Commitment and Belief Quotes and Quotations
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act accordingly to their beliefs.
What a man believes, he will die for. What a man merely thinks, he will change his mind about.
When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.
The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.
A belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all.
Whether you are really right or not doesn't matter, it's the belief that counts.
Many a man has walked up to the opportunity for which he has long been preparing himself, looked it full in the face, and then begun to get cold feet... when it comes to betting on yourself and your power to do the thing you know you must do or write yourself down a failure, you're a chicken-livered coward if you hesitate.
The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Poverty is uncomfortable, as I can testify: but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim for himself.
Anytime you play golf for whatever you've got, that's pressure. I'd like to see H.L. Hunt go out there and play for $3 billion.
There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.
Even now we can draw back. But once we cross that little bridge, we must settle things by the sword.
You don't know what pressure is until you play for $5 with only $2 in your pocket.
The fixed determination to have acquired the warrior soul, to either conquer or perish with honor, is the secret of victory.
In war there is no substitute for victory.
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
Better that we should die fighting than be outraged and dishonored. Better to die than to live in slavery.
I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays.
Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.
If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.
The worth of every conviction consists precisely in the steadfastness with which it is held.
The moment one definitely commits oneself, the Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have occurred. A stream of events issues from the decision, raising unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.
If you don't wake up with something in your stomach every day that makes you think, "I want to make this movie," it'll never get made.
We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough. But the tremendous effort needed- one doesn't always want to make it-does one? ... But what else can be done? What's the alternative? What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
I am a stranger to half measures.
Perform without fail what you resolve.
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.
What one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does, he should do with all his might.
Nothing's far when one wants to get there.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.
He that rides his hobby gently must always give way to him that rides his hobby hard.
Stay up and really burn the midnight oil. There are no compromises.
Nothing of worthy or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart, and with a lame endeavor.
Don't ask me to give in to this body of mine. I can't afford it. Between me and my body there must be a struggle until death.
Morality, like physical cleanliness, is not acquired once and for all: it can only be kept and renewed by a habit of constant watchfulness and discipline.
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate ... at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in a maze of mediocrity. I won't give up, shut up, let up, or slow up.
To have no loyalty is to have no dignity, and in the end, no manhood.
If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.
What a man wants to do he generally can do, if he wants to badly enough.
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
He turns not back who is bound to a star.
One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you maybe fall in love again.
You can't try to do things; you simply must do them.
I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard.