‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.’ – Helen Keller

‘Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.’ – Golda Meir

‘Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.’ – Napoleon Hill

‘We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.’ – Cesar Chavez

‘Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.’ – Franklin D. Roosevelt

‘Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.’ – C. S. Lewis

‘My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.’ – Winston Churchill

‘A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.’ – Bo Bennett

‘Don’t give up, no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you’re going to get out of it.’ – Alphonso Davies

‘Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.’ – Elle Macpherson

‘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

‘Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.’ – Steve Prefontaine

‘My biggest achievement more than any award is contributing in a winning cause for my team.’ – Ravindra Jadeja

‘Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.’ – Fyodor Dostoevsky

‘Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.’ – Nicholas M. Butler

‘Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.’ – Ayn Rand

‘Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.’ – Theodore Isaac Rubin

‘Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.’ – Paul Ryan

‘Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.’ – Robert H. Schuller

‘Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.’ – Frederic Chopin

‘There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.’ – George Washington Carver

‘It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism an achievement killer.’ – Orison Swett Marden

‘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

‘The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.’ – James Allen

‘Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.’ – W. Clement Stone

‘Without failure there is no achievement.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘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

‘High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.’ – Charles Kettering

‘Never mistake activity for achievement.’ – John Wooden

‘The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.’ – Neil Armstrong

‘The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.’ – Harold Taylor

‘I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy.’ – Marco Pierre White

‘Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.’ – David Beckham

‘Compatibility is an achievement of love; it shouldn’t be its precondition.’ – Alain de Botton

‘Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.’ – Ben Stein

‘Goal setting is the most important aspect of all improvement and personal development plans. It is the key to all fulfillment and achievement.’ – Paul J. Meyer

‘Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield.’ – Brene Brown

‘There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful.’ – Loretta Young

‘I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.’ – Zane Grey

‘The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement – particularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone – I think it’s narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.’ – James Woods

‘Achievement brings its own anticlimax.’ – Maya Angelou

‘Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.’ – Naveen Jain

‘Pretension is a poor joke that you play on yourself. Snap out of it. Recognise your strengths, work on your weaknesses. Real achievement is liking what you see in the mirror every morning.’ – Virat Kohli

‘Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.’ – Edgar Lee Masters

‘Jazz music is America’s past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.’ – Wynton Marsalis

‘Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.’ – Henry Petroski

‘Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.’ – Anthony Joshua

‘Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.’ – Henry Ford

‘I don’t measure America by its achievement but by its potential.’ – Shirley Chisholm

‘Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout’s arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them.’ – Juliette Gordon Low

‘Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord.’ – Paul Henderson

‘The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.’ – John Kenneth Galbraith

‘The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.’ – Denis Waitley

‘Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement.’ – Menachem Mendel Schneerson

‘The higher the social class of other students the higher any given student’s achievement.’ – James S. Coleman

‘One thing I like about Zen. It doesn’t believe in achievement.’ – Agnes Martin

‘During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.’ – Jonathan Kozol

‘The time to think about personal achievement is at the end of your career.’ – James Anderson

‘There is that much to be done that no select or small portion of people can do; only the greater mass of the Irish nation will ensure the achievement of a Socialist Republic, and this can only be done by hard work and sacrifice.’ – Bobby Sands

‘Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.’ – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

‘To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.’ – Henry Drummond

‘Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that’s one of the hardest things to do because you don’t always know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t.’ – George Lucas

‘Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.’ – Alice Koller

‘The focus on just thinking about standardized test scores as being synonymous with achievement for teenagers is ridiculous, right? There are so many things that kids care about, where they excel, where they try hard, where they learn important life lessons, that are not picked up by test scores.’ – Angela Duckworth

‘Gay weddings will be remembered as Tony Blair’s greatest achievement!’ – Simon Sebag Montefiore

‘Your greatest achievement is to love me.’ – Prince Charles

‘Achievement builds character.’ – Tom Landry

‘My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.’ – Denise Van Outen

‘Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.’ – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

‘Academic achievement was something I’d always sought as a form of reward. Good grades pleased my parents, good grades pleased my teachers; you got them in order to sew up approval.’ – Caroline Knapp

‘I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I’m still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids.’ – Bo Jackson

‘The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.’ – Reinhold Niebuhr

‘Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.’ – Dale T. Mortensen

‘I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Start early!’ – Shirley Temple

‘If there was any one achievement, it would be that we’ve have done it on our own terms.’ – Alex Lifeson

‘Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activities that once filled people’s daily lives with a sense of achievement.’ – B. F. Skinner

‘Increased physical activity during the school day can help children’s attention, classroom behavior, and achievement test scores. Meanwhile, the decline of play is closely linked to ADHD; behavioral problems; and stunted social, cognitive, and creative development.’ – Darell Hammond

‘People had lost trust in governance. Getting back that trust, instilling a sense of hope and belief that good governance and development would be back on track, is my biggest achievement.’ – Yogi Adityanath

‘Companies in the East put a lot more emphasis on human relationships, while those from the West focus on the product, the bottom line. Westerners appear to have more of a need for achievement, while in the East there’s more need for affiliation.’ – Daniel Goleman

‘Union can achieve everything when sustained by gallant hearts and correct principles, while anarchy and insubordination must fail in the achievement of every thing beneficial and glorious to mankind.’ – Sam Houston

‘When I landed the first 900 at the XGames, it was just – it was a personal achievement. It was something that I have strived for for years and years and years, and in a lot of ways had given up on it. But I just didn’t think of the resonance that would have.’ – Tony Hawk

‘For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.’ – Theodore Roosevelt

‘I couldn’t do everything in the first or second day; it took me years to be able to get to the achievement that I’ve had. I wasn’t perfect from the beginning.’ – Nadia Comaneci

‘In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way – an honorable way – in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.’ – Viktor E. Frankl

‘Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.’ – Bo Bennett

‘If you desire something, you don’t have it. It is more interesting than enjoyment, because enjoyment erases the mysteries and the vision of desire. Desire opens up possibilities but never achieves anything, whereas enjoyment is just the brutal achievement of something – and after that, it’s done.’ – Luca Guadagnino

‘Integrity is critical to our lives – and to our dreams of achievement. We must remember that without integrity, nothing else matters and that with integrity, nothing else matters.’ – Jon Huntsman, Sr.

‘On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.’ – Hu Shih

‘Even if I can take sanitary napkins to 10% of the poor women in India, it will be big achievement.’ – Arunachalam Muruganantham

‘What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.’ – Benjamin Franklin Fairless

‘Achievement results from work realizing ambition.’ – Adam Ant

‘I have no time for specialized concerns, working themes or variations that lead to mastery… I like the indefinite, the boundless; I like continual uncertainty. Other qualities may be more conducive to achievement, publicity, success; but they are all outworn – as outworn as ideologies, opinions, concepts and names for things.’ – Gerhard Richter

‘Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.’ – Willa Cather

‘I guess that’s one achievement I’m really proud of. Saving Chrysler was more than jobs, more than shareholder value. Saving Chrysler was a good idea for the whole country.’ – Lee Iacocca

‘The goal, and the ultimate achievement, is to make people feel as well as think.’ – Saul Bass

‘Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.’ – Napoleon Hill

‘Passion is the driver of achievement in all fields. Some people love doing things they don’t feel they’re good at. That may be because they underestimate their talents or haven’t yet put the work in to develop them.’ – Ken Robinson

‘The miniatures of the Mughal period are really the pinnacle of Indian artistic achievement. And not a single one of those paintings is done by an individual artist.’ – Salman Rushdie

‘Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day’s work an achievement for eternity.’ – Helen Hayes

‘The journey that I have undertaken, meeting people from all walks of life and learning from them, has been my biggest achievement.’ – Aamir Khan

‘But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.’ – Joseph Rotblat

‘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.’ – Muhammad Iqbal

‘The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community.’ – Gary Cooper

‘I don’t know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation.’ – Rick Rubin

‘I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on.’ – Alan Shepard

‘A good game gives us meaningful accomplishment – clear achievement that we don’t necessarily get from real life. In a game, you’ve beaten level four, the boss monster is dead, you have a badge, and now you have a super laser sword. Real life isn’t like that, right?’ – Jesse Schell

‘The Olympics is still my greatest achievement… I have many belts, but there is only one Olympic gold.’ – Oleksandr Usyk

‘Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.’ – Alfred North Whitehead

‘Higher education should be based on quality, not quantity; receive merit-based funding; and be free of unnecessary bureaucracy. Not the least of the benefits of educational reform is to foster the pride of achievement at national and international levels.’ – Ahmed Zewail

‘Laughter is an important part of a good relationship. It’s an immense achievement when you can move from your thinking that your partner is merely an idiot to thinking that they are that wonderfully complex thing called a loveable idiot. And often that means having a little bit of a sense of humour about their flaws.’ – Alain de Botton

‘Every scene is a challenge. There are technical challenges, but often it’s the simplest challenge where you feel a sense of achievement when you pull it off.’ – Roger Deakins

‘Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.’ – Orison Swett Marden

‘The more specific and measurable your goal, the more quickly you will be able to identify, locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary resources for its achievement.’ – Charles J. Givens

‘The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.’ – J. Philippe Rushton

‘I would say that awards are for children. Because children need a tangible representation of their achievement. And as adults, you have to settle for the respect and admiration of your peers.’ – T. J. Miller

‘My greatest achievement so far is that I’ve been able to continue with my normal life. I love what I do, but more so, I’m glad to have people who care about me close by.’ – Kim Smith

‘Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?’ – James Patterson

‘Not everyone realises that to write a really good piece of journalism is at least as demanding intellectually as the achievement of any scholar.’ – Max Weber

‘Hopefully in the future, generational challenges will be measured by achievement, not gender.’ – Safra A. Catz

‘Illness and problems are the specialties of life. But the death of a child is a cause of mental agony which can be overcome if one concedes this world to be a stage or stadium wherein praiseworthy are those who are not proud of their achievement and those who do not cry at their defeat.’ – Munshi Premchand

‘If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.’ – Jimmy Carter

‘Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school.’ – Bill Gates

‘The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records.’ – Richard Thompson

‘Women don’t take enough risks. Men are just ‘foot on the gas pedal.’ We’re not going to close the achievement gap until we close the ambition gap.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement.’ – Michael Korda

‘It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.’ – Fred Allen

‘The biggest achievement is to create silence. I think every real writer who has a passion to do justice to the world thinks this way.’ – Peter Handke

‘Don’t confuse honours with achievement.’ – Zadie Smith

‘By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.’ – E. O. Wilson

‘The Nobel Peace Prize is a powerful message. A durable peace is not a single achievement, but an environment, a process and a commitment.’ – Mohamed ElBaradei

‘If we want to close the achievement gap, build a well-educated workforce and responsible citizenry, we must start with our youngest children.’ – John Hickenlooper

‘Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife. It was not a cult of bomb and pistol. They may sometimes be mere means for its achievement.’ – Bhagat Singh

‘I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.’ – Tim Ferriss

‘Simply racing a Formula 1 car is an achievement.’ – Sebastian Vettel

‘Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.’ – Ayn Rand

‘I think ‘Dear White People,’ the show, is a tremendous artistic achievement. It’s always hinting that there is something beyond the pleading and wokeness, something that the show’s more militant characters can’t see.’ – Ta-Nehisi Coates

‘I grew up in a family with three siblings. My parents were always very supportive and encouraging. It was important for them that we have meaningful and satisfying professions, but they didn’t care as much about success and achievement.’ – Maryam Mirzakhani

‘All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.’ – W. Clement Stone

‘I always liked my teachers, and I was in a lot of after-school projects. I was a Girl Scout until my senior year, when I couldn’t be a Girl Scout anymore. I was in clubs like Junior Achievement, and I ran track and field. My grades were good, but then toward 11th grade they were nothing. I always went to summer school.’ – Amy Sedaris

‘My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work.’ – Roger Bannister

‘I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement.’ – Brian May

‘From 1801, Napoleon began an ambitious programme of civil reform to standardise law and justice, centralise education, introduce uniform weights and measures and a fully functioning internal market. That achievement alone makes him one of the giants of history.’ – Saul David

‘Sue Grafton’s ‘A Is for Alibi’, the 1982 novel that introduced the world to private detective Kinsey Millhone, wasn’t seen as the pioneering achievement we now know it to be.’ – Sarah Weinman

‘When I opened the world’s largest Internet cafe, certified by the ‘Guinness Book of Records,’ in Times Square in New York, I was live on ‘Good Morning America,’ and for me, that was an achievement.’ – Stelios Haji-Ioannou

‘You should take some responsibility for the way you present yourself. But you should not be hung up on your looks, whether you are ugly or handsome, because it isn’t an achievement.’ – Christopher Reeve

‘The starting point of all achievement is desire.’ – Napoleon Hill

‘Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.’ – Claude M. Bristol

‘It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar – that I call an achievement.’ – Horace

‘I don’t see the relevance in a teacher becoming a member of the Rotary Club, how that is going to improve student achievement.’ – Tate Reeves

‘When I went to Baylor on a basketball scholarship – and when I thought about the future as a freshman – one achievement I wanted more than any individual award was a national championship.’ – Brittney Griner

‘The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.’ – Orison Swett Marden

‘There’s no question that a great teacher can make a huge difference in a student’s achievement, and we need to recruit, train and reward more such teachers. But here’s what some new studies are also showing: We need better parents. Parents more focused on their children’s education can also make a huge difference in a student’s achievement.’ – Thomas Friedman

‘The thing is, if you always catch fish then you lose interest because any achievement is related to facing difficulty; having to work hard for it.’ – Jeremy Wade

‘Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else.’ – Allen West

‘To presume that my greatest achievement is that I dated someone famous twenty years ago is completely sexist and anti-woman. It’s lazy, nasty journalism that makes me sad about our world.’ – Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss

‘It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.’ – James S. Coleman

‘Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.’ – Morris Raphael Cohen

‘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.’ – Bo Bennett

‘I grew up in a socialist country. And I have seen what that does to people. There is no hope, no freedom. No pride in achievement.’ – Thomas Peterffy

‘We will find neither national purpose nor personal satisfaction in a mere continuation of economic progress, in an endless amassing of worldly goods. We cannot measure national spirit by the Dow Jones Average, nor national achievement by the Gross National Product.’ – Robert Kennedy

‘Happiness is a light, an atmosphere, an illumination. It sets a personality. I always feel that it is a creation that is difficult for some and easy for others, but essentially an achievement, never an accident.’ – Elizabeth Bibesco

‘Obviously this song is an achievement for me in my career, but what makes me really feel good is to make Latinos feel proud. To provoke that pride that a pop figure and someone so big in music globally like Drake would sing with me completely in Spanish and create this hit ‘MIA.’ That’s the best part of it.’ – Bad Bunny

‘In an ideal world, nobody’s work would be just about the money. People could pursue excellence in what they do, take pride in achievement, and derive meaning from knowing that their work improved the lives of others.’ – Barry Schwartz

‘All the political movements of our country that have hitherto played any important role in our modern history had been lacking in the ideal at the achievement of which they aimed. Revolutionary movement is no exception.’ – Bhagat Singh

‘Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible.’ – Charles Stanley

‘We all want our children to be the best they can be; and one of the blessings of having an autistic child is that you notice every little achievement, and it becomes cause for celebration.’ – Didi Conn

‘Celebrate your child’s achievement, then rotate it when the next mini-masterpiece comes along. Then chuck the old picture. Don’t worry that you’re throwing away a memory. Your children will remember your praise more than they will remember the picture with macaroni and glitter glued on it.’ – Niecy Nash

‘There’s a great sense of achievement, testosterone, fun, being able to live out your masculinity when you play an action role or an action-adventure or a real tough-guy role.’ – Gerard Butler

‘The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values.’ – Phyllis Schlafly

‘Misty Copeland is making history. During American Ballet Theatre’s current season at the Metropolitan Opera House, Copeland will alight on that storied Lincoln Center stage, making her New York debut as the Swan Queen in the iconic masterpiece Swan Lake – a crowning achievement for any dancer, regardless of the color of her skin.’ – Heather Watts

‘The cognitive skills prized by the American educational establishment and measured by achievement tests are only part of what is required for success in life. Character skills are equally important determinants of wages, education, health and many other significant aspects of flourishing lives.’ – James Heckman

‘Bobby Charlton’s record was quite substantial. I couldn’t think anybody would beat that. It is an achievement par excellence.’ – Alex Ferguson

‘The country that consistently ranks among the highest in educational achievement is Finland. A rich country, but education is free. Germany, education is free. France, education is free.’ – Noam Chomsky

‘When someone tells me they want to start a diet, I’ll suggest they start by aiming to drink half their body weight in ounces of water every day. It’s much easier to add a habit than to take one away, but the water goal is a challenge. When they conquer that for the month, they’ve set a new standard for achievement and can add on something tougher.’ – Rachel Hollis

‘But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people’s entry into the main current of world-events.’ – Muhammad Iqbal

‘The fact that I’ve lived this long is not really an achievement. Time passes; we age… it’s natural. This is why it annoys me when a person watches a movie and tells me that it was ‘time pass.’ Would time not have passed if he hadn’t watched the film?’ – Kamal Haasan

‘A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.’ – Kurt Lewin

‘I didn’t even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford – apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn’t out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I’d left university.’ – Alan Bennett

‘The mean pattern of educational and economic achievement within multi-racial countries such as Canada and the United States has increasingly been found to prove valid internationally.’ – J. Philippe Rushton

‘Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.’ – Louise Bogan

‘The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people.’ – Kenneth Clark

‘You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires.’ – Claude M. Bristol

‘Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.’ – George Santayana

‘Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.’ – Edward de Bono

‘The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources.’ – Luc de Clapiers

‘I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.’ – Ovid

‘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.’ – Bo Bennett

‘Massachusetts children cannot only lead the nation in test scores, they can be competitive with the best in the world. And the gap in achievement among races can virtually disappear.’ – Mitt Romney

‘We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity.’ – Lamar Alexander

‘There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one’s self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.’ – Vash Young

‘Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory.’ – Max Euwe

‘As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.’ – Brad Sherman

‘Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.’ – John Hope

‘Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.’ – Susan L. Taylor

‘Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.’ – Powell Clayton

‘Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add.’ – Nelson Goodman

‘An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.’ – Robert Bork

‘But all actors go through the process, it’s hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.’ – Thomas Haden Church

‘As we take stock of this century of achievement, Ulster Unionists have every reason to feel proud.’ – David Trimble

‘The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person.’ – Candace Bushnell

‘People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.’ – Katharine Anthony

‘If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying.’ – Irving Babbitt

‘To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher.’ – Arthur Compton

‘I’m sure that some of them will be very hard and I’ll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me – there’s no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did.’ – Andrew Wiles

‘Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.’ – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

‘I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap.’ – Margaret Spellings

‘I mean, one thing I know about change is we are not going to close the achievement gap without educators.’ – Margaret Spellings

‘We want to obviously foster a relationship that we’re a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we’re practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they’re talking about.’ – Margaret Spellings

‘Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement.’ – Robert Vaughn

‘Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.’ – David Rockefeller

‘That’s what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better than the Masters or the U.S. Open. To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement, but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country, it’s wonderful.’ – Scott Hamilton

‘It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.’ – James Henry Breasted

‘The only thing I shall talk about is my sporting achievements at school. My primary sporting achievement at school was that I dodged games for two complete years and was well through the third year before they discovered that I had completely avoided all games.’ – John Hume

‘With respect to the respective French and German traditions you are no doubt correct, although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes.’ – Brian Ferneyhough

‘Emmys are wonderful and I’m thrilled to death that I have mine. But they’re representative of a specific achievement, where this sort of thing is representative of how you’ve grown in your own industry.’ – Dinah Shore

‘I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal.’ – Gavin DeGraw

‘Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused.’ – Maggie Gallagher

‘Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others.’ – James S. Coleman

‘The educational resources provided by a child’s fellow students are more important for his achievement than are the resources provided by the school board.’ – James S. Coleman

‘The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds.’ – James S. Coleman

‘But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.’ – Ibrahim Babangida

‘It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature.’ – John Drinkwater

‘Men’s competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.’ – Warren Farrell

‘Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement.’ – Max Beckmann

‘And, I may add, from what totally unexpected sources come many of those who from the comparatively modest beginning in the chorus rise to the heights of really great achievement in the theatrical profession.’ – Florenz Ziegfeld

‘Proving I’m a good mother is the one achievement I’m most proud of. It’s brought out the best in me.’ – Sheena Easton

‘To have united the purposes of an entire Nation, is the great historical achievement of the man in whose strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people.’ – Gustav Krupp

‘This homage has been rendered not to me – for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me – but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius.’ – Henryk Sienkiewicz

‘Records are just moments of achievement. They’re like receipts for work done. Time goes on and people keep playing music.’ – Bill Laswell

