Category Archives: DETERMINATION

I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up!

Ingrid Bergman

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In 1986 the science fiction magazine Analog published a variant that included an antelope instead of a gazelle. In addition, the introduction of a human character shifted the focus of the proverb [RCLA]:

A lion wakes up each morning thinking, “All I’ve got to do today is run faster than the slowest antelope.”

An antelope wakes up thinking, “All I’ve got to do today is run faster than the fastest lion.”

A human wakes up thinking, “To hell with who’s fastest, I’ll outlast the bastards.”

Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.”

― Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

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Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.

Benjamin Franklin

They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.

William Shakespeare

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“In Panama, I found a spider that eats its own limbs during lean times. I am told they grow back. But though the distinction is razor-thin, desperation is not the same thing as determination. Nevertheless, auto-cannibalism is one the most intriguing phenomenon I have ever heard of.”

― Taona Dumisani Chiveneko, The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption

Sometimes the price of dreams is achieving them.

― Michael J. Sullivan, Percepliquis


“Having a Vision is not enough. It must be combined with imagination, determination, faith, hope and passion. It is not enough to just stare up at the stars…we must become the stars that the stars shine down on.”
― Victoria June