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Joseph KennedyWhen the going gets tough, the tough get going.

—  Joseph Kennedy, 1888-1969, American businessman

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Ayn RandThe question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Eleanor RooseveltNever allow a person to tell you “no” who doesn't have the power to say “yes”.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Friedrich NietzscheWhat does not kill me, makes me stronger.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

DanteAgainst a better will the will fights ill.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet

T. S. EliotIf you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Lao-TzuHe who overcomes others is strong, but he who overcomes himself is mightier still.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Otto von BismarckThe great questions of the time are not decided by speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

—  Otto von Bismarck, 1815-1898, German chancellor

Wolfgang GoetheI love those who yearn for the impossible.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Mark TwainIt's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Jean-Paul SartreA man is what he wills himself to be.

—  Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980, French philosopher

Ayn RandI am. I think. I will.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

John KennedyDon't pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Samuel JohnsonAll theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Charles de GaulleHistory does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

Frank TygerWhen it comes to winning, you need the skill and the will.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Arthur SchopenhauerWill minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

George W. BushWe will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

Vince LombardiThe spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Vince LombardiThe difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Alexander the GreatAre there no more worlds that I might conquer?

—  Alexander the Great, 356-323 BC, King of Macedon

George Bernard ShawThe people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925


Latin Quotes

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Citius, Altius, Fortius.

—  Motto of the Olympic Games

     (initially, a motto of Pierre de Coubertin’s school)


Proverbs

German proverbThe strong have will and the weak have hope.

—  German proverb

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American proverbWhere there's a will, there's a way.

—  American proverb

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French proverbTo want is to can.

Vouloir, c'est pouvoir.

—  French proverb


Special Quotes

Impossible is nothing.

—  Motto of Adidas


Movie Quotes

The Mask (1994)Oooh! Somebody stop me!

—  from the film The Mask (1994)










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