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Determination Quotes

"When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it - but all that had gone before." Jacob Riis


"Confronting and overcoming challenges is an exhilarating experience. It does something to feed the soul and the mind. It makes you more than you were before. It strengthens the mental muscles and enables you to become better prepared for the next challenge." Jim Rohn

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." Roger Bannister

"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity." Lou Holtz

"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur." Vince Lombardi

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." Tommy Lasorda

"Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so." Charles De Gaulle

"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

"What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it." Alexander Graham Bell

"Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose." Benjamin Disraeli

"The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, its energy - invincible determination - a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory." Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

"You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can." Jimmy Carter

"A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop." Robert Hughes

"Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory." Mahatma Gandhi

"Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the everlasting and sanctified bull-doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold." Dr. A. B. Meldrum

"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

"The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck." Channing Pollock

"Success is just a matter of luck-just ask any failure." Zig Ziglar

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." Michael Jordon

"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 alone 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." Calvin Coolidge

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." Thomas Alva Edison

"No, I never did get lost, but I was bewildered for three days once." Daniel Boone

"We will either find a way or make one."Hannibal

"Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success." Burt Lawlor

"It's a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." William Somerset Maugham

"A resolute determination is the truest wisdom." Napoléon I

"Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." Anthony (Tony) Robbins

"It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge." John J. Watson

"I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work." Lee Iacocca

"A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must....be undaunted when the going gets tough." Ronald Reagan

"Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round - remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped." James Corbett

"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." Friedrich Nietzsche


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