Top 556 Achieve Quotes of 2020

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“Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“You can’t achieve anything without getting in someone’s way.”

― Abba Eban

“Without my services, Pakistan would never have been the first Muslim nuclear nation. We were able to achieve the capability under very tough circumstances, but we did it.”

― Abdul Qadeer Khan

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

― Abraham Lincoln

“I’d been told countless times, even before I got into pro wrestling, that I would never amount to anything and that I’d never achieve this dream.”

― Adam Cole

“If the amount of hours spent on FarmVille were spent on actual farming, imagine what we could achieve.”

― Adam Dell

“This medal goes to show that you don’t always have to have the best facilities, the best organisation, the best of everything to achieve.”

― Adam Peaty

“I’ve long struggled with my body image and have worked hard to achieve a healthy weight.”

― Adam Richman

“But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral.”

― Adam Schiff

“It’s vital that low-income Americans have access to communications services, including broadband Internet, which Lifeline helps to achieve.”

― Ajit Pai

“Countries that want to achieve sustainable growth must cater for diverse forms of work and consider the rights of all workers.”

― Alain Dehaze

“I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown.”

― Alan Autry

“If you want to achieve a high goal, you’re going to have to take some chances.”

― Alberto Salazar

“Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.”

― Aldous Huxley

“Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.”

― Alexandre Dumas

“I am certainly glad to be the first Chilean ever playing for Arsenal. I will do my best to achieve every possible thing with the club.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I know there are certain things I may never achieve depending on whether I stay at the Ospreys or go.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“Who can keep the country safe? Who can make India a superpower? Can a coalition of 23 parties do so? Only Prime Minister Narendra Modi can achieve this.”

― Amit Shah

“Except two or three parties, most parties are dependent on one family. I believe that only parties where internal democracy is alive can achieve the ideals of democracy.”

― Amit Shah

“Whether the work that I do shall succeed or achieve critical acclaim is for the audience to decide.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“I don’t have anything in particular to achieve; I don’t want to go any particular direction. I just want to take up the challenges of life as we go along.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“Keeping politics out of the courtroom is a goal every state aspires to achieve.”

― Amul Thapar

“Our goal should be to achieve joy.”

― Ana Castillo

“I’d been watching documentaries about early rock where white artists took ‘race records’ from blues and soul musicians to achieve mass appeal. I wanted to flip that and do an EP covering only white artists.”

― Anderson Paak

“I am hungry, I want to achieve something with Chelsea.”

― Andre Schurrle

“When you start to achieve success, you want to get more.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“As a player, you just want to be at a club where you can achieve everything you want to.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“There’s nothing to be said for opposition. You can only talk about things and you can lay your plans. You can’t actually achieve very much; you have to be in government for that.”

― Andrew Mitchell

“When it comes to Senate reform, in general, I’ve always been a believer in an elected Senate and would hope to achieve aspects of Senate reform.”

― Andrew Scheer

“For somebody who comes from Europe, I can only say if we give up this principle of territorial integrity of countries, then we will not be able to maintain the peaceful order of Europe that we’ve been able to achieve.”

― Angela Merkel

“I learned that you can accomplish so much, no matter what the limitations may be. You just gotta believe to achieve.”

― Ann-Marie Campbell

“Fashion, which often seems to be on a path to be bigger, more Instagram-ready, can also achieve its best through sincerity.”

― Anna Wintour

“We have to achieve what we can, and if we haven’t yet learned that we are not always going to get our way this could be frustrating.”

― Anne Northup

“Anita Roddick was amazing. Her presence in a room was full of light, and everything she worked to achieve still resonates now.”

― Annie Lennox

“Far too often, girls are not given the space and opportunities they need to achieve their full potential.”

― Antonio Guterres

“I was able to overcome my failures because I was always confident of my abilities and was sure I could achieve what I had set out for.”

― Anupam Kher

“Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve.”

― Ariel Sharon

“If you want to achieve something and have results and win competitions at a high level, you have to defend as a team.”

― Arjen Robben

“Your life moves in patterns toward things, and things that we achieve finally are part of this mosaic. I just think that we create our own fate.”

― Arne Glimcher

“For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he needs to achieve a goal.”

― Arsene Wenger

“Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives.”

― Arthur Hays Sulzberger

“Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.”

― Arthur Helps

“There are a lot of hours and a lot of sacrifices you have to make to achieve your dreams as a tennis player.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“I just continue to work on what I want to work on, and I’m not rushing to achieve anything, really.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“When I’m later in the competition, I get antsy. I’m seeing everybody else go and achieve things. It’s like I’m just twiddling my thumbs.”

― Ashton Eaton

“Our words, actions, and diplomatic efforts should be aimed at trying to achieve pragmatic goals rather than creating rhetorical effect.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“It could achieve a lot if everyone in Burma could stop saying something is good if it is not good, or say something is just if it is not just.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“I’ve been repeating ad nauseam that we in Burma, we are weak with regard to the culture of negotiated compromises, that we have to develop the ability to achieve such compromises.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.”

― Ayn Rand

“The Czech Republic is a dynamic United Nations Member State, active on the Human Rights Council, contributing to the peaceful settlement of disputes, and helping other countries to achieve a democratic transition.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Midori has been a steadfast supporter of the United Nations, as a Messenger of Peace and more recently by encouraging our efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

― Barack Obama

“Refinancing doesn’t reduce your debt, it just restructures it, so be clear about what you want to achieve with a refi.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“Outcome is simply the final score: Who won the game; what numbers came up in a roll of the dice; how high did a stock go. Outcome is the result, regardless of the method used to achieve it. It is not controllable.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“You have a goal in life, and to achieve what you want, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”

― Bayley

“Interest rates are used to achieve overall economic stability.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The children of the unemployed achieve less in school and appear to have reduced long-term earnings prospects.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences… essential to that institution’s ability to function effectively and achieve its mandated objectives.”

― Ben Bernanke

“To minimize market uncertainty and achieve the maximum effect of its policies, the Federal Reserve is committed to providing the public as much information as possible about the uses of its balance sheet, plans regarding future uses of its balance sheet, and the criteria on which the relevant decisions are based.”

― Ben Bernanke

“To achieve a more balanced international system over time, countries with excessive and unsustainable trade surpluses will need to allow their exchange rates to better reflect market fundamentals.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.”

― Ben Stein

“When my father was assassinated, I decided that I would not compete with his memory, but the priority would be to achieve his dream.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.”

― Bill Gates

“There’s a point you get to on the stage where you’re not remembering lines but living them, and you reach this pure moment which, really, is more intense than what you can achieve in life.”

― Bill Pullman

“It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much.”

― Billy Sheehan

“If you are not able to transmit what you’re trying to achieve to your collaborators, you will only have minions – or morons.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“We’re not a Church of preservation but rather a Church of proclamation. To achieve this end, we must be open to significant, if not revolutionary, changes in how the Archdiocese with its parishes and ministries is organized, how it’s resourced, how it’s staffed.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“There’s so much left to achieve, there’s so much more to do, there’s so much that has not been done.”

― Blu Cantrell

“If it took multiple debt ceiling hikes, I’d rather achieve the savings.”

― Bob Corker

“We believe very passionately that an international approach is necessary to achieve some of these goals.”

― Bob Menendez

“I was a sheet metal worker, then a metal engineer, then a Pontin’s bluecoat, then a comedian. You can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it.”

― Bradley Walsh

“It’s not the part of being a celebrity that’s so attractive to me. It’s being recognized for your accomplishments and what you’ve done… becoming closer to what you want to achieve in life.”

― Brandon Adams

“Children who play regularly with their peers are most likely to achieve the highest levels of adjustment as adults.”

