In this post, you will find great Achieved Quotes from famous people, such as Lionel Sosa, Karrie Webb, Joe Calzaghe, Stephen Hendry, Aung San Suu Kyi. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I don’t understand why people set limits, like I will buy a house, then car, and so on. But I ask them, what after you’ve achieved all that? I have come to realize the value other things, like nature, or spending time with my family in Ludhiana or peace of mind.
I loved being a test pilot, and so being an astronaut was – was not my end point in, you know, either I achieved success by being an astronaut, or if I don’t get picked, I’m not successful. I loved my career as a pilot, and it was a bonus to be selected as an astronaut.
Everyone succumbs to finitude. I suspect I am not the only one who reaches this pluperfect state. Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they belong to the past. The future, instead of the laddertoward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present.
Some years ago, I read Thomas Carlyle’s history of the French Revolution, and I was very taken by the way he told the story, and it seemed as though I was right in the middle of things. And it took me a while to figure out how he achieved that effect, and one of the ways was to write it in the present tense.
When it comes to belts and rank, I don’t care what belt I am; I don’t care what rank I am. I’m proud that I’ve achieved high ranks through some great instructors around the world, but ultimately, the mat doesn’t lie.
I have always been very calm and with all the triumphs I have had I have always been sure to thank my colleagues and take things in a humble way. It is only because of this humility that I have achieved so much.
I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there’s nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire lifestriving to reach the top of it.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
I went to a masterclass with Jonathan Pryce who said that a successful actor is not a famous actor, it’s an actor who acts. And I have been incredibly fortunate to have workedconstantly from the moment I left drama school, so I achieved what I set out to do. I am an actor.
I understood something way back when I was on ‘Three’s Company.’ When I got the part, I was flatbroke. I was so happy to get the part, but I kept thinking, ‘Ugh – dumbblondes are so irritating; how do I make her likable?’ I think that I achieved that. It took a while for people to realize I was acting.
If I look back down the years, how I was treated as a kid, if it wasn’t for the teachers at my school, then I wouldn’t have achieved what I have. You have to look where you came from, and we do need to get more parents involved, more running clubs and more schools. They can make a difference.
We need to keep in mind the well-established fact that the full effects of monetary policy are felt only after long lags. This means that policy makers cannot wait until they have achieved their objectives to begin adjusting policy.
If leaders in the space program had at its beginning in the 1940s, pointed out the benefits to people on earth rather than emphasizing the search for proof of evolution in space, the program would have saved $100 billion in tax money and achieved greater results.
We haven’t achieved really big things yet with the U.S., so I think everybody wants to be the first one, and that’s why everybody is so motivated to develop yourself and to win the first big trophy for the country.
As an athlete you want to be able to choose something that you haven’t already achieved. Is it different distances, or do you come back and defend your titles? It depends what your coach says.
If success ismeasured in maximising your potential and giving 100 per cent to what you do, enjoying it and making a good living then I’m very happy with what I’ve achieved. If other people wanted more than that from me, what could I do?
F1 has been my dream since I was a kid. I am here. That feeling of having achieved that and a step in my life’s dream of winning the championship – there is no way I wouldn’t work extremely hard – I put the time in.
So far in my career, I’ve achieved what I’ve achieved because I’ve believed that I could do it. And I’ve never believed that anyone’s better than me, because I think when you start doing that, you’ve already lost the fight.
I graduated in biology by overcoming an incredibly impossible science workload in college. The knowledge does nothing for me, but knowing I achieved that makes me feel like I can achieve anything because those science classes in biology are just impossible.
Climate change and ozone depletion are two global issues that are different but have many connections. In the ozone depletion case, we managed to work with decision makers effectively so that an international agreement called the MontrealProtocol was achieved that essentially solved the ozone depletion problem.
Mario J. Molina
After I did ‘Lungi Dance’ with Shah Rukh, I felt I had achieved everything there is to achieve. But then I am getting to work with Amitabh Bachchan now. And it’s really the ultimate Bollywood experience for me. It really can’t get any better for me.
My father passing really, in many ways, was a gift: It made me look at my own happiness and sense of self and realize that I wasn’t happy. I had checked all these boxes and achieved all this stuff that I thought made you happy. And I was miserable.
