Determination Quotes

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 beara

it is not tears but determination that makes pain bearable.
Rose Kennedy
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.
Sylvester Stallone
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.
T.C. Boyle
Equality and self-determination should never be divided in the name of religious or ideological fervor.
Rita Dove
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.
Richard M. Nixon
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.
Huineng
A King should sacrifice the best affections of his heart for the good of his country; no sacrifice should be above his determination.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I write novels about ordinary women who face seemingly insurmountable odds, but through courage and determination find their heart’s desire.
Francis Ray
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.
Norbert Wiener
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
Henry Ford
It is my determination that we, as a party, continue to make that fundamental restatement of liberal values in the politics of our country.
Charles Kennedy
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.
Dorothy Allison
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?”.
Monica Dickens
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.
Assata Shakur
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.
Karl Marx
Moscow is simply unwilling to recognize the right of self-determination of nations.
Garry Kasparov
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
Wilma Rudolph
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
Muammar al-Gaddafi
Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.
John Adams
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.
Oksana Masters
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
Lynn Jennings
Now it’s me & my time, it’s just me in my prime
Nicki Minaj
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.
Chris Hadfield
My faith in Islam is not unlike my faith in the game of basketball: Both require immense determination, focus, passion and discipline.
Enes Kanter
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.
Alia Bhatt
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.
Leslie Groves
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.
Claude Monet
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.
Harrison Ford
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Channing Pollock
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.
Oscar Pistorius
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.
James Whitcomb Riley
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.
Mahatma Gandhi
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.
Thomas S. Monson
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Bo Jackson
If happy I can be I will, if suffer I must I can.
William Faulkner
The breeze of grace is always blowing; set your sail to catch that breeze.
Ramakrishna
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.
Owen Jones
The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination.
Mary Kay Ash
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.
Fred Dryer
There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination, in the response.
Julian Assange
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.
Michelle Phan
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.
Edmund Phelps
No obstacle is so big that one person with determination can’t make a difference.
Jay Samit
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.
Amir Butler
…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.
Coretta Scott King
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.
Amy Poehler
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Vincent Van Gogh
Enthusiasm Rules his inner world. Determination Rules his outer world. Therefore Happiness has become His real name.
Sri Chinmoy
When progress is in short supply bring a surplus of determination.
Wes Fesler
True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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.
Dominique Moceanu
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.
Anne M. Mulcahy
The hour is ripe, and yonder lies the way.
Virgil
Live life to it’s fullest, love wastefully, and be all we can be.
John Shelby Spong
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.
Pete Seeger
You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
Jerry West
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz
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.
George Steinbrenner
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.
George W. Bush
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.
Charles Sanders Peirce
We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
John F. Kennedy
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.
Benedict Cumberbatch
As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent – that it does not have to be recognized by others.
Robert Breault
I believe Success is achieved by ordinary people with Extraordinary Determination.
Zig Ziglar
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
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.
Kerry Kennedy
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.
Arnold Palmer
I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.
Abebe Bikila
Got the eye of the tiger, the lion of Judah
Nicki Minaj
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.
Barack Obama
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
Charles Kettering
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.
Albert Einstein
For the resolute and determined, there is time and opportunity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The bushes of love are blossomed through the manure of hardship.
Kedar Joshi
I knew I was going to be a journalist, and that was it.. full stop.
Suzy Welch
The Constitution does not trust judges to make determinations of criminal guilt.
Antonin Scalia
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.
Sara Davies
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.
Sabine Baring-Gould
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.
Hortense Odlum
He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
Buddha
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
Virgil
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.
Og Mandino
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.
Joe Thomas
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.
James Dobson
War should be carried on like a monsoon; one changeless determination of every particle towards the one unalterable aim.
Herman Melville
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.
Jerry Rice
Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost.
Roger Dawson
The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world.
Jalal Talabani
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.
Nancy Dubuc
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.
Phil McGraw
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
Marian Wright Edelman
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
Elbert Hubbard
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.
Simon Schama
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?
Jill Douglas
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Helen Keller
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill
There’s a fine line between stubbornness and the positive side of that, which is dogged determination.
Jeb Bush
Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.
