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The following 53 quotations are about Determination.

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Sep 09, 2008

“A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.”

Plutarch (46-127);
Historian, Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jun 09, 2009

“We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.”

Mary Kay Ash (1908-2001);
Entrepreneur

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“No matter how much you plan, it is tenacity, unyielding desire to succeed, and the ability to cope with change that will eventually prevail.”

Perry Payne (born 1966);
Rugby Player, Father, Executive

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“You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.”

James Allen (1864-1912);
Writer

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“I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”

George S. Patton (1885-1945);
American General In World War I And Ii

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“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965);
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner

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“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969);
34th U.S. President

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“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.”

Woody Allen (born 1935);
Comedian

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“A will finds a way.”

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924);
Author, Publisher

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“Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.”

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977);
Author, Diarist

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“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.”

Roger Bannister (born 1929);
Athlete

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“Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?”

Marian Wright Edelman (born 1939);
Childrens' Rights Activist

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“There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer (born 1940);
Author, Speaker

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“A resolute determination is the truest wisdom.”

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821);
Emporer Of France

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“If you're trying to achieve, there will be road blocks. 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 (born 1963);
Retired Professional Basketball Player, Businessman

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“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965);
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner

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“It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.”

Claude M. Briston Claude M. Bristol

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“Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is achieved.”

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902);
Influential Spiritual Leader Of Vedanta And Yoga.

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“The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy—invincible determination—a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.”

Sir Thomas Buxton (1786-1845);
British Member Of Parliament

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“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.”

Thomas Tommy Lasorda (born 1927);
Athlete

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“Never, never, never give up.”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965);
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner

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“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”

Dr. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661);
Clergyman, Writer

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“Where the determination is, the way can be found.”

George S. Clason (1874-1957);
Financial Writer

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“Can't, never tried.”

Robert J. Wright Robert J. Wright, Airline Executive

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“You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.”

George Horace Lorimer (1899-1937);
Editor

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“Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Black Elk [Hehaka Sapa] (1863-1950);
Lakota Chief

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“We will either find a way, or make one.”

Hannibal (247-183);
Politician, Military Commander

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“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”

Leonardo da da Vinci (1452-1519);
Artist, Inventor, Scientist

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“A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.”

Hooshang N. Akhtar

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“Athletes must dig down deep in the heat of competition to win; people must dig down deep in the game of life to succeed. The deeper we dig, the higher we soar.”

Kirby Maus Executive Director At Dig Down Deep

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“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870);
Novelist

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“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970);
Motivational Author

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“Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.”

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881);
Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Oct 27, 2010

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1886);
Author

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“No matter what sort of adversity or challenge you might face, you can always believe that, with hope, it can be conquered and, in the end, you will be stronger for it.”

Brooke Ellison (born 1978);
First Quadriplegic To Graduate From Harvard University

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jan 26, 2011

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1839-1937);
Oil Magnate, Philanthropist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Feb 02, 2011

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910);
[Samuel Clemens] Humorist, Essayist, Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday May 10, 2011

“Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.”

Uta Hagen (1919-2004);
Actress

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Jun 09, 2011

“The mind determines what’s possible. The heart surpasses it.”

Pilar Coolinta

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Aug 16, 2011

“If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, 'Here comes number seventy-one'!”

Richard DeVos (born 1926);
American Businessman

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Nov 02, 2011

“The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground.”

Unknown

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jan 24, 2012

“It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.”

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983);
Philosopher

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday May 15, 2012

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything, and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”

Dr. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661);
Clergyman, Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Dec 17, 2012

“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand (1905-1982);
Writer, Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Jan 03, 2013

“Well done is better than well said.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790);
Politician, Writer, Scientist

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Jan 17, 2013

“Sometimes there is nothing you can do, and in those times, you must do something anyway.”

Garrison Keillor (born 1942);
Author, Radio Personality

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Mar 11, 2013

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

Jim Rohn (1930-2009);
Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947);
Founder Of Ford Motor Company

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

“If you're trying to achieve, there will be road blocks. 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 (born 1963);
Retired Professional Basketball Player, Businessman

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jul 15, 2013

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.”

George Allen (1918-1990);
American Football Coach

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman (1899-1981);
Author, Philosopher, Theologian, Educator, Civil Rights Leader

determination

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Dec 20, 2013

“You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.”

Les Brown Motivational Speaker

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

“You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure.”

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924);
Author, Publisher