determination

A Quote by John Ruskin on determination and temptation

No one can ask honestly or hopefully to be delivered from temptation unless he has himself honestly and firmly determined to do the best he can to keep out of it.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Homer Miller on attitude, determination, life, and mind

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

John Homer Miller

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A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on determination, education, genius, men, persistence, problems, proverbs, talent, and world

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

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A Quote by John Adams on conversation, country, death, determination, and survival

Mr. Adams, describing a conversation with Jonathan Sewall in 1774, says: "I answered that the die was now cast; I had passed the Rubicon. Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination."

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Webster's Works, vol. iv. p. 8.

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A Quote by John Adams on country, death, determination, and survival

The die was now cast; I had passed the Rubicon. Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

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A Quote by Jean Paul Richter on authors, death, determination, friendship, god, good, and justice

It has been jestingly said that the works of John Paul Richter are almost unintelligible to any but the Germans, and even to some of them. A worthy German, just before Richter's death, edited a complete edition of his works, in which one particular passage fairly puzzled him. Determined to have it explained at the source, he went to John Paul himself. The author's reply was very characteristic: "My good friend, when I wrote that passage, God and I knew what it meant; it is possible that God knows it still; but as for me, I have totally forgotten."

Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825)

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A Quote by Jane Addams on america, children, determination, future, home, and schools

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what it is taught, hence we must watch what we teach it, and how we live before it.

Jane Addams (1860 - 1935)

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A Quote by James F. Oates on acceptance, character, day, determination, faith, motivation, nature, optimism, pride, purpose, sacrifice, spirituality, study, success, virtue, and work

Factors necessary to develop us into real eminence in any field: Whatever may be the nature of our work, or the character of our own vocational activity, eminence always involves the following: [And then he named four factors, and I want you to mark them.] 1. You must have the determination to excel. 2. You must have the willingness [And I want you to mark this.] to pay the price, to study, to live through disappointments with optimism, and to accept the sacrifices necessary to succeed. [Now, do you get the significance of that?] 3. You must have the steadfast pursuit of purpose, doing the work day after day, week after week, yes, year after year, whether you feel like doing it or not. 4. You must have pride and faith in the virtue of your calling. [That is to say, spiritual motivation.] (James F. Oates, Address before the YMCA at Los Angeles, California, April 15, 1960.)

James F. Oates

Source: quoted by Harold B. Lee, LDS Church president, at BYU, February 7, 1962

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A Quote by Jacques René Chirac on ambition, authority, determination, generosity, imagination, influence, nations, and world

The authority and influence of France on the world scene in the 21st century will not depend solely on its modernity and cohesion, nor even on the continuity and professionalism of its foreign policy. France will be heeded if it has a message to convey. Faced with the temptations of laissez-faire, France must stand out as the nation with the imagination and determination to pursue an ambition that combines cogency with generosity.

Jacques Chirac (1932 -)

Source: Reception for Ambassadors, at the Elysée Palace, 26, August 1999

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A Quote by J. Donald Walters on attitude, circumstances, determination, happiness, mind, and simplicity

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

J. Donald Walters

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