― Brian Sutton-Smith

“You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.”

― Brian Tracy

“The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.”

― Brian Tracy

“I read an article in ‘Forbes’ entitled ‘Six Ways To Achieve Any Goal,’ and it really inspired me and helped me get to where I am today.”

― Bryson Tiller

“I read an article in Forbes entitled ‘Six Ways To Achieve Any Goal,’ and it really inspired me and helped me get to where I am today. Now everything is completely different – but I’m still not satisfied.”

― Bryson Tiller

“Don’t take no as an answer – anyone can achieve anything.”

― Buddy Murphy

“Unfortunately, kids are led to believe things are easier to achieve than they really are.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Does it make sense for the U.S. to expend hundreds of billions of dollars to mount a new Apollo-style program to return to the moon? Or have we blazed that trail? Shouldn’t we help other nations achieve this goal with their own resources but with our help?”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Bipartisanship is really tough to achieve when everyone on both sides is left with a bad, bad taste in their mouths.”

― Campbell Brown

“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.”

― Carlton Fisk

“It’s clear that means testing can direct limited resources to the elderly in need and achieve better results in poverty alleviation.”

― Carrie Lam

“You can’t really achieve anything in three years.”

― Cate Blanchett

“You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.”

― Cathy Freeman

“Somehow, you can achieve a directness in the novel that you can’t get anywhere else.”

― Chad Harbach

“Only if you aspire for more will you achieve more.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Don’t cut corners or compromise to achieve your dreams.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I applaud President Obama for launching his ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative that is aimed to empower our youth to achieve success.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“The United States cannot achieve significant economic growth without expanding exports.”

― Charles Boustany

“It is certainly possible that the Greek economy can revive and achieve some growth over the years ahead.”

― Charles Dallara

“Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.”

― Charles J. Givens

“I studied what principles under-laid peace and prosperity and concluded the only way to achieve societal well-being was through a system of economic freedom.”

― Charles Koch

“Not until he stood at the altar did he achieve a sense of being hale and furnished. It was strange, he thought, that a man would find his surest current in the spot where he felt least worthy.”

― Charles Tennyson Turner

“It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.”

― Charlotte Whitton

“Torture produces unreliable evidence and therefore doesn’t achieve and protect anybody. Torture corrupts those who are doing the torturing.”

― Cherie Blair

“To achieve important things, we have to sacrifice what’s important to us. That’s an idea that’s very central to Indian thinking.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“Each of my career decisions has been very much about doing what I wanted to achieve in the role and then finding another challenge.”

― Chris Liddell

“I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You’ve got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it.”

― Chuck Norris

“I think I can achieve more outside the political arena.”

― Chuck Norris

“There are millions of people, refugees, who have experienced the same conflicts and struggles I did. They have the same potential to defy the odds and achieve great things.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“The most important thing is the time you spend with the coach and what you all achieve.”

― Clint Dempsey

“I do indie films for the sense of fulfillment and to achieve my goals as an artist.”

― Coco Martin

“The idea that putting Americans ‘first’ requires a withdrawal from the world is simply wrongheaded because a retreat would achieve exactly the opposite for our citizens.”

― Colin Powell

“I’ve taken on impossible fights before and won and I’ve done it not by taking on the tactics and techniques of demagogues and bullies but by calling people to our higher angels, calling to the moral imagination of communities about what we can be and what we can achieve together.”

― Cory Booker

“I want to become one of the greatest managers that has ever lived. Why not? If it doesn’t happen, then I’ve given everything, and I’d be proud of whatever I’m able to achieve.”

― Craig Bellamy

“Psychologically, when you’ve been overweight, you want to achieve the polar opposite.”

― Craig David

“In my mind, I never doubted whether I was going to achieve what I wanted to do. I just had to decide what it is I wanted to do.”

― Curt Schilling

“Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.”

― Curt Schilling

“Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights – compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market.”

― Cynthia McKinney

“Military history shows air action only cannot achieve the goal of defeating an enemy.”

― Dan Coats

“I think my father had a certain degree of insecurity and need to achieve.”

― Dan Hill

“After defining an idea of what I want to achieve, through a series of storyboard images, I’ll go to the ends of the earth to create it, whether that involves obscure camera lenses or the latest electronic techniques.”

― Daniel Barber

“When playing music, it is possible to achieve a unique sense of peace.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.”

― Daniel J. Boorstin

“Often, just explicitly acknowledging how the other side must see things can help them open up to see your side and can help both parties achieve a fair and constructive outcome.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“I don’t want to limit myself on what I can achieve.”

― Danny Ings

“Holding a note is a very difficult thing – you have to use your whole body to achieve a perfect pitch.”

― Daphne Guinness

“I had once been told my ability to read would only reach that of a ten-year-old, but I was determined to achieve more.”

― Darcey Bussell

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’”

― Dave Barry

“I think everything I do is normal, not paranormal but normal. It’s using the power of the mind to achieve whatever we can endure.”

― David Blaine

“I’m most proud of helping so many others achieve their dreams as founders.”

― David Cohen

“I don’t want to spread myself so thin that I achieve nothing.”

― David Droga

“Namely the manager will assess what he believes a player is worth and he will discuss that with the board and then we will go after that target. If we can achieve it at that target, great, but if we can’t we will have to move on to the next player.”

― David Gill

“Success isn’t something you achieve by accident, but rather by design.”

― David H. Murdock

“If we’re going to achieve compassion in the machines and also feel safe with the machines, to raise machines with human-like values, we need to make them human-like by simulating, or perhaps eventually imitating, human beings in high accuracy from top to bottom.”

― David Hanson

“No two people who make a movie on a certain budget scale are going to achieve the same thing because it just depends on what sort of favors you can call, and what sort of dynamics you can pull in the play.”

― David Lowery

“In a few hundred years you have achieved in America what it took thousands of years to achieve in Europe.”

― David McCallum

“No doubt about it, the higher you achieve, the higher you reach.”

― David McNeill

“President Obama has said that our aspirations should be realistic. We are not going to turn one of the poorest countries in the world, that was plunged into 30 years of war, into an advanced, industrialized, Western-style democracy. What we want to achieve is Afghanistan’s capacity to secure and govern itself.”

― David Petraeus

“In some ways, you have to fail some. You have to figure that stuff out, because if I didn’t have an Hakeem Olajuwon, would I have been able to achieve the heights that I did achieve? I don’t think so. He pushed me, and I pushed him.”

― David Robinson

“I was always curious. I wanted to learn a little about a lot of things, and I really had to get pushed to achieve.”

― David Robinson

“Players playing with a lot of confidence can achieve great things.”

― David Seaman

“But you do have to start young as a dancer if you’re going to achieve the physical skills necessary.”

― Deborah Bull

“The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.”

― Denis Waitley

“When one guy is doing good, it makes all the others want to achieve greatness.”

― Deontay Wilder

“’Reflection’ and ‘Going Nowhere’ would’ve been great singles because that’s the exact sound that we wanted to achieve.”

― Dinah Jane

“I would have been a frustrated man had I not achieved what I wanted to achieve as a cricketer.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“Giving back to the communities and institutions that helped us achieve success is a value we share and a privilege we embrace.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“It is the natural order of things that successive generations will achieve more than their predecessors.”

― Dominic Holland

“In a multipolar world, there must be more powers capable of taking responsibility, the U.S. and Europe must be able to unite to achieve peace in the Middle East.”

― Dominique de Villepin

“One has to take initiative in life to achieve what he or she wants.”

― Donald Johanson

“Integrated schools help students achieve academic success in the present and personal success in the future.”

― Donna Brazile

“And frankly, when I made that record, hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve.”