Iain Duncan Smith
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
Margaret Mead
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.
Velupillai Prabhakaran
Mental stamina – determination – is a quality of the mind shattered by fatigue.But physical stamina – endurance – is built upon fatigue.
Len Smith
When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
Xun Kuang
I’ll tell you what bravery really is. Bravery is just determination to do a job that you know has to be done.
Audie Murphy
The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.
David Rockefeller
I think my secret is that there’s no shortcuts for hard work, determination and having that don’t give up attitude.
Jerry Rice
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.
Thomas Peterffy
Success is that old ABC: ability, breaks and courage.
Charles Luckman
Determination gets you a long way.
Chelsea Clinton
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.
David McCullough
He views life with tenderness and determination.
Paulo Coelho
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan
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.
Benjamin Clementine
I do not know why one should not hunt two hares even in the literal sense….
Anton Chekhov
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
Denis Waitley
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
Dreams can still come true; you need a great deal of energy and determination, and a little bit of luck.
Stefano Gabbana
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.
Harold Urey
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.
Thomas S. Monson
The determination that led me to create a new sports team taught me an important lesson: opportunity is manufactured.
Biz Stone
I have a track record of accepting my party’s decisions. I do whatever work is given to me with determination. That’s all.
Amit Shah
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.
Emma Goldman
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.’
Esther Hicks
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.
Ramana Maharshi
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.
Chuck Norris
He conquers who endures.
Aulus Persius Flaccus
I don’t think that anyone should doubt Israel’s determination to defend itself against terror and destruction.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard.
Mason Cooley
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.
Joshua Prince-Ramus
It’s important to just keep wanting whatever it is you want and fight for it, desperately.
Susan Sarandon
Every man’s in his own hands, with a little help from his brothers.
Janet Morris
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.
Claire Fox
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.
Jay-Z
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.
Bernardino Leon
I see ranks ready for battle, stretching out. Five, six horses across, ranks in formation. Endlessly.
Janet Morris
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.
Theodore Dalrymple
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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.
Mirai Nagasu
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin
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.
Beth Moore
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.
Steven Morrissey
If you want to do something… get up and actually do it!
Heinrich Böll
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.
Cher
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.
Imran Tahir
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.
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
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.
Friedrich von Bernhardi
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Voltaire
When the quest of a dream has a detour or dip, look beyond your dismay and go finish the trip.
Wes Fesler
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.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
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.
Iyanla Vanzant
Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Erma Bombeck
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Will Durant
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.
Lane Frost
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.
Noreena Hertz
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.
David Hume
Passion presented with a greater challenge achieves a greater goal.
Aberjhani
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.
Henry A. Kissinger
It may take us a little longer to reach the summit, but never fear, we will get there!
Barbara Mertz
Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way.
Abraham Lincoln
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.
Gerald R. Ford
I’m proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better.
Eva Mendes
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
George Eliot
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
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.
Nicola Sturgeon
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.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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.
Mengistu Haile Mariam
Machine guns are taken through grit and determination.
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
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.
Eugene Scalia
World history is made by minorities when this minority of number embodies the majority of will and determination.
Adolf Hitler
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.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Ain’t no chance if you dont take it.
Guy Clark
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for.
Earl Warren
If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow.
Dhirubhai Ambani
I think the Montgomery bus boycott initiated an era of self-determination.
Joseph Lowery
This world will slam doors in your face at every opportunity. Be willing to employ a foot when necessary.
Wes Fesler
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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
Vince Lombardi
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Calvin Coolidge
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
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.
Mahatma Gandhi
Wish I am free from barriers when I die, and Buddha will welcome me from far away.
Gautama Buddha
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
George A. Sheehan
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Joyce Brothers
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.
Abraham Lincoln
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.
Pam Houston
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand
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.
Jacob August Riis
The only difference between the easy goals and the tough goals is your determination.
Jean Charest
(The psuedoscience of planning seems almost neurotic in its determination to imitate empiric failure and ignore empiric success.)
Jane Jacobs
The values, the programs, the formula, the determination, and the patriotism responsible for America’s past success are still here to be tapped.
Michael Mandelbaum
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.
