Quotations on Determination

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With several different kinds of poetry to choose from, a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet, and he would set out, in conscious determination, on an epic poem.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Poetry, Determination, Man)

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti
(Keywords: Success, Motivation, Determination, Goal, Commitment, Desire, Excellence, Key, Pursuit, Will)

The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: War, Determination, American, First, Now, Trying)

I don't think I have the stomach Veronica has. I think I have the determination and the stubbornness and a little bit of the go-get-em. But I think I'm about 20 percent more girl than Veronica is. There's a lot of Veronica that hits home with me, the sort of feisty area. But I think that I have a little bit more girl. I'd scream my head off if I saw a body in the freezer.
- Kristen Bell
(Keywords: Home, Determination, Body)

I want to believe that those who have been appointed to accomplish this mission will be totally committed, devoting all their skills and determination to their work. I urge you to lend them your support so that, together, we can build that bright future worthy of our country.
- Paul Biya
(Keywords: Work, Determination, Country, Future, Mission, Support, Want, Will)

The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
- Matt Blunt
(Keywords: Power, People, Determination, Destiny, Spirit)

Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Home, Life, Family, Determination, Fortune, Paradise, Kentucky, Risk)

Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Family, Progress, Determination, State, Will, Years)

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
- Shirley Chisholm
(Keywords: Politics, Women, Determination, Country, Idealism, Needs, Present)

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 failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Education, Talent, Genius, People, Determination, Nothing, Persistence, Will, World)

I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race.
- Ezra Cornell
(Keywords: Marriage, Determination, Improvement, Practice, Race)

There is a very well-defined procedure that allows the Vatican to raise issues with a particular theologian about something that does not appear in conformity with the Catholic faith. It is not always easy to make this determination.
- Godfried Danneels
(Keywords: Faith, Determination, Conformity)

Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Anger, Change, Determination, Affliction, Fact, Revolution)

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
- Gail Devers
(Keywords: Dreams, Faith, Work, Belief, Determination, Vision, Dedication, Hard work)

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.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Time, Determination, Diligence, Habits, Order, Punctuality)

One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father.
- Lincoln Ellsworth
(Keywords: Father, Determination, Earth, Name)

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.
- Bob Filner
(Keywords: Change, Inspiration, Courage, Determination, Protest, Tenacity)

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Men, Determination, Lies)

We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Keywords: People, Courage, Determination, American, Patience)

There is nothing which any way pertaineth to the worship of God left to the determination of human laws.
- George Gillespie
(Keywords: God, Determination, Laws, Nothing, Worship)

But the Congress has made the determination that certain kinds of information can be protected even though the American people may want to have access to information.
- Alberto Gonzales
(Keywords: People, Determination, American, Congress, Information, May, Want)

Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Keywords: Equality, Determination, Economy, Inequality, Order, Result)

To be sure, no piece of social machinery, however well constructed, can be effective unless there is back of it a will and a determination to make it work.
- Cordell Hull
(Keywords: Work, Determination, Will)

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
- Morton Hunt
(Keywords: Love, People, Determination, Failure, Americans)

The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.
- Alphonso Jackson
(Keywords: Education, Work, Lie, Dream, Determination, Blame, Hard work, Lies)

We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
- Andrew Jackson
(Keywords: Government, Determination, Beginning, Economy, Income, Necessity)

Whenever one reads of the determination of the species, or opens a book on natural science and history, in whatever language, one inevitably comes across the name of Linne.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Keywords: Science, History, Determination, Language, Name)

My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Keywords: Courage, Determination, Discipline, Hope, Confidence, Grave)

I've refined my mechanics, refined my pitches. I've gotten more confidence, and I've gotten more determination. I've got a better idea what I'm doing out there.
- Randy Johnson
(Keywords: Idea, Determination, Confidence)

As I assume my responsibilities as your representative, I wish to assure you of my loyalty and devotions, as well of my determination to serve you and the people of Canada to the utmost of my abilities.
- Romeo LeBlanc
(Keywords: People, Determination, Canada, Loyalty)

I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk.
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Keywords: Life, Determination, Trouble, Years)

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.
- Vince Lombardi
(Keywords: Success, Work, Determination, Dedication, Hard work, Job)

I still held fast to my determination to become a minister; it still seemed to me that that was my duty. I had pledged myself, in my prayers I had given my word to God. How could I therefore break my vow?
- Pierre Loti
(Keywords: God, Determination, Duty, Vow, Word)

The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Keywords: Leadership, Determination, Democracy, Direction, Will, Workers)

What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance.
- Eddie Marsan
(Keywords: Love, Courage, Determination, Perseverance, End, Ignorance)

All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers.
- James C. Maxwell
(Keywords: Nature, Science, Determination, Laws, Numbers, Problems)

Social psychology is especially interested in the effect which the social group has in the determination of the experience and conduct of the individual member.
- George H. Mead
(Keywords: Experience, Determination, Effect, Psychology)

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
- Paul J. Meyer
(Keywords: People, Determination, Goals, Confidence, Obstacles)

They say love will find a way. I know determination will.
- Ronnie Milsap
(Keywords: Love, Determination, Will)

Everyone has determination - it's a question of how you use it. Hers is based on power and success and conquering; she doesn't care what she has to do or who gets hurt in the process. In that way we're very, very different.
- Dannii Minogue
(Keywords: Power, Success, Determination, Care, Hurt, Question)

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens
(Keywords: Dreams, Determination, Dedication, Effort, Order, Reality, Self)

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock
(Keywords: Men, Determination, Ability, Being, Luck)

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
- Colin Powell
(Keywords: Work, Dream, Determination, Hard work, Magic, Reality)

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.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Keywords: Government, Men, Determination, Future)

If people ask me for the ingredients of success, I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination, and third is sheer luck. You have to have two out of the three. Any two will probably do.
- Fred Saberhagen
(Keywords: Success, Talent, People, Determination, Luck, Will)

And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
- Ayrton Senna
(Keywords: Experience, Power, Determination, Instinct, Mind)

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
- George A. Sheehan
(Keywords: Success, Courage, Determination, Will)

At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States.
- Olympia Snowe
(Keywords: History, Leadership, Time, Determination, President, states, United)

I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.
- Charles Spurgeon
(Keywords: Life, God, People, Determination, Doctrine, Nothing)



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