― Duncan Sheik

“You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic.”

― Dylan Moran

“Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.”

― Eddie Rickenbacker

“Working hard, I hope to achieve the things I did in Manchester with Roma.”

― Edin Dzeko

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”

― Edmund Burke

“No amount of debt restructuring, even debt forgiveness, will help the Greeks achieve real prosperity. What they need is not short-term relief but, rather, a long-term cure.”

― Edmund Phelps

“What gets left out is the narrative between the bullets, which would tell us who’s going to do what and how we’re going to achieve the generic goals on the list.”

― Edward Tufte

“I could do whatever I wanted as a girl, whatever my brother did. I could play against the boys and achieve whatever they did.”

― Elena Delle Donne

“The long-standing, non-partisan and publicly-declared foreign policy commitment of the United States is clear. We will do whatever is required to prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons. Our nation has not ruled out any option that may be required to achieve this objective, including the use of military force.”

― Elijah Cummings

“A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.”

― Ellen Glasgow

“I would like to make sure, first of all, that our women in the informal sector – I mean, these are the farmers and the traders; many of them are not educated, many of them lacking literacy – be able to give them better working conditions. And we’ve done a lot to be able to achieve that.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve.”

― Elvis Costello

“We should reconsider greater integration of North America to achieve a region that is more competitive and capable of creating more jobs.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“’Billy Elliot’ embodies the idea that anyone can achieve anything regardless of their socio-economic background.”

― Eric Fellner

“It is only by giving people the tools to empower themselves will they be able to achieve their potential.”

― Esther McVey

“The people I believed in were people like William Lever, the great philanthropic industrialist – self-made men who realised anyone could achieve.”

― Esther McVey

“I definitely don’t want to achieve some kind of rock star status.”

― Ethan Suplee

“Increasingly, I’m inspired by entrepreneurs who run nonprofit organizations that fund themselves, or for-profit organizations that achieve social missions while turning a profit.”

― Ethan Zuckerman

“I take a more holistic approach to fitness than trying to achieve a certain body to display.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“It’s amazing how much the human mind and body can do and achieve.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“The Triple Crown is an attractive target because it is so difficult to achieve.”

― Fernando Alonso

“I’m incredibly impressed by people who organize to achieve a goal, and believe that they can make a difference and then go ahead and do just that. I think it’s incredible.”

― Fiona Apple

“To achieve the very pinnacle of good taste, the neoclassicists wrote their plays entirely in alexandrine verse, a rarefied meter that is uniquely tailored to the French language and fits no other.”

― Florence King

“I think that if you stay positive and remain positive, you can definitely achieve the things you set out to.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“During a term in office there are highs and lows, but what counts is that the goal is set as well as the means to achieve it, and the force we put into getting results.”

― Francois Hollande

“I think less is more when it comes to make-up; this really helps achieve a lighter complexion. Heavy make-up creates a canvas and can dull the skin.”

― Francois Nars

“If you game Facebook and Google in the right way, then you can achieve a mass audience.”

― Franklin Foer

“I believe that we have been doing this not primarily to achieve riches or even honour, but rather because we were interested in the work, enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile.”

― Frederick Sanger

“This means that to entrust to science – or to deliberate control according to scientific principles – more than scientific method can achieve may have deplorable effects.”

― Friedrich August von Hayek

“When I spoke to some players that had already played in the Premier League, they said it was going to be very difficult, but I put in my head that by working hard, you can achieve your goals.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“I don’t know a lot of people who achieve what they have really dreamed of as a little girl.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“Any great club needs the mentality to go on and achieve things – it is what clubs like United have.”

― Gareth Barry

“I had my freedom, and I had my comfortable life, but I couldn’t accept the fact that the politicians were making it increasingly difficult for my kids and millions of others to achieve their dreams as I had achieved mine. So, in 2012, I ran for president.”

― Gary Johnson

“Many people leave government disillusioned about its ability to achieve change and cynical about politicians. I left with rather opposite lessons.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“My mother enjoyed few things more than investing in the underdogs and showing them that they were special and could achieve their dreams.”

― Geoffrey S. Fletcher

“Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.”

― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“Generally, the realm in which black playwrights have been allowed to achieve success has been social realism or musicals.”

― George C. Wolfe

“My father ran for Congress in 2004, and I got a sense that there is no way to achieve much success without a certain amount of compromise.”

― George Clooney

“You can achieve only that which you will do.”

― George Halas

“Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.”

― George Orwell

“Let’s make New York the safest state in America – that must be our goal. Let’s achieve it together.”

― George Pataki

“Roy Hill had to achieve more than 4,000 approvals, permits, and licences and more again for construction. The delays and costs of this were not only humungous and waste of human resources but did nothing to assist productivity.”

― Gina Rinehart

“We really believe that whatever we put our minds to, we can achieve.”

― Giuliana Rancic

“There is a tendency in all of us to ask for better statistical performance. There is a tendency to impose quotas behind which usually lies imposition of pressure to achieve improved statistics.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“In a global marketplace with its increased insecurities and – indeed often – volatility and instability, national economic stability is at a premium, the precondition for all we can achieve, and no nation can secure the high levels of sustainable investment it needs without both monetary and fiscal stability together.”

― Gordon Brown

“When things are difficult, you have to be sure of who you are and what you want to achieve.”

― Gordon Brown

“I cook, I create, I’m incredibly excited by what I do, I’ve still got a lot to achieve.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need.”

― Gordon Smith

“When you want too much, you don’t usually achieve much.”

― Granit Xhaka

“You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.”

― Gro Harlem Brundtland

“It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.”

― Gustav Mahler

“Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.”

― Gwendolyn Brooks

“The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it?”

― H. G. Wells

“If you want to achieve something, you’re going to run into roadblocks, but you have to learn how to pivot and explore your options.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“The story of Americans is the story of arrested metamorphoses. Those who achieve success come to a halt and accept themselves as they are. Those who fail become resigned and accept themselves as they are.”

― Harold Rosenberg

“Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.”

― Harold S. Geneen

“A constructive approach to diplomacy doesn’t mean relinquishing one’s rights. It means engaging with one’s counterparts, on the basis of equal footing and mutual respect, to address shared concerns and achieve shared objectives.”

― Hassan Rouhani

“There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.”

― Havelock Ellis

“I can’t do a film after having debated it. I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team. I issue directives. I do not achieve it otherwise.”

― Hayao Miyazaki

“There is a lot to say about what Bikini Kill and other ‘riot grrrl’ bands were able to achieve when they first set out. They were not some momentary, convulsive, creative spasm of independent music. There was a very real, relevant point of view being expressed.”

― Henry Rollins

“When I was growing up, I was told I was stupid and that I would never achieve. I suffered from dyslexia, and in those days it wasn’t recognised.”

― Henry Winkler

“Southwest isn’t a ‘This is my job, that’s your job’ kind of company. Being successful is our job, and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to achieve that.”

― Herb Kelleher

“A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.”

― Herbert Read

“I’m able to be able to achieve certain things that others aren’t – whether it’s a reaction time or the idea of a coffee that’s about to be spilled and I’m able to grab it before anyone else or whatever it is.”

― Hilary Knight

“People expect a lot for me now, and I will achieve that.”

― Hima Das

“I know there are many great talents, much more talented than I am, but they haven’t been able to achieve what I have.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“My No. 1 goal, and what I’ve spent my entire life striving to achieve is to win a World Cup. I want to retire so badly with that World Cup, but if I don’t, then I’ll retire knowing that I’ve done everything I could to get it.”

― Hope Solo

“Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand.”

― Howard Schultz

“You must find something that you deeply love and are passionate about and are willing to sacrifice a lot to achieve.”