Paul Gauguin
The Senkaku islands are inherently Japanese territory. I want to show my strong determination to prevent this from changing.
Shinzo Abe
WOKING (vb.) To enter the kitchen with the precise determination to perform something only to forget what it is just before you do it.
Douglas Adams
I’m used to realising all my dreams and targets through my determination and ambition.
Essam El Hadary
There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive.
Sophie Kinsella
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.
Chris Grayling
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.
Albert Einstein
Fortune befriends the bold.
Emily Dickinson
resolute, adj. Obstinate in a course that we approve.
Ambrose Bierce
The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.
Samuel Johnson
The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better.
Helen Keller
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.
Tom Monaghan
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Calvin Coolidge
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
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Horace Lorimer
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.
Charles M. Schwab
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.
Claude Monet
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.
E. B. White
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.
Richard Koch
What this power is, I cannot say… All I know is that it exists.
Alexander Graham Bell
Commitment is mental determination to accept only EXCELLENCE no matter how difficult, uncomfortable, or stressful.
Richard Tyler
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
Marcia Fudge
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.
Bubba Wallace
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.
Benjamin Disraeli
No Marxist can deny that the interests of socialism are higher than the interests of the right of nations to self-determination.
Vladimir Lenin
Goals determine what you’re going to be.
Julius Erving
See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body.
Yagyu Munenori
For me, the rules of politics are 3 Ds which stand for devotion, dedication and determination.
Jaya Prada
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.
George Washington
I like to think that I’ve got determination, and I’m fiercely protective of the people I love.
Andrew Lincoln
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.
Muhammad Ali
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.
Brian Tracy
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.
Mike Barnicle
Cruelty signifies rigor, implacable intention and decision, irreversible and absolute determination.
Antonin Artaud
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.
Brendan Behan
When you think to take determination of your fate into your own hands, that is the moment you can be crushed. Be cautious.
Frank Herbert
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.
Warren Rudman
We cannot be caught in the bond of suspicion. We have to carry out what we should be doing with a firm determination.
Aung San Suu Kyi
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.
John C. Maxwell
Most of us have compromised with life. Those who fight for what they want will always thrill us.
Vivien Leigh
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.
Dale Carnegie
Intelligence is usually easy to tell in a 10-minute conversation. Determination is harder.
Sam Altman
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.
Francis Crick
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.
Prince Charles
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.
John Legend
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.
W. E. B. Du Bois
You just have to have heart, passion, determination and self-belief.
Kadeena Cox
The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.
David Sarnoff
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.
Steve Nash
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
Oscar Wilde
Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy.
Nhat Hanh
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.
Eddie Marsan
I like Shah Rukh for his wit, intelligence, grit and determination, and Akshay for the way he interacts with people.
Lara Dutta
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
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.
Tim Winton
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.
Leonardo da Vinci
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.
Etty Hillesum
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
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.
George W. Bush
The most important characteristics you need to succeed in business are resilience, determination and persistence.
Karren Brady
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
Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz
Character, self-discipline, determination, attitude and service are the substance of life.
Marian Wright Edelman
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
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.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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.
Booker T. Washington
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.
Paul Graham
Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.
Dalai Lama
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.
Julie Isphording
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.
Doug Ose
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
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Of course it was Mamma who both stopped my career and crystallized my determination to resume it.
Loretta Young
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
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.
Pablo Picasso
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.
Rita Dove
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.
Chath Piersath
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.
Nell Scovell
Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.
Plutarch
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
Roger Dawson
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.
Elie Wiesel
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.
LeBron James
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Laozi
I wanna be the best at what I do. I wanna sing, I wanna dance, I wanna act. That’s about it.
Aaliyah
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.
Kate Bush
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.
Naftali Bennett
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.
Dwayne Johnson
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.
David Jason
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
Man Ray
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.
Dalai Lama
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Calvin Coolidge
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.
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
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.
Dan Levitan
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.
Barbara Deming
Whatever happens, abide steadfast in a determination to cling simply to God.
Saint Francis de Sales
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.
Paramahansa Yogananda
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.
Igor Luksic
Our determination to imitiate Christ should be such that we have no time for other matters.
