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Achieving And Believing Quotes


"Politics is the art of achieving prestige and power without merit." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential." - Sheryl Sandberg

"The self-confidence one builds from achieving difficult things and accomplishing goals is the most beautiful thing of all." - Madonna Ciccone

"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

"If you keep believing what you've been believing, then you'll keep achieving what you've been achieving." - Mark Victor Hansen

"You can't get through seminary and come out believing in God!" - Daniel Dennett

"Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent and self-sustained." - Saint Augustine

"The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move." - John Wooden

"Greaness IS for ALL of US. We just need to keep Believing in ourselves and follow our dreams." - Zeenat Aman

"My surroundings have always been conducive to achieving what you want and believing in self 100 per cent; not being afraid to stand up and voice your opinion." - Poppy King

"...Any definition of a culture of peace must address the problem of achieving justice for communities and individuals who do not have the means to compete or cope without structured assistance and compassionate help." - Mahnaz Afkhami

"There exists among the intolerable degraded, the perverse and powerful desire to force into the arena of the actual those fantastic crimes of which they have been accused, achieving their vengeance and their own destruction through making the nightmare real." - James A Baldwin

"Surround yourself with positive messages, inspire yourself on a daily basis, and come to grips with your own power of determination. Then you will become unstoppable in achieving positive life changes for yourself and your family." - Jean Charest

"In achieving the depersonalization of childbirth and at the same time solving the problem of pain, our society may have lost more than it has gained. We are left with the physical husk; the transcending significance has been drained away." - Sheila Kitzinger

"An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport. Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life." - Kristi Yamaguchi

"On this International Literacy Day, let us recall that literacy for all is an integral part of education for all, and that both are critical for achieving truly sustainable development for all." - Kofi Annan

"Believing that you must do something perfectly is a recipe for stress, and you'll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it" - Steve Pavlina

"Believe you can do it. Believing something can be done puts your mind to work for you and helps you find ways to do it." - George Shinn

"* We have come this far always believing that justice would somehow prevail. This is the burden, this is the promise, and THIS is why we will not fail." - Peter Yarrow

"The only basis for living is believing in life, loving it, and applying the whole force of one's intellect to know it better." - Emile Zola

"Creativity means believing you have greatness." - Wayne Dyer

"As believers, our joy and peace are not based in doing and achieving, but in believing. Joy and peace come as a result of building our relationship with the Lord." - Joyce Meyer

"Believing is seeing and seeing is believing." - Tom Hanks

"More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much." - P T Barnum

"We believe that this initiative is a critical first step in our nation s effort to provide every student with a comprehensive, content rich and complete education. These standards have the potential to support teachers in achieving NEA s purpose of preparing students to thrive in a democratic society and a diverse, changing world as knowledgeable, creative and engaged citizens and lifelong learners." - Lily Eskelsen Garcia

"Think hard about the reasons for believing and not believing, what your religion teaches you and demands so inexorably that you believe. I am convinced that if you follow closely the natural light of your spirit, you will see ... that all the religions in the world are only human inventions and that everything your religion teaches you and forces you to believe as supernatural and divine is at heart only error, lie, illusion and trickery." - Jean Meslier

"I've come to believe that everything worth achieving is beyond one's capacity - or seems so at first. The thing is to persist, not back off, fight your fight, pay your dues, and carry on. Effort is all; continue and you may get there despite everything." - Elia Kazan

"Achieving vulnerability-based trust (where team members have overcome their need for invulnerability) is difficult because in the course of career advancement and education, most successful people learn to be competitive with their peers, and protective of their reputations. It is a challenge for them to turn those instincts off for the good of the team, but that is exactly what is required." - Patrick Lencioni

"Civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess and because each individual's use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist others unknown to him in achieving their ends that men as members of civilized society can pursue their individual ends so much more successfully than they could alone." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration. Unfortunately, some people don't get to the other side... They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead." - Tony Robbins