― Howard Schultz

“Online advertising works, although it lands especially on search engines like Google and Yahoo. They achieve much higher revenues online than the websites of publishing companies.”

― Hubert Burda

“Every girl brought up in the ’90s would idolise Madhuri and would want to work with her. I’m just happy that I’ve been able to achieve that.”

― Huma Qureshi

“With the Roses, I knew we were great; I felt that we would achieve something. On my own, I had no idea.”

― Ian Brown

“Anything I wanted to do and achieve has not been influential in my life, but my failures have.”

― Imtiaz Ali

“To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it.”

― Irving Babbitt

“By erasing barriers of races, colors, continents, genres, or languages, we can achieve the whole world moving their head to the same beat.”

― J Balvin

“If you’re against globalisation, it doesn’t achieve much by sort of bombing the head offices of Shell or Nestle. You unsettle people much more by blowing up an Oxfam shop because people can’t understand the motive.”

― J. G. Ballard

“No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist.”

― J. Paul Getty

“As we continue advancing and leveraging GIS and as we keep bringing in new generations of technology as well as new generations of people, my sense is we’re going to achieve extraordinary things.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I don’t think there’s any such thing as perfection. But I’m a perfectionist. I don’t believe in the idea of perfection, but I will strive to achieve it.”

― Jack Garratt

“Generally the younger generation are not hard working. They will have to put in more effort to achieve results in tournaments. most of them can perform well but they cannot deliver when they play abroad.”

― Jahangir Khan

“My goal is to be the best. That’s my thing I want to achieve – the best that I can be – and hopefully, that’s the best player in the NBA.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

― Jake LaMotta

“To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.”

― James Allen

“He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.”

― James Allen

“No matter what heights you achieve, even if you’re Brad Pitt, the slide is coming, sure as death and taxes.”

― James Caan

“As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.”

― James Cash Penney

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”

― James Lane Allen

“Children from a given family background, when put in schools of different social compositions, will achieve at quite different levels.”

― James S. Coleman

“We have a responsibility to make sure that the limited resources we have are spent efficiently and effectively and that programs achieve their mission.”

― James T. Walsh

“I’m freakishly competitive, so I set a date to achieve a certain weight or fitness.”

― Jamie Bamber

“If you work at it, you can achieve it.”

― Jamie Brewer

“If you go into a tournament thinking that you’re not going to do anything, you might as well not be there because you won’t achieve anything.”

― Jamie Vardy

“Technology is only an enabler, which can help achieve the intention of the person who is using it.”

― Jane Chen

“Not too many people in cocktail parties are aware of Bioprinting and growing organs, or the coming technological singularity; I’ve seen very little philosophical speculation about how far we can go, how much we could achieve.”

― Jason Silva

“Digital products are, for the most part, services that empower consumers to achieve something that they couldn’t do before. Every screen must reflect your value proposition.”

― Jay Samit

“I am not close to retirement. I still have a lot more that I can achieve. There are younger guys coming into F1, but I am not old and I’m not finished.”

― Jean Alesi

“The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one.”

― Jean Racine

“Our children can achieve great things when we set high expectations for them.”

― Jeb Bush

“If you can’t believe, you can’t achieve.”

― Jeff Long

“A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“The Platform for Action gives due emphasis to the fact that women globally have continued to have insufficient access to the resources necessary to achieve economic independence.”

― Jenny Shipley

“President Clinton was able to achieve budget surpluses despite a divided government.”

― Jim Cooper

“What enables us to achieve our greatness contains the seeds of our destruction.”

― Jim Valvano

“Labels need to work with artists to help them achieve their best work, not to jam records out that are half-baked or three-quarters baked.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“If you keep working hard and not take ‘no’ for an answer, you achieve.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“The issue in Web accessibility is the fact that blind and visually-impaired people need the single biggest boost to achieve equivalence, since the real-world Web is a visual medium.”

― Joe Clark

“I’ve accomplished a lot, but I still have more dreams that I want to achieve.”

― Joe Jonas

“In a well-run tech company, small, elite groups who have ownership in the company are given the freedom to define and achieve their tasks in line with a broader mission that they have internalized as their own.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“We founded Palantir in 2003-2004 because we perceived a giant gap between how the defense and intelligence community was harnessing technology to achieve its goals and what we had seen was possible in Silicon Valley over the last decade.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“A career is a journey. I’ve been fortunate enough to work and be very successful over three decades, but I haven’t achieved nearly what I want to achieve yet.”

― Joey Lawrence

“For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine.”

― Johannes Tauler

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.”

― John D. Rockefeller

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

― John F. Kennedy

“You want your company to be a vehicle for many people to achieve their dreams.”

― John Landgraf

“Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved, and will continue to achieve, in the coming years.”

― John Linder

“Comedy is very, very hard to achieve.”

― John Lithgow

“I think it’s fair to say that the Nobel Prize is the highest honor any scientist or artist can achieve.”

― John O’Keefe

“We have got thousands of nuclear weapons in order to achieve deterrence.”

― John Spratt

“It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.”

― John von Neumann

“You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals.”

― Johnny Bench

“Enlightenment is not something you achieve. It is the absence of something. All your life you have been going forward after something, pursuing some goal. Enlightenment is dropping all that.”

― Joko Beck

“There’s a lot we can achieve if we work together.”

― Joni Ernst

“It’s about being focused on what you want to achieve. That’s all I do.”

― Jordan Henderson

“We need to achieve zero emissions from fossil fuel sources by the second half of the century. That doesn’t mean by 2050 exactly, but it means by that time we need to be pretty much on the way to achieving it.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“I want to increase our spending on research and development by 25%. That’s something the U.S. does very well. That dynamism alongside a welfare state in the European community – that’s the synthesis I want to achieve.”

― Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

“Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all.”

― Jose Marti

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.”

― Joseph Campbell

“Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.”

― Joseph Heller

“About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.”

― Josh Billings

“Productivity is a relative matter. And it’s really insignificant: What is ultimately important is a writer’s strongest books. It may be the case that we all must write many books in order to achieve a few lasting ones – just as a young writer or poet might have to write hundreds of poems before writing his first significant one.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation, the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language.”

― Juan Goytisolo

“I never wanted to take autographs, always wanted to give them. To do this, you have to achieve something.”

― Kapil Dev

“Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I grew up watching Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, watching them achieve.”

― Karen Bardsley

“Now I’m this far up the ladder and I’ve got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.”

― Karl Urban

“I was watching ‘Deal or No Deal’ on YouTube recently, and I bawled when the contestant won £250,000. I think I just like watching people achieve their dreams.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“We are all trying to achieve our dreams.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“People have been trying for centuries to manipulate genes, enhance certain traits, and achieve racial purity, even in humans. And of course I thought of the Nazis and their efforts toward Aryan magnificence.”

― Katherine Dunn

“You learn your lessons from the mistakes you make, not the things you achieve.”

― Katherine Jenkins

“One of the lessons of Vietnam, which we failed to heed in the Iraq war and the Afghanistan surge, is that before you commit U.S. military forces to aid or assist, it is essential to know what you want them to achieve.”

― Kathleen Troia McFarland

“My mum’s amazing – every time I achieve something in my career, she buys me a diamond earring.”

― Katie McGrath

“Sometimes if you want to achieve something great, there will be curveballs. You just have to dodge them every once in a while.”

― Katy Perry

“I’ve never tried to achieve anything. I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records.”

― Keith Richards

“I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records.”

― Keith Richards

“If you have a goal and you set your mind to it, you can absolutely achieve it.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“To be successful, you really have to put your ego in the background and try to be diplomatic to achieve what you want to achieve.”

