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Quotes for
the Journey:

Determination



It does not matter how
slowly you go, so long
as you do not stop.

Confucius

   perseverance

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.       -Tommy Lasorda
   

If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing,
then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking.
It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing,
let alone when a person stands up and starts putting his or her life jacket on.       -Lou Holtz

   
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character,
and one of the best instruments for success.  Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.       -Philip Stanhope
   

The line between failure and success is so fine that we . . . are often on the line and do not know it.  How many a person has thrown up his or her hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success.  A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.       -Elbert Hubbard

   

The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.       -Air Force motto

    

There is no failure except in no longer trying.  There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.       -Elbert Hubbard

   
Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills.       -B.C. Forbes
   

There are but two roads that lead to an important goal and to the doing of great things:  strength and perseverance.  Strength is the lot of but a few privileged people; but austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time.       -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

   

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.     -Hugh Latimer

   

As the sculptor devotes him or herself to wood and stone, I would devote myself to my soul.       -Toyohiko Kagawa

   

I won't have any money to leave behind.  I won't have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind.   But I just want to leave a committed life behind.      -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit--
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.

Anon

   
The cynic says, "One person can't do anything."  I say, "Only one person can do anything."        -John Gardner
   

    
With all the infinite possibilities of spiritual life before you, do not settle down on a little patch of dusty ground at the mountain's foot in restful content.  Be not content until you reach the mountain's summit.       -J.R. Miller
    
Never stop.  One always stops as soon as something is about to happen.       -Peter Brook
   
I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down to bleed a while.  Then I'll rise and fight again.       -John Dryden
   
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last in it, and not be smashed by it.       -Ernest Hemingway
   
The person who removed the mountain began by carrying away small stones.       -Chinese proverb
     

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Another discovery which came out of my investigation was the fact that when one gives his or her order to produce a definite result and stands by that order, it seems to have the effect of giving one what might be termed a second sight which enables him or her to see right through ordinary problems.  What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when one is in that state of mind in which he or she knows exactly what one wants and is fully determined not to quit until he or she finds it.     -Alexander Graham Bell
  
The longer I live, the more deeply am I convinced that that which makes the difference between one person and another--between the weak and the powerful, the great and the insignificant--is energy--invisible determination.     -Charles Buxton
  
Enclose your heart in times of need with the steel of your determination and your strength.  In doing this, all things will be bearable.     -Lora Leigh, Broken Wings
   
  
Some people give up their designs when they have almost reached their goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting at the last moment, more vigorous effort than before.     -Polybius
  
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and people grow to greater dignity as human beings--we can do it.     -Eleanor Roosevelt
  
Desire is the key to motivation, but itís determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal--a commitment to excellence--that will enable you to attain the success you seek.      -Mario Andretti

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