‘We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money.’ – Fredrik Bajer

‘The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself.’ – Martin Bashir

‘The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.’ – Herbert Croly

‘The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.’ – Herbert Croly

‘Well, perhaps the greatest achievement, and we didn’t know it at the time, was we held an Earth Day in 1970, and out of that Earth Day a lot of students got involved in saving the environment, or trying to.’ – Pete McCloskey

‘No single achievement in science is possible without the painstaking work of the many hundreds who have built the foundation on which all new work is based.’ – Polykarp Kusch

‘There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second.’ – Louis Dudek

‘The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets – an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.’ – Fredric Jameson

‘First of all, just to get Diner made would have been an achievement in that I got a chance to direct.’ – Barry Levinson

‘And yet the Nobel Prizes, in singling out individuals, have done a great deal of good in pointing up to the world as a whole and setting forth clearly goals for achievement.’ – Willard Libby

‘I know that people will remember me as Miss Universe because it was my first great achievement, but I still have my whole career ahead of me.’ – Alicia Machado

‘My real achievement is my daughter and my three beautiful grandchildren.’ – Marilyn Horne

‘You are Americans. You love this country. Together we are entrusted with the principles that represent mankind’s greatest political and social achievement.’ – Paul Tsongas

‘Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.’ – Nathaniel Branden

‘The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.’ – Anna Garlin Spencer

‘Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.’ – Morris Raphael Cohen

‘Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.’ – Oscar Hammerstein II

‘In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.’ – Michael Lewis

‘For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter has its electric power guaranteed without deficit. This is a historic achievement.’ – Mikheil Saakashvili

‘I want to say with the utmost of sincerity, not as a Republican, but as an American, that I have great respect for Senator Obama’s historic achievement to become his party’s nominee, not because of his color, but with indifference to it.’ – Mike Huckabee

‘The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today – pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources – are not about monetary policy.’ – Timothy Geithner

‘I find it hard to believe that human beings are the crowning achievement of life on earth. Something better than us has to come along.’ – Douglas Coupland

‘We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums.’ – Dianne Feinstein

‘My proudest achievement has been the success of the shows and artists I have been involved with, because they were made in Britain.’ – Simon Cowell

‘I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst.’ – Robert Byrd

‘This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country.’ – Allen West

‘I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more.’ – Anna Paquin

‘I will say that growing up as a kid in an urban environment and having lived in cities all my life, the one achievement that everyone can look forward to is getting the perfect parking spot.’ – Saul Perlmutter

‘Governments cannot assume or expect that the ECB will always facilitate their funding independently of the achievement of their fiscal and other policy objectives.’ – Lucas Papademos

‘It seemed romantic but also tragic – people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself.’ – David Millar

‘The way I look at myself, the biggest achievement in my eyes – forget winning trophies or scoring in World Cups – is that I’m still at a top club playing at a really high standard having been almost two different players.’ – Michael Owen

‘If the story is good enough, if it’s imaginative enough, if it’s moving enough it is going to reach deeper than the level of sheer information and change somebody’s life two degrees. That is an enormous achievement.’ – David Remnick

‘It’s very confusing when fame comes early on in your career. You get a little bit bent out of shape in terms of what’s important. Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements – it’s not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.’ – Adam Clayton

‘It will be hard for us and it will be an achievement just to get out of the group stages and through to the quarterfinals, but I am personally dreaming of reaching the final!’ – Andriy Shevchenko

‘It was in Cardiff, and the cast was 60 per cent Welsh-speaking. It’s the first time I’ve walked into a rehearsal room speaking my mother tongue, which in itself was a breath of fresh clean air from the Welsh mountains. Singing Hans Sachs is always a milestone, but I was happy to be part of such an achievement, not personally but as a company.’ – Bryn Terfel

‘The principal achievement of Europe is peace, which we often forget about as it has become so taken for granted by Europeans.’ – Dominique de Villepin

‘Often, when you’ve reached a very high level of achievement, you almost become paralyzed by the idea that anything you might do might be imperfect. Perfection is just the striving, the effort, the struggle, but it’s hard to remember that.’ – Gelsey Kirkland

‘And in terms of their crown jewel legislative achievement: who knew that when asked, ‘will government impose a new federal mandate requiring middle class Americans to buy health insurance whether they can afford it or not?’ The answer would be ‘Yes we can!” – Artur Davis

‘Obama sees everything backward. Where Americans see individual achievement, he sees government’s work. Where we see failing companies, he sees innovation worth subsidizing. Where we see the need for economic growth, he sees a need for higher taxes.’ – Reince Priebus

‘It seems like every year Hollywood makes an attempt to retell the Manson story, and I just couldn’t be less interested in it. It’s not really our crowning achievement as a civilisation. I’m not saying it shouldn’t be done, but it just bores me.’ – John Hawkes

‘Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements – it’s not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.’ – Adam Clayton

‘Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful – just plain happier, or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people, and that by itself would be a major achievement.’ – Ben Stein

‘Honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards are very encouraging. I know that it might sound strange that a writer who has published many books still needs encouragement, but this is true.’ – Joyce Carol Oates

‘It’s crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards.’ – Robert Plant

‘I know that bands that haven’t put out a record for 10 years are playing to 20,000 people a night. But that’s not the achievement.’ – Robert Plant

‘It’s become unfashionable to celebrate political achievement, and Labour achievement even less so. And it’s positively uncouth to be proud of something that this Labour government is doing. So, slam me for saying so, but I’m really proud of the NHS.’ – Lucy Powell

‘My father’s biggest achievement was to motivate the South Korean people, to show them we could become prosperous if we worked hard. He taught me to love my country, and serve my country.’ – Park Geun-hye

‘You cannot compare your athletic achievement to the importance of children and giving them a safe environment in which to grow up and enjoy life.’ – Steffi Graf

‘I’ll have to say winning the Olympic gold in Atlanta is a crowning achievement, along with the gold in the relay in the same games.’ – Donovan Bailey

‘Unfortunately, the real achievements of children on the ground became debased and devalued because Labor education secretaries sounded like Soviet commissars praising the tractor production figures when we know that those exams were not the rock-solid measures of achievement that children deserve.’ – Michael Gove

‘It is exciting to work with students thinking about issues of the day, from closing the achievement gap to finding a cure for cancer.’ – Freeman A. Hrabowski III

‘Although I never marched through the streets shouting for Mao, I do believe that the liberation of China at the end of the 1940s was a wonderful thing and to provide its people with a billion pairs of shoes and trousers was a fantastic achievement.’ – Henning Mankell

‘I think the fact that I made enough noise in the world that I might be remembered is an amazing achievement. You can’t ask for more than that.’ – Nas

‘I don’t think individual achievement in business is the most meaningful way for it to operate.’ – Michael Eisner

‘Mother Teresa’s detractors have accused her of overemphasizing Calcuttans’ destitution and of coercing conversion from the defenseless. In the context of lost causes, Mother Teresa took on battles she knew she could win. Taken together, it seems to me, the criticisms of her work do not undermine or topple her overall achievement.’ – Bharati Mukherjee

‘Theatre should be a taxing experience: the greatest achievement of a writer is to produce a character who creates anxiety.’ – Howard Barker

‘As for the single market, the E.U.’s landmark achievement, there is no question that a euro zone breakup would severely disrupt its operation in the short run.’ – Barry Eichengreen

‘In both children and adults, there can be a hard-to-deny link between a robust sense of hope and either work productivity or academic achievement.’ – Jeffrey Kluger

‘I think protecting your family and giving to them is so important. It’s the most important achievement.’ – Natalia Vodianova

‘I don’t get recognised that much yet in London, but when I do I get a real sense of achievement.’ – Idris Elba

‘If you ask me why I’ve succeeded, it’s because I was in the Royal Marines. You have this unbelievable sense of achievement and of overcoming adversity. That’s the confidence it breeds.’ – Brian McDermott

‘The most direct path to achievement whether you’re an entrepreneur, a company executive, or a pro soccer player is to be a great performer and a great team member. This is also the secret to a meaningful career and self-fulfillment.’ – Maynard Webb

‘I’m very comfortable with the idea of there being late bloomers, and for me, of course, there’s no difficulty at all in the way that I think of talent and achievement and so on.’ – Daniel Tammet

‘Whatever he does in office, no man can live up to the high expectations of the world, but we have been changed by his election. Obama’s inauguration is a historic global achievement, a major milestone in the journey of a powerful nation.’ – Des Browne

‘It is extraordinary how safe flying has become. You are now statistically more likely to be elected president of the United States in your lifetime than you are to die in a plane crash. What an amazing achievement as a society! But what we end up focusing on are the catastrophic failures that are incredibly rare but happen every now and then.’ – Steven Johnson

‘Workaholics typically have a lot of achievement with very little appreciation of what they have, whether it’s cars or friendships or otherwise. That is a shallow victory. Then you have people with a lot of appreciation and no achievement, which is fine, but it doesn’t create a lot of good in the world.’ – Tim Ferriss

‘The false pride of perennial celebration, of wearing flag lapel pins while betraying the values that the flag stands for, is like the self-esteem curriculum for toddlers, where everything is praised and no achievement ultimately has meaning.’ – Anne-Marie Slaughter

‘I played college soccer before I was hurt, and just to be able to jump back into something that you could be so competitive at or you can achieve, to get to the Paralympics, that’s the first really big achievement that you can have. It’s the second biggest sporting event in the world. To be a part of it and to get a medal for that, it’s unreal.’ – Mark Zupan

‘What college is all about is some kind of 4-year game about who is going to end up with the highest grades. And I don’t mean to say that academic achievement isn’t important. But it is, after all, a means to an end.’ – Derek Bok

‘Just as an individual’s ability to delay gratification at a young age is a powerful predictor of future academic and professional achievement, discipline is also central to the long-run economic health of nations.’ – Peter Blair Henry

‘I hadn’t realized quite how extraordinary Charles Lindbergh’s achievement was in flying the Atlantic alone. He had never flown over open water before, but he flew straight to Dingle Bay in Ireland and then on to Paris, exactly as planned.’ – Bill Bryson

‘Once you’ve experienced the warmth of an audience, the achievement of getting your first laugh, and entertaining them, singing or playing piano, it just keeps it all going.’ – Bruce Forsyth

‘I have been working for over 30 years and am always wondering about where I am and where I am going. It does not stop and become a fixed event of achievement.’ – Maira Kalman

‘When I went to college, as much as my parents emphasized academic achievement, they emphasized marriage even more. They told me that the most eligible women marry young to get a ‘good man’ before they are all taken.’ – Sheryl Sandberg

