determination Quotes

56 of the best book quotes about determination
  1. #1
    “JUROR #7: I honestly think the guy is guilty. Couldn’t change my mind if you talked for 100 years.”
  2. #2
    “I was sure, going back to my cave, that he wouldn’t follow. They never did. But I was wrong; he was a new kind of Scylding.”
  3. #3
    “Be determined and advance. To say that dying without reaching one’s aim is to die a dog’s death is the frivolous way of sophisticates.”
  4. #4
    “I’M a-goin’ ter do it!”
  5. #5
    ’The bus was three blocks away. I’d never missed school for any reason other than legitimate illness, but I knew in my heart that I was going to miss my ride. “You’re going to have to cut me down!” I yelled. Then I had an idea. They’d never cut it down if all of us were in the tree. They’d have to listen! “Hey, guys!” I called to my classmates. “Get up here with me! They can’t cut it down if we’re all up here! Marcia! Tony! Bryce! C’mon, you guys, don’t let them do this!”
    They just stood there, staring up at me.’
  6. #6
    “If you’re doing something for the right reasons, nothing can stop you.”
  7. #7
    “Whatever slavery might do to me, it could not shackle my children.”
  8. #8
    “My master had power and law on his side; I had a determined will. There is might in each.”
  9. #9
    ″‘It was all Edmund’s doing, Aslan,’ Peter was saying. ‘We’d have been beaten if it hadn’t been for him. The Witch was turning our troops into stone right and left. But nothing would stop him. He fought his way through three ogres to where she was just turning one of your leopards into a statue. And when he reached her he had the sense to bring his sword smashing down on her wand instead of trying to go for her directly and simply getting made a statue himself for his pains.‘”
  1. #10
    “Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed.”
  2. #11
    “Both in fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet situations without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased.”
  3. #12
    “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.”
  4. #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.”
  5. #14
    “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
  6. #15
    “I may not be as stong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.”
  7. #16
    “No is only an answer if you accept it.”
  8. #17
    “No means merge with caution.”
  9. #18
    “I hustled for joy.”

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  1. #19
    “Dear Scarlett! You aren’t helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless.”
  2. #20
    “I’m certain some will feel threatened by this record. Some few may feel liberated. Most will simply feel that it should not exist. I needed to write it anyway.”
  3. #21
    “Often, in the beginning, you will think that you are wasting time, but you must go on, be determined and persevere in it until death, despite all the difficulties.”
  4. #22
    “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.”
  5. #23
    “Character reigns preeminent in determining potential.”
  6. #24
    “You would suppose that men had conspired to be wicked; let all men speedily feel that vengeance which they deserve to endure, for such is my determination.”
  7. #25
    “Lift that wire so I can skin under,” Grandma said.
    The lowest wire was pretty close to the ground. But Grandma was already flat on her back in the weeds. She’d pushed the cheese through. Now she began to work her shoulders to inch herself under.”
  8. #26
    ″‘It’s no use talking about it,’ Alice said, looking up at the house and pretending it was arguing with her. ‘I’m not going in again yet. I know I should have to get through the Looking-glass again – back into the old room – and there’d be an end of all my adventures!’
    So, resolutely turning her back upon the house, she set out once more down the path, determined to keep straight on till she got to the hill.”
  9. #27
    “She very soon came to an open field, with a wood on the other side of it: it looked much darker than the last wood, and Alice felt a little timid about going into it. However, on second thoughts, she made up her mind to go on: ‘for I certainly won’t go back,’ she thought to herself, and this was the only way to the Eighth Square.”
  1. #28
    “It isn’t equipment that wins the battles; it is the quality and the determination of the people fighting for a cause in which they believe.”
  2. #29
    ″‘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.‘”
  3. #30
    “By my soul I swear
    There is no power in the tongue of man
    To alter me.”
  4. #31
    “I see a woman may be made a fool,
    If she had not a spirit to resist.”
  5. #32
    “Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for winds,
    That shake not, though they blow perpetually.”
  6. #33
    “A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time.”
  7. #34
    “I truly believe that the death of my mother has made me the way I am today. I am a survivor, mentally strong, determined, strong-willed, self-reliant, and independent.”
  8. #35
    “The central reality for Christians is the personal, unalterable, persevering commitment God makes to us. Perseverance is not the result of our determination, it is the result of God’s faithfulness.”
  9. #36
    “Where determination is, the way can be found.”
  1. #37
    “When the moment comes to stop running from your past, to turn around and face the thing you thought you could not face… if you can’t get up and you can’t give up, here’s what you do: Crawl.”
  2. #38
    “Our strength, in other words, has rested in our determination to reject simplistic absolutes and to redefine and revitalize a productive middle ground, relinquishing outdated solutions and embracing new approaches.”
  3. #39
    “Ultima’s spirit bathed me with its strong resolution.”
  4. #40
    “One of your weapons is prayer (asking). You can’t overcome your situation by prayer alone.
    You do need to be determined, but determined in the Holy Spirit, not in the effort of your own flesh. The Holy Spirit is your helper – seek His help. Lean on Him.
  5. #41
    “I waver between feeling sorry for her and admiring her desperate determination.”
  6. #42
    “I had no idea a living being could sustain so much injury and go on living.”
  7. #43
    “Push yourself. Don’t Settle.”
  8. #44
    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!
  9. #45
    ″‘I’ll find it!’ cried Horton. ‘I’ll find it or bust! I SHALL find my friends on my small speck of dust!‘”
  1. #46
    ″‘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.‘”
  2. #47
    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.
  3. #48
    “But I am constant as the Northern Star,
    Of whose true fixed and resting quality
    There is no fellow in the firmament.”
  4. #49
    “Before, I never knew how far I would go. Now I believe I have the answer. I will go as far as there is to go. I will go way too far.”
  5. #51
    “In spite of everything, Enrique has failed again - he will not reach the United States this time, either. He tells himself over and over that he’ll just have to try again.”
  6. #52
    “Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem when all the odds were against him. Determination and persistence pulsate through your bloodline.”
  7. #53
    “Remember: The pain isn’t the enemy. Pain is the indicator that brokenness exists. Pain is the reminder that the real enemy is trying to take us out and bring us down by keeping us stuck in broken places. Pain is the gift that motivates us to fight with brave tenacity and fierce determination knowing there’s healing on the other side.”
  8. #54
    “She looked up at him, her eyes as cold as the eyes of a lioness. This was Juana’s first baby – this was nearly everything there was in Juana’s world. And Kino saw her determination and the music of the family sounded in his head with a steely tone.”
  9. #55
    “Never, never, I can conceive of a love which is able to foresee its own termination. Love is its own eternity. Love is in every moment of its being: all time. It is the only glimpse we are permitted of what eternity is. So I did not hear you. The words were nonsense.”
  10. #56
    “How you respond to the enemy of your soul determines whether his plan for your life or God’s plan for your life is realized.”

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