Determination Quotes by Rose Kennedy, Sylvester Stallone, T.C. Boyle, Rita Dove, Richard M. Nixon, Huineng and many others.
it is not tears but determination that makes pain bearable.
I think I’d like to be remembered as someone who beat the odds through just plain determination. … that I persevered. Because I think that being somewhat of a pest to life, constantly plaguing and pursuing, will bring results.
Work ethic and this determination is all part of escaping the depressive side. Of course I’m manic depressive, maybe not to the degree that Exley was, but I think all writers are. There are highs and lows. Look at David Foster Wallace.
Equality and self-determination should never be divided in the name of religious or ideological fervor.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Sit all together in meditation. Become peacefully calm and quiet, without motion, without stillness, without birth, without destruction, without coming or going, with no judgments of right or wrong, neither staying nor going. This, then, is the Great Way.
A King should sacrifice the best affections of his heart for the good of his country; no sacrifice should be above his determination.
I write novels about ordinary women who face seemingly insurmountable odds, but through courage and determination find their heart’s desire.
There is one quality more important than know-how…. This is know-how by which we determine not only how to accomplish our purposes, but what our purposes are to be.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
It is my determination that we, as a party, continue to make that fundamental restatement of liberal values in the politics of our country.
I put on the page a third look at what I’ve seen in life – the reinvented experience of a cross-eyed working-class lesbian, addicted to violence, language and hope, who has made the decision to live, is determined to live, on the page and on the street, for me and mine.
You and your horse. His strength and beauty. Your knowledge and patience and determination and understanding and love. That’s what fuses the two of you onto this marvelous partnership that makes you wonder, “What can heaven offer any better then what I have here on earth?”.
The real reason Cuba poses a threat has nothing to do with my being here or anyone else being here. It’s because Cuba is an example of a country that is actively fighting against imperialist domination and insists on its own right to self-determination and sovereignty.
The animal is one with its life activity. It does not distinguish the activity from itself. It is its activity. But man makes hislife activity itself an object of his will and consciousness. He has a conscious life activity. It is not a determination with which he is completely identified.
Moscow is simply unwilling to recognize the right of self-determination of nations.
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.
It doesn’t matter what kind of body you have, it’s the determination and the spirit that’s going to get you there. I want to prove that.
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
Now it’s me & my time, it’s just me in my prime
Competence means keeping your head in a crisis, sticking with a task even when it seems hopeless, and improvising good solutions to tough problems when every second counts. It encompasses ingenuity, determination and being prepared for anything.
My faith in Islam is not unlike my faith in the game of basketball: Both require immense determination, focus, passion and discipline.
Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result.
We will be misguided in our intentions if we point at one single thing and say that it will prevent war, unless, of course, that thing happens to be the will, the determination, and the resolve of people everywhere that nations will never again clash on the battlefield.
It goes without saying that I will do anything at any price to pull myself out of a situation like this [rejection] so that I can start work immediately on my next Salon picture and ensure that such a thing should not happen again.
I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay is a real honor and I am so pleased that years of hard work, determination and sacrifice have all come together.
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.
The essence of a vow does not consist in the difficulty of its performance but in the determination behind it unflinchingly to stick to it in the teeth of difficulties.
Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed-the courage to say no, the courage to say yes. Decisions do determine destiny. I plead with you to make a determination right here, right now, not to deviate from the path which will lead to our goal: eternal life with our Father in Heaven.
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
If happy I can be I will, if suffer I must I can.
The breeze of grace is always blowing; set your sail to catch that breeze.
Being on the left is supposed to be about unbounded optimism, a belief that what is deemed politically impossible by the ‘sensible grownups’ of politics can be realised, with sufficient imagination and determination.
The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination.
Steve Rom’s bravery is unique. Faced with life-threatening circumstances, he focused his determination and spirit to defeat an unbeatable disease. Steve’s story is an inspiration to all.
There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination, in the response.
What inspired me to work so hard and to maintain my determination was seeing my mother. She was an immigrant and was struggling in America to make it by; that inspired me to work hard.
Unemployment determination in a modern economy was the main subject area of my research from the mid-1960s to the end of the 1970s and again from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.
No obstacle is so big that one person with determination can’t make a difference.
There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn’t mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one’s own, then that freedom is less than worthless – it’s oppression.
…We have an historic opportunity for a great global healing and renewal. If we will accept the challenge of nonviolent activism with faith, courage, and determination, we can bring this great vision of a world united in peace and harmony from a distant ideal into glowing reality.
Your career and your passion don’t always match up. Plenty of talented people don’t have the careers they want. Plenty of untalented people make millions and make movies. There is a difference between determination and talent.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Enthusiasm Rules his inner world. Determination Rules his outer world. Therefore Happiness has become His real name.
When progress is in short supply bring a surplus of determination.
True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination.
I loved gymnastics. I was eager to compete. I was hungry to go out there and be the best in the world, and I had that determination.
