Determination. No matter what field you're in, determination will surely get you to the top.
I remember our conversations [with Zachary Quinto] always being frustrated that we weren't doing what we wanted to do, but also filled with the determination that we were going to overcome that.
— Zachary Quinto
I have found that great people do have in common. . .an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have gerat determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all, they have integrity.
— Yousuf Karsh
What is important in a leader is a resolute will and determination. A man may be versatile and learned, but if he lacks resoluteness and determination, of what use will he be?
— Yoshida Shoin
But, drawn to her at that moment, he felt a quiet like the voice of the rain flow over him. He knew well enough that for her it was in fact no waste of effort, but somehow the final determination that it was had the effect of distilling and purifying the woman's existence.
— Yasunari Kawabata
Nothing is impossible in this world. Firm determination, it is said, can move heaven and earth. Things appear far beyond one's power, because one cannot set his heart on any arduous project due to want of strong will.
— Yamamoto Tsunetomo
I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened.
— Wilma Rudolph
Tips can make someone a better writer but not necessarily a good writer. That's a larger package - a matter of character. Golfing is more than keeping the left arm straight. Every good golfer is a complex engine that runs on ability, ego, determination, discipline, patience, confidence, and other qualities that are self-taught. So it is with writers and all creative artists. If their values are solid their work is likely to be solid.
— William Zinsser
The North can make a steam engine, locomotive or railway car; hardly a yard of cloth or a pair of shoes can you make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical and determined people on earth - right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with.
— William Tecumseh Sherman
I shall attempt to prove two things: first, that the actions and dispositions of mankind are the offspring of circumstances and events, and not of any original determination that they bring into the world; and, secondly, that the great stream of our voluntary actions essentially depends, not upon the direct and immediate impulses of sense, but upon the decisions of the understanding.
— William Godwin
A determination to succeed is the only way to succeed that I know anything about.
— William Feather
The determination of life insurance salesmen to succeed has made life pretty soft for widows.
— William Feather
All virtue lies in individual action, in inward energy, in self determination. There is no moral worth in being swept away by a crowd even toward the best objective.
— William Ellery Channing
We must come together with one heart, one mind, one love and one determination.
— William Commanda
If "freedom" means, first of all, the responsibility of every individual for the rational determination of his own personal, professional and social existence, then there is no greater fear than that of the establishment of general freedom.
— Wilhelm Reich
How, then,' I hear you ask, 'shall I attain my end, whether it be Christian love, socialism, or American democracy?' Your Christian love and your socialism and your American democracy are what you do each day, your manner of thinking each hour, of embracing your life companion and loving your child; they are your attitude of social responsibility towards your work, and your determination not to become like the crushers of life you so hate.
— Wilhelm Reich
We absolutely must battle with every bit of determination we can muster to root out the harm that would warp the souls and spirits of children in our world.
— Wess Stafford
If God's people hunger deeply enough, God will hear and send revival. God requires more than casual prayers for revival. He wants His people to hunger and thirst for His mighty working. To seek God's face is far more than occasionally mentioning revival in our prayer. It involves repeated and prolonged prayer. It requires holy determination in prayer, examining ourselves to see if anything in our lives is hindering God.
— Wesley L Duewel
Determination is frequently found in failure, but it is never found in defeat.
— Wes Fesler
Dedication is loyalty to a cause, even when hope has long expired for a successful outcome. It is an unstoppable determination to win regardless of the odds.
— Wes Fesler
When progress is in short supply bring a surplus of determination.
— Wes Fesler
The damages of our present agriculture all come from the determination to use the life of the soil as if it were an extractable resource like coal.
— Wendell Berry
I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.
— Wayne Rooney
Because we do not rest we lose our way...Poisoned by the hypnotic belief that good things come only through unceasing determination and tireless effort, we never truly rest. And for want of rest, our lives are in danger.
— Wayne Muller
It's very important that the determination of the US Congress to do what is is needed be made evident this week and by the actions of most of the members. I mean, you're not going to get total assent.
— Warren Buffett
There were high school coaches such as Charles Boston that took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of football. And when I went to college there was Robert Hill who took me there and he showed me what hard work and determination would do if you put forth the effort and you take a little time.
— Walter Payton
The word processor is a better tool than a quill pen because you can do so much more with it, but on the other hand, what you have to say and how you say it is the ultimate determination.
— Walter Murch
I'm very proud of what Harry Truman turned out to be in office and the record he made. Certainly I think he'll go down in history as one of the greats, because of his conscience, his determination to stick with what he knew was right.
— Walter Cronkite
A blind determination to save the prestige of personal existence, rather than, through an impartial disdain for its impotence and entanglement, at least to detach it from the background of universal delusion, is triumphing almost everywhere.
— Walter Benjamin
Desire and determination must overcome disappointment.
— Walter Alston
The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin-the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.
— W. E. B. Du Bois
The first move toward the determination of the direction of my art was the fortunate invention of plans for Blok's wonder The Puppet Show.
— Vsevolod Meyerhold
Act with the greatest determination and on the offensive. The defensive is the death of every armed rising.
— Vladimir Lenin
I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.
— Vita Sackville-West
I suppose the pleasure of the country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. That is a truism when said, but anything but a truism when daily observed. Nothing shows up the difference between the thing said or read, so much as the daily experience of it.
— Vita Sackville-West
Tennis is a fine balance between determination and tiredness.
— Virginia Wade
I've done movies that were maybe not worth it, but I try to take the best from every experience. You learn more from bad experiences sometimes. It gives you more will to overcome your mistakes. They give you determination.
— Violante Placido
A small nation can fight a superpower with determination and dedication.
— Velupillai Prabhakaran
The determination and enthusiasm of the Category 5 team makes it the perfect home for my music as I embark on this next stage of my career. The promotional savvy and level of support they've pledged meets or exceeds anything I've seen from the major labels I've been associated with.
— Travis Tritt
All the people in the late '80s and early '90s were really hell-bent on doing something for themselves, and they wouldn't take no for an answer. There was a lot of determination, and I was definitely part of that way of thinking.
— Tracey Emin