The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
Many times I wondered whether my achievement was worth the loneliness I experienced, but now I realize the price was small.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.
It is easier to stay out than get out.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
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.
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.
To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
A Hero is one who hangs on one minute longer.
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
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