If we could muster the same determination and sense of responsibility that saves a country like Japan – or a company like Xerox – then investing to save women and children who are dying in the developing world would be very good business.
The hour is ripe, and yonder lies the way.
Live life to it’s fullest, love wastefully, and be all we can be.
I believe that all technological societies tend to self-destruct. The reason is that the very things that make us a successful technological society, such as our curiosity, our ambition and determination, will also cause us to fall.
You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Surround yourself with amazingly intelligent men and women. The people I work with not only are smarter than I am, possessing both intellectual and emotional intelligence, but also share my determination to succeed. I will not make an important decision without them.
And this is an administration – we’re not into nation-building, we’re focused on justice. And we’re going to get justice. It’s going to take a while, probably. But I’m a patient man. Nothing will diminish my will and my determination – nothing.
If an opinion can eventually go to the determination of a practical belief, it, in so far, becomes itself a practical belief; and every proposition that is not pure metaphysical jargon and chatter must have some possible bearing upon practice.
We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
I know he [Julian Assange] is a man of fierce determination, and now living under the strain of house arrest in the Ecuadorean embassy as a “political exile,” as he calls himself.
As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent – that it does not have to be recognized by others.
I believe Success is achieved by ordinary people with Extraordinary Determination.
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.
A mentor is someone with a willingness to help others, who has a capacity to inspire, a determination to work hard, a clear sense of vision, an inspiring purpose, a deep sense of integrity and an appreciation for joy.
I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.
Got the eye of the tiger, the lion of Judah
We know the battle ahead will be long. But always remember that, no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.
For the resolute and determined, there is time and opportunity.
The bushes of love are blossomed through the manure of hardship.
I knew I was going to be a journalist, and that was it.. full stop.
The Constitution does not trust judges to make determinations of criminal guilt.
It’s an amazing achievement to win a National Business Award and it recognises all of the hard work and determination of the team of people that have made Crafter’s Companion the success that it is today.
The great majority of the nobility and gentry of England clung to the doctrine and ceremonies of the ancient church, and yet were united in determination to oppose the papal claims.
If a person goes to his job with a firm determination to give of himself the best of which he is capable, that job no matter what it is takes on dignity and importance.
He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.
The passion, toughness and determination that you display on a daily basis is an inspiration for myself and for all of my teammates and all the people that wear ‘Cleveland’ across their chest.
There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years. Doing that job right requires all the intelligence, wisdom, and determination you will be able to muster from day to day.
War should be carried on like a monsoon; one changeless determination of every particle towards the one unalterable aim.
To me, it was never about what I accomplished on the football field. It was about the way I played the game. I played the game with a lot of determination, a lot of poise, a lot of pride and I think what you saw out there…was an individual who really just loved the game.
Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost.
The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world.
The perseverance and the strength and the determination and the sacrifice that so many millions of people have had to endure to form this country is far greater than anything that we can really imagine.
Take it from a guy: If you’re in love with somebody, you will swim the stream, you will climb the mountain, you will slay the dragon. You’re going to get to her somehow, some way.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
It takes a perverse determination to drain that instinctive curiosity away and make history seem just remote, dead and disconnected from our contemporary reality. Conversely, it just takes skilful storytelling to recharge that connection to make the past come alive in our present.
Try and maybe write a couple of articles for your local paper. Perhaps you need to go to college to learn some things that might help you on the way. If you’ve got enthusiasm, determination and you love your sport – why shouldn’t you be doing my job?
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
There’s a fine line between stubbornness and the positive side of that, which is dogged determination.
Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
If the new government rejects our urgent appeal, we will, next year, in solidarity with our people, intensify our struggle for self-determination, our struggle for national liberation to establish self-government in our homeland.
Mental stamina – determination – is a quality of the mind shattered by fatigue.But physical stamina – endurance – is built upon fatigue.
When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
I’ll tell you what bravery really is. Bravery is just determination to do a job that you know has to be done.
The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.
I think my secret is that there’s no shortcuts for hard work, determination and having that don’t give up attitude.
It was a big deal to leave home and my culture and my language. But I believed that in America, I could truly reap what I sowed and that the measure of a man was his ability and determination to succeed. This was the land of boundless opportunity.
Success is that old ABC: ability, breaks and courage.
Determination gets you a long way.
Yes, this is a dangerous time. Yes, this is a time full of shadows and fear. But we have been through worse before and we have faced more difficult days before. We have shown courage and determination, and skillful and inventive and courageous and committed responses to crisis before.
He views life with tenderness and determination.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
With this sort of career, you need determination. You’ve got to sacrifice a lot of things: family, friends – not that I had any – but you sacrifice everything.
I do not know why one should not hunt two hares even in the literal sense….
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
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.
Dreams can still come true; you need a great deal of energy and determination, and a little bit of luck.
The space program is not only scientific in purpose but also is an expression of man’s insistent determination to do the nearly impossible – to explore the unknown, even at great risk.
Courage becomes a worthwhile and meaningful virtue when it is regarded not so much as a willingness to die manfully but as a determination to live decently.
