Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
— Dale Carnegie
Anything can happen if you keep working.
— Andre Agassi
The longer you wait to decide what you want to do, the more time you’re wasting. It’s up to you to want something so badly that your passion shows through in your actions. Your actions, not your words, will do the shouting for you.
— Derek Jeter
Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
— Dan Gable
There exists the Law of the Fallow Field. Simply stated, this Law holds that if nothing positive is planted in the garden, it will always revert to weeds. So, we have to continually plant each growing season exactly what it is we expect to grow. If nothing of value is planted, nothing of value will be harvested.
— Brian Cavanaugh
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 Stuart
Genius is perseverance in disguise.
— Mike Newlin
The slow penny is surer than the quick dollar. The slow trotter will out-travel the fleet racer. Genius darts, flutters and tires; but perseverance wears and wins.
— Orison Marden
The urge to quit is the signal that an opportunity to excel is at hand.
— Greg Quinn
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
— Calvin Coolidge
Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination.
— Charles Swindoll
No tyranny of circumstance can permanently imprison a determined will.
— Orison Marden
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
That can circumvent or hinder or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul.
— Ella Wilcox
Determination conquers every failure.
— Pat Riley
Again and again, first prizes don’t go to the most talented man – again and again the man who wins is the one who is sure that he can. A powerful fact is this: A great drive, a powerful determination, a consuming desire, will easily compensate for limited talent.
— Robert Schuller
Determination helps you recover from temporary setbacks and keeps you working day after day during those times that you seem to be spinning your wheels.
— Patrick Cohn
When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
— Reginna Brett
A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible determination can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men.
— Thomas Fuller
Every time someone tells me I can’t do something, I tell myself I not only can, but must.
— Billie Jean King
What this power is I cannot say, all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
— Alexander Graham Bell