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Helen Hayes

Bits and Pieces, August, 1989

Helen Hayes once said that her mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. Her mother advised her that

"… achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success."