The determination that led me to create a new sports team taught me an important lesson: opportunity is manufactured.
I have a track record of accepting my party’s decisions. I do whatever work is given to me with determination. That’s all.
There can be no freedom in the large sense of the word, no harmonious development, so long as mercenary and commercial considerations play an important part in the determination of personal conduct.
The certain pathway to all things that you want is through the corridor of joy. Most of you say, ‘When I get that I will be joyful.’ And we say, until you are joyful, you will not get that. You must start with the decision-with the determination-with the insistence that, ‘I will not settle for less than feeling good.’
It will come all right in the end. There is the steady impulse of your determination that sets you on your feet again after every downfall and breakdown. Gradually the obstacles are all overcome and your current becomes stronger. Everything comes right in the end. Steady determination is what is required.
I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.
He conquers who endures.
I don’t think that anyone should doubt Israel’s determination to defend itself against terror and destruction.
Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard.
Architecture is not created by individuals. The genius sketch … is a myth. Architecture is made by a team of committed people who work together, and in fact, success usually has more to do with dumb determination than with genius.
It’s important to just keep wanting whatever it is you want and fight for it, desperately.
Every man’s in his own hands, with a little help from his brothers.
I’ve been inspired by the rank and file groups of Leavers that have sprung up from Warrington to Watford and beyond, organising pro-Brexit gatherings and marches. I stand in solidarity with their democratic spirit and determination to fight.
If I was to stop making music tomorrow doesn’t mean suddenly there is this gap. You don’t get elected. The people decide where you are. Whether I’m here or not, if they want you to be at the top then the people will move me out the way.
Defeating terrorism in Libya can only be achieved through the political and institutional determination of a united Libyan government, which will need the strong and unequivocal support from the international community in confronting the myriad challenges facing Libya.
I see ranks ready for battle, stretching out. Five, six horses across, ranks in formation. Endlessly.
So what exactly are the rewards of resentment. It is always a relief to know that the reason we have failed in life is not because we lack the talent, energy, or determination to succeed, but because of a factor that is beyond our control and that has loaded the dice decisively against us.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
I have always believed that I am an amazing skater regardless of what the results say, and I think that determination and confidence has kept me in the game so long.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
When you accept the fact that God is determined about you and you add to it your determination about Him, I am telling you there’ll be no stopping you from fulfilling the absolutely God-ordained destiny He has for you.
Nobody can possibly be so hungry that they need to take a life in order to feel satisfied – they don’t after all, take a human life, so why take the life of an animal? Both are conscious beings with the same determination to survive. It is habit, and laziness and nothing else.
If you want to do something… get up and actually do it!
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.
If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.
For me, what is important is, as a legspinner, you need determination, especially in modern-day cricket. You need to feel that you can change a game.
We must believe in ourselves as no one else will believe in us, we must match our expectations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.
We must rouse in our people the unanimous wish for power in this sense, together with the determination to sacrifice on the altar of patriotism, not only life and property, but also private views and preferences in the interests of the common welfare.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
When the quest of a dream has a detour or dip, look beyond your dismay and go finish the trip.
The same strength of character which helps a man resist love, helps to make it more violent and lasting too. People of unsettled minds are always driven about with passions, but never absolutely filled with any.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Till your mental soil with determination. Fertilize your emotional soil with positive words. And plant the seed of your heart’s desire with your disciplined efforts.
Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
A big part of winning is having lots of good luck. And I think a good competitor makes his own luck. That’s why he is a winner. Luck to me is lots of determination lots of hard work, faith in myself, and in God.
We must embrace a new agenda based on inclusiveness; a commitment to reconnecting the social and the economic; a relinking of the latter to a plausible redistributive system; and a determination to ensure that everyone has access to justice. All these things are within our reach.
These arguments on each side (and many more might be produced) are so plausible, that I am apt to suspect, they may, the one as well as the other, be solid and satisfactory, and that reason and sentiment concur in almost all moral determinations and conclusions.
Passion presented with a greater challenge achieves a greater goal.
Diplomats operate through deadlock, which is the way by which two sides can test each other’s determination. Even if they have egos for it few heads of government have the time to resolve stalemates, their meetings are too short and the demands of protocol too heavy.
It may take us a little longer to reach the summit, but never fear, we will get there!
Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way.
The Communist leaders in Moscow, Peking and Hanoi must fully understand that the United States considers the freedom of South Viet Nam vital to our interests. And they must know that we are not bluffing in our determination to defend those interests.
I’m proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
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.
Sporting success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes hard work and determination on the part of the individual athletes. And it also takes investment in facilities and training support.
Personally, I believe in self-determination, but in the context of one South Africa – so that my self-determination is based in this region, and with my people.
Mengistu does not understand the meaning of self-determination, either historically or in the abstract. He cannot conceive of a nation as anything but an absolute centralized authority, totalitarianism, for his rule is nothing less than that now.
Machine guns are taken through grit and determination.
