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Famous Determination Quotations

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"No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating."
by Harold Rosenberg
"A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done."
by Anonymous
"A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The education of the will is the object of our existence."
by Anonymous
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."
by Vince Lombardi
"The French will have to make their own determination."
by Condoleezza Rice
"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
by Roger Bannister
"The mentality of this team is to look at any situation like this and just step out with a determination to win the day, and that?s what they did."
by Greg Ryan
"The Pakistani government and military are trying still to make a determination of the requirements they will need during winter, ... It's fair to say the requirement is still not known."
by Karl Eikenberry
"There is a place in God's sun for the youth 'farthest down' who has the vision, the determination, and the courage to reach it."
by Mary Bethune
"There was a determination made to report 34 cents that quarter."
by Mark Koenig
"There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything."
by Anonymous
"They say love will find a way. I know determination will."
by Ronnie Milsap
"Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm."
by Charles Caleb Colton
"This story is about the report. Let people read it and make their own determination."
by David Barrett
"To prove our determination and show to both the PSG directors and the French football authorities we disagree with their decisions (...), we have decided to not to send our professional squad to the match."
by Pape Diouf
"united in our determination to root out terrorism."
by Kofi Annan
"We have been showing guts and determination all season but no more so than today. We realized that things were not going well and we went to the bench because we know the depth of this team and it worked. I am extremely happy."
by Wayne Fairclough
"We must have a real living determination to reach holiness. ''I will be a saint'' means I will despoil myself of all that is not God; I will strip my heart of all created things; I will live in poverty and detachment; I will renounce my will, my inclinations, my whims and fancies, and make myself a willing slave to the will of God."
by Anonymous
"We lacked determination and we weren't completely in the game,"
by Oliver Kahn
"We will fight with determination against this and use all legal means at our disposal. It is important to heighten the society's awareness of the meaning of anti-Semitism, which means the hatred of mankind."
by Angela Merkel
"With his commitment and determination Liam has all the values we are trying to instill."
by Jim Gannon
"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
by Anonymous
"While turning a battleship is not easy, there is clear determination and urgency across the ranks."
by Adrianne Shapira
"You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door."
by Robert Collier
"You always want your players to get something, especially a guy of his magnitude and his determination and with his competitive nature. He's earned it, he's deserved a shot and an opportunity, which is why I didn't take him out of that game [Saturday]."
by Anonymous
"Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else."
by Brian Tracy
"Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today."
by Mark Twain
"Determination makes a person thrive in life."
by Source Unknown
"I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark."
by Henry David Thoreau
"I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"I'd take five of him, with his determination and work ethic."
by Daniel Berthiaume
"If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."
by Samuel Johnson
"In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of effort is the measure of the results."
by James Allen
"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak"
by Anonymous
"Staying poised. That's what really won us the game. Also determination in the second half."
by Marcus Williams
"That is just a credit to the kids' determination. They fought and they fought and they found a way to get back in the game."
by Jim Betker
"Nobody's made a determination that he's to be deported. There is no deportation order."
by David Leopold
"Israel supports the UN Security Council resolution on the Iraqi issue, and values the determination of President Bush in leading the process."
by Benjamin Netanyahu
"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
by Muhammad Ali
"Our efforts were fantastic. We can play better, but the spirit, determination and passion were there... We're still alive."
by Alex McLeish
"He's going to remain steadfast in his determination to simply ensure a nominee who holds the greatest promise of filling the very large shoes of the man who has just passed. I don't think he'll confine himself to any candidate of a particular race or gender."
by Chuck Cooper
"I think it probably hardened the determination of the House not to give in to the threats of the mob."
by Mark Krikorian
"I want to see freedom and equality through my eyes and your eyes Coretta Scott King. I opened my mouth to the lord and I won't turn back, no!"
by Anonymous
"Claire really sparked us off the bench. The freshman showed a lot of determination and strength in there and played a well-rounded game. I don't know if we missed a shot is the fourth quarter."
by Shelli Haferbecker
"Achievement - You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor."
by Larry Kersten
"I have been gratified by the clear determination expressed by NATO and its member governments to prevent a further escalation of the fighting, and I encourage all steps that may deter the further use of ethnically driven repression and the resort to violence by either side in Kosovo,"
by Kofi Annan
"He was one of the catalysts of the team. We would not have gone far without him. His determination when he has the ball is equivalent to national team players."
by Alvin James
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
by Harry S Truman
"Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances."
by J. Donald Walters
"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."
by Hoshang N. Akhtar
"Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities."
by Robert H. Schuller
"To him who is determined it remains only to act."
by Italian
"All historians, even the most scientific, have bias, if in no other sense than the determination not to have any."
by Carl Lotus Becker
"America now is stumbling through the darkness of hatred and divisiveness. Our values, our principles, and our determination to succeed as a free and democratic people will give us a torch to light the way. And we will survive and become the strongernot only because of a patriotism that stands for love of country, but a patriotism that stands for love of people."
by Gerald R. Ford
"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men."
by Thomas Fuller
"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."
by Dan Gable
"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time..."
by Charles Dickens
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, Here comes number seventy-one"
by Richard M. Devos
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, 'Here comes number seventy-one!'"