― Ken Adam

“If our main goal is to connect emotionally, we should want to have as many tools as we possibly can to achieve that goal. The more abilities that we have, the more choices we can make musically.”

― Ken Hill

“Unifying the legacy SAG and AFTRA contracts was essential, and I am very pleased that we were able to achieve that.”

― Ken Howard

“I’m never going to take the view that I should say whatever I need to say in order to achieve something. Because that implies a level of dishonesty.”

― Ken Livingstone

“All the politics of the post-war period was about the clash between the Soviet Union and America, and virtually all issues ended up being subordinated to that. Now, the question is, what is the most a socialist can achieve in a global economy?”

― Ken Livingstone

“There are high hopes of France and what they’re trying to achieve there by liberalising the labour market and other reforms. You lose some, you gain some.”

― Kersti Kaljulaid

“If we truly want to achieve lasting economic growth, we need our businesses to do more business – and we need them to do it in America.”

― Kevin Brady

“To achieve responsible budget savings, government must be retooled with an effective spending-control system.”

― Kevin Brady

“If you don’t understand your limitations you won’t achieve much in your life.”

― Kevin Costner

“The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion.”

― Kevin Patterson

“It’s quite hard when you do fail and you don’t achieve what you want to achieve.”

― Kevin Pietersen

“At times, our collective anger seems a worthwhile thing – it has a weight and shape and force we couldn’t achieve as individuals – but at other times, I can’t help wondering how much it really accomplishes, if in some ways it might even impede us in our attempts to be more thoughtful, ‘enlightened’ human beings.”

― Kim Brooks

“In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.”

― Kirk Douglas

“I wanted to become a star, of course. That was very important to me. I wanted to achieve something.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“You have to find something that you want to accomplish, that you want to achieve. You want to drop 15 pounds. You want to be able to run four miles. There has to be some goal that you set for yourself and, after you’ve reached that goal, you set a new one. You always have to be shooting for something, striving for something.”

― Larry Fitzgerald

“I do believe that you can achieve more if you’re willing to take risks.”

― Lars Rasmussen

“I’m ready for theatre. I’m ready for dramas, period stuff, films. I want to achieve everything.”

― Lauren Socha

“What until then seemed impossible to achieve has become a fact of life. We have won the right to association in trade unions independent from the authorities, founded and shaped by the working people themselves.”

― Lech Walesa

“The role of G-20 is to support the global economy to achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth.”

― Lee Myung-bak

“Do you ever achieve total forgiveness after screwing up?”

― Lee Unkrich

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”

― Leonard Bernstein

“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.”

― Les Brown

“In documentary films, the most difficult thing to achieve is to make something complex appear simple.”

― Leslie Cockburn

“Since entering the new century, China and Africa have seized the historic opportunities presented by the deepening of globalization, worked together and helped each other to achieve a win-win outcome.”

― Li Keqiang

“In general, what we want to do is to elevate Volvo’s brand positioning, and we feel the main lever to achieve that is to develop more higher-tier products.”

― Li Shufu

“I have worked very hard to achieve this. If others also work hard, they can also achieve as much.”

― Lin Dan

“On a personal note, I think it won’t be until after I’ve retired that I’m fully aware of what I’ve done or what I’ve gone on to achieve in my career.”

― Lionel Messi

“We must have as clear a picture as we can of the Australia that we want to achieve at the end of that time.”

― Lionel Murphy

“Saddam’s goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed.”

― Madeleine Albright

“There is a fascination with the idea that one has ‘seen someone else do something’ before one can achieve it. Maybe that’s true in some cases, but clearly it is not a requirement. I knew what I wanted to do.”

― Mae Jemison

“It’s really corny to say, but if you are happily married and have good kids, that is about 98 per cent of what you should be seeking to achieve.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“That is life for a Saudi woman: wherever we go, whatever we achieve, we are the property of a man.”

― Manal al-Sharif

“That’s what I’m tryin’ to achieve. I want to be a heavyweight in this game, and I’m tryin’ to get the big money. By the same token, the title ‘Big Money Heavyweight’ applies to everybody in the world. That’s what everybody’s tryin’ to achieve.”

― Mannie Fresh

“It’s more difficult to achieve something with the national team because players from several clubs get together and less frequently.”

― Manuel Neuer

“I believe that people who don’t achieve anything in life are isolated and resent those that are successful.”

― Manuel Puig

“I achieved what I want to achieve and I want to continue doing something else.”

― Marat Safin

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“Happiness is not something you achieve. It’s not something you do or someplace you get to. Happiness is something you inhabit.”

― Mark Manson

“Lawmakers who interfere with commerce and the normal creation of jobs in an economy run the risk of doing harm rather than good. Unintended consequences from regulating or legislating to achieve a goal can occur and cause havoc in the markets or an economy.”

― Mark Skousen

“The principle of treating cancer is to kill the abnormally dividing cells. Many drugs achieve this in a relatively unselective way, killing any cell that is dividing.”

― Mark Walport

“When you put fear aside and follow your convictions, you get to try and achieve so many more things.”

― Marne Levine

“The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man.”

― Marquis de Sade

“Before World War II, Modernist architects sometimes had to resort to custom fabrication or outright fakery to achieve the machine imagery advocated by the Bauhaus after its initial, Expressionist, phase. Stucco masqueraded as reinforced concrete; rivets were used for decoration.”

― Martin Filler

“Some claim that computers will, by 2050, achieve human capabilities. Of course, in some respects they already have.”

― Martin Rees

“Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.”

― Mary Douglas

“What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“If I can achieve success, then anyone can.”

― Mary Kom

“There are cases when it takes 50 or 100 years for fundamental science to achieve results.”

― Masatoshi Koshiba

“Fundamental science that may not achieve results must be supported at the state level.”

― Masatoshi Koshiba

“I regret what happened. I saw no other possibility to achieve my goal. It was not hooliganism.”

― Mathias Rust

“My hope is to become a top player here at Arsenal. A lot of great players have played here. I want to become part of the club’s history and to achieve great things here.”

― Matteo Guendouzi

“The level of communication you can achieve with an infant is really profound.”

― Mayim Bialik

“Over time, I’ve come to recognize what others bring to the table, and I’ve developed a much more team-based approach. There’s the saying that there is no end to what one can achieve if one doesn’t have to take the credit for what was achieved.”

― Melanne Verveer

“That’s my motto: dream, believe, achieve.”

― Memphis Depay

“Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton’s ability to achieve team synergy.”

― Michael Bergdahl

“Obviously, every fighter wants to be the world champion, and that’s what I want to achieve.”

― Michael Bisping

“If we, in the future, have confidence in ourselves, then there’s no limit to what we can achieve, and I think the depressing litany… that we hear from the Remain side is not the type of approach we should take into the future.”

― Michael Gove

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”

― Michael Jordan

“Right now we’re on the President Obama plan, and we’ll stay with that. And from my perspective, the reason we’re there is to make sure that we can achieve the principal goal which is ensure that Afghanistan can never become a safe haven for a terrorist organization like al Qaeda.”

― Michael Mullen

“The more you dream the more you achieve.”

― Michael Phelps

“A global economy that is levering up, while unable to generate enough aggregate demand to achieve potential growth, is on a risky path.”

― Michael Spence

“For highly indebted governments, low interest rates are critical to keep debt levels sustainable and ease pressure to restructure debt and recapitalize banks. The shift to a high sovereign-debt-yield equilibrium would make it impossible to achieve fiscal balance.”

― Michael Spence

“In order to achieve optimal economic growth, Congress must adhere to sane spending guidelines while promoting smart policies devoted to growing businesses and creating jobs.”

