I was determined not to remain poor.
Patience is the mother of will.
Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.
When a man is determined, what can stop him? Cripple him and you have a Sir Walter Scott. Put him in a prison cell and you have a John Bunyan. Bury him in the snows of Valley Forge and you have a George Washington. Have him born in abject poverty and you have a Lincoln. […]
One ship sails east, another west, By the self-same winds that blow. It isn’t the gales, it’s the set of the sails, That determines the way we go.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
To him who is determined it remains only to act.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.