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Positive Quotes about Determination

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Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Related topics: Positive Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Persistence Perseverance

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

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

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

 

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

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

Never go backward.
Attempt, and do it with all your might.
Determination is power.
- Charles Simmons

Up until now, the prospect of parole has kept us from
confronting our captors with any real determination.
- George Jackson

America was not built on fear.
America was built on courage, on imagination and an
unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
- Harry S. Truman

The determination to win is the better part of winning.
- Daisaku Ikeda

To be sure, no piece of social machinery,
however well constructed, can be effective unless there
is back of it a will and a determination to make it work.
- Cordell Hull

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything
and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
- Thomas Fuller

My idea of feminism is self-determination,
and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself,
and do whatever she needs to do.
- Ani DiFranco

Not only our future economic soundness but the very
soundness of our democratic institutions depends on
the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple
determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
- J. Donald Walters

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen,
but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
- Horace Mann

When I started off many years ago, I made a determination
that there were certain roles I didn't want to play.
- Joe Morton

The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination
like every other nation in the world.
- Jalal Talabani

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

But Socialism, alone, can bring self-determination of their peoples.
- Karl Liebknecht

I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination,
this sense of spirit that I would never,
never give up, no matter what else happened.
- Wilma Rudolph

There's a lot of heartache because you don't always win.
You need loads of determination.
- Pat Cash

Each story we approach in the same way,
with curiosity and interest and determination to get behind the image.
- Martin Bashir

The spirit and determination of the people to chart
their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
- Matt Blunt

Whenever one reads of the determination of the species,
or opens a book on natural science and history,
in whatever language, one inevitably comes across the name of Linne.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

We are telling the American people to have patience,
courage, resolve and determination.
- Muammar al-Gaddafi

No change in the balance of political parties can alter
the general determination that no class should be excluded
from contributing to and sharing responsibility for the state.
- Gustav Stresemann

I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia
has always won with determination and heroism.
- Abebe Bikila

I've refined my mechanics, refined my pitches.
I've gotten more confidence, and I've gotten more determination.
I've got a better idea what I'm doing out there.
- Randy Johnson

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

The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame;
it lies in hard work,
determination and a good education.
- Alphonso Jackson

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in
spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
- Denis Waitley

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue
to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent
protest and change nearly half a century later.
- Bob Filner

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
- James Whitcomb Riley

Don't tell me what you believe in.
I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.
- Alex Trebek

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

Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.
- Iain Duncan Smith

Failure will never overtake me if my determination
to succeed is strong enough.
- Og Mandino

One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic
in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination
to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father.
- Lincoln Ellsworth

We didn't think we were a fourth-place team.
For us to beat the first-place team in the West and
the first-place team in the East shows the dedication
and determination that we had.
- Cobi Jones

It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble
Parliament has been so long delayed.
- Henry Addington

I never deviated from my grim determination to someday
have all the money I needed and wanted.
- Taylor Caldwell

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination,
perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
- Shirley Chisholm

What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous
presentation of a conviction,
to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination
which it is not safe to thwart.
- Learned Hand

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

Churchill was the canny political animal,
very devious, bursting with energy and determination,
learning as hard as he could.
- Lord Mountbatten

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination.
When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
- Xun Zi

A dream doesn't become reality through magic;
it takes sweat,
determination and hard work.
- Colin Powell

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

Of course it was Mamma who both stopped my career and
crystallized my determination to resume it.
- Loretta Young

So many actors have sheer guts, will,
and determination; they just need some preparation.
- John Ratzenberger

What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance,
determination and courage.
What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes
a celebration of ignorance.
- Eddie Marsan

They say love will find a way.
I know determination will.
- Ronnie Milsap

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

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

But with the right kind of coaching and determination
you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment
that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.
- Reese Witherspoon

I was a savage for so many years of my life.
There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of.
I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

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

Self-determination could mean independence,
confederacy, federal and autonomy.
- Jalal Talabani

The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always,
rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
- J. Donald Walters

It has never been my object to record my dreams,
just the determination to realize them.
- Man Ray

What is character but the determination of incident?
What is incident but the illustration of character?
- Henry James

You've got to get up every morning with determination
if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.
- George Horace Lorimer

No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against
the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
- Harold Rosenberg

Deep down, the Iraqi people want the United States out.
And their self-determination should be respected.
- Peter Camejo

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


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