I don’t think anyone can measure up to what my father had achieved. I’m just happy to at least play some of his music, but he is really the one who was the pioneer, the one who started all this. He’s really The King.
In 2017, I was able to spend time with my family in Argentina, recharge my batteries, think about what had been achieved – I needed to change something to be better. I managed to score goals, make more assists: that is the important thing.
When I look in the mirror, I don’t see a person who’s made the kind of impact that Mia Hamm made on the game. She’s still my idol, the greatest player and the greatest teammate. She achieved so much in so many different ways. What she did for women’s soccer can’t be measured.
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.
As a footballer, everything you’ve achieved can easily be lost, and then you are nobody. That’s just how life is, and that’s why you shouldn’t let things get you down. That’s the reason I treat every match like a final.
I don’t mind being older. I’m proud of my age. I’ve achieved a lot. It’s the same thing with Mick and the Stones. They should be revered and respected. Isn’t it strange that now we’re living longer we have so much less respect for old age? Perhaps it’s a less valuablecommodity?
My biggest goal in life will be achieved when I have a family, when I have my own kids that I can raise myself and bring up based on what I know. I always think it’s the wildest idea – raising a whole, entire human is insane to me, and I’ve always wanted kids.
I am thankful to my fans and producers that I am on my toes all the time to do better. The day you feel you have achieved it all or you are something, then you are gone, and that thought never came to me.
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
What we achieved under General Petraeus up through 2011, and defeating this threat that we faced out there, I mean, once we decided to come out of there, we squandered an enormous opportunity that, frankly, the military did actually provide our nation and provided the Middle East.
The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will revealhimself as the greatest marvel of nature.
As successful as it may appear I am, I don’t really feel that. It’s like, you know you’ve achieved some level of success, and you know what you’ve done, and yet you still feel you have more to do and more to prove.
Though I probably shouldn’t admit this, the activities and pursuits in which I’ve achieved any measure of success are, without exception, activities and pursuits that came easily to me from the beginning.
One of the regrettable things in my life is that my dad was not around to see my stardom, to see me wrestle or to see what I achieved by the dream I had at an early age, influenced by where he would like to go.
I’m a workaholic. I never stop. I’m always thinking about the next play, what’s the next move, what could we do to be better than we are now. And I’m not gonna be satisfied until I’ve achieved my maximum potential.
I still dream about everything I achieved. I dream about my career, dream about playing baseball, meeting so many people, traveling so much.
I have always felt that I was the biggest riskfactor and the biggest bet for ‘Befikre’ because everyone else in the team had achieved something and have already proven their worth in their respective fields.
My military service is the thing I’m most proud of, but when I think of everything happening in the Middle East, I can’t help but tell myself I wish we would have achieved some sort of lasting victory. No one touched that subject before Trump, especially not in the Republican Party.
What we want to do is reform the welfare system in the way that TonyBlairtalked about 13 years ago but never achieved – a system that was created for the days after the Second World War. That prize is now I think achievable.
There are many people who are behind whatever I’ve achieved so far. My dad, Daboo Malik, is my mentor and guiding light who supported and influenced me. Without him, I wouldn’t have been able to be what I am today. Besides him, Salman Khan is yet anotherimportant person who is my biggest and constant inspiration.
Ultimately, theatre is about creating a sense of wonder, and I think wonder is achieved not by a kind of wide-eyed silliness but by being available to that which is most unknown, inside the material and inside yourself.
I’ve been very lucky to have achieved a lot of the things that I dreamt of achieving as a young man. But, at the end of the day – and I truly believe this – it is not about achieving great wealth or success. Because they don’t bring happiness, ultimately.
Slowly but surely, as time goes on, people forget about you. People stop talking about you. You stop seeing your name in the papers. I like to believe that I don’t think that will bother me. As long as I know I’ve achieved my goals and people believe I’m the best at what I do, then I’ll be happy.
As for character, there is no doubt that the greatest of all time is The Undertaker, right? Look at all the time he has spent in the business and everything he has achieved. He is one of the greatest in history, and I will remember him forever.
