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You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.

Jimmy Carter (1924-?) American statesman. 39th President of the USA.

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.

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In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of effort is the measure of the results.

James Allen (1864-1912) British-born American essayist.

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

To him who is determined it remains only to act.

Italian proverb

I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

Once while St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden, he was asked, ''What would you do it you were suddenly to learn that you were to die at sunset today?'' He replied, ''I would finish hoeing my garden.''

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