A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on determination, direction, genius, and mind

The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Lives of the English Poets

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees on determination and words

He had a tremendous determination of words to the mouth.

Robert Surtees

Source: Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour

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A Quote by Robert Schumann on determination, musicians, play, and respect

If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

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A Quote by Robert L. Simpson on ability, cooperation, dedication, determination, discipline, goals, skill, sports, unity, and victory

We have seen [in the sports center] superb demonstrations of physical skill, determination, unity, discipline, coordination, cooperation, and dedication; but final victory always went to the team that knew best where the goal was and had the ability to do something about it.

Robert L. Simpson (1915 -)

Source: Speeches at BYU, April 20, 1965, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on character, determination, ethics, excellence, honesty, and integrity

Excellence calls for character . . . integrity . . . fairness . . . honesty . . . a determination to do what's right. High ethical standards, across the board.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Pope Pius XII on determination, economics, existence, family, freedom, justice, labor, energy, politics, privacy, religion, and strength

Private property is a natural fruit of labor, a product of intense activity of man, acquired through his energetic determination to ensure and develop with his own strength his own existence and that of his family, and to create for himself and his own an existence of just freedom, not only economic, but also political, cultural and religious.

Pope Pius XII (1876 - 1958)

Source: Radio broadcast, September 1, 1944

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on books, brothers, celebrity, determination, diet, exercise, imagination, libraries, life, majorities, population, and women

Imagine of all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stonewashed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on library shelves. And-since women are a majority of the population-we'd all be married to Mel Gibson.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Peter Marshall on contentment and determination

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.

Peter Marshall (1902 - 1949)

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A Quote by Percy Williams Bridgman on certainty and determination

To find the length of an object, we have to perform certain physical operations. The concept of length is therefore fixed when the operations by which length is measured are fixed that is, the concept of length involves as much as and nothing more than the set of operations by which length is determined.

Percy Bridgman (1882 - 1961)

Source: The Logic of Modern Physics, 1927

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A Quote by Niels H. Abel on determination, mathematics, and words

If you disregard the very simplest cases, there is in all of mathematics not a single infinite series whose sum has been rigorously determined. In other words,the most important parts of mathematics stand without a foundation.

Niels H. Abel (1802 - 1829)

Source: G. F. Simmons, Calculus Gems, New York: Mcgraw Hill, Inc., 1992, p. 188.

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