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Determination Quotes

  • "Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You’ve solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve."
    Alan Jay Perlis (19221990), US computer scientist
    Source: Quoted in If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren’t There More Happy People? (John Mitchinson and John Lloyd, 2009)
  • "Miracles can be made, but only by sweating."
    Giovanni Agnelli (19212003), Italian business executive and president of Fiat
    Source: Corriere della Sera (1994)
  • "In some circumstances, a refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated."
    Margaret Halsey (19101997), US writer
    Source: No Laughing Matter (1977)
  • "Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment."
    Heywood Hale Broun (19182001), US broadcast journalist, actor, and author
    Source: Interview on CBS TV (July 21, 1973)
  • "To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else."
    Bernadette Devlin (1947–), Irish politician
    Source: The Price of My Soul (1969), Preface
  • "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense."
    Sir Winston Churchill (18741965), British prime minister
    Source: Address given at Harrow School (October 29, 1941)
  • "Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."
    George Santayana (18631952), US philosopher, novelist, and poet
    Source: The Life of Reason (1905)
  • "I shall find a way or make one."
    Robert Edwin Peary (18561920), US Arctic explorer
    Source: Inscription on an expedition hut (1902)
  • "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife."
    Theodore Roosevelt (18581919), US president
    Speech, The Hamilton Club, Chicago, Illinois.
    Source: “The Strenuous Life,” The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900)
  • "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."
    George Bernard Shaw (18561950), Irish writer and critic
    Source: Mrs Warren's Profession (1893), Act 2

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