Commitment Quotes and Quotations
If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Moderation in war is imbecility.
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
The wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got hungry, scolded God, were egotistical or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Winners are men who have dedicated their whole lives to winning.
Those who love a cause are those who love the life which has to be led in order to serve it.
Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living.
Sometimes success is due less to ability than zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul.
Now I am steel-set: I follow the call to the clear radiance and glow of the heights.
Love me, please, I love you; I can bear to be your friend. So ask of me anything ... I am not a tentative person. Whatever I do, I give up my whole self to it.
I don't care a damn for your loyal service when you think I am right; when I really want it most is when you think I am wrong.
One's lifework, I have learned, grows with the working and the living. Do it as if your life depended on it, and first thing you know, you'll have made a life out of it. A good life, too
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life?
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Theirs is not to reason why, theirs is but to do or die.
Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.
If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
You can be an ordinary athlete by getting away with less than your best. But if you want to be a great, you have to give it all you've got-your everything.
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
Men, like snails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
It is by losing himself in the objective, in inquiry, creation, and craft, that a man becomes something.
The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.
The dedicated life is the life worth living.
The secret of living is to find a pivot, the pivot of a concept on which you can make your stand.
There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides.
He who walks in the middle of the road gets hit from both sides.
I never liked the middle ground-the most boring place in the world.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
The man who sees both sides of an issue is very likely on the fence or up a tree.
The middle of the road is where the white line is, and that's the worst place to drive.
The principle of neutrality ... has increasingly become an obsolete conception, and, except under very special circumstances, it is an immoral and shortsighted conception.
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Show me a person who is not an extremist about some things, who is a "middle-of-the-roader" in everything, and I will show you someone who is insecure.
We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.
Most people are not for or against anything; the first object of getting people together is to make them respond somehow, to overcome inertia.
There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all-the apathy of human beings.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
We're swallowed up only when we are willing for it to happen.
The only place you can win a football game is on the field. The only place you can lose it is in your heart.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
He did it with all his heart, and prospered.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow, and of the man who leads, that gains the victory.
It was my tongue that swore; my heart is unsworn.
Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars.
Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills.
Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination.
The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.
Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.
Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.