Resolution Quotes

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You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something. “I cannot,” never accomplished anything; “I will try,” has wrought wonders. -J. Hawes

Nothing relieves and ventilates the mind like a resolution.  -John Burroughs

To think we are able is almost to be so; to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself; earnest resolution has often seemed to have about it almost a savour of omnipotence. -S. Smiles

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But little is accomplished, because but little is vigorously attempted; and but little is attempted, because difficulties are magnified. A timorously cautious spirit, so far from acting with resolution, will never think itself in possession of the preliminaries for acting at all. Perhaps perseverance has been the radical principle of every truly great character. -J. Foster

It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions. -Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

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 behaviours from the great, grow great by your example and put on the dauntless spirit of resolution. -Shakespeare

He who is firm and resolute in will moulds the world to himself. -Goethe

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 about the fruit? -Lucas Malet


A MORNING RESOLVE
“I will this day try to live a simple, sincere, and serene life; repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike trust in God.” -John H. Vincent

 

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather. -David Hare

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

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

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Either I will find a way, or I will make one. -Sir P. Sidney

There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards; they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence. -Marie Edgeworth

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. -Cavett Robert

Good resolutions are like babies crying in church. They should be carried out immediately. -Charles M. Sheldon

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. -Benjamin Franklin

Resolutions: So many will fail; NOT because they didn’t set goals, but because they didn’t set behaviors. -Steve Maraboli

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. -G.K. Chesterton

You have 365 new blank pages. What will you write on the first blank page? -Lailah Gifty Akita

You ought to write down your goals. It serves as a guidepost and gives strength for purposeful action. -Lailah Gifty Akita

 

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