‘Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.’ – Lynda Resnick

‘The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘Praise your children more than you correct them. Praise them for even their smallest achievement.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘A strong accountability system needs to broaden, not narrow, the curriculum. That cannot happen if you only have accountability without adequate school funding. Until Tallahassee understands the need to raise the bar as well as the financial investment, Florida will continue to celebrate mediocrity at the expense of true achievement.’ – Dan Gelber

‘The lessons I learned from my mother and her friends have guided me through death, birth, loss, love, failure, and achievement, on to a Fulbright scholarship and Harvard Business School. They taught me to believe that anything was possible. They have proven to be the strongest family values I could ever have imagined.’ – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

‘I was desperately shy when I was wee. Totally lacked confidence socially. When I look back at school photographs, I’m always the one shrinking in the back. What I really wanted to do was become a writer, and I don’t think the residue of that has ever gone away. I still feel the ultimate achievement would be to write a novel.’ – Anne-Marie Duff

‘With my academic achievement in high school, I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that’s been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that.’ – Sonia Sotomayor

‘Meeting Stevie Wonder was a massive, lifetime achievement for me. He’s one of the sweetest people. I sense a kindred spirit in him, and I hope he’d say the same. Actually, he did.’ – Hunter Hayes

‘To participate in a World Cup is a great honour and achievement. I’ve played in three World Cups. The whole world watches you during a World Cup and expects you to play innings to win games for your country.’ – Virender Sehwag

‘We are deeply conditioned against unconditionality because we’ve been told in a thousand different ways that accomplishment always precedes acceptance, that achievement always precedes approval.’ – Tullian Tchividjian

‘Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids.’ – Melina Kanakaredes

‘The sort of lifetime achievement stuff that I’m getting now is kind of like Tom Sawyer’s funeral because they all know I’m sick. I am getting buildings named after me and awards and stuff.’ – Sam Simon

‘The hardest achievement in acting – in my opinion, anyway – is nailing a role that absolutely nobody else could have played. Pacino owned Michael Corleone… but DeNiro could have owned it as well. Who else, though, but Val Kilmer could have nailed Jim Morrison? Does anyone besides Will Ferrell pull off Ron Burgundy?’ – Bill Simmons

‘I am a person who always tries not to be easily influenced by position or achievement. I thank God for the fact that I can share more kindness and a good quality of life through the popularity. Not for the popularity itself.’ – Mario Teguh

‘I was motivated to improve the U.S. strategy of going back to the moon in 1985. That’s a long time ago. Going back to the moon would be a great achievement for tourism adventure flights.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘I quite like the idea of family. That’s probably the greatest achievement in the world. I’ve got a lot to achieve workwise – I’d love to direct – but family would be good.’ – Matt Smith

‘I got my first lifetime achievement award years ago, and I was very excited, but then I got a sense of: Well, can one get a second lifetime award?’ – Michael Palin

‘It’s a historical phenomenon that in 250 years, a nation could move from a colony into the most prosperous nation of the world and the leader of the world. It is indeed an achievement, a tribute to the talent of the American nation, the American people and an optimal political and economic system.’ – Vladimir Putin

‘I knew very little or nothing about the Olympics. Having qualified was itself a big achievement for me, and then being there was quite overwhelming. Although I lost in the opening round, but the fact that I fought well was enough for me to take away from Athens.’ – Vijender Singh

‘I sometimes wonder how many of these lifetime achievement awards you can accept before you have to do the decent thing and die.’ – James Taylor

‘Something happens when you become an elder rock & roller and you’re still functioning. People start to give you awards and recognize achievements. It’s the life achievement period of your career.’ – Geddy Lee

‘I love the song ‘Into the Night.’ It’s Roy Orbison meets David Lynch meets Iggy Pop on amphetamines. It has a punk edge that is not HIM, per se. It is super melodic and super ’60s, and that is very new to me and it is a sense of achievement to me.’ – Ville Valo

‘To be the most successful male from ‘The X Factor’ is a big achievement, and I’m chuffed with that.’ – Olly Murs

‘My greatest achievement is being able to write records that are real snapshots of what’s going on in my life. I won’t repeat myself for the sake of commerce, or to please other people.’ – Alanis Morissette

‘The real achievement of Woody Allen was that he was making movies that felt very personal, and for a whole group of people, it spoke to them. Then he became an archetype, like Groucho Marx or Chaplin.’ – Noah Baumbach

‘The Vancouver Olympics was the first competition where I completed the short and free programs without any mistakes, and that in itself was a huge achievement.’ – Kim Yuna

‘Fact is, awards shows were never really about recognizing achievement. They were a publicity ploy cooked up in the late 1920s by MGM topper Louie Mayer and his newly formed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which was itself, back in the day, nothing but a front organization to discourage unionizing.’ – John Ridley

‘It is time to celebrate the New Black Americans – those who have sealed the Deal, who aren’t beholden to liberal indulgence any more than they are to the disdain of the hard Right. It is time to praise blacks who are merely undeniable in their individuality and exemplary in their levels of achievement.’ – John Ridley

‘In terms of achievement, the pride is very important to me. It keeps me going every day. The money is always second to me.’ – Weili Dai

‘Music to me is mankind’s greatest possible achievement because look at all the good it does.’ – Henry Rollins

‘It’s not that I think weddings – or marriages – are letdowns. It’s just that I want to see my wedding as one awesome achievement on a continuum of achievements, all of which were, in their way, just as beautiful and profound for having led me to the current one.’ – Jessi Klein

‘Enacted under President George W. Bush’s administration with the promise to focus on individual student achievement and overall school performance, No Child Left Behind was heralded as groundbreaking. And in some ways, it was.’ – John Kline

‘I don’t think I’ve done any profound work yet… People ask me, ‘How would you want to be remembered?’ I tell them I don’t want to be remembered! I’m not here to become a Madhubala or receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. I’m not that kind of a person. And I’m not brash about it; it’s just the way I am.’ – Bipasha Basu

‘If literary terms were about artistic merit and not the rules of convenience, about achievement and not safety, the term ‘realism’ would be an honorary one, conferred only on work that actually builds unsentimental reality on the page, that matches the complexity of life with an equally rich arrangement in language.’ – Charles J. Shields

‘There is nothing incompatible about laughter and demons, nor about athletic achievement and depression. Mike Flanagan made me laugh, too. But mostly, he made me brave.’ – Jane Leavy

‘Sir Gordon Richards was the most successful jockey – flat or jumps – there’s ever been: champion jockey for 26 years. He set a record of 269 winners in the season 55 years before I broke it. That was my greatest achievement.’ – Tony McCoy

‘There is no tragedy more woeful than the victory of hate, nor any attainment so hopelessly barren as the sterility of that achievement; for hate is finality, and finality is the greatest evil which can happen in a world of movement.’ – James Stephens

‘The fact that monasticism preceded the identification of greed as a primal sin is an important reminder that our very ability to name sin is a theological achievement.’ – Stanley Hauerwas

‘Immediately after 11 September, the U.S. closed down the Somali charitable network Al-Barakaat on grounds that it was financing terror. This achievement was hailed one of the great successes of the ‘war on terror.’ In contrast, Washington’s withdrawal of its charges as without merit a year later aroused little notice.’ – Noam Chomsky

‘Getting things straight in your head is a major achievement because there’s so much clutter out there. You’ve got to push aside the static to really hear the music.’ – Steve Wynn

‘To obfuscate the reconstruction of the effect – when a magician is fooled by another magician doing magic. In my career that’s not been the major passion, but it’s been the passion of a number of my mentors. The crowning achievement for them would be to create magic good enough to fool other magicians.’ – Ricky Jay

‘The accession to power in Pyongyang of Kim Jong Un, son of Kim Jong Il and grandson of Kim Il Sung, is a unique achievement in world politics.’ – Elliott Abrams

‘One of the things I feel very strong about is the achievement of the Band really being a complete band.’ – Robbie Robertson

‘Like the skyscraper, the automobile, and the motion-picture palace, neon signs once symbolized popular hopes for a new era of technological achievement and commercial abundance. From the 1920s to the 1950s, neon-lit streets pulsed with visual excitement from Vancouver to Miami.’ – Virginia Postrel

‘Periods of cooperation between political parties shouldn’t be taken for granted; they are a stunning human achievement.’ – Paul Bloom

‘There’s a logic today that places a greater value on celebrity the less it is accompanied by actual achievement. I don’t think it’s possible to touch people’s imagination today by aesthetic means.’ – J. G. Ballard

‘The fact that we haven’t faced another major terrorist attack on American soil since Sept. 11 is a very significant achievement, and one that’s easy to forget – it’s the dog that doesn’t bark.’ – Alex Berenson

‘We need a tax code that promotes savings, investment, achievement, innovation, and hard work.’ – Erik Paulsen

‘If I were to look back at my career, I think my greatest achievement is very simple. I’ve been able to make choices where I could glorify God.’ – Roma Downey

‘I savored my time on top of the podium by watching the American flag rise up out of the crowd as the anthem played, thinking about how every single second of training I’ve done was for this minute and how many people played a role in my achievement.’ – Hannah Kearney

‘I saw ‘Avatar’ and liked it very much. It was a great achievement.’ – Bernardo Bertolucci

‘Sanity is surely not about normality in the statistical sense: it is about an eternal and natural idea of the healthy personality – which indeed may be a rare achievement.’ – Michael Leunig

‘To be the first Puerto Rican to win a world title in four divisions would be an achievement. Gomez, Benitez, there have been a lot of good fighters from Puerto Rico before me. When I started boxing, Tito Trinidad was our big star.’ – Miguel Cotto

‘Contentment does not come from achievement.’ – Paul Henderson

‘I thought happiness came from achievement.’ – Paul Henderson

‘Someone like Roman Polanski comes with a lifetime of achievement, cinematically.’ – Pierce Brosnan

‘May we all, as a nation of believers, fight for the achievement of America; may we make sacrifices worthy of those proud men and women who fought for us, labored for us, bled soil from the beaches of Normandy to the fields of Gettysburg for us.’ – Cory Booker

‘It’s nice to get any awards, whether it’s lifetime achievement or the Keith Richards award for being alive one more year.’ – Randy Bachman

‘I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It’s an incredible achievement. I couldn’t do it.’ – Rita Ora

‘Many expanded-time schools have generated extraordinary results. In some cases, they have completely closed the achievement gap, all while installing curricula with a richness rivaled only by elite private schools and those in the most upscale suburbs.’ – Chris Gabrieli

‘If you don’t measure yourself by achievement, how are you going to set achievement levels for other people?’ – Bing Gordon