Well I think in all the thirty years I’ve been doing this now and being gone from home and all that stuff it’s really, it’s not about what I’ve achieved and if I’ve become a better player, or played better ten years ago than I do today.
The uprising in Egypt was initiated by the young generation. The uprising achieved two things. One is it made the lives of dictators impossible. Today, if you are looking for a safe job, don’t become a dictator.
Every child in every country in every small town should know who I am. There are a handful of people who have achieved that, and two of them are my idolsMichaelJackson and BruceLee. I’d like to get to that level someday and touch as many lives as I can.
What we have achieved is a good example of how the right policies deliver.
If I was to turn around now and say that motorsport should be segregated, then my whole career would have been for nothing. Every result that I have achieved on my own would stand for nothing, if I couldn’t compete against maledrivers.
Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book.
I wouldn’t say there isn’t a directpath to a successful career. There are people who knew exactly what they wanted to do from a very young age, weren’t going to be diverted, and then they just went out and achieved it.
Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
I’m the first to admit that I never achieved my potential as an actress.
President Reagan achieved such successes because when you sat in a room with him, there could be over 1,000 people in the room, yet you felt like there was only the two of you, and his wonderful wit would put you at ease. That was a tremendous gift.
To be sure, India has achieved enviable success in business services, like the glistening call centers in Bangalore and elsewhere. But in the global jousting for manufacturing jobs, India does not get its share.
I worked in the family business, which was my father’s shoe making company that he had inherited from his father, and that led me to become interested in what could be achieved by a great Italian brand. That became my ambition as a young man.
I was never jealous of my best friend. But I was envious of his talent. I had achieved my ambition of being in a band and playing live and I wanted him to go on and realize his talent as much as he did.
‘The Iliad’ is about a war 1,200 years ago that solved nothing and achieved nothing. Most of our wars achieve very little. But whatever agenda I have gets buried in a work this great. If you’re being honest, you realize that, as an artist, you’re not a policy maker.
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.
Whether that was in the Chepauk Stadium in Madras or at the Ilford Cricket School, there was a daily diet of cricket run by my dad. It was a hard school but he knew what he was doing. Everything I achieved was down to my dad.
I think people who are compelled to achieve never really think they’ve achieved… I think the moment you get to a place when you think ‘Oh I’m a fashion legend’ then that’s when you’re no longer competitive in your field.
I’m proud of who I am. I’m proud of my history. I’m proud of the women and the men who came before us who are black, and I’m proud of the women before me who are black and who have achieved so much, even though we have so much against us, and we don’t have those doors opening for us every day.
For the last five years, we have been presented with the idea that Barack Obama is superhuman. Barack Obama is unlike any of us or anyone else. And he isn’t. In fact, he’s much less achieved and much less accomplished than most who have gotten half as far as he has, and I think maybe what we saw was the best.
Even if you overcome a tremendous challenge and feel the personal victory, it’s simply not powerful enough. It may activate your left brain, which says, ‘I have achieved,’ but it will not activate your more social right brain, which desperatelydesires to say, ‘Look, Ma, I did it!’
We, the Social Democrats, are convinced that capitalism needs to be tamed a second time. The first time we achieved that in Germany for many decades with the social market economy. That is no longer enough. Now we need to do it in Europe and even globally.
After the 2013 World Championships, I had three goals for the Olympics: to swim 3:56 or better in the 400-meter freestyle, break 8:05 in the 800, and win gold in the 200. I achieved all of those, and soon, it will be time to set some new goals.
What you need to do in conflict resolution is to bring the people who believe that the answer to their political ambitions will be achieved through violence into a frame of mind that they accept that their political ambitions will be delivered by politics.
I find inspiration by feeling like I haven’t done or achieved anything. I push all songs I’ve written to the furthest part of my mind so I am not thinking of what I’ve done. I continue to think on what I need to do.
How long have we got to talk about women of colour and imposter syndrome. It’s a real thing, and many people have it. It’s, I think, a particularcharacteristic of the overachiever. Because you’re bottomless, you never think what you’ve achieved is enough.
We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that’s when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don’t want to make it the focal point. You can’t keep beating that dead horse.
I experienced a lot, and achieved nearly everything I wanted. I can enjoy that today. Go to bed at nine in the evening, because my child wakes up around seven, without having the feeling that I missed or are missing something.