"I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision." - W Clement Stone

"Learn that urgency in prayer does not so much consist in vehement pleading, as in vehement believing. He that believes most the love and power of Jesus will obtain the most in prayer." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If enlightenment comes first, before thinking, before practice, your thinking and your practice will not be self-centered. By enlightenment I mean believing in nothing, believing in something which has no form or no color, which is ready to take form or color. This enlightenment is the immutable truth. It is on this orginal truth that our activity, our thinking, and our practice should be based." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Individual glory is insignificant when compared to achieving victory as a team." - Dot Richardson

"Realize that the hardest step in achieving anything is making a true commitment." - Tony Robbins

"We have stopped believing in progress. What progress that is !" - Jorge Luis Borges

"There's a huge difference between achieving to be happy and happily achieving." - Tony Robbins

"The glory of sport comes from dedication, determination and desire. Achieving success and personal glory in athletics has less to do with wins and losses than it does with learning how to prepare yourself so that at the end of the day, whether on the track or in the office, you know that there was nothing more you could have done to reach your ultimate goal." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

"Vision is about more than just getting things done, accomplishing some task, achieving something; it is about discovering and expanding our view of others, affirming them, believing in them, and helping them discover and realize the potential within them-helping them find their own voice." - Stephen Covey

"I have always believed that most large fortunes are made by men...who tumbled into a lucky opportunity. Hard work and attention to business are necessary, but they rarely result in achieving a large fortune. Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich, he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary." - Julius Rosenwald

"We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Achieving the right to basic education for all is thus one of the biggest moral challenges of our times." - Koichiro Matsuura

"Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum." - Darren Hardy

"Have dreams/goals and never quit working toward achieving them." - Adam Rodriguez

"Believing ourselves to be possessors of absolute truth degrades us: we regard every person whose way of thinking is different from ours as a monster and a threat and by so doing turn our own selves into monsters and threats to our fellows." - Octavio Paz

"In the unspoilt state of innocent childhood, practically every human being has a natural and direct feeling for the existence of God Almighty. But as time passes, this faith may be deflected and people start believing in other powers - political, economic or social." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The soul's true greatness is in loving God and in humbling oneself in His presence, completely forgetting oneself and believing oneself to be nothing; because the Lord is great, but He is well-pleased only with the humble; He always opposes the proud." - Mary Faustina Kowalska

"Knowing and believing are two different things." - Josh Lanyon

"Science can have a purifying effect on religion, freeing it from beliefs of a pre-scientific age and helping us to a truer conception of God. At the same time, I am far from believing that science will ever give us the answers to all our questions." - Nevill Francis Mott

"I do not know when, but I know that many have come in this century to develop arts and sciences, sow the seeds of a new culture that will flourish, unexpected, sudden, just when the power is deluded into believing they have won." - Giordano Bruno

"The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock - full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat - like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle I took such months to get." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be the aim of our legislatures, general and particular." - Thomas Jefferson

"Seeing is believing and believing is knowing and knowing beats unknowing and the unknown." - Philip Roth

"Reasons for declaring belief is not are not the same as reasons for believing in god." - Daniel Dennett

"Believing there is a solution paves the way to a solution." - David J. Schwartz

"Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal godliness." - William Carey

"There's a monumental difference in believing in God and believing God." - Andy Stanley

"There is a great difference between believing in something and believing in it again." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"There is a great deal of difference in believing something still, and believing it again." - W H Auden

"Nevertheless, he must be cautious in believing and acting, and must not inspire fear of his own accord, and must proceed in a temperate manner with prudence and humanity, so that too much confidence does not render him incautious, and too much diffidence does not render him intolerant. From this arises the question whether it is better to be loved more than feared, or feared more than loved." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"But there is only one person I blame for getting shafted, and that's myself. I went into the deal which I thought would secure the future of Orange Aids with culpable impetuosity. I had been used to doing business on a handshake and my work of honour, and I made the error of actually believing what the men in the pin-striped suits told me." - Trevor Baylis

"Forgiveness is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. If you can't learn to forgive, you can forget about achieving true success in your life." - Wayne Dyer

"First I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon." - John F Kennedy

"Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance." - Taisen Deshimaru

"The young intellectuals are all chanting, "Revolution, Revolution," but I say the revolution will have to start in our homes, by achieving equal rights for women." - Qiu Jin

