Quotes - Determination
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Margaret Thatcher, British Polictician
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton, American Investor & Businessman
The idea of epiphany is a dreamer’s paradise where people want to believe that things are easier than they are.
Douglas van Duyne, Internet entrepreneur
The heavy burden of the evidence is that creativity is much more available to us than we tend to think. The most significant constraint, as with all kinds of exceptional performance, is most likely to be our willingness to do the difficult work required.
Geoff Colvin, American Author
You can’t just take a few dance lessons and then think you are Fred Astaire.
Bob Dylan, Chronicles Volume One
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash, American Businesswoman
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius, Chinese Social Philosopher
We all have the ability. The difference is how we use it.
Stevie Wonder, American Musician
It’s not as though we’re especially gifted, but we have been exceptionally determined. If you’re able to enjoy something, to devote your life to it….it will work out for you. It will work.
Jerry Garcia, Lead Guitarist Grateful Dead
It's so important to know where you are. And I know where I am right now. How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.
Jim Valvano, Excerpt from ’83 ESPY speech
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish Novelist
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
It’s just in me. I wanted to do something. Try to make a difference somehow. I didn’t care if I failed or not, I just wanted to try.
Neil Young, Canadian Musician
The darkest hour of the night comes just before dawn.
I will prepare and someday my chance will come.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of The United States
But sneaking out like this, quitting, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that. It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.
Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Seneca, Roman Philosopher
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher
No journey is too great if you find what you seek.
The first step in the journey is to lose your way.
Galway Kinnell, American Poet
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.
Don’t be beaten down by naysayers. Don’t let the odds scare you from even trying. If you pour your heart into your work, or into any worthy enterprise, you can achieve dreams others may think impossible. That’s what makes life rewarding.Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks