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Resolution Quotes


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"Resolution," says John Foster, "is omnipotent." - He that resolves upon any great and good end, has, by that very resolution, scaled the chief barrier to it. - He will find such resolution removing difficulties, searching out or making means, giving courage for despondency, and strength for weakness, and like the star to the wise men of old, ever guiding him nearer and nearer to perfection.

A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue; but the finishing strokes are from the will; which, if well disposed, will, by degrees perfect; if ill disposed, will, by the super-induction of ill habits, quickly deface it.

A good intention clothes itself with power.

Be stirring as the time, be fire with fire, threaten the threatener, and outface the brow of bragging horror; so shall inferior eyes, that borrow their behaviors from the great, grow great by your example and put on the dauntless spirit of resolution.

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Experience teacheth that resolution is a sole help in need.

Good resolutions are a pleasant crop to sow. - The seed springs up so readily, and the blossoms open so soon with such a brave show, especially at first. But when the time of flowers has passed what as to the fruit?

He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.

I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch and I will be beard.

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all Summer.

I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.

If we are but fixed and resolute - benton high and holy ends, we shall find means to them on every side and at every moment; and even obstacles and opposition will but make us "like the fabled spectreships, which sail the fastest in the very teeth of the wind."

Never tell your resolution beforehand.

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of the mercury in the barometer, indicate little else than the changeableness of the weather.

Tell your master that if there were as many devils at Worms as tiles on its roofs, I would enter.

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

The nerve which never relaxes - the eye which never blanches - the thought which never wanders - the purpose that never wavers - these are the masters of victory.

There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard. - The fearful are the failing.

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.


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