"Just because you've had one or two of those games, you can't really go back to the next practice and change everything. That's the most important thing in those situations that you don't think too much, you don't try to change too much because then you're going to be in deep trouble, that's what I think. It's all about keep working on what's been successful for you and keep believing what you're doing is the right thing." - Jonas Gustavsson

"The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to...failure." - John C Maxwell

"The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure." - John C Maxwell

"Try to achieve the impossible and direct your people to ways of achieving it." - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

"Nature is our biggest ally in poverty reduction and achieving human welfare" - Tony Juniper

"Find your spirit, and no challenge will keep you from achieving your goals." - Chris Penn

"We are all capable of achieving whatever we want and need." - Paulo Coelho

"Be generous, be humble, and be grateful when achieving your dreams." - John C Maxwell

"The first step in achieving prosperity and wealth is learning to appreciate what you already have." - Samuel Richardson

"Ensure everyone knows what success is and what their role is in achieving it." - James Kerr

"Every act of genuine creativity means achieving a higher level of self-awareness and personal freedom." - Rollo May

"Hustling is putting every minute and all your effort into achieving the goal at hand." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it." - Peter Jackson

"A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team." - Vivek Wadhwa

"There are so many people working so hard and achieving so little." - Andy Grove

"Goal-setting and achieving those goals - that's just what I do." - Lisa Leslie

"I enjoy hard work; I love setting goals and achieving them." - Jewel

"I would hesitate to use the word 'success' in the way many people do. I don't know that I would apply it to what I've done as though I have now reached the ultimate goal. To me success is a continuing thing. It is growth and development. It is achieving one thing and using that as a stepping stone to achieve something else. Success comes as you have confidence in yourself. Self-confidence is built by succeeding, even if the success is small. It is the believing that makes it possible." - Walter Knott

"Faith deals exclusively with believing God and His Word." - K.P. Yohannan

"Knowing and believing are sometimes hard to combine." - Maria V. Snyder

"Ask, believing you have already received, And you shall receive" - Genevieve Behrend

"I'm believing that miracles and blessings still exist..." - Stevie Wonder

"He thinks he believes only what he sees, but he is much better at believing than at seeing." - George Santayana

"You are not seeing reality. You are seeing what you are believing. Stop believing and you will see more reality." - Swami Premodaya

"Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong." - Timothy Keller

"Fight night is all about believing in yourself, believing in what you can do, and doing it." - Gina Carano

"The process [of mass-media deception] has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt.... To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies all this is indispensably necessary." - George Orwell

"Depression, when it's clinical, is not a metaphor. It runs in families, and it's known to respond to medication and to counseling. However truly you believe there's a sickness to existence that can never be cured, if you're depressed you will sooner or later surrender and say: I just don't want to feel bad anymore. The shift from depressive realism to tragic realism, from being immobilized by darkness to being sustained by it, thus strangely seems to require believing in the possibility of a cure..." - Jonathan Franzen

"All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims." - Lou Holtz

"Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success." - Robert Foster Bennett

"Believe you can and you can. Believe you will and you will. See yourself achieving, and you will achieve." - Gardner Hunting

"I'm a big believer in overcoming and achieving and doing things and not feeling sorry for yourself." - Drew Carey

"I make no distinction between the mind and the spirit, and therefore no distinction between the process of achieving spiritual growth and achieving mental growth. They are one and the same." - M Scott Peck

"Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyones responsibility." - Ban Ki-moon

"Genius is play, and man's capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play." - William Saroyan

"In Rapid Dominance, the aim of affecting the adversary's will, understanding, and perception through achieving Shock and Awe is multifaceted." - Harlan K. Ullman

"Managers assert drive and control to get things done; leaders pause to discover new ways of being and achieving ." - Kevin Cashman

"Achieving something that has never existed in manned spaceflight and that is high volume and public access." - Burt Rutan

"Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone's responsibility." - Ban Kimoon

"Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get." - Bernard Meltzer

"Moving ourselves to the background and others to the foreground is evidence that the (spiritual) search is achieving its purpose." - Arianna Huffington

"No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs." - Paulo Coelho

"Achieving the MDGs is not optional; it is an essential investment in a safer, more human and prosperous world" - Kofi Annan