‘Any degree of success or achievement for me is only ever a relief. My version of getting carried away is: ‘Mmm, that wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.” – Catherine Tate

‘Although engineers want always to make everything better, they cannot make anything perfect. This basic characteristic flaw of the products of the profession’s practitioners is what drives change and makes achievement a process rather than simply a goal.’ – Henry Petroski

‘Space station is, it really is one of the more, if not the most, impressive technological achievement of the modern day, not only in what we’ve accomplished engineering-wise but what we’ve accomplished on this international scale, because anybody will tell you that half the challenge is making it all work.’ – Kevin A. Ford

‘It is not architectural achievement that makes the structures of earlier times seem to us so full of significance but the circumstance that antique temples, Roman basilicas, and even the cathedrals of the Middle Ages are not the works of single personalities but creations of entire epochs.’ – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

‘Dedicating myself to actually following through was my single biggest achievement.’ – Nick Woodman

‘Peace is not a matter of prizes or trophies. It is not the product of a victory or command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement.’ – √ìscar Arias

‘I was born and grew up in the greatest, the noblest achievement of the human race on this planet – which was called the United States of America.’ – Howard Fast

‘To be remembered at all is an achievement of sorts.’ – Alastair Reynolds

‘It had to be a book that held my attention and kept me wanting to read it; when my husband finished ‘The Road’, I started it straight away and didn’t put it down until I finished – it was such an achievement and relief to know that I could read, comprehend and, most importantly, enjoy a book!’ – Rachel Tucker

‘We had rising student achievement across the board because high standards, robust accountability, ending social promotion in third grade, real school choice across the board, challenging the teachers union and beating them is the way to go.’ – Jeb Bush

‘We’ve done a lot of research on the characteristics of our teachers who are the most successful. The most predictive trait is still past demonstrated achievement, and all selection research basically points to that.’ – Wendy Kopp

‘We are working essentially to build a leadership force of folks who will, during their first two years of teaching, actually put their kids on a different trajectory – not just survive as a new teacher, but actually help close the achievement gap for their kids.’ – Wendy Kopp

‘We’re looking for people out there who have demonstrated that they are leaders, have track records of achievement, and want to be part of a force… of a much larger force of determined people who want to bring about, ultimately, institutional change.’ – Wendy Kopp

‘Einstein’s gravitational theory, which is said to be the greatest single achievement of theoretical physics, resulted in beautiful relations connecting gravitational phenomena with the geometry of space; this was an exciting idea.’ – Richard P. Feynman

‘The feeling of being accepted and acknowledgement and recognition and fame – I’m vain like everybody else. The feeling of achievement that I’ve helped the poor or somebody in need far outweighs the money.’ – Joe Jamail

‘The late Roy Jenkins was both a mentor and a personal friend. He was a man of both phenomenal intellect and political achievement in equal measure.’ – Charles Kennedy

‘I still think ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is the greatest literary achievement in my lifetime. Like so many other people, I couldn’t wait for the second and then the third book. Nothing like it had ever been written.’ – Christopher Lee

‘In the black sororities, they celebrate achievement academically, and they really do work toward community service. As much as the white sororities claim that’s the case in their groups, it’s not really so. White sororities focus on relationships.’ – Alexandra Robbins

‘You get that air of satisfaction from achievement. It makes you feel good. We are only here for a very short time, and so you’re crazy if you don’t go out and try to milk it to the greatest extent you can.’ – Gerry Harvey

‘Men make opportunity. Every great industrial achievement has been the result of individual effort – the practical development of a dream in the mind of an individual.’ – Charles M. Schwab

‘The whole process of being one of the 10 finalists for the ‘Vogue’ Fashion Fund award has to be my biggest achievement to date. Meeting Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, etc., has been an amazing experience that even now gives me goose bumps when I think about it.’ – Simon Spurr

‘If Jeff Bezos and I had started Amazon.com in a poverty-stricken corner of Africa, there would have been no job creation because there would be no people to buy the stuff from Amazon.com. The difference here is the American middle class, which is by every measure the most extraordinary economic achievement in the history of the world.’ – Nick Hanauer

‘My guess is the great majority of teachers would welcome a system where innovation is embraced, where their hard work and their students’ achievement are applauded and rewarded.’ – Lionel Sosa

‘The construction of an airplane is simple compared with the evolutionary achievement of a bird. If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.’ – Charles Lindbergh

‘When I started on ‘Roseanne,’ it was a great achievement for me at the time. But I wasn’t a part of building it; I wasn’t a carpenter in creating that juggernaut.’ – Johnny Galecki

‘No question that ‘Birdman’ is a breathtaking technical achievement, not a stunt. Shot in 30 days after a long rehearsal period, with the actors’ and the camera’s movements calibrated to the inch and the millisecond so the action flows smoothly, the picture has the jagged energy of a long guerrilla raid choreographed by Bob Fosse.’ – Richard Corliss

‘I think every athlete wants to get sponsored. If you do really well in your sport, then I think sponsorship can help you get rewarded in that sense: doing what you can for your sponsor. It’s just another achievement in life.’ – Bianca Walkden

‘The states that have large in-migrations of Hispanics are Florida, Texas and California. And Florida and Texas are way above average in educational achievement, while California’s the lowest, just about.’ – Arthur Laffer

‘There has been a great challenge in improving educational achievement. It’s a long-term issue, not a short-term one. It includes everything from getting more parents involved to addressing issues of poverty and improving what happens in the classroom.’ – Julian Castro

‘I think it’s always a really stupid thing to base your achievement on someone else. I just want to base it on myself… do something that I can be proud of, and then I’ll be happy.’ – Bronte Campbell

‘A mentor enables a person to achieve. A hero shows what achievement looks like.’ – John C. Mather

‘It is Leistikow’s lasting achievement – and will always remain so – that he found a style that can express the melancholy charm of the surroundings of Berlin. We see the Grunewald lakes and those on the upper Spree through his eyes; he has taught us to see their beauty.’ – Max Liebermann

‘It’s so important for me to do my own stunts. The sense of achievement is so immense. But the studios don’t want to take the risk.’ – Michelle Yeoh

‘We know that school readiness programs work, and the best ones work extraordinarily well. They are effective in reducing the achievement gap, which in Connecticut is among the highest in the country.’ – Elizabeth Esty

‘Israel stands proudly at the forefront of international achievement. The world’s leading corporations – Google, Intel and Motorola, to name but a few – maintain research and development facilities here, and our technology start-ups continue to be acquired by the likes of AOL, eBay and IBM.’ – Ehud Olmert

‘When Geoff Ramsey and Jack Pattillo started ‘Achievement Hunter,’ we expanded heavily into ‘let’s play’-style gaming videos and have since expanded with a massive roster of gaming talent and multiple channels dedicated just to gaming videos.’ – Burnie Burns

‘I need to learn to be happy and enjoy the achievement rather than already thinking about what I could have done better.’ – Lizzie Armitstead

‘Looking at the world from other species’ points of view is a cure for the disease of human self-importance. You suddenly realize that consciousness – which we value and we consider the crowning achievement of nature, human consciousness – is really just another set of tools for getting along in the world.’ – Michael Pollan

‘It is no small thing for an American to be able to go into a fast-food restaurant and to buy a double cheeseburger, fries, and a large Coke for a price equal to less than an hour of labor at the minimum wage – indeed, in the long sweep of history, this represents a remarkable achievement.’ – Michael Pollan

‘I’m certainly relishing the idea of living a century. Can you imagine that? What an achievement.’ – Olivia De Havilland

‘I’d quite like to write a book about comics, actually. But trying to write about comics as literature, which I don’t think anyone’s really done before. Sometimes they’re more like fan books, and I’d quite like to write one about the Marvel universe over the last 50 years. It’s an unprecedented achievement to create that length of continuity.’ – Stewart Lee

‘My priorities are making sure we reduce class size and close the achievement gap.’ – Kate Brown

‘My friends seem to think that an hour and a half effort a day is all they need to bring to the altar to make things work for them. I couldn’t do that. I thought that if you didn’t work at least as hard as the guy who runs a gas station, then you had no right to hope for achievement. You certainly had to work all day, every day.’ – Thomas McGuane

‘It’s great to get an ‘F’, but you also want to give the sense that there’s something outside achievement. I’ve seen a lot of so-called high-achievers who don’t feel they’ve achieved much.’ – Alain de Botton

‘The height of my athletic achievement was in 8th grade when I was the point guard for my Jewish day school basketball team. We played in a public school league and, amazingly, went undefeated. I say ‘amazingly’ because our power forward was 5 ft. 6 in.’ – Nick Kroll

‘The anti-Darwin movement has racked up one astounding achievement. It has made a significant proportion of American parents care about what their children are taught in school.’ – Ian Hacking

‘Bill Clinton worked with a Republican Congress. They certainly had their differences on many issues, but look at what they also accomplished. Welfare reform – that was maybe the most significant social policy achievement in two generations.’ – Tom Cotton

‘The achievement is appreciation. Your ability to be surprised and awed by beauty!’ – William Hurt

”The War’ is a stunning achievement in filmmaking.’ – Sonny Mehta

‘It would be nice if we could all agree to this proposition: popularity is not the same as achievement.’ – Howard Jacobson

‘Amazingly enough, athletic achievement is one of those things that seems larger than life at points. I think we all look to sport for inspirations.’ – John Cena

‘The results showed that Joe Mokoena and I had made history. For the first time in the history of education in South Africa, two African students had passed the JC with a First Class degree, regarded as a rare achievement for any student.’ – Oliver Tambo

‘I was raised in the ’70s, and I’ve worked with people I love, and I’ve been on sets with my parents, with people who run a set and require of actors a sense of liberty and freedom and exploration and failure into brave achievement.’ – Laura Dern

‘In most professions, you build up confidence and a sense of achievement as you go along, but that’s really not true for acting.’ – Song Hye-kyo

‘Let me make one thing clear. I have never considered mere survival in power as any achievement, just as I have never seen coming to power as an achievement in itself.’ – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

‘I feel there is a great sense of achievement coming from a non-filmy background. But when you are going through a low phase, you don’t have anybody to advice you because your parents possibly can’t advice you on that.’ – Anushka Sharma

‘I was born into the limelight. So, my biggest achievement, which I worked hard for, is to stay normal.’ – Twinkle Khanna

‘I wanted to tell my story because I believe that if I can inspire or motivate even 10 or 15 people to start losing weight, it’s a very big achievement. If I’ve managed to do it, anybody can.’ – Arjun Kapoor