I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.
Regulators around the world have achieved an unprecedented level of collaboration since the financial crisis to create global standards for financial institutions. American regulators have largelyviewed these international standards as a floor, and imposed higher standards on U.S. institutions.
If you stop now and start to realise what you have achieved, then you start to relax, and you start to lose. I don’t think about everything I have achieved. I will do it when I retire because then I will have a lot of days to remember.
Whatever he has achieved in football, Phil Neville has always bounced back from adversity – from giving away a crucial penalty at Euro 2000 to being thrown in the deep end as a pundit at the World Cup in Brazil.
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
It is an honour that people are comparing me to Iniesta because of everything that he has achieved. But, and I have said this before, I do not like these kinds of comparisons. Andres is Andres, and I am Isco. I am a different person and player.
I’ve had so many experiences in cycling, but in some ways I have nothing left to prove. I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of, I’ve raced a lot longer than I thought I would. I know I can still be better, but I just don’t know if I love it enough any more.
I’ve played under some of the biggest and best managers and achieved almost everything in football. Of course it hurts when people question it, but I’ve come to the end of my career and can look back and say I’ve achieved everything with every club that I’ve played for.
I’m proud of everything I achieved with ‘Idol,’ and away from ‘Idol’ also. It’s just such a different show now to what it was when I was on it. I didn’t even know it was a TV show until the thirdaudition.
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
Gender equality cannot be achieved by cuttingprograms that allow girls to get the same chance to compete, learn, and play. The United States has had a solid history of commitment to its female athletes and expanding opportunity for women, and it is imperative that we continue on this path.
I’ve learnt and I just want to be respected for what I’ve achieved on the pitch. I know I haven’t achieved much off it but I do know I’ve given pleasure to people watching me play football over the years.
Looking back and thinking about the past and what I’ve done makes no sense – I’d like to keep achieving things. Then, when I retire, I will appreciate everything that’s happened and everything I’ve achieved.
Nothing I’ve achieved in my life has ever come about because of alcohol.
When I got out of school, I lived the myth of Horatio Alger, and my company was on the cover of ‘Fortune’ magazine because it processed over ten percent of NASDAQ’s daily tradingvolume. I had achieved what I thought was the pinnacle of success in this proud, techno-capitalist country.
PSG signed me for my CV, for what I’ve achieved in the Europa League, how I’ve grown as a manager, and how I’ve made players grow. I’m essentially here because I have a winning record.
I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink.
Since becoming mayor in 2009, Julian has worked tirelessly to pursue policies that honor the aspirations of the people he represents. I’m proud that my brother has achieved his dreams, but I’m even more proud of the work he’s done to help others achieve theirs.
I have achieved everything that I ever wanted to accomplish in this game and more so, for me, I have been fulfilled.
The Italian Revolution was foughtfirst of all to obtain the liberty and unity of the nation, and then, with that achieved, to join the freest and most advanced nations in inaugurating a new era of peace, justice, and joint cooperation in the work of civilization.
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
I will always be motivated to improve until I feel I’ve achieved my potential.
Football is a team sport. I’m proud of what I achieved in my career, but I also know that I wouldn’t have achieved any of it without the support of my team-mates. I played with great players, great managers, and in great teams.
People with big ideas worry. They lie awake at night and fret as they try to climb up the social or financial ladder. They probably feel proud of themselves for what they’ve achieved, but I’m proud of the fact that I’ve done very little – and hence have little to worry about – and I’ve still got somewhere.
Evolution doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not, no more than gravity does. I want to rekindle excitement over what we’ve achieved as a species with the space program. We can’t afford to regress back to the days of superstition.
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.
The union movement has achieved a huge amount in the past century or so. It has secured important rights at work, tackled unfair discrimination and ensured that Britain is one of the safestplaces in the world in which to go to work.
I still enjoy my life, and I feel like I’ve achieved enough things that if I never did anything again, I’d feel confident that I’d still have made my mark in some way. But maybe the self-loathing bit is the element that makes you strive for more. Makes you strive to be better.
Tomorrow lurks in us, the latency to be all that was not achieved before.