― Michael Steele

“I think ISIS is achieving the objectives that they have set out to achieve. I think that they feel probably very emboldened. They feel pretty good. Their resiliency is extraordinary.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“I’ve been in big clubs, but I want to achieve titles with Valencia.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“I can learn very much from Ferrari because they have so much experience, and I will want to work with them to achieve the maximum I can.”

― Mick Schumacher

“We cannot even predict what kinds of emergent properties would appear when animals begin interacting as part of a brain-net. In theory, you could imagine that a combination of brains could provide solutions that individual brains cannot achieve by themselves.”

― Miguel Nicolelis

“The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.”

― Mike Ditka

“By rejecting the Iranian nuclear deal, Congress can help achieve the original goal of isolating the bad actors in Iran – the Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, its Quds Force commander Quassem Soleimani, and the radical clerics.”

― Mike Pompeo

“To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you’re thinking about what you’re doing in life-in my case, dancing.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“If you want to achieve what you dream of achieving, whatever it may be, you’re going to have to earn it.”

― Miles D. White

“To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.”

― Minna Antrim

“The United Nations has an irreplaceable role in dealing with global issues. While other international bodies play important roles, the U.N. is the only truly global arena where we can achieve results for the global good.”

― Miroslav Lajcak

“Come join us; see the reality of what I have to do to achieve what I achieve. There are no cutting corners.”

― Mo Farah

“I don’t want anyone to feel they can’t achieve their ambitions if they are dyslexic.”

― Mollie King

“Not everybody is absolutely stupid. Why on earth would I be racist, what would I be trying to achieve?”

― Morrissey

“Run Adam will play a significant role in aspiring sportspersons’ life to achieve their dreams.”

― MS Dhoni

“When you help sportspersons achieve their full potential, you propel the sporting quotient of the entire country.”

― MS Dhoni

“I was taught to work for what I wanted to achieve in life.”

― Mustard

“Modi failed miserably on most counts. He lacks the vision that a leader needs to possess and a strategy to achieve the vision and outcomes.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“Justice is the only way to achieve peace and co-existence among the various components of Iraq.”

― Nadia Murad

“If you set a goal, you can achieve anything.”

― Nadya Suleman

“As a songwriter, simplicity – what not to do, what not to play – can be the hardest thing to achieve.”

― Nancy Wilson

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

― Napoleon Hill

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

― Napoleon Hill

“I say, ‘If I’m able to go out there and achieve a dream, then anybody can do it.’”

― Natalie du Toit

“My mother was a single working mother; she started having children very young. There was a tension inside her about who she wanted to be and what she wanted to do and how she couldn’t achieve the things she wanted to.”

― Natalie Merchant

“You’ll find individuals agreeing on this, but when they get into collective societies and larger groups they find it difficult to achieve group agreement.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“It was Delhi that gave me the platform to achieve my dreams.”

― Neha Kakkar

“In traditional 3D printing, the gantry size poses an obvious limitation for the designer who wishes to print in larger scales and achieve structural and material complexity.”

― Neri Oxman

“You give up your narcissism, your egotism. That’s how you achieve chemistry.”

― Nick Nolte

“If you want to achieve something, you build the basis for it.”

― Noam Chomsky

“It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.”

― Norman Ralph Augustine

“You need to be comfortable with yourself first and then decide what you want to achieve.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us.”

― O. Henry

“I’ve always had an explorative drive to my art, as opposed to wanting to achieve some certain goal.”

― O. T. Fagbenle

“There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.”

― Ogden Nash

“A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“In a politically diverse nation, only by finding that common ground can we achieve results for the common good.”

― Olympia Snowe

“Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.”

― Omar Bongo

“My dream is to achieve AI for the common good.”

― Oren Etzioni

“If our dreams are sincere desires to achieve, not mere pipe-dreams, there is something deep within ourselves which comes out to meet them and helps to make them realities.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“Politics is the attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“As the 19th century progressed, Europe’s innovations, norms and categories came to achieve a truly universal hegemony.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word.”

― Patrick J. Kennedy

“We’ve got to be proactive. It’s my job to look for unconventional situations that achieve what my clients want.”

― Patrick Whitesell

“I was trained within a black radical tradition that encouraged struggle within our own movements because it sharpens collective analysis – bringing us closer to the tools we need to achieve liberation.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.”

― Paul Nitze

“To achieve policy stability and certainty, we need to establish a meaningful price on carbon and cut the billions of dollars spent each year on fossil-fuel subsidies, along with well-structured financial tools and rules.”

― Paul Polman

“Republicans have offered dozens of comprehensive healthcare plans many of which achieve comprehensive healthcare reform without breaking what’s working in healthcare. We want to fix what’s broken in healthcare.”

― Paul Ryan

“Maitake can achieve humongous sizes, sometimes up to 50 pounds per specimen! Massive maitake can form annually from dying dendritic tree roots for many years, even decades.”

― Paul Stamets

“I’m confident of what I have to achieve in the buildup to London 2012.”

― Paula Radcliffe

“The British security industry has the capacity to be a world leader and it should be our shared objective to achieve this.”

― Pauline Neville-Jones

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

― Paulo Coelho

“What I’m trying to achieve with my surgery is my own personal satisfaction. It’s narcissism.”

― Pete Burns

“Not once during Obama’s tenure did the country achieve an annual 3 percent rate of economic growth.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“What bin Laden had hoped to achieve in Afghanistan in the post-9/11 period, which was to drag the United States into a protracted guerrilla war like the one he had fought against the Soviets, never happened. Instead, that protracted guerrilla war is now playing out in Iraq, in the heart of the Middle East.”

― Peter Bergen

“That Sinn Fein, as I’ve already indicated, their leaders have already indicated that’s what they want to achieve – once we get that credible statement, then we can get around the table and start to move forward, and I’m confident we can do so.”

― Peter Hain

“’Perfect competition’ is considered both the ideal and the default state in Economics 101. So-called perfectly competitive markets achieve equilibrium when producer supply meets consumer demand.”

― Peter Thiel

“You can achieve difficult things, but you can’t achieve the impossible.”

― Peter Thiel

“I think it’s part of human nature, that we want to achieve. It’s definitely a kind of cosmopolitan nature, wanting to achieve in the fast lane.”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”

― Plutarch

“Rentals are 10% of the sales of luxury brands globally, and we are able to achieve that in India by experimenting with location.”

― Priya Sachdev

“To achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East takes guts, not guns.”

― Queen Rania of Jordan

“’Ambitious’ is seen as a dirty word, especially when it comes to women. But what being ambitious actually means is to achieve distinction in your chosen field.”

― Rachael Stirling

“Socialism means government dependency, rationed resources, and exorbitant taxation. It means the destruction of every incentive to achieve.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“We need a better strategy to achieve the national goal of a stable population, healthier and better educated.”

― Rajiv Gandhi

“Most biopics are stories of people who achieve something. It’s an easier graph, a rags-to-riches story, or wanting something and reaching that. Sanju’s life is not actually a case like that.”

― Rajkumar Hirani

“We dream of nation-building. We cannot achieve this by fomenting social divisions.”

― Rajnath Singh

“There’s no silver bullet when it comes to helping all children achieve. Great public schools are our best shot.”

― Randi Weingarten

“Rivalry is one of the factors pushing me. While my back was turned, the Norwegians managed to achieve the first Arctic crossing in winter. I didn’t want the same to happen in the Antarctic.”

― Ranulph Fiennes

“I’m constantly working, and I’ve earned everything that I’ve been able to achieve on my own, and that’s what being the eldest of 14 taught me.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.”