by Richard M. DeVos
"It seems to me that it is these extremists who are advocating a soft approach. Their oversimplifications and their baseless generalizations reflect the softness of those who cannot bear to face the burdens of a continuing struggle against a powerful and resourceful enemy. A truly tough approach, in my judgment, is one which accepts the challenge of communism with the courage and determination to meet it with every instrumentality of foreign policypolitical and economic as well as military, and with the willingness to see the struggle through as far into the future as may be necessary. Those who seek to meet the challengeor, in reality, to evade itby bold adventures abroad and witch hunts at home are the real devotees of softnessthe softness of seeking escape from painful realities by resort to illusory panaceas."
by J. William Fulbright
"Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men."
by Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
by Calvin Coolidge
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
by Calvin Coolidge
"Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
by Calvin Coolidge
"Nothing in the World can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
by Calvin Coolidge
"Oh, order! Material order, intellectual order, moral order! What a comfort and strength, and what an economy! To know where we are going and what we want; that is order. To keep ones word, to do the right thing, and at the right time: more order. To have everything under ones hand, to put ones whole army through its manoeuvres, to work with all ones resources: still order. To discipline ones habits and efforts and wishes, to organize ones life and distribute ones time, to measure ones duties and assert ones rights, to put ones capital and resources, ones talents and opportunities to profit: again and always order. Order is light, peace, inner freedom, self-determination: it is power. To conceive order, to return to order, to realize order in oneself, around oneself, by means of oneself, this is aesthetic and moral beauty, it is well-being, it is what ought to be."
by Henri Frederic Amiel
"Our determination to imitiate Christ should be such that we have no time for other matters."
by Desiderius Erasmus
"Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged."
by Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race"
by Calvin Coolidge
"Stubbornness is also determination. It's simply a matter of shifting from won't power to will power."
by Peter McWilliams
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination."
by Tommy Lasorda
"The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy - invincible determination--a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory."
by Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton
"The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come."
by James Whitcomb Riley
"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."
by Vince Lombardi
"The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure."
by Albert Einstein
"The truest wisdom is a resolute determination"
by Napoleon Bonaparte
"Those who admire you -- and they are as numerous in France as they are in your own country -- know that this extraordinary performance represents courage, effort, determination."
by Jacques Chirac
"We must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage, and determination to succeed."
by Rosalind Sussman Yalow
"We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination."
by John F. Kennedy
"What do we lose by another�s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them,That should be our desire and determination."
by Sathya Baba
"What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts."
by Hannah Arendt
"Where the determination is, the way can be found."
by George S. Clason
"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen."
by Peter Marshall
"We must look deeply. When we buy something or consume something, we may be participating in an act of killing. This precept [non-killing] reflects our determination not to kill, either directly or indirectly, and also to prevent others from killing."
by The Venerable Thich Nhat Hahn
"This force, which is the best thing in you, your highest self, will never respond to any ordinary half-hearted call, or any milk-and-water endeavor, It can only be reached by your supremest call, your supremest effort. It will respond only to the call that is backed up by the whole of you, not part of you; you must be all there in what you are trying to do. You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure... Only a masterly call, a masterly will, a supreme effort, intense and persistent application, can unlock the door to your inner treasure and release your highest powers."
by Orison Swett Marden
"The innermost meaning of sacrifice is the annihilation of the finite just because it is finite. In order to demonstrate that this is the only purpose, the most noble and beautiful must be chosen; above all, man, the fulfillment of the earth. Human sacrifices are the most natural sacrifices. Man, however, is more than the fulfillment of the earth; he is reasonable, and reason is free and nothing but an eternal self-determination toward the infinite. Thus man can sacrifice only himself, and that is what he does in the omnipresent sanctissimum of which the masses are not aware. All artists are self-sacrificing human beings, and to become an artist is nothing but to devote oneself to the subterranean gods. The meaning of divine creation is primarily revealed in the enthusiasm of annihilation. Only in the throes of death is the spark of eternal life ignited."
by Friedrich Von Schlegel
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
by Mario Andretti
"You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can."
by Jimmy Carter
"When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest! If you must-but never quit. Life is queer, with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about When he might of won if he'd stuck it out; Stick to your task, though the pace seems slows- You may succeed with one more blow. Success is failure turned inside out- The silver tint of the clouds of doubt- And you may never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit- It's when things seem worse that YOU MUSN'T QUIT."
by Anon.
"When anyone tells me I can't do anything. I'm just not listening any more."
by Florence Griffith Joyner
"To the timid soul, nothing is possible."
by John Bach
"To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so."
by Sir Walter Scott
"There is nothing impossible to him who will try."
by Alexander The Great
"The wayside of business is full of brilliant men who started out with a spurt, and lacked the stamina to finish. Their places were taken by patient and unshowy plodders who never knew when to quit."
by J. R. Todd
"The only thing experience teaches you is what you can"
by Elaine May
"The only lack or limitation is in your own mind."
by N. H. Moos
"The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition is so powerful that it is alone, and without any assistance, capable not only of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting 100 impertinent obstructions with which the folly of human laws too often encumbers its operations."
by Adam Smith
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward."
by Robyn Davidson
"The mighty Oak was once a little nut that stood its ground."
by Anon.


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