The USMCA is certainly a historic bipartisan achievement by Trump, whose determination produced a trade deal supported by both labor unions and business along with Democrats and Republicans.
World history is made by minorities when this minority of number embodies the majority of will and determination.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece – by thought, choice, courage, and determination.
Ain’t no chance if you dont take it.
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for.
If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow.
I think the Montgomery bus boycott initiated an era of self-determination.
This world will slam doors in your face at every opportunity. Be willing to employ a foot when necessary.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
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.
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.
Wish I am free from barriers when I die, and Buddha will welcome me from far away.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Praise Roxane Gay for her big-hearted self-examining intelligence, for her inclusive and forgiving stance, for her courage and determination . . . for saying out loud the things we were thinking, for guiding us back to ourselves and returning to us what was ours all along.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Look at a stone cutter 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 the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
The only difference between the easy goals and the tough goals is your determination.
(The psuedoscience of planning seems almost neurotic in its determination to imitate empiric failure and ignore empiric success.)
The values, the programs, the formula, the determination, and the patriotism responsible for America’s past success are still here to be tapped.
However depressed I may be I am not in the habit of giving up a project without having tried everything, even the ‘impossible’, to gain my end.
The Senkaku islands are inherently Japanese territory. I want to show my strong determination to prevent this from changing.
WOKING (vb.) To enter the kitchen with the precise determination to perform something only to forget what it is just before you do it.
I’m used to realising all my dreams and targets through my determination and ambition.
There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive.
It is free enterprise and the determination to succeed which generates opportunity and wealth for our society, and in doing so provides the money we need to deliver the high quality public services that we all want.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
Fortune befriends the bold.
resolute, adj. Obstinate in a course that we approve.
The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.
The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better.
No matter what an individual decides to become, hard work and determination is very important in today’s competitive world. You may also encounter hardships along the way, but you must not get discouraged and you push on in order to fulfill your goals.
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. I don’t believe in ‘super-men,’ for the world is full of capable men, but it’s the fellow with determination that wins out.
I’m working hard with more determination than ever. My success at the Salon led to my selling several paintings and since your absence I have made 800 francs; I hope, when I have contracts with more dealers, it will be better still.
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes, this makes planning the day difficult.
To be strategic is to concentrate on what is important, on those few objectives that can give us a comparative advantage, on what is important to us rather than others, and to plan and execute the resulting plan with determination and steadfastness.
What this power is, I cannot say… All I know is that it exists.
Commitment is mental determination to accept only EXCELLENCE no matter how difficult, uncomfortable, or stressful.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
I want to be a champion, and win races as much as I can and elevate my platforms and become an icon in the sport. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and determination from my camp and for myself to get to where we need to be. I’m excited about the journey.
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.
No Marxist can deny that the interests of socialism are higher than the interests of the right of nations to self-determination.
Goals determine what you’re going to be.
See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body.
For me, the rules of politics are 3 Ds which stand for devotion, dedication and determination.
The determinations of Providence are always wise, often inscrutable; and, though its decrees appear to bear hard upon us at times, is nevertheless meant for gracious purposes.
I like to think that I’ve got determination, and I’m fiercely protective of the people I love.
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.
Your determination to become a more optimistic person in every part of your life will do more to ensure your success and happiness than any other single quality you can develop.
America provided things that form the foundation of who we used to be: the prospect and potential of hope, mercy, and freedom for strangers who came carrying not much more than a determination to survive in a big country with a bigger heart.
Cruelty signifies rigor, implacable intention and decision, irreversible and absolute determination.
Many a man has decided to stay alive not because of the will to live but because of the determination not to give assorted surviving bastards the satisfaction of his death.
When you think to take determination of your fate into your own hands, that is the moment you can be crushed. Be cautious.
We have to make a determination of what the minimum standards are for police, fire and emergency services in all of America’s major cities. Once we determine that, then we can decide what the funding is.
We cannot be caught in the bond of suspicion. We have to carry out what we should be doing with a firm determination.
A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.
Most of us have compromised with life. Those who fight for what they want will always thrill us.
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Intelligence is usually easy to tell in a 10-minute conversation. Determination is harder.
Unfortunately it makes the unambiguous determination of triplets by these methods much more difficult than would be the case if there were only one triplet for each amino acid.
I miss my grandmother every day. I miss her vitality, her interest in the lives of others, her courage and determination, her perceptive wisdom, her calm in the face of all difficulties, her steadfast belief in the British people and above all her unstoppable sense of mischievous humour.
Even if you can sing or even if you can write a song, it takes a lot of determination, it takes some kind of thick skin, because you got to persevere despite the fact that people tell you you shouldn’t do this or you shouldn’t do that or you’re not good enough or your style’s too different. I’ve heard all of that stuff.
The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin–the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.
You just have to have heart, passion, determination and self-belief.
The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.
My approach has been that a player with determination and a willingness to work harder than anyone else can accomplish anything. It’s a simple formula. I’ve found it works.
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy.
What I love about the East End is that theres a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance.