― Ray Kurzweil

“Therefore, the question is not whether such democratization is possible, but instead how to meet the yearning of the masses in the Middle East for democracy; in other words, how to achieve democratization in the Middle East.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“We want great third-party titles to achieve mass-market success on Nintendo platforms. We also want the evergreen Nintendo titles to continue to do well.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“I think one can achieve a very pleasant lifestyle by treating human beings, fellow human beings, very well.”

― Rene Rivkin

“I don’t want to be somebody who stands still and sings pretty. Each song is a world. Each song is a story. I don’t achieve nearly what I want.”

― Renee Fleming

“I nearly failed when Virgin was in its infancy; I nearly failed in the early 1980s, and, of course, I have nearly died more than once trying to achieve a world record for boating or ballooning. But through a combination of luck and planning, both Virgin and I are still here.”

― Richard Branson

“U.S. foreign aid must be used more strategically to achieve our national security goals.”

― Richard Grenell

“I believe in the human form; let me find something, some method, by which that form may achieve the utmost beauty.”

― Richard Jefferies

“The first Iraq War was one of necessity because vital U.S. interests were at stake, and we reached the point where no other national-security instruments were likely to achieve the necessary goal, which was the reversal of Saddam Hussein’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait.”

― Richard N. Haass

“Any time you use military force, you have got to have a clear purpose that military forces can achieve.”

― Richard N. Haass

“I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.”

― Richard Wagner

“I’ve always wanted Sundial Brands to be an inspiration to other minority-owned companies of how a business against all odds can achieve excellence, have significant social impact in our communities, and be successful on a world stage.”

― Richelieu Dennis

“America allows us to be able to dream, then gives us the ability to achieve those dreams.”

― Rick Mears

“According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year’s ninth grade class.”

― Rick Perry

“I saw my aunties and my mum give up a part of themselves and their dreams to have kids. There were things they wanted to achieve in life, but they had kids instead.”

― Ricki-Lee Coulter

“I want to really start focusing on what I want to accomplish and what it is I want to achieve, but not micromanaging this or that and focusing on the little things.”

― Ricky Williams

“This is our bottom line: The ways we give should and will evolve to enable us to achieve greater impact to improve the health and health care of all Americans.”

― Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

“You always have to sacrifice something when you want to achieve something.”

― Rita Ora

“We need a peaceful, modern Cambodia. We need to achieve that. It’s not easy.”

― Rithy Panh

“I don’t have many dreams to fulfil because I’ve won almost everything, but I was born a winner and want to achieve things with Olympiakos.”

― Rivaldo

“As a child, I was taught that you can achieve, and you can do anything you want.”

― RJ Mitte

“Individuals will achieve healthier lifestyles when prevention and wellness programs are accessible and available in their workplace, through their health provider, and in their communities.”

― Rob Wittman

“There are limits on what a president can achieve or do, but the expectations are so great.”

― Robert Dallek

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

― Robert Kennedy

“Learn to invest in investments where you can achieve an honest, legal advantage over other investors. When it comes to investing, why play on a level field?”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Out-working your competition is a lot easier to achieve if you’re passionate about what you are doing.”

― Robert Kraft

“Mobile devices such as Android and the iPhone achieve their battery life largely because they can aggressively and quickly enter into and exit from sleep states. GPS prevents this.”

― Robert Love

“It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives.”

― Robert McNamara

“Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.”

― Robin Morgan

“Leaders understand that the real fight is the fight against time. There’s so much to achieve in such less time.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“The brighter the fire in your belly to achieve something special, the more hurts you’ll have.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“What’s seemingly a simple thing can actually be the hardest to achieve.”

― Roger Deakins

“If we are to achieve freedom, we must do so with a daring and a profundity that refuse to flinch at engaging our destiny.”

― Rollo May

“I would like to know that I was still going to be employed as a woman well into my 60s. In acting terms, a career that spans a lifetime is a very hard thing to achieve, particularly as a woman.”

― Romola Garai

“Donald Trump is the physical embodiment of what David Duke wanted to achieve and failed.”

― Ron Stallworth

“We were playing, not for the drunks, but for the musicians, because it was more intellectually challenging. We needed somewhere to put our energy to show that we were growing, and as we started to achieve this, people came to hear us musically.”

― Ronnie Hawkins

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.”

― Ronnie Lott

“This is the real problem feminism faces. Too many people are willfully ignorant about what the word means and what the movement aims to achieve.”

― Roxane Gay

“Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we’ll never achieve.”

― Ryszard Kapuscinski

“If Leander Paes can be playing in Grand Slams at 44 and Narain Karthikeyan race at 40 and be so successful at it, I see no reason why I can’t play at 34. They are my motivation, as they have set targets and standards for people like us to achieve.”

― S. Sreesanth

“There is no manual on how to run a global city like London. But I’m hugely proud of what we’ve been able to achieve in just the first year.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Imagine what we could achieve if we had more Conservative MEPs in the European Parliament in terms of getting a better deal for Britain and negotiating fundamental reform and putting that in a referendum to the British people.”

― Sajid Javid

“A novel, I think, is partly about the contemporary and partly about the eternal, and it’s the balance of that that’s difficult to achieve.”

― Salman Rushdie

“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

“I wanted to prove that a young boy coming from Africa was able to succeed and achieve a lot.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“There is not a right too long denied to which we do not aspire in order to achieve; there is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish.”

― Samuel Gompers

“You have to separate what needs to be done to avoid the fiscal cliff and what needs to be done longer range. It’s a mistake to essentially collapse those two – they’re not the same. I don’t think you can achieve everything at once.”

― Sander Levin

“We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.”

― Satya Nadella

“There’s definitely something about the structure of ‘Caddyshack’ that is unique that no one has ever been able to achieve since then.”

― Scott Aukerman

“When we do things that are really hard, we can achieve great things – and that has worked as a great model for me.”

― Scott Kelly

“Anybody serious about poetry knows how hard it is to achieve anything worthwhile in it.”

― Seamus Heaney

“A lot of the LGBTQ community accepted ‘Tangerine,’ which was something we worked really hard to achieve.”

― Sean Baker

“You just keep pushing yourself harder and harder to achieve more and more – I don’t think it’s ever quite as glamorous as it appears on the outside.”

― Sean Parker

“To find better means of fixing the brain, we first need to achieve something more fundamental. We must understand how it works.”

― Sebastian Seung

“I would like to see anyone be able to achieve their dreams, and that’s what this organization does.”

― Sergey Brin

“I like tricks; I like to dazzle. Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for. If I achieve what I want to, then I’ll mark a distinct era in football. I’m the Che Guevara of modern soccer.”

― Sergio Aguero

“There have been artists who’ve sold out arenas one year, and the next they can’t fill a theatre. There’s always more to achieve.”

― Shawn Mendes

“I like to think I set aspirational but reasonable goals and encourage my team to achieve them.”

― Sheri McCoy

“Until women are as ambitious as men, they’re not gong to achieve as much as men.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“I couldn’t achieve the American dream in Japan.”

― Shuji Nakamura

“Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve.”

― Sienna Miller

“I usually enter the studio with a mix of songs that I’ve been listening to that are relevant to the sound I want to achieve.”

― Sondre Lerche

“’If you believe, you can achieve’ – that’s my motto!”

― Sophie Turner

“You have to have a strong idea for a hit movie, a strong core idea that resonates emotionally. It also has to technically achieve its goal – it’s got to be well-written, well-paced, and interestingly told.”

― Stacey Snider

“In the Crusades, getting the Holy Land back was the goal, and any means could be used to achieve it. World War II was a crusade. The firebombing of Tokyo by Doolittle and the carpet bombing in Germany, especially by the British, showed that.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“Even if we did achieve what we wanted with a very small state, we’d just be resetting the clock back to 1776, and it would roll forward exactly the same way again.”