”Bruce Lee’ didn’t work, and there were apprehensions about what the fans might say. People might have commented that Charan could have waited for some time before selecting me again. But that’s what makes it a real achievement to me. People want to work with me because of the comfort level; nobody would work with you again otherwise.’ – Rakul Preet Singh

‘I have a fan who suffered with leukemia, and apparently, the only thing that helped him through that was my music, so of course that’s the ultimate sense of achievement. It’s an incredible feeling.’ – James Arthur

‘The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the major achievement of President Obama’s first term.’ – Adam Cohen

‘I think it gets overused and tossed around in ways that aren’t true. Every impressive achievement is not genius.’ – Ron Howard

‘I’m so much more gratified by my life now that I have an expertise. I wake up every day thinking about a fairly small set of scientific questions all related to the psychology of achievement, and I’ll never get bored of those questions. That’s something I couldn’t say to you when I was 22 or 25 or probably even 31.’ – Angela Duckworth

‘I think my biggest achievement was being part of a team of outstanding, entrepreneurial military leaders and civilians who helped change the way in which America fights by transforming a global special operations task force – Task Force 714 – that I commanded.’ – Stanley A. McChrystal

‘Even if it does not become cashless economy, it will become a less cash economy, and I think that itself is going to be a good and big achievement, and I think we are, as a country, gone through many of large changes, and ICICI has been a leader in many of them.’ – Chanda Kochhar

‘There have been a lot of challenges, but I’m still standing on my own, and it’s quite an achievement knowing that I own my own business and created my own success through hard work and vision.’ – Jeremy Scott

‘Chinese martial artists consider themselves to be gardeners, and it’s an honor for them to take care of this garden, to better it and hand it over to the generations that follow. I think that’s a very important message in a time when personal achievement seems to be the only criteria of success.’ – Wong Kar-wai

‘This is the great crisis in football now. It’s not just Rangers; it’s a lot of clubs. Big clubs always create more debt despite the huge income they have. It’s almost an achievement, isn’t it? They make so much money, and yet, still, their debts rise and rise and rise. How does that happen? It’s absurd.’ – Johan Cruyff

‘The competition to get above the rest and be the lead commentator, or whatever you want to call it, is much fiercer than it was when I was starting out. By the same token, there were not as many jobs going back then, so to get one was an achievement in itself.’ – John Motson

‘In my opinion, the biggest achievement was by Shankar-Jaikishan. With Raj Kapoor’s ‘Barsaat,’ they changed the way we looked at playback singing.’ – Lata Mangeshkar

‘The genius of Rachel Dolezal’s transracial achievement is that it has nearly limitless applications. Rachel is taking ‘the power of positive thinking’ to a whole new level.’ – Tom Tancredo

‘You can wish to have an Oscar someday or some other award, but Life Achievement? You don’t see yourself that way.’ – Rita Moreno

‘Despite what one might gather from the shrill rantings of the leftist commentariat, for whom religion is a sort of disease, religious difference in the United States has rarely led to serious social strife. That is no small achievement, and one that virtually no other Western democracy can boast.’ – Josh Hawley

‘These are some of my awards – an Ivor Novello, a Variety Club Silver Heart, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. I also have a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and a street named after me in Brooklyn where I used to live.’ – Neil Sedaka

‘Buddhism maintains that the common reaction of the human mind to pleasure and to achievement is not satisfaction; it’s craving for more.’ – Yuval Noah Harari

‘It’s a huge achievement to have anyone wearing your clothes, and when they are in the limelight, it’s the best advertisement for your brand.’ – Emilia Wickstead

‘I’m not going to have a six-pack abs. I think it’s a luxury to have six-pack abs, but I don’t think I can afford it yet. It’s extremely tough, and I think having it will be an achievement.’ – Harshvardhan Rane

‘Learning how to swim is the biggest achievement for me, as it helped me get rid of hydrophobia. Now I have become a complete water baby.’ – Nia Sharma

‘I’m partial to epic poetry, which might be surprising given that I don’t write poetry at all. The combination of rollicking storytelling with musical language seems to me the highest achievement.’ – Jennifer Egan

‘There are very few people whose names come to symbolize their achievement, even if it’s a negative achievement.’ – Mitchell Zuckoff

‘Turgenev’s achievement lies in how he succeeded, in spite of himself, his country, and his time, in exempting his work from public duty. This has given it that unnameable quality that makes every sentence true, every silence trustworthy.’ – Hisham Matar

‘The Olympics are very important only if you gain a medal, and that’s a very difficult achievement.’ – Dominic Thiem

‘Our biggest achievement was health-sector reform. The success was in making sure that primary health care was the center of gravity in our health system.’ – Tedros Adhanom

‘Even if feminists tear down the bogeyman patriarchy and dominate men in all areas of life, they still won’t be happy because deep down, they’ll know it’s a false victory. Achievement obtained by lowering your opponent to your standard as opposing to rising and surpassing their standard of output isn’t achievement. It’s mediocrity.’ – Dana Loesch

‘Here’s one measure of the man and the scope of his achievement: No serious historian will be able to write about 20th-century America without discussing Bill Buckley. Before Buckley, there was no conservative movement. After Buckley, there was Ronald Reagan.’ – Bill Kristol

‘The Apollo program certainly had no real commercial value. It was done for very different reasons and, I think, very good reasons for the time. It’s an extraordinary achievement of mankind, but it wasn’t sustainable.’ – Jeff Bezos

‘John Cougar Mellencamp – I didn’t like him in the beginning. I liked some of the stuff around the ‘Scarecrow’ period. I go back and forth on him all the time, but I think he’s a good artist. I don’t know if he’s a great artist or not, but he rose above his original level of achievement.’ – Robert Hilburn

‘It’s a really big deal to have a star on the Walk of Fame; it feels like an incredible achievement.’ – Jason Priestley

‘My kids are my greatest achievement.’ – Jason Priestley

‘Instead of trying to be the queen of cool, it feels like more of an achievement to work with mainstream brands and reach as many people as possible. It’s more unexpected for someone like me.’ – Andreja Pejic

‘I think the cereal milk is my most proud achievement.’ – Christina Tosi

‘When I got to sit in Big Bird’s nest with Big Bird and sing the song, ‘Sing. Sing a song. Sing out loud,’ that was my crowning achievement.’ – Noah Wyle

‘Parents who press their children to succeed do so in hopes of preparing them for an adulthood of high achievement.’ – Alissa Quart

‘The extraordinary nature of individual black achievement in formerly white domain certainly does suggest that the old Jim Crow is dead, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of racial caste – if history is any guide, it may have just taken a different form.’ – Michelle Alexander

‘It’s pretty amazing to me that we have had a space shuttle program that’s lasted for 30 years – for one space shuttle. That’s quite an achievement.’ – John M. Grunsfeld

‘It is time to stop the anarchy on the Internet. We cannot allow this great technological achievement of man to be turned into an information garbage heap.’ – Alexander Lukashenko

‘There are, no doubt, as many conceptualizations of the good life as there are lives that aspire to it, but surely one of the most important pathways to its achievement begins with the desire to seek what is good – for the self, for those we love, for ‘our neighbor,’ for our earth.’ – Maryanne Wolf

‘2010 was an incredible year for me. I won the Best of the Super Juniors, and went on to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title. That was an unbelievable achievement.’ – Finn Balor

‘We must acknowledge that issues like systemic racism, economic inequality, and the achievement gap are the result of manmade policies.’ – Ayanna Pressley

‘The crowds, the praise, and the power are neither just nor unjust in themselves. As they are typically used in the schools, they represent the values of social order and of individual competitive achievement.’ – Lawrence Kohlberg

‘The day that arrives the first victory or the first win for McLaren-Honda will be a massive achievement for all of us.’ – Fernando Alonso

‘I don’t know why there is still any barrier between men and women in terms of achievement and success.’ – George Blagden

‘I always like to appreciate any achievement but then try and figure out how to top that the next time.’ – Kane Brown

‘My main priorities were to fight for Britain. Not a lot of Asians get selected for this country at anything, and it’s a great achievement.’ – Amir Khan

‘There’s a panic, a rush, to this ‘achievement’ of fame. There’s also the ambivalence of fame: the love of it and the hatred of it. We sometimes hate the famous while, at the same time, straining to achieve fame oneself.’ – Justine Bateman

‘If I look at my family tree and follow every generation before us, going all the way back to the slaves, then Eddie Murphy is the highest achievement as far as my bloodline is concerned. How could you be jealous? You can only be proud, unless you got some serious issues.’ – Charlie Murphy

‘Burning Man is a crowning achievement of freedom in festival culture.’ – Alex Grey

‘When I’m old, I’d like to wake up in the morning and not really do anything – just be happy to exist. I’d like to look at my accomplishments and sit back and revel in my own achievement.’ – Ben Gibbard

‘Both parents worshiped individual achievement, but because of the Depression and the war, they never achieved what they wanted and deserved. So their ambition and high expectations were transferred to me.’ – Benoit Mandelbrot

‘It’s an unbelievable achievement to win the FA Cup. I’ve been lucky to win it before, and I’d love to win it again.’ – James Milner

‘In 1990 at Harveys, when I was 28 years old, I became the youngest chef to win two Michelin stars. It was a huge achievement.’ – Marco Pierre White

‘To me, life is huge and thrilling and exciting and explosive and loud. If I can make music that communicates that and reflects that, then that’s an achievement.’ – Andrew W.K.

