Quotes for
the Journey:

Determination 2

Determine that the thing
can and shall be done
and then find the way.

Abraham Lincoln


We must accept responsibility for a problem before we can solve it.   We cannot solve a problem by saying "It's not my problem," and hoping that someone else will solve it for us.  We can solve a problem only when we say "This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it."       -M. Scott Peck

If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four.  If still boring, try for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on.  Eventually, one discovers that it is not boring, but very interesting.       -unattributed
I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing.  The real question is, why did other people stop?       -William Stafford
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are possible.
-Thomas Foxwell Buxton
You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be fainthearted. Be resolute, but never bitter. . . . Permit no one to dissuade you from pursuing the goals you set for yourselves. Do not fear to pioneer, to venture down new paths of endeavor.       -Ralph J. Bunche
Never give in! Never, never, never, never. . . . In nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions or honor and good sense!       -Winston Churchill

I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up.  Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things.  If you simply didn't give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.        -Harrison Ford
How many years you have to keep on doing, until you know what to do and how to do!       -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Emotional maturity is the ability to stick to a job and to struggle through until it is finished, to endure unpleasantness, discomfort and frustration.        -Edward A. Strecker
A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of a forest.  I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.       -Fiona MacLeod
The rung of the ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a our foot long enough to enable us to put the other somewhat higher.        -Thomas Henry Huxley

The little troubles and worries of life, so many of which we meet, may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them stepping-stones to a noble character and to Heaven.  Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.       -Henry Ward Beecher
Risk! Risk anything!  Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices.  Do the hardest thing on earth for you.  Act for yourself!  Face the truth.       -Katherine Mansfield
There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise.  The human soul cannot be permanently chained.       -W.E.B. Du Bois
Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good.  Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.       -Ronald E. Osborn


Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.       -African proverb

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it--but we must sail, not drift or lie at anchor.       -Oliver Wendell Holmes
O Lord, you give us everything, at the price of an effort.       -Leonardo Da Vinci
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.       -Helen  Keller
Don't worry about genius. Don't worry about being clever.  Trust to hard work, perseverance, and determination.  And the best motto for a long march is, "Don't grumble.  Plug on!"       -Frederick Treves
No one ever did anything worth doing unless they were prepared to go on with it long after it became something of a bore.       -Douglas V. Steere
The great thing, and the hard thing, is to stick to things when you have outlived the first interest, and not yet got the second, which comes with a sort of mastery.        -Janet Erskine Stuart

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.     -Lucretius

This shall be my parting word:  Know what you want to do--then do it.  Make straight for your goal and go undefeated in spirit to the end.       -Ernestine Schumann-Heink
What!  Would I be turned back from doing a thing that I had determined to do, and that I knew to be right, by the airs and interference of such a person, or any person I may say?  No, I have no idea of being so easily persuaded.  When I have made up my mind, I have made it.     -Jane Austen, Persuasion
Being strong-willed is not enough, however.  You also have to be hard on yourself.  Someone who was strong-willed but self-indulgent would not be called determined.  Determination implies your willfulness is balanced by discipline.     -Paul Graham

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