Accomplishment Sayings and Quotes

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

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. Chris Evert
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh. Herodotus
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. John F. Kennedy
You can have meaning, accomplishment, engagement and good relationships, even if you are dull on the positive affect side. Martin Seligman
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. Thomas J. Watson
Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments. David Joseph Schwartz
Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the master skill of success. Brian Tracy
To accomplish a difficult task one must first make it easy. Marty Rubin
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. Arnold J. Toynbee
There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, it's for some other. Leonardo da Vinci
It's a great sense of accomplishment when you can take something and really think it's really tough, and then all of a sudden you conquer it. That makes you feel pretty good. Jack Nicklaus
Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart. Mary Lou Retton
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann
A sense of accomplishment comes when you have completed the tasks for the goals you have set for yourself. Brenda Johnson Padgitt
Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires. Augustine of Hippo
It doesn't matter how great your shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them. Martina Boone
My most important professional accomplishment to date is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever. Colin Mochrie
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. Thomas Carlyle
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. Vince Lombardi
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men. Thomas Fuller
The bigger the challenge, the bigger the sense of accomplishment when you get to the end of it. Roz Savage
Every time you acquire a new interest, even more, a new accomplishment, you increase your power of life. William Lyon Phelps
No matter how short or long your journey to your accomplishment is, if you don't begin you can't get there. Beginning is difficult, but unavoidable! Israelmore Ayivor
If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit. Oprah Winfrey
A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail. John Foster Dulles
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. Frank A. Clark
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened Herman Hesse
High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments. Christopher Hitchens
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S. Truman
Your greatest accomplishment may not be something you do but someone you raise. Andy Stanley
The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled. Bill Toomey
It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life's greatest reward. John C. Portman Jr.
Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing Albert Bandura
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. Anatole France
The greatest accomplishment is not in never failing, but in rising again after you fall. Vince Lombardi
Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities. Robert H. Schuller
There exists a sacred strength for every great accomplishment. Lailah Gifty Akita
Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Sarah Brightman
It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. Winston S. Churchill
A great accomplishment shouldn't be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward. Harvey Mackay
A great accomplishment shouldn't be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward. Harvey Mackay
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory. Mahatma Gandhi
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals. Booker T. Washington
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh
Great accomplishments start with great aspirations. Gary Hamel
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more. Ed Parker
It is perhaps life's greatest accomplishment to live to old age, maintaining one's wits, one's sense of humor, one's health, and one's charm. Yehudi Menuhin
Aim for the high mark, and you will hit it. Annie Oakley
By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you've achieved - and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses - you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgement and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments. Jack Canfield
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. Nikola Tesla
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. Gustave Flaubert
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment. Aly Raisman
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. Vince Lombardi
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. Thomas A. Edison
I know the price of success: dedication, hardwork, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. Frank Lloyd Wright
We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think that we can! Every great achievement in this world was first carefully thought out. George Matthew Adams
Financial rewards follow accomplishment, they don't precede it. Harry F. Banks
Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment. Heywood Hale Broun
There is nothing that God has judged good for us that He has not given us the means to accomplish, both in the natural and moral world. If we cry, like children, for the moon, like children we must cry on. Edmund Burke
"I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything; "I will try" has performed wonders. George P. Burnham
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. Samuel Butler
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh. Lord Chesterfield
Always there will be, along the sidelines of life, inferior souls who throw mud at those whose attainments they do not quite understand. The man who really accomplishes doesn't pay attention to such detractors. If he did, he'd be on their level. He keeps an eye singled on the higher goal—and the mud never touches him. Jerome P. Fleishman
Too few accomplish twice as much as too many. Malcolm Forbes
Too many of us, when we accomplish what we set out to do, exclaim, "See what I have done!" instead of saying, "See where I have been led." Henry Ford
Everyone has superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished. Ulysses S. Grant
If well thou hast begun, go on; it is the end that crowns us, not the fight. Robert Herrick
You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind... Not all of a sudden, perhaps, not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement... But you can do it gradually-day by day and play by play-if you want to do it, if you will to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time. William E. Holler
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit. Hausan Proverb
Accomplishments are lifelong benefits to those who possess them. Japanese Proverb
If you wish a thing done, go; if not, send. Danish Proverb
Knowing how to do a job is the accomplishment of labor - showing others is the accomplishment of the teacher - making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of the manager - inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of the leader. John C. Maxwell
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation. Augustine of Hippo
You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from the depth you have climbed. Frederick Douglass
Strive to make something of yourself; then strive to make the most of yourself. Alexander Crummel
Up you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will. Marcus Garvey
We build our temples for tomorrow, strong as we know how, and we stand on top of the mountain, free within ourselves. Langston Hughes
Accomplishments have no color. Leontyne Price
For me it's the challenge - the challenge to try to beat myself or do better than I did in the past. I try to keep in mind not what I have accomplished but what I have to try to accomplish in the future. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
The most agreeable thing in life is worthy accomplishment. It is not possible that the idle tramp is as contented as the farmers along the road who own their own farms, and whose credit is good at the bank in town. When the tramps get together at night, they abuse the farmers, but do not get as much satisfaction out of it as do the farmers who abuse the tramps. The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it. Edgar Watson Howe
For truth and duty it is ever the fitting time; who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking, will never accomplish anything. Martin Luther King Jr.
I am an acme of things accomplished, and I am an encloser of things to be. Walt Whitman
If you have known how to compose your life, you have accomplished a great deal more than the man who knows how to compose a book. Have you been able to make your stride? You have done more than man who has taken cities and empires. Michel de Montaigne
The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worth while, has begun to die. E. T. Trigg
It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages. Francis Wayland
The secret of the true love of work is the hope of success in that work; not for the money reward, for the time spent, or for the skill exercised, but for the successful result in the accomplishment of the work itself. Sidney A. Weltmer