We have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum in reaching a goal all Americans should embrace – building a secure, peaceful, democratic Iraq that is no longer a threat to the United States or the international community.
Honestly, I am a fan of the game like anyone else, so my favorite players’ list is pretty big. But if we are to narrow it down to England, I have a lot of respect for Wayne Rooney and the things he has achieved for club and country.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
The positive and negative states of being bring about action. They cause the loss of balance and of happiness. They cause the eternal revolutions – the changes that follow one upon the other. They explain why happiness cannot be achieved in time.
‘HarryPotter‘ achieved a very special act of actual magic: it made it completely acceptable for an adult to carry around, read and enjoy a children’s book.
I’ve always been like this – insecure – because I’m striving for something that can’t be attained. I don’t just want to be OK at this: I want to be the best at it, and I’ve never achieved that in my mind.
Whatever simplicity I’ve achieved in writing, I think I owe most of it to Jean Renoir and Hemingway: simple, declarative sentences. I’ve read some very good writers, but the sentences were so long that I’ve forgotten what the point was.
I’ve known entrepreneurs who were not great salespeople, or didn’t know how to code, or were not particularly charismatic leaders. But I don’t know of any entrepreneurs who have achieved any level of success without persistence and determination.
But would I give up the women and nights out for another year at United? Would that make me happy? Would that make me the person I am today? I’m not sure. I have no regrets. I went to United to win things and I achieved that.
The big polluters are confident in their grip on Congress. They have basically achieved control of the Republican Party, and as a result, they are basically able to block action in Congress that the public needs and the country deserves.
I still did some things in football, but I needed to get away from the game. I needed closure. And once I felt I’d achieved that, the hunger came back. That fire in your belly, the desire to feel the adrenaline at the weekend. That’s when I felt I was able to go again.
One thing I’m amazed at is the younger generation of female broadcasters and what they’ve achieved, and the first person to come to mind is Candace Parker. I remember Candace when she first joined the TNT team, and I marveled at how comfortable she was right away in the television environment.
2015 was obviously a great year. I achieved a few of my long-standing goals, which is very rewarding. I’m still working hard to achieve some of my other goals, like reaching the top 5 in the world rankings and qualifying for the World Tour Finals.
We achieved our mission to the moon. Let’s look home from that lofty perch and reimagine our mission on Earth – that is what we need to do here. Together, we can upcycle everything. The world will be better for our positive visions and actions.
Women in most countries have not achieved much, because they can’t be liberated under the patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist and military system that determines the way we live now, and which is governed by power, not justice, by false democracy, not real freedom.
Essentially, I spent most of my childhood with my mother and my older sister, and I suppose I had rather a romantic vision of how things might be if there were men around; I saw myself in a country house with six children and a garden. That has never been achieved – and I still regret it.
I have been hugely proud in terms of what I have achieved, in terms of over 60 caps, and I have captained my country on a few occasions which has been a huge honour and something I have been really proud of in my career.
I knew I was gay at 18, but to come out then would have meant I would not have achieved what I did in rugby. I loved rugby so much and it was so important to me that I made the decision to keep my sexuality secret. People may disagree with that, but it was my belief and my decision.
As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved.
As far as natural calamities are concerned, Odisha had a very bad reputation before 2000 when we took over the government. After that, we have achieved international standards as far as controlling the effects of natural calamities. In fact, even the United Nations have complimented us on this.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoinghistorical movement.
Manchester United is a world-famous club, and yet if you say, ‘Manchester United,’ then immediately you think of Sir Alex Ferguson. To have achieved so much and have so much importance at such a big club is extremely rare.
No movie can change society, but there are things that can be achieved by a film. For example, we are sitting in a room that has a lizard in it but we don’t mention it because it is not bothering us. But if I stand up and say there is a lizard in the room, then we will try to deal with it – in whatever way.
Doris Day started performing at a young age, had a tough road to success, and once she achieved it delivered the goods 100 percent and brilliantly, always making difficult work look as easy as breathing.
The one that achieved the greatest amount of success is the Eagles. And because it was really successful, it was a lot more fun. It still is. We get a chance to play music that a lot of people really relate to, and to play places all over the world. That’s fun.
