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Determination Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about determination
  1. #1
    “I hustled for joy.”
  2. #2
    Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents’ beds, unerringly I rush! Naught’s an obstacle, naught’s an angle to the iron way!
  3. #3
    ″‘Should I put this speck down? . . .’ Horton thought with alarm. ‘If I do, these small persons may come to great harm. I *can’t* put it down. And I *won’t!* After all A person’s a person. No matter how small.‘”
  4. #4
    “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
  5. #5
    “Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for winds,
    That shake not, though they blow perpetually.”
  6. #6
    “No means merge with caution.”
  7. #7
    ″‘I’ll find it!’ cried Horton. ‘I’ll find it or bust! I SHALL find my friends on my small speck of dust!‘”
  8. #8
    “Determination is as common among men who are dull and foolish as it is among those who are brilliant intellects. So, no, determination cannot be what we’re looking for.”
  1. #9
    “No is only an answer if you accept it.”
  2. #10
    “But I am constant as the Northern Star,
    Of whose true fixed and resting quality
    There is no fellow in the firmament.”
  3. #11
    “By my soul I swear
    There is no power in the tongue of man
    To alter me.”
  4. #12
    “I may not be as stong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.”
  5. #13
    “He says the best way out is always through.
    And I agree to that, or in so far
    As that I can see no way out but through—
    Leastways for me — and then they’ll be convinced.”
  6. #14
    “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.”
  7. #15
    ″‘Believe me,’ said Horton, ‘I tell you sincerely, my ears are quite keen and I heard him quite clearly. I *know* there’s a person down there. And, what’s more, quite likely there’s two. Even three. Even four.‘”
  8. #16
    “Push yourself. Don’t Settle.”
  1. #17
    “I see a woman may be made a fool,
    If she had not a spirit to resist.”
  2. #18
    “A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time.”
  3. #19
    “I had no idea a living being could sustain so much injury and go on living.”
  4. #20
    “Dear Scarlett! You aren’t helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless.”
  5. #21
    Between Silver and myself we got together in a few days a company of the toughest old salts imaginable—not pretty to look at, but fellows, by their faces, of the most indomitable spirit.
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