Desiderius Erasmus
[Andrea] Leadsom has compassion … a real steel and a real determination and that velvet glove of compassion that she really cares about people.
Iain Duncan Smith
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.
Bill Shankly
It doesn’t matter how old you are, with determination you can make your life what you want it to be.
Arlene Phillips
Sometimes small setbacks are just blessings in disguise. They enhance your determination and whole-hearted dedication to achieving your goals.
Robert Cheeke
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.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Wayne Dyer
There’s always a way through things if you work hard enough and look close. It all depends on your level of determination.
Liz Murray
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.
Michael Jordan
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Zig Ziglar
Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could.
Lord Mountbatten
Popular sovereignty has to be given by a people to itself, and this is the important meaning of self-determination.
Judith Butler
I love doubt in a woman. It’s nearly as sexy as determination.
Irvine Welsh
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.
Dale Carnegie
Say what you believe in a manner that bespeaks the determination with which you believe it.
Taylor Mali
Determination is the thing on which you can depend. It plods along without a swing, but gets there in the end.
Edgar Guest
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
Langston Hughes
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.
Ruud Gullit
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
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.
Gina Miller
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.
Jorginho
African-Americans and black immigrants share a resilience and a determination for a better life.
Opal Tometi
I learned how much determination I have and that no matter what the score is, anyone can come back.
Bianca Andreescu
I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.
Wayne Rooney
Change is hard and requires constant struggle and determination.
Sadiq Khan
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.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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.
Martin Amis
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.
Marilyn Meberg
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
Bethany Hamilton
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 Herbert Mead
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.
Janet Morris
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.
Auguste Comte
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.
Bill Belichick
When you know what you want and you want it badly enough, you will find the ways to get it.
Jim Rohn
[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!
Lotte Lenya
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.
Sugar Ray Leonard
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.
Wilhelm Reich
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!
Sarah Dessen
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.
Rahul Dravid
Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
Earl Nightingale
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
Helen Keller
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.
Jean Charest
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.
Elizabeth Hardwick
The fatigue was there, but some people understood that putting it aside was the single most important factor in succeeding.
Seth Godin
Take the selfishness out of anger and you’re left with determination.
Bernie Glassman
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.
Janet Morris
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.
Mason Mount
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.
Leon Krier
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.
Edgar Davids
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge
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.
Wu Ta-ch’i
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.
John F. Kennedy
Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.
Ricky Martin
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
Confucius
Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.
Mary McLeod Bethune
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?
Robert Gottlieb
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.
Liz Halliday
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.
Billy Bragg
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.
Booker T. Washington
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James A. Michener
Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination, with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Noah Porter
For a knowledge of intimacy, localization in the spaces of our intimacy is more urgent than determination of dates.
Gaston Bachelard
Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters.
Jeremy Irvine
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.
Stephen Miller
What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
Henry James
Careerism is the determination to reign in hell rather than serve in heaven.
Hugh Nibley
Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination.
Charles R. Swindoll
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.
Felicity Jones
Failure will not overcome me so long as my will to succeed is stronger
Michael Kirby
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
My life is dedicated to the discovery of God, the advancement of science, and the pre-eminence of England.
Kedar Joshi
Nothing strengthens a woman’s determination to be in love quite so much as being told that she cannot.
Gene Tierney
I hear the criticism loud & clear That is how I know that the time is near
Nicki Minaj
Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
Cathy Hopkins
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.
Charles R. Swindoll
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
Be stimulated by rejection
Bob Gill
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.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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.
Joey Jordison
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
Gale Sayers
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.
Gautama Buddha
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.
Hillary Clinton
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
Wayne Gretzky
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.
Alice Walker
Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling thier missions.
Charles Garfield
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.
Omar Khayyam
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.
Frederick Lenz
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.
Frank Jackson
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.
Dick Thornburgh
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.
Yasunari Kawabata
If I train the hardest, run the longest, go beyond what anyone else has the mental determination to do, I will be the winner.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim
Determination is like a muscle. If you do not use it regularly, it fades away.
Lynn Jennings
Since all living beings are bound by their craving for existence, you must begin by finding the determination to be free.
Je Tsongkhapa
Begin with the determination to succeed and the work is half done already.
