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Quotations on Accomplishment

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Earch morning sees some task begin.
Each evening sees it close;
Something attemted, something done,
Has earned a night's repose.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

- The Village Blacksmith, 1842

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.

~ E. B. White

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

~ Mark Twain

Men too involved in details usually become unable to deal with great matters.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aim low, aim so low that when you achieve your goal, even you will be dissapointed.

~ Homer Simpson

Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

~ Thomas A. Edison

Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with gods.

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

- Ulysses, 1842

The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.

~ William F. Scolavino

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.

~ Althea Gibson Darben

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.

~ Ginger Roberts

It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.

~ Tom Lehrer

There may now exist great men for things that do not exist.

~ Samuel Burchardt

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg - not by smashing it.

~ Ellen Glasgow

Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking and writing.

~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

To achieve great things, we must live as though we are never going to die.

~ Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

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