I like Shah Rukh for his wit, intelligence, grit and determination, and Akshay for the way he interacts with people.
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.
Every great moment of social change was once a confirmed impossibility. People’s determination in the face of overwhelming odds has, time and again, triumphed over what seems impossible. This is what you tell yourself.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze.
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.
It would be helpful if we opened up ANWR. I think it’s a mistake not to. And I would urge you all to travel up there and take a look at it, and you can make the determination as to how beautiful that country is.
The most important characteristics you need to succeed in business are resilience, determination and persistence.
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.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
Character, self-discipline, determination, attitude and service are the substance of life.
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.
When I think of the limitless potential my young daughters, Grace and Brynn, will have as they grow into young women, I want my girls’ generation to remember the strength, determination, and struggles of the women who came before them and paved the way.
I believe that any man’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high-water mark of pure and useful living.
If you imagine someone with 100 percent determination and 100 percent intelligence, you can discard a lot of intelligence before they stop succeeding. But if you start discarding determination, you very quickly get an ineffectual and perpetual grad student.
Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.
Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way. Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running.
Currently under FCC policy, indecency determinations hinge on two factors. First, material must describe or depict sexual or excretory organs or activities. Second, the material must be patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium.
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.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Of course it was Mamma who both stopped my career and crystallized my determination to resume it.
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.
We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.
Courage has nothing to do with our determination to be great. It has to do with what we decide in that moment when we are called upon to be more.
Often when people tell their story, they talk about their strengths and resiliency. It’s really about their determination and their aspiration to survive and live.
Jenny McCarthy has used her celebrity and sex appeal to attract attention to autism. And while no one questions McCarthy’s determination and passion, many scientists have debunked her anti-vaccine message and her claims that a gluten-free diet can provide a cure.
Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.
Within each of us is a hidden store of energy. Energy we can release to compete in the marathon of life. Within each of us is a hidden store of courage. Courage to give us the strength to face any challenge. Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost
If you make a determination that [story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac] is not historical, do you throw it away? I don’t think we can say whether it’s precisely, scientifically historical.
If it wasn’t for the determination and the will power we have in each other, we wouldn’t have pulled through and got this win. Much respect to Spain, but the U.S. is back on top again.
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
I wanna be the best at what I do. I wanna sing, I wanna dance, I wanna act. That’s about it.
If ever there’s been somebody to hold as an icon of sheer determination and willpower, it’s that guy [Stephen Hawking ], let alone any of the things he’s done scientifically. I’m sure that’s his driving force, but he’s a miracle and an aspiration.
If you truly believe in a united Jerusalem, deeds have to be more than words. We need a real united Jerusalem. It takes determination, audacity, and money to provide full services and law enforcement in the entire city.
Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures – I take that into life.
I never thought I was academically gifted at school. But when I started flying, I found you didn’t need an academic mind – you just needed determination and dedication.
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
There is nothing that does not get easier through cultivation. The buddhas of the past started out as ordinary beings. They were not buddhas in the beginning. The path to buddhahood is traversed only through gradually developing more and more courage and DETERMINATION -then it is attained.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
I hear hate. I hear people who clearly don’t have a great understanding of the American dream. That the American dream is based on hard work and dedication, determination, resilience, excitement, mentorship, help and love for each other.
We can find a great sector or business, but we’re investing so early that unless there’s this tenacious grit, determination, resourcefulness, ability to evolve, it won’t work.
there is clearly a kind of anger that is healthy. It is the concentration of one’s whole being in the determination: this must change.
Whatever happens, abide steadfast in a determination to cling simply to God.
Your success in life does not altogether depend on ability and training; it also depends on your determination to grasp opportunities that are presented to you.
All of us, the government, parliament, local authorities and the society must demonstrate determination and readiness to use knowledge and capabilities… toward full European integration.
Our determination to imitiate Christ should be such that we have no time for other matters.
[Andrea] Leadsom has compassion … a real steel and a real determination and that velvet glove of compassion that she really cares about people.
I have always had the deepest respect for Bill Nicholson as a person and as a manager. The Spurs boss is an honest Yorkshireman and you will go a long way before finding a straighter character than that. Bill has never wavered in his determination to give White Hart Lane fans the best.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, with determination you can make your life what you want it to be.
Sometimes small setbacks are just blessings in disguise. They enhance your determination and whole-hearted dedication to achieving your goals.
I spent my entire childhood with my father. I started my first business at 16, and we became business partners. He’s not just a mentor and somebody that I look up to, but he’s also someone whom I took work ethic and determination and all of those qualities from.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
There’s always a way through things if you work hard enough and look close. It all depends on your level of determination.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But 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.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could.
Popular sovereignty has to be given by a people to itself, and this is the important meaning of self-determination.
I love doubt in a woman. It’s nearly as sexy as determination.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Say what you believe in a manner that bespeaks the determination with which you believe it.
Determination is the thing on which you can depend. It plods along without a swing, but gets there in the end.