"Sometimes small setbacks are just blessings in disguise. They enhance your determination and whole-hearted dedication to achieving your goals." - Robert Cheeke

"Good restaurant design is about achieving equilibrium between the food, service, and design - in effect, telling a complete story." - David Rockwell

"Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility." - Tony Robbins

"This is what sexism does best: it makes you feel crazy for desiring parity and hopeless about ever achieving it." - Deborah Copaken

"Instead of envying what others have, decide what YOU want out of life and focus on achieving it." - Beverly Engel

"Achieving conventional goals, such as profits and joy, with unconventional methods, such as investing energy instead of money." - Jay Conrad Levinson

"Too many people never connect with their true talents and therefore don't know what they are capable of achieving." - Ken Robinson

"People who come to Canada and have big dreams are really achieving something special from an entrepreneurial perspective." - Joe Mimran

"We [with Andrew Ridgeley] were getting so much attention and achieving such success. It never really bothered me." - George Michael

"The more widely you can spread this notion of achieving ROI by preserving and improving ecosystems, the better." - Ramez Naam

"My fast is, among other things, meant to qualify me for achieving that equal and selfless love." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The yoga tradition provides one of humankind's most effective systems for achieving enrichment and happiness in every aspect of life." - Rod Stryker

"People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want." - Paulo Coelho

"I traced the path I walk today and my goals are many. I think that I'm achieving my goals." - Elie Saab

"I feel liberated, empowered, inspired and motivated. Fear holds you back from achieving what you want in life." - Rickilee Coulter

"This is what sexism does best: it makes you feel crazy for desiring parity and hopeless about ever achieving it." - Deborah Copaken Kogan

"There's a great deal of difference between thinking reflectively about moral issues and achieving higher standards of ethical behavior." - Derek Bok

"I feel liberated, empowered, inspired and motivated. Fear holds you back from achieving what you want in life." - Ricki-Lee Coulter

"Russia can play an important role in removing the occupation, ending the aggression and achieving national (Palestinian) rights." - Khaled Mashal

"I've been at Liverpool for eight years, and the time has come for us to start achieving." - Jamie Redknapp

"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them." - Og Mandino

"When it comes to efficiency and effectiveness, I would always start with effectiveness. I am interested in achieving a certain outcome. Only secondarily do I worry about achieving it as efficiently as possible." - Philip Kotler

"I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about." - Sanford Weill

"Politics is the art of achieving political goals - of achieving what is possible in a given situation - that is, in a situation that has its conditions and its limits." - Adam Michnik

"I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about." - Sanford I Weill

"To know you are one with what you are doing, to know that you are a complete athlete, begins with believing you are a runner." - George A Sheehan

"The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes them a mother - which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician." - Sydney J Harris

"It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it." - Ronald Knox

"I have always considered "Pascal's Wager" a questionable bet to place. Any God worth "believing in" would surely prefer an honest agnostic to a calculating hypocrite." - Alan Dershowitz

"if the devil can get the church to withdraw from prayer by believing reasonable excuses, the church is under his dominion." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"God has no greater controversy with His people today than this, that with boundless promises to believing prayer, there are so few who actually give themselves unto intercession." - Arthur Tappan Pierson

"O believing brethren! What an instrument is this which God hath put into your hands! Prayer moves Him that moves the universe." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"Faith is not believing in my own unshakable belief. Faith is believing an unshakable God when everything in me trembles and quakes." - Beth Moore

"God is a feeling experience and not a believing experience. If your religion is a believing experience ... then that's not truly God." - Oprah Winfrey

"Believing that you can achieve (and deserve) all that you want in your life is a critical step to your success. Don't waste your life believing you can't." - Jack Canfield

"Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early." - Gunter Grass

"It all went back to problems we had talked about before, you know, such as the British not believing in formation bombing and not believing in daytime bombing." - Stuart Symington

"Pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good." - Thomas S Monson

"Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW is only a small step and quickly taken." - Mark Twain

"We always kept believing in ourselves and our team and the car." - Sebastian Vettel

"Believing you're something that you're not excites the mind and the imagination. And it's hopeful." - Orlando Bloom



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