‘If you raise a cool adult, that’s an achievement.’ – Bobcat Goldthwait

‘We won back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006, and it was a fantastic achievement, a fantastic feeling. Once you experience that, you want to have it again.’ – Petr Cech

‘It’s an achievement I can be happy about – if you call getting old and still being in a job an achievement.’ – Roy Hodgson

‘Going back about 10 years ago, the only thing a black kid could do to get out of the ghetto was being a sports star. Now we can add music to that, which is a good achievement in itself.’ – Big Narstie

‘Anybody who seeks wealth as an end in itself is always going to be disappointed. What you really should be doing is seeking excellence in achievement.’ – Herb Kelleher

‘When you work with people, you buy into it, you work together and you pull together. It doesn’t matter what your challenge is: there’s a sense of achievement at the end of it.’ – Dick Strawbridge

‘Bringing a medal for the country is the biggest achievement, and that is why I am very happy.’ – Hima Das

‘I’ll relish playing at Wembley in a major cup final. It’s a great achievement for me, and it’s why I became a footballer, because I want to win medals.’ – Ashley Young

‘Polarizing is the greatest achievement in any art form, even in cinema.’ – Nicolas Winding Refn

‘Cannes is one of the biggest film festivals across the globe, and getting your film selected for a screening is quite a big achievement.’ – Shweta Tripathi

‘I have to put a business model together because certain businesses are approaching me as a legend, as if I’m on my way out. Same goes for the way I get presented on the VH1 Hip Hop Honors and BET. I get lifetime achievement awards because of who I am and what I’ve done, but they want to put me in a place, as if I’m on my way out.’ – KRS-One

‘I’m no role model, but I thought if I showed my frailties, which I had turned around into achievement, I could help many others.’ – Pooja Bhatt

‘As an actor, it’s important to feel for the character, as you will be watched by audience, and when you start feeling your character, you share a sense of happiness and achievement.’ – Vikrant Massey

‘I’m pretty excited: to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is a massive achievement… and to be inducted with Oscar de la Hoya and Felix Trinidad, two great fighters, is a massive honour for me and my family.’ – Joe Calzaghe

‘The four and a half years I had at Stoke is something I will always look back on with pride because it was a huge achievement. To be able to last in a high profile job as long as I did showed that, for the most part, I did a decent job there.’ – Mark Hughes

‘Every little girl’s dream, every little boy’s dream is to play at Wembley, so for a girl to do it and collect the 100th cap there was just a massive achievement. So, I think that’s when it really hit me.’ – Karen Carney

‘The most important thing is to be successful on the field. Being second in the world is an unbelievable achievement. But for me, as a coach, you want to be the best – you get nothing for being second. We want to be the best in our field.’ – Phil Neville

‘Winning the FA Cup with Manchester United was my biggest achievement.’ – Louis van Gaal

‘I want to compliment Francesco Totti: scoring 206 goals is a great achievement. It does not matter that he has beat me, as he is a great player.’ – Roberto Baggio

‘Graduation is an important day. It is a significant achievement.’ – Stephanie Ruhle

‘I have no regrets about doing ‘Strictly.’ This is the biggest achievement of my life.’ – Caroline Flack

‘When you manage a big team like River Plate or Madrid, they are used to winning titles. The people are happy, but they are used to it. When you have an achievement like I had in Villarreal, reaching the semi-final of the Champions League, finishing second in the league, it’s more than winning a title. It’s more.’ – Manuel Pellegrini

‘The Ballon d’Or nomination is a good achievement for Pogba.’ – Massimiliano Allegri

‘I think I feel good as a South African player that people say that we always get into semifinal and lose… this is one of the biggest achievements to get into semifinal. Not many teams do that. For me, it’s a real achievement.’ – Imran Tahir

‘Making my England debut was a massive achievement.’ – Danny Ings

‘You cannot underestimate Zidane’s achievement of winning the Champions League three times in a row – it must have taken superb skills to motivate the likes of Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema et al to have the desire to become serial Champions League winners.’ – Eniola Aluko

‘Trying mirchi vada was like an achievement for me as it’s too spicy!’ – Manushi Chhillar

‘Beating a record for the oldest World Cup player means that it’s an achievement for my country before it’s an achievement for me.’ – Essam El Hadary

‘It’s not interesting to achieve; the ways of achievement are interesting.’ – Krzysztof Kieslowski

‘Both the quantity and quality of the words children hear during their first three years of life make an enormous difference in how prepared they are to start school, and ultimately, their long-term achievement.’ – Dorothy Bush Koch

‘As far as being the longest-reigning X Division champion, it’s a pretty remarkable achievement, due to all the men who have held it over the years.’ – Austin Aries

‘I think Pakistan was always a destination where it was hard to come and win. I was the coach of the South African team which came here in 2007. We won the Test and one-day series and that was a massive win and achievement because not many sides had come and won in Pakistan.’ – Mickey Arthur

‘It’s an amazing achievement to win a National Business Award and it recognises all of the hard work and determination of the team of people that have made Crafter’s Companion the success that it is today.’ – Sara Davies

‘I’m aware how special an achievement 100 caps is because of the players that have come before me and the amount they’ve given to English cricket.’ – Stuart Broad

‘When you are growing up to even be involved in a Scotland squad is a massive achievement, to go on and play for your country is an amazing thing, something I will never take for granted.’ – John McGinn

‘Stuart Broad’s 400th Test wicket did not come the way he would have wanted – Tom Latham chipped the ball to mid-wicket – but he will take it nonetheless. It is a fantastic achievement.’ – Jonathan Agnew

‘Wired gave ‘Duke Nukem Forever’ the first Vaporware Award, and then the next year it won No. 1 vaporware again, and then again and again until Wired decided, you know what? ‘Duke Nukem’ is just going to get the lifetime achievement award for vaporware.’ – Randy Pitchford

‘I think it is a blessing to be known by the name of your character. How many characters can we count on our fingertips? Not many. To be one of them is a big achievement.’ – Varun Sharma

‘To be recognised as the best in the whole world at something is an achievement.’ – Adebayo Akinfenwa

‘I’ve always been a big believer that winning a Super Bowl is an outstanding achievement, but that doesn’t really reflect on what type of career that a person has had.’ – Donovan McNabb

‘Fighting in a heavier weight class is a big achievement on its own.’ – Amanda Nunes

‘The real story of Netflix is complicated: an epic tale full of struggle, disappointment, drama, humor, and achievement.’ – Marc Randolph

‘For many female wrestlers, the opportunity to fight for the title represents the crowning achievement of their careers.’ – Brandi Rhodes

‘I think working with Amitabh Bachchan in a film is an achievement for me.’ – Sudeep

‘I felt something like a sense of achievement while acting.’ – Sulli

‘I always admired the U.S. as the country of the space shuttle, of technological achievement.’ – Santiago Calatrava

‘To be captain of such a huge club like Chelsea is a great personal achievement.’ – Gary Cahill

‘I think fans acknowledged the effort I have made as a solo artist and as a member of Bigbang throughout the years. It is a very humbling yet gratifying achievement for me.’ – Taeyang

‘Maintenance grants, a proud Labour achievement which made it easier for children from lower and middle income families to go to university, have been abolished in one fell swoop. To be replaced with loans.’ – Angela Rayner

‘I mean getting into parliament was quite an achievement in itself and then I have to pinch myself at the thought of actually running a department.’ – Angela Rayner

‘Anyone can lie. One need only have the requisite intention – in other words, to say something with the intention to deceive. Faking, by contrast, is an achievement. To fake things you have to take people in, yourself included.’ – Roger Scruton

‘I think my biggest achievement is still going out on the road and wanting to make music on the road. It doesn’t matter to me that I am still travelling around because I just love everything about it, I love the lifestyle, and I love being on stage.’ – Katie Melua

‘I think that some part of society is worried that the racial achievement gap is not going to close. And so we’ve become obsessed with trying to find instances of racism to explain it.’ – Heather Mac Donald

‘Any female who thinks that she needs a female in front of her in order to learn as much as she can, or to envision a career in a particular field, has declared herself a follower rather than a pioneer – and a follower based on a characteristic irrelevant to intellectual achievement.’ – Heather Mac Donald

‘I happily watch movies made on the life and achievement of others.’ – Sudha Murty

‘But I don’t pretend I earned a Lifetime Achievement Award.’ – Derek Trucks

‘Although it’s a brilliant achievement, 100 centuries doesn’t mean anything to me.’ – Judd Trump

‘I never did pageants as a kid, but when I got into high school, I did a couple that were tied to a sort of all-around academic student achievement program, something akin to Junior Miss, but not Junior Miss.’ – Shannon Bream

‘To be a part of TT history is a massive achievement. It is one of, if not the greatest races on two wheels, if not on four.’ – Keith Flint

‘When I look at a magazine and I see Kate Winslet, I will buy it because Kate lends it a sense of achievement: she is brilliant, sexy, a mother.’ – Dervla Kirwan

‘We in the Himalayas have the problem of glaciers melting away and we had to make our own glaciers and I don’t consider them proud or great achievement. It is only mainly to adapt to the problems that we have caused in this planet; The real solutions lie elsewhere; maybe people in the big cities of India, China and US can solve it.’ – Sonam Wangchuk

‘It’s a great achievement for a 29-year-old to play 100 Tests.’ – Brian Lara

‘Early care and education helps children build the skills they need for success in kindergarten and can help close the achievement gap.’ – London Breed

‘I want to do everything, so when I started I wanted to be an actress, and I’ve always written funny things. I love that; it gives me a real sense of achievement and joy. I also love presenting. I’d never been interested in it before but found it pretty fun and easy, and I really enjoyed working with a group – standup is so lonely.’ – Ellie Taylor

‘Art in America should be American, drawn from American sources, memorializing American achievement.’ – Gutzon Borglum

‘My biggest achievement at Cardiff is bringing the whole club together in my two years here.’ – Neil Warnock

‘The USMCA is certainly a historic bipartisan achievement by Trump, whose determination produced a trade deal supported by both labor unions and business along with Democrats and Republicans.’ – Eugene Scalia

‘To reach the heights of a truly global sport, in a sport as difficult as this, is a monumental achievement.’ – Israel Adesanya

‘That would be the most powerful thing I’ve ever achieved, if I can take a kid who doesn’t like exercise and get them to enjoy it. That would be the ultimate, ultimate achievement for me.’ – Joe Wicks

‘I have never won a single award – National or Filmfare – and I just hope they don’t give me a Lifetime Achievement Award because I won’t accept it.’ – Chunky Pandey

‘Slumdog Millionaire has been a great achievement. It has opened the doors of Hollywood for Indian cinema.’ – Payal Rohatgi

‘Bollywod films run on the shoulders of its lead actors. The audience goes to watch the actors and talks about the story later. On the contrary, Punjabi films are now running on the shoulders of their stories and content, which is an achievement.’ – Binnu Dhillon

‘In Congress, I will fight for an education system that bridges the opportunity gap in order to help close the achievement gap, and prioritize models that sustain and enrich whole people and communities.’ – Deb Haaland

‘When I was a child, I wanted to grow taller than a certain standard set by our teacher. When I expressed that desire, my teacher asked me if I thought of myself as a Chiranjeevi. Since then, I have heard a number of people liken the very name ‘Chiranjeevi’ to impossible achievement.’ – Satyadev Kancharana

‘To be the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United is a great achievement for me which I am going to cherish for the rest of my life because it’s not easy to dream something and it comes true. It’s a great feeling.’ – Odion Ighalo

‘The two main attributes of MindTree culture are high achievement orientation and high caring.’ – Ashok Soota