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
I know what it’s like to win things. You need a certain type of player with a determination to win. You see it in the eyes.
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!
As a woman thrust on to the political stage and baffled by the anger and depth of negative feeling I have been targeted with, Mary Beard’s ‘Women & Power: A Manifesto’ brought me a sense of solidarity, power and determination.
There are some key words that I have learned: the first ones are humility and determination; they are fundamental to reach certain levels. I want to continue like this, working hard without ever feeling satisfied.
African-Americans and black immigrants share a resilience and a determination for a better life.
I learned how much determination I have and that no matter what the score is, anyone can come back.
I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.
Change is hard and requires constant struggle and determination.
If we have our own why of life, we shall get along with almost any how. Man does not strive for pleasure; only the Englishman does.
When communism failed, it wasn’t a good idea that had gone wrong, it was a bad idea that had been sustained with incredible determination in the face of all the commonsense arguments, and at the cost of 20 million lives at least, in Russia, to build the socialist Utopia.
Hope is the expectation of fulfillment that is anchored in God’s promise to meet my need. Hope is not based on my emotional or mental determination. It is rooted in God. Quite simply, we are optimistic because we have placed our hope.
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
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.
Tempus never left a problem for another to solve. Tempus never let the pain or difficulty of an undertaking persuade him not to pursue a resolution his heart thought was right. Tempus never gave up.
Indeed, every true science has for its object the determination of certain phenomena by means of others, in accordance with the relations which exist between them.
I think everyone is a case-by-case basis. Whatever the circumstances are that come with any individual, they exist and you have to make a determination as to what your comfort level is with that person and the characteristics that they bring.
When you know what you want and you want it badly enough, you will find the ways to get it.
[After World War II:] By now we are used to the rubble, which they clear up religiously and indefatigably. What a determination to get on top again! One could admire it, if one would not be afraid that somewhere lurks another Hitler. But you can’t seem to find a single Nazi in Germany! Nobody was one! It was all a dream!
I came from nothing and achieved humungous fame and fortune. But I worked hard. I had discipline and determination. I had that ice in me.
If “freedom” means, first of all, the responsibility of every individual for the rational determination of his own personal, professional and social existence, then there is no greater fear than that of the establishment of general freedom.
If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!
I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.
Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
Determination will make you find the path to your goals. It will cause you to educate yourself on what it will take to reach your goals. It will move you to take the path less traveled and it will push to do the work that’s required to reach your goal.
Flattery is a challenge. The proper turning away from it, undercutting, diminishing it without offense or vehemence, is a social grace sweeter even than the swift determination to keep ahead in the race of hospitality.
The fatigue was there, but some people understood that putting it aside was the single most important factor in succeeding.
Take the selfishness out of anger and you’re left with determination.
Niko’s angular face caught a flicker of firelight and Tempus saw his future there: sharp purpose, discipline, and power in perfect balance; love of man and gods, and mercy transcending all. If war ever wore a more humane face, this one would make it so.
I always believed that I would make it to the first team through hard work and determination and I didn’t let anybody get in the way of my focus, even my dad when he had questions.
Against expectations I was charmed by Gehry’s Edgemar development, which housed the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and positively awed by the Bilbao Guggenheim. That Gehry is a great artist I have no doubt, but talent and determination are no warrant against confusion, nor are they a guaranty to produce great art.
When you look at youth, they want to aspire to somebody. You can see that with him you have to work hard, and that’s what you bring if you have someone like Ronaldo who embodies hard work and determination.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Now there are five matters to which a general must pay strict heed. The first of these is administration; the second, preparedness; the third, determination; the fourth, prudence; and the fifth, economy.
I am grateful to those Members of Congress who worked so diligently to guide the Equal Pay Act through. It is a first step. It affirms our determination that when women enter the labor force they will find equality in their pay envelopes.
Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.
I won’t have any money to leave behind. I won’t have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind.
When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.
One of the eternal mysteries of ballet is how untalented choreographers find backers for their work, and then find good dancers to perform in it. Is it irresistible charm? Chutzpah? Pure determination? Blackmail? Or are so many supposedly knowledgeable people just plain blind?
Determination is number one! You have to be trained physically. You have to have a good mental attitude – wanting it and enjoying the thrill of going fast. There is a certain level of aggression with competing at professional racing level but you have to control it as it is a high reaction, fast sport.
If there is a single trait in our character that has historically set us apart from other nations, it is our determination to limit the authority of those who rule over us.
The man who has learned to do something better than anyone else, has learned to do a common thing in an uncommon manner, is the man who has a power and influence that no adverse circumstances can take from him.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination, with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
For a knowledge of intimacy, localization in the spaces of our intimacy is more urgent than determination of dates.
Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters.
What you do on immigration policy, what you do on education policy, what you do on tax, regulatory, and energy policy, all connects together – and will be based on a simple determination about what will make life better in America for American citizens.
What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
Careerism is the determination to reign in hell rather than serve in heaven.
Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination.
