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)

It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed.
- Henry Addington
(Keywords: Determination, Deep, Parliament, Regret)

I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Determination, Generosity, President)

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)

So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Determination, Books, Law, Space, State, Want)

Each story we approach in the same way, with curiosity and interest and determination to get behind the image.
- Martin Bashir
(Keywords: Determination, Curiosity, Interest)

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 decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.
- George Bentham
(Keywords: Determination, Career, Reason)

What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
- Patty Berg
(Keywords: Determination, Dedication, Desire, Will)

I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.
- Abebe Bikila
(Keywords: Determination, Country, Heroism, World)

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)

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Determination, Failure, Succeed)

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Determination, Goals, Gifts, Will)

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)

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Keywords: Determination, Force)

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)

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable
(Keywords: Determination, Gold)

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)

What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart.
- Learned Hand
(Keywords: Determination, Conviction, May, Will)

I've continued to always keep in mind having a healthy does of that in Hollywood, now that I am part of the system and obviously have to follow the way the system works - you still have to have that crazy determination.
- Renny Harlin
(Keywords: Determination, Hollywood, Mind, Now)

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 determination to win is the better part of winning.
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Keywords: Determination, Winning)

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)

Up until now, the prospect of parole has kept us from confronting our captors with any real determination.
- George Jackson
(Keywords: Determination, Now)

To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players.
- LeBron James
(Keywords: Determination, Being, Court)

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)

It takes a long, hard effort and sustained determination to reduce crime. We will stay the course and we are confident that the numbers will continue to go down.
- Jack Johnson
(Keywords: Determination, Crime, Effort, Numbers, Will)

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)

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.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Determination, Perseverance, Strength, Despair, Diligence, Skill)

We didn't think we were a fourth-place team. For us to beat the first-place team in the West and the first-place team in the East shows the dedication and determination that we had.
- Cobi Jones
(Keywords: Determination, Dedication, First)

The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland.
- James Larkin
(Keywords: Determination, Enthusiasm, Goal, Class, Ireland, Irish, Press)



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