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Resolution

Resolution is the state of being resolute, having a strong will, determination.

QuotesEdit

  • Videlicit,
    That each man swore to do his best
    To damn and perjure all the rest.
  • I am in earnest—I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will not retreat a single inch AND I WILL BE HEARD.
  • I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.
  • Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind.
    • Thomas Gray, Elegy in a Country Churchyard, Stanza 22, as reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 668-69.
  • 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.
  • In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution.
  • Hast thou attempted greatnesse?
    Then go on;
    Back-turning slackens resolution.
    • Robert Herrick, Regression Spoils Resolution, as reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 668-69.
  • For when two
    Join in the same adventure, one perceives
    Before the other how they ought to act;
    While one alone, however prompt, resolves
    More tardily and with a weaker will.
    • Homer, The Iliad, Book X, line 257, Bryant's translation.
  • In life's small things be resolute and great
    To keep thy muscle trained: know'st thou when Fate
    Thy measure takes, or when she'll say to thee,
    "I find thee worthy; do this deed for me?"
    • James Russell Lowell, Epigram, as reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 668-69.
  • Never tell your resolution beforehand.
    • John Selden, Table Talk, Wisdom, as reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 668-69.
  • Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire;
    Threaten the threat'ner 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.
  • And hearts resolved and hands prepared
    The blessings they enjoy to guard.
    • Tobias Smollett, Humphry Clinker, Ode to Leven Water, as reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 668-69.

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