Always remember... How you handle obstacles will always be a key factor in determining your ability to achieve success.
— Ziad K. Abdelnour
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.
— Zhang Ziyi
What would you love to achieve and accomplish? What would you feel great about doing in your life? What meaningful goals would you wish to reach? Imagine achieving and accomplishing everything that you would wish [dream] for. Picture yourself reaching your highest aspirations and your most meaningful goals. Visualize yourself speaking and acting the way you would wish with the highest and best character traits.
— Zelig Pliskin
It seemed to Alabama that, reaching her goal, she would drive the devils that had driven her - that, in proving herself, she would achieve that peace which she imagined went only in surety of one's self - that she would be able, through the medium of the dance, to command her emotions, to summon love or pity or happiness at will, having provided a channel through which they might flow. She drove herself mercilessly, and the summer dragged on.
— Zelda Fitzgerald
One has to define very clearly what one's objectives are, determine in advance how much one is prepared to pay to achieve that objective and then act accordingly.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
We didn't really expect to achieve anything outside of the UK, and it just went crazy. It's just crazy that people know our music. We're just humbled by it.
— Zayn Malik
Means are more important than ends in the civilized struggle for ideas. Our dreams may be the loveliest on earth, but if we wade through blood and terror to achieve them, we will arrive to find ourselves destroyed. Don't kill.
— Yuri Orlov
With regard to North Korea, between myself and President Obama earlier, with regard to the so-called launch of satellite, the missile launch, we shared the view that it undermines the efforts of the various countries concerned to achieve the resolution through dialogue.
— Yoshihiko Noda
I want to achieve anti-fashion through fashion. That's why I'm always heading in my own direction, in parallel to fashion.
— Yohji Yamamoto
Music is one of the ways we can achieve a kind of shorthand to understand each other.
— Yo-Yo Ma
[Israel will] create in the course of the next 10 or 20 years conditions which would attract natural and voluntary migration of the refugees from the Gaza Strip and the west Bank to Jordan. To achieve this we have to come to agreement with King Hussein and not with Yasser Arafat.
— Yitzhak Rabin
We accept every form or way to talk to the Syrians how to achieve peace.
— Yitzhak Rabin
The Government chose to give peace a chance. The Government chose to do something to achieve it.
— Yitzhak Rabin
There is no difference in who started to study first; the one who achieves accomplishment is first.
— Yip Man
If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change our planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every year, every decade, and every millennia.
— Yehuda Berg
Each one of us has to work hard to achieve our collective dream for a healthier planet.
— Yaya Toure
"Triennale in the City" is a scheme that is of priority for the sponsoring local government. For many local governments, revitalization is an important mission for the local community, and, therefore, the attitude to achieve this mission through the cultural and/or artistic activities should not be denied.
— Yasumasa Morimura
Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.
— Yasser Arafat
Symphonies can generate a tremendous amount of sounds, beauty, and emotion. That is part of their human feel and sweetness. Keyboards, on the other hand, give us access to millions of sounds. When I put the two together, the result is unique, and it's not only pleasing to the ear, but produces emotional responses that neither of the two can achieve on their own.
Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
A freak is basically anyone who needs fantasy, degradation, or punishment in order to achieve his interpretation of erotic gratification.
— Xaviera Hollander
Qi gong therapy, as well as other branches of Chinese medicine, can be reduced to two simple principles: the cleansing of meridians to achieve harmonious energy flow, and the restoration of yin-yang balance.
— Wong Kiew Kit
Religion teachers for Islam instruction are being trained now in MÃ¼nster and Erlangen. This has to happen quickly. My goal is to achieve relevant results within two years.
— Wolfgang Schauble
The best that most of us can hope to achieve in physics is simply to misunderstand at a deeper level.
— Wolfgang Pauli
To achieve any change in the minds of the youth, there must be reorientation in terms of materialistic tendencies, corruption and crime generally.
— Wole Soyinka
It's my duty to fight those who have chosen to belong to the party of death, those who say they receive their orders from God somewhere and believe they have a duty to set the world on fire to achieve their own salvation.
— Wole Soyinka
Today it is time for strong and courageous people because only they can achieve victory and rid the world of tyranny.
— Wladyslaw Sikorski
Like any other spiritual transformation or renewal, conversion must begin with an honest and a sincere admission that we need God's trans-formative power in our lives to achieve any real change, no matter the perspective from which we might begin.
— Wilton Daniel Gregory
Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option.
— Wilson Greatbatch
My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.
— Wilma Rudolph
But when you come from a large, wonderful family, there's always a way to achieve your goals.
— Wilma Rudolph
If you want to be happy, then it is within your grasp. The book you are holding can have a profound impact on your thinking and your attitude and can help you to do more, be more, and achieve more!
— Willie Jolley
Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief.
— William Vickrey
If we can clean up our world, I'll bet you we can achieve warp drive.
— William Shatner
Illiteracy must be banished from the land if we shall attain that high destiny as the foremost of the enlightened nations of the world which, under Providence, we ought to achieve.
— William McKinley
Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.
— William L. Shirer
I think it is difficult to achieve a meaningful political coalition if you have race-based programs that divide members of the coalition. The problem I have, however, is that white people assume an either/or position: Either we have race-based programs or we don't. What I see is comprehensive social reform that includes race-based and race-neutral programs.
— William Julius Wilson
On many occasions in the late 1950s and 1960s, [Ho Chi Minh's] ideas were apparently ignored by those who felt that his approach was too naive and prone to compromise. The outbreak of open warfare with the French and later with the United States was in effect a sign of the failure of Ho Chi Minh to achieve his objective to fight and win at low cost.
— William J. Duiker
Leadership means bringing people together in pursuit of a common cause, developing a plan to achieve it, and staying with it until the goal is achieved.
— William J. Clinton
True Excellence requires a worthy dream, a good Idea of how to realize it and the courage to risk failure to achieve it.
— William J. Clinton