Quotes about self-determination

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”

Maya Angelou

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”

William Faulkner

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

Barack Obama

“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.”

Karen E. Quinones Miller

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

Benjamin Franklin

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

Winston S. Churchill

“If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!”

Sarah Dessen

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”

Vince Lombardi Jr.