It is the moment of our decisions that our destinies are created.

Anthony Robbins

It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.


Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli

To achieve something you’ve never achieved before, you must become someone you’ve never been before.

Brian Tracy

Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success.

Burt Lawlor

All historians, even the most scientific, have bias, if in no other sense than the determination not to have any.

Carl Lotus Becker

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great mean, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.

Charles De Gaulle

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time…

Charles Dickens

When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently.

Clark Moustakas

The more you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.

Dag Hammarskjold

To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.

Deepak Chopra

Our determination to imitiate Christ should be such that we have no time for other matters.

Desiderius Erasmus

Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified buldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.

Dr. A. B. Meldrum

To accomplish our destiny…we must cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.

Dr. Alexis Carrel

All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within and you will surely find it.

Eileen Caddy

The only thing experience teaches you is what you can???t do. When you start, you think you can do anything. And then you start to get a little tired.

Elaine May

Where the determination is, the way can be found.

George S. Clason

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.


What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are: and what we are will be the result of previous years of selfdiscipline.

H. P. Liddon

If you’re not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don’t have the expectations of yourself that you should have.

Hale Irwin

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Harry S Truman

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

Henri Bergson

Explore your higher latitudes . . . be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, open new channels, not of trade but of thought.

Henry David Thoreau

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.

Henry Ford

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.

Hoshang N. Akhtar

The fatal mistake is waiting for life’s circumstances to be right before we begin. Simply begin with your heart, look deeply into it and trust what you feel. Practice knowing and you will know.

Hugh Prather

Do good and care not to whom.

Italian Proverb

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will had gone before.

Jacob Riis

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

James Whitcomb Riley

It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge.

John J. Watson

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

John Locke

Concentrate on what you do well, and do it better than anybody else.

John Schnatter

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

Katharine Butler Hathaway

I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work.

Lee Iacocca

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.

Les Brown

Duties are not performed for duties’ sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty, the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.

Mark Twain

I wondered what else in my life I perceived to be wrong or difficult instead of exploring to understand the true purpose.

Marlo Morgan

I think there is a great hunger within people to reach for the best in them.

Marty Rogol

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.

Michel de Montaigne

Sometimes the subconscious mind manifests a wisdom several steps or even years ahead of the conscious mind, and has its own way of leading us toward our destiny.

Nathaniel Branden

My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.

Noel Coward

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.

Orison Swett Marden

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Peter F. Drucker

Stubbornness is also determination. It’s simply a matter of shifting from won’t power to will power.

Peter McWilliams

If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, Here comes number seventy-one

Richard M. Devos

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.

Robyn Davidson

A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must….be undaunted when the going gets tough.

Ronald Reagan

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.

Roy Disney

Do what thy manhood bids thee do from none but self-expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies, who makes and keeps his self-made law.

Sir Richard Burton

The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy – invincible determination–a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.

Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton

The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.


By centering our lives on correct principles and creating a balanced focus between doing and increasing our ability to do, we become empowered in the task of creating effective, useful, and peaceful lives-for ourselves, and for our posterity.

Stephen R. Covey

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.

Sydney Smith

I am not my memories. I am my dreams.

Terry Hostetler

Do what you can, with what you have, right where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt

Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.

Thomas Carlyle

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

Thomas Fuller

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.

Ursula K. LeGuin

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.

Walter Landor

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.

Wayne Dyer

Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.

William James

It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

William Somerset Maugham

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