My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important.
There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful.
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
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.
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.
Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.
David J. Schwartz
All great achievements require time.
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.