The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself." - Denis Waitley

"Discipline is the fuel of achievement." - Soa Palelei

"Leadership is an achievement of trust." - Peter Drucker

"Comfort is the enemy of achievement." - Farrah Gray

"Curiosity is the engine of achievement." - Ken Robinson

"There is no achievement without goals." - Robert J. Mckain

"In my opinion, character is the most important determinant of a person's success, achievement and ability to handle adversity." - Tom Landry

"Work for the actor lies essentially in two areas: the ability to consistently create reality and the ability to express that reality." - Lee Strasberg

"I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"Intelligence is not only the ability to reason; it is also the ability to find relevant material in memory and to deploy attention when needed." - Daniel Kahneman

"I add this also, that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men's vices or men's stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers you scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment's or a penny's worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame." - Ayn Rand

"Maturity brings - among other things - the ability to sustain and survive enormous contradictions and disappointments." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Running and science draw on similar traits - stamina, ambition, patience, and the ability to overcome limits." - Wolfgang Ketterle

"A leader should have higher endurance and ability to accept and embrace failure." - Jack Ma

"Real freedom is the ability to pause between stimulus and response, and in that pause, choose." - Rollo May

"The ability to understand and deliver comedy and tragedy is extremely rare in one composer." - Signe Baumane

"Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity." - Vanna Bonta

"Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action." - Alexander Graham Bell

"I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success." - Martin Van Buren

"Look for players with character and ability. But remember, character comes first." - Joe Gibbs

"The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability" - William Feather

"Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us." - Susan L Taylor

"Being an artist means seeing things and never having the ability to shut your eyes." - Keariene Muizz

"Confidence is something you acquire in yourself by believing in self ability with courage and conviction." - Anil Sinha

"... freedom isn't the absence of boundaries; it's the ability to operate successfully and happily within boundaries." - Shirley Boone

"Your energy and the ability to energize others is more valuable than your time." - Bill Hybels

"The effectiveness of your work will never rise above your ability to lead and influence others." - John C Maxwell

"The only difference between us and the animals is our ability to accessorize!" - Robert Harling

"Your richness is on your ability to share and not in how much you have." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills." - Franz Grillparzer

"You have the ability to quickly change your patterns of thought, and eventually... your life experience." - Esther Hicks

"The only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously." - John F Kennedy

"Unfortunately, in our society, power means the ability to dominate and oppress." - Vanna Bonta

"Cynicism cripples our imagination and limits our ability to see faint possibilities amidst glaring problems." - Cory Booker

"Scientology is used to increase spiritual freedom, intelligence, ability and to produce immortality." - L Ron Hubbard

"Stupidity is a blockage in the ability to receive, integrate and transmit new signals." - Robert Anton Wilson

"He (Leo Durocher) had the ability of taking a bad situation and making it immediately worse." - Branch Rickey

"An unlimited amount of ability can develop when parent and child are having fun together." - Shinichi Suzuki

"I have a great ability to improvise verbally and I am very funny on a dime." - Kate Braverman

"The ability to make and keep promises is the key aspect to trust in a relationship." - Robert Cheeke

"Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wings and removing its ability to fly." - William P Young

"Each and every soul will become consciously aware of the ability to communicate with the divine." - Edgar Cayce

"Human ability is an unequal match for the violent and unforeseen vicissitudes of the world." - Hugh Blair

"Each and every being has an innate ability to heal as a gift from the gods." - Mikao Usui

"I question my own talent and ability to make creative work every single day." - Victoria Chang

"I'm a very visual person and I love the ability to tell stories through images." - Mandana Dayani

"Real power has to do with one's ability to influence the hearts and minds of others." - Dalai Lama

"Learning is less about memorizing facts and more about the ability to think." - Frank K. Sonnenberg

"It was the joy of admiration and of one's own ability, growing together." - Ayn Rand



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