Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Agatha Christie quotes
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.
Abraham Lincoln quotes
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Anne Sullivan quotes
We can spend our whole lives underachieving.
Philip Crosby quotes
In the tenth grade, I was fascinated with the question 'what was immortality?' I read numerous philosophies, but the theory which has stayed with me was that of Plato, the Symposium. The idea that through Love and Beauty we achieve immortality. Putting all our soul into our work makes it not only alive with passion and emotion, but it also exists as one of the truest and most honest expressions of self. Making life a beautiful art, the art then retaining life. I still believe Beauty is one of those most important and difficult things to create and express.
Jewel Kilcher quotes
Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.
Susan Taylor quotes
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt quotes
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
Harold Taylor quotes
The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
Ben Stein quotes
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
Woody Allen quotes