Although a great restaurant experience must include great food, a bad restaurant experience can be achieved through bad service alone. Ideally, service is invisible. You notice it only when something goes wrong.
It is my belief that many who think they dislikepoetry are really poetical in their natures and are indebted to it, more than they imagine, for the success they may have achieved, even in practical pursuits, and for the enjoyment their lives have afforded them.
Orson F. Whitney
The impossible – we are told – cannot be achieved. To overcome the ‘impossible,’ we need to use our wits and be fearless. We need to break the rules and to circumvent – some would one say to cheat.
Why didn’t I stay at Liverpool after having achieved what I wanted to do: to play, score, and of course to relaunch my career? I cannot answer that. It is better to put the question to Gerard Houllier because I really wanted to stay.
I never thought I’d be a senior player in a county side, let alone the England side. When you break into a county side, that is your aim, so it’s an incredible feeling to have achieved that with England.
My decision was that after nearly three years at Celtic – with everything we’d achieved and the success we’d had on the pitch, the improvements off the pitch – then it was time to move on to my next challenge.
Of course it was difficult accepting the change in TV trends. It all ended quite early for me. I was in my mid-30s, and I hadn’t achieved everything I wanted. There’s nothing on TV for people like me anymore. All they want are new young faces.
‘Baahubali’ team is not after numbers. If we would have been number guys, we would have never made a film with such a huge budget. We just wanted to make the biggest war film of this country, but what it has achieved is amazing.
There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don’t achieve what I’ve achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent.
It was psychobabbler Abraham Maslow who wrote of the phenomena of self-actualization. What Maslow failed to grasp is that reaching true self-actualization can only be ultimately achieved when you have your own brand of ammunition.
Every country has rich people. But only a few places have achieved a vibrant and stable middle class. And in the history of the world, none has been more vibrant and more stable than the American middle class.
I don’t think there is life beyond death. I don’t. But I do believe that we get this clarity in the last minute of our life. The titles we achieved, the honors we managed, they all vanish. You are left alone with you and your deeds and the things you didn’t do.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Progress has always been understood to be driven by exceptional white men. Whether it’s the military victories we’ve achieved, the philosophical foundations that are the underpinnings of the nation, or our economic ingenuity, all this has been articulated through narratives of exceptional white men.
Yes, I’ve done a lot of things in life, but I’ve also achieved a lot, I’ve won trophies. When I was at Sunderland I looked through the dressing room and thought ‘who’s won anything substantial here?’. Nobody had and yet they all had a flashy car and an opinion.
Hubris is interesting, because you get people who are often very clever, very powerful, have achieved great things, and then something goes wrong – they just don’t know when to stop.
Le Corbusier is an outstanding writer. His ideas achieved their impact in large measure because he could write so convincingly. His style is utterly clear, brusque, funny and polemical in the best way.
I’ve learned that many of the worst things lead to the best things, that no great thing is achieved without a couple of bad, bad things on the way to them, and that the bad things that happen to you bring, in some cases, the good things.
I don’t want to demonise ‘Johnny.’ I was really proud of what he achieved. Especially within stand-up. He was quite a unique voice. I will always possibly be trading off ‘Johnny’s name, but there’s a lot more things that I’m able to do now – the strengths that ‘Michael’ can bring to it.
Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.
Ludwig von Mises
I had achieved a lot on TV and I wanted to do a film. And during that time I was told many that ‘you are a TV star, when people can watch you for free on TV who will buy a ticket to watch you on screen?’ I faced it a lot.
Music is an art that goes well beyond science. Proof can be found in the huge amount of studies that have been carried out throughout the world based on music-therapy and the important results achieved.
My life has been a quest for knowledge and understanding, and I am nowherenear having achieved that. And it doesn’t bother me in the least. I will die without having come up with the answers to many things in life.
Henry M. Jackson, congressman and senator from 1941 until his death in 1983, achieved far greater renown than most legislators, ran for president in 1972 and 1976, and was for much of the 1970s and 1980s one of the most powerful men in America.
It’s no accident that I’m not married and don’t have kids yet. Because, despite what I’ve achieved in my career, I’m always wondering when somebody’s gonna tap me on the shoulder and say, ‘OK, the gig is up.’