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Personal Achievement Quotes

I collect quotes because they help me center and give me perspective. These personal achievement quotes made me think about myself and my achievement, so I thought I’d share them with you. I hope you enjoy them.


"We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have." – James R. Ball

"Making a mistake and then judging ourselves harshly is like paying compound interest on a bad investment." – Doc Childre and Howard Martin

“It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and  honor him for what he is.” – Hermann Hesse

"Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being." – Michel de Montaigne

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. – Theodore H. White

"The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. " – William Hazlitt

Do you have a favorite personal achievement quote? Please share it in the comments.

7 Responses to Personal Achievement Quotes

  • “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

    – Woodrow Wilson

  • Hey Phil, been a long time! I pray all is well. Here are some of my favorite quotes that have been of great encouragement –

    Learn the lesson or retake the course, it’s that simple – Nate Elarton

    Choose wisely students of Life – Me

    There are 2 freedoms: the false where a man is free to do what he likes & the true where a man is free to do as he ought. – Charles Kingsley

    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. – Holy Bible

    The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit. – W. Davis

    Trust in the Lord God with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. – Holy Bible

    You are as close to God as you choose to be. – M. Geiger

  • “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • I like these:

    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    Robert J. Hanlon

    It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
    Harry S. Truman

    You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
    Zig Ziglar

  • ~~Whatever you do… do it wholeheartedly…Either you do it…or you don’t…~~

  • First thanx Phil for sharing good quotes. I would also like to add one quotes.
    “If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” – Mia Hamm

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