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    The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

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Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them read more

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.

by Eric Zorn Found in: Resolution Quotes,
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Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind.

Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind.

by Thomas Gray Found in: Resolution Quotes,
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In life's small things be resolute and great
To keep thy muscle trained: knowst thou when Fate
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In life's small things be resolute and great
To keep thy muscle trained: knowst thou when Fate
Thy measure takes, or when she'll say to thee,
"I find thee worthy; do this deed for me?"

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I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.

I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.

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The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them read more

The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards; they will be dissipated, lost and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence

by Marie Edgeworth Found in: Resolution Quotes,
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Hast thou attempted greatnesse?
Then go on;
Back-turning slackens resolution.

Hast thou attempted greatnesse?
Then go on;
Back-turning slackens resolution.

by Robert Herrick Found in: Resolution Quotes,
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I wish that men were as resolute as women

I wish that men were as resolute as women

by Anne Javouhey Found in: Resolution Quotes,
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Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire.
Threaten the threat'ner, and outface the brow
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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 behaviors from the great,
Grow great by your example and put on
The dauntless spirit of resolution.

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Videlicit,
That each man swore to do his best
To damn and perjure all the rest.

Videlicit,
That each man swore to do his best
To damn and perjure all the rest.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Resolution Quotes,
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