I don’t confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is the higher achievement.
Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation.
Why be an average person? All the great achievements of history have been made by strong individuals who refused to consult statistics or to listen to those who could prove convincingly that what they wanted to do, and in fact ultimately did do, was completely impossible.
Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer.
The achievements of Labour in the years after the Second World War should never be underestimated, but they are now history.
The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by the computer hardware industry.
Good is something you do, not something you talk about. Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket.
I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal.
The achievement of great things though comes from the ability to manage yourselfvery, very, very well. Or at least well enough where you almost become compulsive about getting certain things done. You have to set a standard for yourself that’s.very, very, very high and you have to manage your thoughts to where they need to be allow yourself to be successful, at what your trying to do.