― Stefan Molyneux

“Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking ‘equal’ means ‘the same’ and that we achieve equality by treating everyone identically.”

― Stella Young

“Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.”

― Stephen Covey

“My first love is making records, and whatever’s necessary in order for me to achieve that, I’ll learn how to do it.”

― Steven Wilson

“Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.”

― Stewart Alsop

“You should always be dedicated and know that, if you strive to do something, you can achieve it.”

― Storm Reid

“A political revolution must proceed simultaneously with the nationalist revolution. When we overthrow the Manchu regime, we will achieve not only a nationalist revolution against the Manchus but also a political revolution against monarchy. They are not to be carried out at two different times.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“Even while in school – initially, Vineberg Allen in Mussourie, and later, a number of schools in Ludhiana – I aspired to achieve great things in life. Admittedly, I wasn’t quite sure about what these great things would be.”

― Sunil Mittal

“Well, Nigeria has played a constructive role in peacekeeping in various parts of West Africa. But unless and until Nigeria itself is democratic and respects human rights, it too may well be a source of much greater instability as political repression limits the ability of the people of Nigeria to achieve their full potential.”

― Susan Rice

“I left everything I had to become an actor. So, I better be excited, or otherwise, there is no point in doing all this. Else I would end up being disappointed with whatever I achieve.”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“When I was in the eighth standard, I would dance to ‘Suraj hua madham.’ I have to achieve many things before I become even the ‘S’ of SRK.”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“Between what I know I can do and want to achieve and what the audience expects, it’s a lot of pressure, and it’s always adding up.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“What people tell me they take away from my books is that they can shape their lives, they can achieve their own dreams. And certainly that’s what I want them to take away.”

― Tamora Pierce

“In my head, that climb up the career ladder just doesn’t exist. I feel I’ve achieved everything I set out to achieve, as far as work goes.”

― Tamzin Outhwaite

“It wasn’t just OK to achieve in my family – it was expected.”

― Tananarive Due

“When we focus mostly on our immediate needs, wants, and desires, we may achieve some of them but hardly feel satisfied. When we feel connected to ourselves on a deeper level, we get happy. We feel safe.”

― Tara Stiles

“When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else.”

― Tate Donovan

“The essence of the conservative message should be we want a dynamic nation where anybody with nothing can achieve anything.”

― Ted Cruz

“Any constitutional amendment that simply gives Congress the option of regulating campaign finance fails to immediately achieve what the American people want, and that is a complete reversal of Citizens United and other Supreme Court decisions that have allowed corporations and the wealthy few to drown out the voices of everyday voters.”

― Ted Deutch

“Scaling up community health workers and health system capacity must be a fundamental component of our efforts to achieve universal health coverage, which will be my topmost priority if elected as Director-General.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that’s what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.”

― Terrell Owens

“Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.”

― Tertullian

“I was told millions of times that I was never going to achieve what I set out to, but I decided to do it, and I did it.”

― Thalia

“Bono is chairman and founding member of Over-Achievers Anonymous. He has an irrepressible drive to be great. He wants to achieve it all, which actually makes him very vulnerable.”

― The Edge

“What I’ve achieved with Boux Avenue is what I always wanted to achieve with La Senza.”

― Theo Paphitis

“I’ve learned that in order to achieve what I wanted, it made more sense to negotiate than to defend the autonomy of my work by pounding my fist on the table.”

― Thom Mayne

“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

“For, as I suppose, no man in this world hath lived better than I have done, to achieve that I have done.”

― Thomas Malory

“On occasion we need to make a second effort – and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve.”

― Thomas S. Monson

“I don’t believe that human beings can achieve ultimate enlightenment, because humans have flaws.”

― Tiger Woods

“The problem with wanting the tax code to be ‘simpler, fairer,’ and ‘pro-growth’ is that it’s impossible to achieve all three at the same time.”

― Timothy Noah

“Obama achieved something in his first year with health care that successive presidents have been unable to achieve.”

― Tina Brown

“I watched my parents go from having very basic jobs to educating themselves, to buying a house. They set a really good bar for what they wanted their kids to achieve.”

― Tinie Tempah

“I don’t want to achieve less than my mum and dad.”

― Tinie Tempah

“Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.”

― Tom Landry

“To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.”

― Tom Robbins

“When millions of law-abiding people achieve citizenship, our communities benefit, and the U.S. economy grows and strengthens.”

― Tony Cardenas

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.”

― Tony Robbins

“Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they encounter. Yet, they achieve this only because they exert so much influence inside, on themselves.”

― Travis Bradberry

“There will be goals to achieve along the way, but until I captain Liverpool, I will not be satisfied.”

― Trent Alexander-Arnold

“But I also like to be in control, like anyone else. I try to achieve a balance.”

― Trevor Dunn

“I’m never satisfied. I always want to achieve more.”

― Tyler Hamilton

“I don’t want to leave this planet until I achieve everything that I was put here to do.”

― Tyler Perry

“It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

“Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.”

― Usher

“The United Nations has become a place where many countries seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution.”

― Vernon A. Walters

“We think that without cooperation with the Russians, we cannot achieve our goals.”

― Viktor Orban

“On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved.”

― Vince Cable

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”

― Vince Lombardi

“I want to elongate my cricketing career as a consistent player. I have personal goals I would like to achieve someday.”

― Virat Kohli

“Big teams are absolutely vital if you want to achieve certain results when you’re working on larger scales, both in terms of physical size and productive quantities.”

― Virgil Abloh

“Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“I can’t speak for the other authors, but what I hoped to achieve was to illuminate certain corners of the Lucas universe that hadn’t yet been explored.”

― Walter Jon Williams

“The Anglo-Americans want the balance of power in Eurasia. The only balance of power they can achieve now is the whole of Europe against Russia. The only choice for us is either to join this Western European bloc or join in with Russia.”

― Werner Heisenberg

“I had this project called ‘Ruin’ in my head for six years or so. This really big, really ambitious sci-fi thing. It’s kind of my ‘Star Wars’. I’m trying to achieve what ‘Star Wars’ did for me as a kid.”

― Wes Ball

“I don’t like the word ‘perfectionist,’ because it’s self-flattering. It’s tooting your own horn and implies that you actually can achieve perfection. I prefer ‘particularist.’”

― Whit Stillman

“If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.”

― Whitfield Diffie

“ISIS is attempting to rebrand Islam as an ideology that justifies violence and brutality. It rejects the kind of global order our nation has sacrificed so much to achieve.”

― Will Hurd

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”

― William Arthur Ward

“I don’t want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.”

― William De Morgan

“The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.”

― William J. Brennan, Jr.

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

― William Shakespeare

“If we can clean up our world, I’ll bet you we can achieve warp drive.”

― William Shatner

“Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief.”

― William Vickrey

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.”

― Woody Allen

“It shouldn’t matter what you’re into, how you look – you can achieve whatever you aspire to.”

― Yalitza Aparicio

“I represent my country, but I also represent the continent of Africa when I play in Europe. That’s why it’s important to try to achieve something big.”

― Yaya Toure

“With regard to North Korea, between myself and President Obama earlier, with regard to the so-called launch of satellite, the missile launch, we shared the view that it undermines the efforts of the various countries concerned to achieve the resolution through dialogue.”

― Yoshihiko Noda

“The basic human reaction to pleasure is not satisfaction, but rather craving for more. Hence, no matter what we achieve, it only increases our craving, not our satisfaction.”

― Yuval Noah Harari

“The people in New York want to achieve something; the people in L.A., they just want to achieve success.”

― Zach Galligan
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