You still slightly down that you’re ever going to work again, every time you finish something. That’s the territory of being an actor. It’s like anything that’s competitive. It takes a lot of determination. I just feel lucky to be able to do something that I really love.
Failure will not overcome me so long as my will to succeed is stronger
United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God’s help, go forward to our greatest victory.
My life is dedicated to the discovery of God, the advancement of science, and the pre-eminence of England.
Nothing strengthens a woman’s determination to be in love quite so much as being told that she cannot.
I hear the criticism loud & clear That is how I know that the time is near
Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
No, the thing that makes for greatness is determination, persisting in the right direction over the long haul, following your dream, staying at the task.
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.
Be stimulated by rejection
When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you could n’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that ‘s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.
The power of music, and the power of your determination in life, especially when you’re playing extreme metal like this… it just conquers. It conquers everything.
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
They are not following dharma who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through nonviolent means, knowing right and wrong, may be called guardians of the dharma. Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.
The Orlando terrorist may be dead. But the virus that poisoned his mind remains very much alive. And we must attack it with clear eyes, steady hands, unwavering determination and pride in our country and our values.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
the world has changed: it did not change without your prayers without your faith without your determination to believe in liberation and kindness; without your dancing through the years that had no beat.
Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling thier missions.
By the help of God and with His precious assistance, I say that Algebra is a scientific art. The objects with which it deals are absolute numbers and measurable quantities which, though themselves unknown, are related to “things” which are known, whereby the determination of the unknown quantities is possible.
You can lead an uncommonly fine life. But it takes determination. You have to march to the beat of different drummer. You have to decide.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico’s political status, there are some who seek to block that path.
But, drawn to her at that moment, he felt a quiet like the voice of the rain flow over him. He knew well enough that for her it was in fact no waste of effort, but somehow the final determination that it was had the effect of distilling and purifying the woman’s existence.
If I train the hardest, run the longest, go beyond what anyone else has the mental determination to do, I will be the winner.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
Determination is like a muscle. If you do not use it regularly, it fades away.
Since all living beings are bound by their craving for existence, you must begin by finding the determination to be free.
Begin with the determination to succeed and the work is half done already.
A determination to succeed is the only way to succeed that I know anything about.
Impossible? The word is a roadblock to progress!
Don’t let a breath escape from your body without Krishna’s name. That should be our determination throughout our life.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Mr. Adams, describing a conversation with Jonathan Sewall in 1774, says: “I answered that the die was now cast; I had passed the Rubicon. Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.”
I get my drive and determination from just winning and playing tennis. I know if I don’t work, I won’t get rewarded. It was a life long dream to win a Grand Slam so when I was able to do that it felt so good and I wanted to do it again. It’s not that hard to stay motivated.
But I’m good to go through my contract with Childress, and my determination is to win races and try to win that other championship.
My determination is not to remain stubbornly with my ideas, but I’ll leave them and go over to others as soon as I am shown plausible reasons which I can grasp.
Great people are just ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of determination. They simply don’t know how to quit. They just keep on ‘keepin’ on’.
There were high school coaches such as Charles Boston that took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of football. And when I went to college there was Robert Hill who took me there and he showed me what hard work and determination would do if you put forth the effort and you take a little time.
The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.
Most men fail, not through lack of education or agreeable personal qualities, but from lack of dogged determination, from lack of dauntless will.
‘The Impossible Dream’ is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever written. Here is a man, an old man, a very old man full of daring, bravery, courage, determination, romanticism and dreams.
When everyone else says you can’t, determination says,’YES YOU CAN.’
Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
There are reports that Kim Jong Un climbed North Korea’s highest mountain. Kim Jong Un said all it took to climb that mountain was hard work, determination, and lying about climbing that mountain.
Were I to personify Justice, instead of presenting her blind, I would denominate her the goddess of fire. . . Of unbending integrity Justice should feel, hear and see; but truth alone should be the polar star by which she should shape her movements, and equity only should constrain her determinations.
There was a resistance movement in the white community, and there was a determined civil rights movement by our neighbors and friends in the African-American community. They had right on their side. They conducted themselves in high standards, with courage and determination, and they were victorious. They overcame.
I’ve done movies that were maybe not worth it, but I try to take the best from every experience. You learn more from bad experiences sometimes. It gives you more will to overcome your mistakes. They give you determination.
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.
An entrepreneur… is a person of action, one who possesses an unnatural overload of two attributes: optimism and determination. Because entrepreneurs are optimistic, they don’t see barriers; because they’re determined, they never quit. Individuals who posses extreme amounts of optimism and determination get things done.
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.
I’m asking : if the Kosovars have the right to self-determination, why should people on Crimea not have it? I would say: everyone should comply with uniform international rules and not want to change them any time one feels like it.
No company has a permanent consumer franchise. No one has the only game in town. The never-ending cycle of destruction and change inherent in a capitalist economy always provides new opportunities for those with determination, goals and concentration.
I would say my determination is way higher than my smartness.
If my own experience had taught me anything, it was that, if a thing had to be done, it could be done.
