It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles.
(Claude M Bristol)
A failure establishes only this that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
(Christian Nestell Bovee)
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the road blocks that lay before you.
Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net or the swimmer in the next lane or the team on the others side of the field or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win essential to success.
It takes a little courage and a little self-control and some grim determination if you want to reach the goal. It takes a great deal of striving and a firm and sternest chin, no matter what the battle, if you really want to win. there is no easy path to glory. There is no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, is no simple parlor game. But its prizes call for fighting, for endurance and for grit, for a rugged disposition that will not quit.
A man may fulfil the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
(Oliver Wendall Holmes)
Never stop. One stops as soon as something is about to happen.