Mark Twain
A determination to succeed is the only way to succeed that I know anything about.
William Feather
Impossible? The word is a roadblock to progress!
Robert H. Schuller
Don’t let a breath escape from your body without Krishna’s name. That should be our determination throughout our life.
Radhanath Swami
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Albert Einstein
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.”
John Adams
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.
Samantha Stosur
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.
Dale Earnhardt
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.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
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’.
Rick Warren
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.
Walter Payton
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.
Charles Dickens
Most men fail, not through lack of education or agreeable personal qualities, but from lack of dogged determination, from lack of dauntless will.
Orison Swett Marden
‘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.
Christopher Lee
When everyone else says you can’t, determination says,’YES YOU CAN.’
Robert M. Hensel
Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
Jalal Talabani
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.
Jimmy Fallon
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.
Judith Sargent Murray
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.
Jeff Sessions
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.
Violante Placido
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
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.
Jim Clifton
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.
Mahatma Gandhi
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.
Vladimir Putin
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.
Harvey Mackay
I would say my determination is way higher than my smartness.
Kanye West
If my own experience had taught me anything, it was that, if a thing had to be done, it could be done.
Gertrude Lawrence
I believe that ultimately the situation in Kosovo can only be resolved through self-determination.
Eliot Engel
If you go out and make some things happen, you will fill the world with hope.
Barack Obama
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.
Tony Blair
You don’t need great skill to be a tough rebounder; being a rebounder is all about effort, determination, and physicality
Michael Malone
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
Shirley Chisholm
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.
Amartya Sen
Day after day, throughout the winter,
We hardened ourselves to live by bluest reason
In a world of wind and frost.
Wallace Stevens
I never threw away that paper with my Grammy speech because I haven’t hit the pinnacles I plan to reach.
Drake
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.
Tiger Woods
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
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!
Dr. Seuss
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
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.
Doug Collins
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.
Charles R. Swindoll
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.
Vince Lombardi
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.
Jack Schlossberg
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Margaret Fuller
The determination to win is the better part of winning.
Daisaku Ikeda
I’ve never liked the publishing world’s determination to pigeonhole every writer into a genre.
Joe R. Lansdale
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.
Hugh Leonard
The Russians don’t make determinations about what our defense posture is.
Barack Obama
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.
Tony Blair
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus
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.
Harold S. Kushner
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.
Dalai Lama
I demand perfection in what I do, and I practice very hard before I give a concert-sometimes three to six hours a day.
Nina Simone
Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
Eleanor Roosevelt
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
Jesse Jackson
The thing that contributes to anyone’s reaching the goal he wants is simple wanting that goal badly enough.
Charles E. Wilson
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.
Dan Wells
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
James Whitcomb Riley
Humans test their brand new wings and invent new possibilities using new-fangled things not with grim determination, but with play.
Howard Bloom
Zionism, like other self-determination movements.
Ruth Wisse
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.
Orison Swett Marden
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.
Solomon Ortiz
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.
Ayrton Senna
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
Have the dogged determination to follow through to achieve your goal; regardless of circumstances or whatever other people say, think, or do
Paul Meyer
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.
Mark Kirk
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.
David Daiches
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli
Our values are tolerance and determination and freedom of religion, freedom to act, opportunities, equality of opportunities amongst everyone and for all.
Julie Payette
What is important is what inspires persistence and determination- in other words what you care about.
David Maister
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur
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.
Betty Churcher
The trouble is that not enough people have come together with the firm determination to live the things which they say they believe.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.
Margaret J. Wheatley
The acceptance of vertical differentiation with the built-in principle of self-determination must apply on as many levels as possible.
P. W. Botha
Hitler had a plausible case to argue when he claimed that the Anschluss was only the application of the Wilsonian principle of self-determination.
Alan Bullock
I have willpower and determination. I am very resilient, like rock.
Carnie Wilson
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!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
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.
Erik Erikson
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.
Brian Tracy
If you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl, but keep moving forward!
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Chuck Palahniuk
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.
Kelvin Sampson
Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces.
Peter Arnett
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie
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.
Dag Hammarskjold
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.
Anna Gunn