I believe that ultimately the situation in Kosovo can only be resolved through self-determination.
If you go out and make some things happen, you will fill the world with hope.
The best philanthropy is not just about giving money but giving leadership. The best philanthropists bring the gifts that made them successful-the drive, the determination, the refusal to accept that something can’t be done if it needs to be into their philanthropy.
You don’t need great skill to be a tough rebounder; being a rebounder is all about effort, determination, and physicality
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
One has to bring the multidimensional impact that schooling makes in the lives of people. There’s nothing like it, and I think the importance of it has to be shaken into people’s understanding and determination.
Day after day, throughout the winter,
We hardened ourselves to live by bluest reason
In a world of wind and frost.
We hardened ourselves to live by bluest reason
In a world of wind and frost.
I never threw away that paper with my Grammy speech because I haven’t hit the pinnacles I plan to reach.
I always feel pressure. If you don’t feel nervous, that means you don’t care about how you play. I care about how I perform. I’ve always said the day I’m not nervous playing is the day I quit.
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?
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
When hired three years ago, I willingly accepted the challenge of leading the Bulls back to the type of team this city richly deserves. I’m proud of the fact that each year the team has taken another step toward an NBA championship, and played with intense pride and determination.
You will find a common dichotomy in life. Those who don’t have vision or determination, and refuse to dream the impossible, are always in the majority.
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.
Studying my grandfather’s life and legacy has shown me what it takes to be a good public servant. Curiosity. Compassion for others. Humility. Determination to stand tall for your beliefs in the face of opposition. No one believed these things more than my grandfather.
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
The determination to win is the better part of winning.
I’ve never liked the publishing world’s determination to pigeonhole every writer into a genre.
No exercise brings into play all the muscles of the body in a more thorough manner, and none is more interesting than wrestling. He will find no other exercise more valuable in the cultivation of faculties which will help him to success in agility, strength, determination, coolness, and quick exercise of judgement.
The Russians don’t make determinations about what our defense posture is.
Our determination to defend our values and way of life is greater than their (terrorists) determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism upon the world.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
We pray to you, O God … for strength, determination, and willpower, to do instead of just to pray, to become instead of merely to wish.
Most REAL change is slow. Happiness and joy are the purpose of life. If we know that the future will be very dark or painful, then we lose our determination to live. Therefore, life is something based on hope.
I demand perfection in what I do, and I practice very hard before I give a concert-sometimes three to six hours a day.
Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
The thing that contributes to anyone’s reaching the goal he wants is simple wanting that goal badly enough.
Freedom is a responsibility to be earned, not a license for recklessness and anarchy. If someday, despite our strongest efforts and our deepest determination, we finally fall, let it be because our enemies finally beat us, not because we beat ourselves.
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
Humans test their brand new wings and invent new possibilities using new-fangled things not with grim determination, but with play.
Zionism, like other self-determination movements.
Who would have ever heard of Theodore Roosevelt outside of his immediate community if he had only half committed himself? The great secret of his career was that he has flung his whole life with all the determination and energy he could muster.
Over the last five years, the Administration and the majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900 million for port security grants – despite the Coast Guard’s determination that $5.4 billion is needed over 10 years.
As soon as 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.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
Have the dogged determination to follow through to achieve your goal; regardless of circumstances or whatever other people say, think, or do
With all this rehab, for me just to walk was a huge effort. I had to re-learn how to walk again after the stroke. And all the rehab and all the effort shows the mental determination times 10 to keep serving.
The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Our values are tolerance and determination and freedom of religion, freedom to act, opportunities, equality of opportunities amongst everyone and for all.
What is important is what inspires persistence and determination- in other words what you care about.
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
Marriage takes perseverance and determination. There are always opportunities to walk away from marriage but I feel very strongly that you have a responsibility once you start a family.
The trouble is that not enough people have come together with the firm determination to live the things which they say they believe.
Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.
The acceptance of vertical differentiation with the built-in principle of self-determination must apply on as many levels as possible.
Hitler had a plausible case to argue when he claimed that the Anschluss was only the application of the Wilsonian principle of self-determination.
I have willpower and determination. I am very resilient, like rock.
The purpose of life is to pass the frontiers! Attack the frontiers to go beyond them with the determination of a bull attacking the red colour!
Will, therefore, is the unbroken determination to exercise free choice as well as self-restraint, in spite of the unavoidable experience of shame and doubt in infancy.
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.
If you canвЂ™t run, walk; if you canвЂ™t walk, crawl, but keep moving forward!
I know so many writers who are a hundred times better than me and have longer, greater ideas than mine, but they gave up; they stopped. The biggest talent you can have is determination.
My personality is more like my mother’s. She was fiery. She had more of a temper. I always thought she had enough determination that she could do anything. She could fix anything. I think all children need that feeling from their parents.
Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
When the morning’s freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish it is then that you must not hesitate.
When I was 15 and had the light bulb moment I wanted to be an actor, it was my sole focus and goal, and I went after it with determination.