95 Inspiring Accomplishment Quotes to Achieve Success

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A collection of the best accomplishment quotes to inspire you to reach for the stars and do everything that you can to achieve your dreams.

Accomplishments, achievements, and success differ from one person to another. We all have to take different paths and go through our own journeys to achieve these accomplishments.

That’s why it is important to remember to never compare your achievements and yourself to others. Instead, focus all your energy on your own journey. Do what you can and continue to strive despite difficulties and setbacks.

Remember, that your accomplishment and your success depend on the effort and the heart that you put into it every single day.

And if you need a little motivation to help you keep going, these quotes about accomplishments below will surely do the trick.

May these motivational quotes inspire you to dream big, work hard and keep going.

Accomplishment quotes

Accomplishments quotes and sayings

You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.

— Zig Ziglar

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.

— Margaret Thatcher

A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.

— John Foster Dulles

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

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

— Harry S. Truman

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

— Jim Rohn

Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.

— Lao Tzu

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

— Jimmy Johnson

When your dreams include service to others – accomplishing something that contributes to others – it also accelerates the accomplishment of that goal. People want to be part of something that contributes and makes a difference.

— Jack Canfield

Failure is constructive feedback that tells you to try a different approach to accomplish what you want.

— Idowu Koyenikan

A great accomplishment shouldn’t be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.

— Harvey Mackay

If you’re going to do something, strive to do it better than anyone else. Do it all the way. If you’re going to half-ass it, why bother?

— Ashly Lorenzana

So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.

— Malcolm X

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

— Thomas Carlyle

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.

— Mikhail S. Gorbachev

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

— Elinor Smith

There is no progress or accomplishment without sacrifice.

— Idowu Koyenikan

Motivational Accomplishment quotes

Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.

— Mary Lou Retton

One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves.

— Karen Casey

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

— John F. Kennedy

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.

— Thomas Carlyle

Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.

David Joseph Schwartz

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment.

— Chris Evert

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

— Orison Swett Marden

To accomplish a difficult task one must first make it easy.

— Marty Rubin

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

There exists a sacred strength for every great accomplishment.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the master skill of success.

— Brian Tracy

If you have a good idea, use it so that you will not only accomplish something, but so that you can make room for new ones to flow into you.

— Deng Ming-Dao

If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.

— Oprah Winfrey

The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best.

— Colin Powell

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.

— Herodotus

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

— Henry David Thoreau

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, it’s for some other.

— Leonardo da Vinci

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Inspirational Accomplishment quotes

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

— Oscar Wilde

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.

— Mahatma Gandhi

There’s nothing wrong with being happy about an accomplishment, but beware of the pitfalls of too much praise and adulation.

— Linda Barbosa

Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.

— Douglas Pagels

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I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

— Thomas A. Edison

There is no such thing as can’t, only won’t. If you’re qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes!

— Jan Ashford

A sense of accomplishment comes when you have completed the tasks for the goals you have set for yourself.

— Brenda Johnson Padgitt

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

— Henry Ford

Every achievement is servitude. It compels us to higher achievement.

— Albert Camus

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

— Bruce Feirstein

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

— John Wooden

History is replete with examples of those who lead by example, with wisdom, courage and love, guided by reflection and empathy, using their minds to accomplish what their hearts know to be true.

— John C. Kirkland

If you reach for the stars, you just might land on a decently sized hill.

— Stuart Hill

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

— David Brinkley

Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.

— Robin Sharma

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

— Winston Churchill

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it.

— Steve Chandler

Reading other people’s stories can give you inspiration and hope and can be a reminder to you that you to can accomplish great things.

— Catherine Pulsifer

Encouraging Accomplishment quotes

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

— Mark Twain

Making yourself indispensable is sure to increase your level of confidence, sense of security, and ultimate feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment.

— Mark Samuel

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

— Ray Goforth

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.

— Thomas J. Watson

I’m lazy. But it’s the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn’t like walking or carrying things.

— Lech Walesa

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

— John D. Rockefeller

The best people to listen to are those who have already been successful accomplishing exactly what you are seeking to accomplish.

— Brian Koslow

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

— Napoleon Hill

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.

— Vince Lombardi

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

— Lao Tzu

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.

— William Blake

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

— Aristotle

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

— Paulo Coelho

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.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

— Michael John Bobak

When a person is connected to its true essence, there is nothing more rewarding than continuously developing it; there is no money that can buy the pleasure of putting into practice the talents each person has.

— Claudia Acevedo

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.

— Florence Scovel Shinn

There will be some days when you have absolutely zero motivation to accomplish the tasks that you have pre-set out for yourself to do. However, just being aware of this helps combat the laziness that will ultimately tempt you.

— Jacob Reimer

It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.

— Martina Boone

As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

More Accomplishment quotes and quotes about accomplishments

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

— Anatole France

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

— Elbert Hubbard

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

You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

— Richard Bach

The greatest accomplishment is not in never failing, but in rising again after you fall.

— Vince Lombardi

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.

— Thomas Carlyle

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

— Abraham Lincoln

Life is an accomplishment and each moment has a meaning and you must use it.

— Jeanne Moreau

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.

— Maxwell Maltz

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

— Charles Kettering

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.

— Helen Hayes

Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.

— Warren G. Bennis

Every great accomplishment rests on the foundation of what came before it; when you trace it back, you’ll see one small step that started it all.

— Stephen Guise

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

— Helen Keller

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If, through my own personal journey, I can inspire someone else to self-love, that would be the biggest accomplishment.

— Lzzy Hale

Never mistake activity for achievement.

— John Wooden

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