‘The New Zealand culture and nature is such that we find it very difficult to celebrate creative achievement. In order to get New Zealanders’ respect you have to dominate the world like Peter Jackson has done. He is absolutely revered.’ – Niki Caro

‘I am very happy to have been called up by the national team. It’s indeed another achievement in my career and I’ve worked a lot and very hard for this moment.’ – Ederson

‘The first nation to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 could have an economic advantage as well as a tremendous public-health achievement. Doses will be limited initially as suppliers ramp up, and a country will focus on inoculating most of its own population first.’ – Scott Gottlieb

‘Twinkle’s role has made me so popular that wherever I go, people instantly call me Twinkle. I believe, for an actor, this is certainly a big achievement.’ – Jasmin Bhasin

‘I can only compare myself to the players I was playing against. To say I won the Order of Merit playing only seven events out of 17 was to me a big achievement.’ – Ian Poulter

‘I may not be a big star, but I am appreciated by one and all. I feel that’s an achievement.’ – Sathyapriya

‘I scored eight goals in 12 games against Spurs. I’m proud of this achievement because I know this rivalry is very important for the Arsenal fans – when you score eight times against Spurs you are an idol for them. And I know the Spurs fans hate me. I know this and it is a good sensation.’ – Robert Pires

‘I want my sheer work to to speak for my talent and it will be quite an achievement, I believe, if producers and directors look at my work and offer me something.’ – Sanam Saeed

‘That’s my achievement actually – when a mother says that she didn’t marry off her 14-year-old daughter because of me, or when a woman tells me that she continued to study after watching my dramas – those comments mean a lot.’ – Sanam Saeed

‘The success of Indian music at the Oscars is a great achievement.’ – Gulzar

‘Winning the Championship was my biggest achievement.’ – Chris Hughton

‘There are many songs… but there’s one song from the movie ‘Mr. X’ called ‘Tu Jo Hain,’ and it’s special. People usually ask me what my biggest achievement is so I tell them that it is hidden in this song.’ – Ankit Tiwari

‘Under communism, individuals are merely a means to be used toward the achievement of the ends of the collective nation-state. Thus, individuals can be easily sacrificed for the nation-state’s goals.’ – Robert C. O’Brien

‘I see ‘Jekyll’ as a very scary comedy thriller, partly because Hyde is violent and frightening as a character but at the same time he’s very funny – and that’s quite an achievement.’ – Denis Lawson

‘I never feel proud of my work and say that this is my biggest achievement.’ – Arvind Swami

‘Men do really dumb things. We see weapons of mass destruction where there are none. We over-emphasize sports. We place athletic achievement ahead of academic achievement. We spoil and pamper child athletes and then complain when they act spoiled and pampered as adults.’ – Jason Whitlock

‘The motorway network helps bind Britain together. It remains an extraordinary achievement, making a huge contribution to our economy and our way of life.’ – Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis

‘To win four games in a row at any point in the season for any team in the Premier League is a great achievement.’ – Kasper Schmeichel

‘For me it’s my biggest sporting achievement being Conor McGregor’s sparring partner.’ – Artem Lobov

‘To be playing in the Premier League from where I’ve come from is a big achievement.’ – Dwight Gayle

‘Happiness is a feeling of your own achievement, and it signifies goals.’ – Jaya Prada

‘When people say: ‘What’s your biggest achievement?’ Giving birth. Forget the rest of it.’ – Emma Hayes

‘Women’s football in its right is something to celebrate and the quality and the achievement of all the females I represent, it is an insult to them that we talk about women’s football being a step down.’ – Emma Hayes

‘The ‘Middle Ages/Dark Ages’ were of course no such thing. Achievement in the Arabian crescent was sensational then.’ – Bettany Hughes

‘Religion is an easy target for accusations of repression and misogyny, but achievement in the sacred and therefore socio-political sphere was often an option for women, thanks not to brawn, but to brain.’ – Bettany Hughes

‘Being a young kid from the hood in Paris, growing up in poverty and then scoring the goal that took Chelsea to the Champions League semi-finals, that felt like a great achievement.’ – Demba Ba

‘Where I am from, being able to play in the Champions League is an achievement in itself.’ – Demba Ba

‘From his lifetime of experience as a turnaround expert in private equity to his experience with the turnaround mission of the Olympics to his successful term as a blue state GOP governor, Romney can point to a record of bipartisan leadership and achievement that Obama can only talk about.’ – Margaret Hoover

‘We have a lot to learn from the Tudor education system. It had diversity, placed rigorous demands on its students, and encouraged high achievement.’ – David Starkey

‘If you do something right you get a real sense of achievement and an adrenalin rush.’ – Paul Young

‘We must make it clear to younger girls that being someone’s wife is not an achievement.’ – Reham Khan

‘I will be captain for my teammates and be captain of Manchester United is an important achievement for me but I think everyone is the captain, everyone needs to help and be a leader in their own way, leadership is different in every player.’ – Bruno Fernandes

‘Connecticut’s public schools are among the best in the nation, but there’s more that we can do to close achievement gaps so that we can provide more of our youngest students with the tools they need to achieve careers in leading fields when they become adults.’ – Ned Lamont

‘For an actor, that is the biggest achievement, to be known by your character name.’ – Madalsa Sharma

‘I would rate my TV football skills as an amazing achievement by the editors.’ – Brett Goldstein

‘Doubles players achievement need to be highlighted.’ – Jwala Gutta

‘You must understand that to get an Olympic medal is a huge achievement.’ – Milkha Singh

‘It is a big achievement to win a medal at the World Cup. Winning a medal is like doing well at Wimbledon, in tennis. It is one of the biggest shooting competitions in the world.’ – Abhinav Bindra

‘Someone like Jessica Ennis-Hill having her first baby then bouncing back to become world champion in the space of the year. I maybe wouldn’t have appreciated just how big an achievement that was until I had my own child. It’s an incredible thing.’ – Chris Hoy

‘Getting fit and eating well doesn’t always seem easy. But at the end of day when you start to see a difference, you will feel a sense of achievement and accomplishment.’ – Chris Hoy

‘Do I think I can get 25 goals? Yes. If you set targets, they must be sky high because if you finish just under it’s still going to be a good achievement.’ – Ivan Toney

‘I loved that pressure. That’s what fuels you as a player. That achievement of playing for Celtic is massive. All the fans put that pressure on your head but it makes sure you go and perform.’ – Scott Sinclair

‘Sir Alex Ferguson is the most impressive person I’ve met in terms of charisma and achievement.’ – Angus Deayton

‘Winning is more fun than any personal stat achievement.’ – Luke Kuechly

‘To win against Roger was a big achievement for me.’ – Kei Nishikori

‘I have seen my father and his journey and how he got his first film. That was a sense of achievement for him.’ – Athiya Shetty

‘There are so many different ways in which someone is ‘intelligent.’ In my opinion this doesn’t always have to be measured by academic achievement.’ – Stacey Solomon

‘All of a sudden, it wasn’t quite good enough to make the fourth round of a Grand Slam, when my whole life before that it was an incredible achievement and something that I had only done a couple of times.’ – Mardy Fish

‘Ram Lal Thakur is not only a five-time MLA but also three-time minister, yet he lacks a single achievement to his name.’ – Anurag Thakur

‘I find this western idea that ageing is wrong really distasteful. You should be happy that you look 50, you look 60, you’ve got to 70 – it should be an achievement.’ – Corinne Bailey Rae

‘To win four titles in a season is quite an achievement.’ – Hulk

‘The years up to the age of 40 are Capricorn’s apprenticeship years, when you get to know love. Life. Letters. The world. After that comes achievement and recognition.’ – Saeed Jaffrey

‘Labour politicians ask ‘Why do so few children from poor backgrounds go to university?’ Well, I’ll tell them. It’s because they don’t go to schools that let their talents and intelligence and energy flow. Give them the right schools, with discipline and order and a love of learning, and they will have a chance of real academic achievement.’ – Damian Green

‘Many families move to Ilford North because of our excellent schools and their reputation for academic achievement.’ – Wes Streeting

‘In one way, we think it’s kind of an amazing achievement what we’ve done. At the same time, we’d like 6 million more people to know about what we’re doing.’ – Russell Mael

‘My biggest achievement apart from my children is the fact I did turn my life around.’ – Kerry Katona

‘For parents, graduation is one of the proudest moments of their lives. For many parents of disabled children, it is an achievement they never thought would happen for their offspring. For disabled students, however, graduation can be one of the most humiliating events we’ll experience.’ – Liz Carr

‘Winning four Bundesliga titles in a row is a historic achievement.’ – Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

‘Even at the end of the season, it’s always about the next achievement, the next thing we can do. And I want to be like that – that’s how I think you get the next one. One day I’m sure I will look back with so many special memories – probably too many to even talk about – but that will be the time I’ll enjoy it.’ – Eddie Howe

‘Playing week in week out at a decent level was a good achievement.’ – Reece James

‘There aren’t many players who have won both the FA Youth Cup and the senior trophy – Ryan Giggs is one, which just goes to show what a special achievement it is. It has been a lifetime goal and now I’ve done it.’ – David James

‘If you said to me that in your first year in the Premier League you can win the Player of the Year, it would be amazing. But, what I really want in my first year is to win the Premier League. That would be my biggest achievement.’ – Ruben Dias

‘When I say Pochettino’s greatest achievement at Spurs, people will say ‘He got them to a Champions League final’ but is that enough? Does that automatically catapult you into that elite bracket because you took a team to a Champions League final? For me, it doesn’t.’ – Darren Bent

‘In 1807, Britain led the way in abolishing the global slave trade. In 2015, Theresa May built on that historic achievement with another fine reform, the Modern Slavery Act. We didn’t need the E.U. for either.’ – Nick Boles

‘I’d like to write a play, and I’d like to write a sitcom, but these things take a lot of application. It would be an enormous feeling of achievement if I managed to do that, but I think it speaks volumes that I’ve written lots of poems.’ – Tim Key

‘Gaming has a certain form in which it is organized. It has different levels and a sense of participation. Achievement is very important. You are constantly judged in relation to earning points. I think that’s a way many people have learned to understand the world.’ – Hito Steyerl

‘The biggest achievement of my life has to be when I was wished by Paris Hilton on my birthday.’ – Himanshi Khurana

‘Surprisingly, people are listening to ‘Pushpa’ songs in all languages. That’s a big achievement for us.’ – Devi Sri Prasad

‘The songs in ‘Singam,’ especially the ‘Stole My Heart… ‘ and ‘Kadhal Vandhal… numbers, are being played in pubs and night clubs in Chennai. I consider that an achievement.’ – Devi Sri Prasad