What 11 Successful (and Famous) People Say About Achievement

What 11 Successful (and Famous) People Say About Achievement

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There’s a reason fireworks, parades, and ceremonies occur at the end of a job well done: Achievement is something that should be framed, placed on a mantel, showered in tickertape, and shouted over the loud speaker. Here are 11 of our favorite quotes on reaching your goals.

1. “The man on the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” –Vince Lombardi

2. “What you get by achieving your goals, is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” –Henry David Thoreau

3. “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” –Mark Twain

4. “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” –Edmund Hilary

5. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” –John F. Kennedy

6. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.” –Mahatma Gandhi

7. “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure … than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat.” –Theodore Roosevelt

8. “There is little success where there is little laughter.” –Andrew Carnegie

9. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” –Moliere

10. “No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the job of discovering something no one knew before.” –Stephen Hawking

11. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” –Roald Dahl

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