"Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them."
Claude M. Bristol:
"It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles."
H. Jackson Brown:
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always, wins - not through strength but by perseverance."
William Somerset Maugham:
"It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
Oliver Wendall Holmes:
"A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer and attempting a task he cannot achieve."
Russell W. Davenport:
"Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done."
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
"To him who is determined it remains only to act."
"Those who wish to sing, always find a song."
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
William F. Scolavino:
"The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions."
"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit."
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Honore de Balzac:
"There is not great talent without great will power."
"There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen."
Robert C. Savage:
"You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him."
Alexander Graham Bell:
"What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it."
"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow."
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
"I won't give up. I'll never give up. I'll die before giving up."
"Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose."
Leonardo Da Vinci:
"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."
William Jennings Bryan:
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
"Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success."