Quotes: attainment

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  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    ''Where there is a will there is a way.'' is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
  • Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
  • Paul J. Meyer
    Paul J. Meyer
    American businessman and business consultant 1928-
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    Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
  • Bernard of Clairvaux
    Bernard of Clairvaux
    French abbot and leader in the reform of Benedictine monasticism 1090-1153
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    It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
  • My administration's compact with the Filipino people will demand no less than the attainment of lasting peace and equitable prosperity. We will employ all the tools at our disposal to achieve this.
  • Robert Hayden
    Robert Hayden
    American poet, essayist, and educator 1913-1980
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    Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little.
  • Our discussion has shown that while in war many different roads can lead to the goal, to the attainment of the political object, fighting is the only possible means.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
  • Edwin C. Bliss
    Edwin C. Bliss
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    Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle.
  • Stanley Baldwin
    Stanley Baldwin
    British statesman of the Conservative Party 1867-1947
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    The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.
  • The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.
  • The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
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