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RESOLUTION
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[ Also see Character Choice Constancy Courage Decision Determination Firmness Fortitude Irresolution Obstinacy Perseverance Positiveness Power Promises Purpose Strength Vows Will Zeal ]

When resolution hath prepar'd the will;
  It wants no helps to further any ill.
      - Unattributed Author,
        Mirror for Magistrates

Every tub must stand upon its own bottom.
      - John Bunyan

Videlicit,
  That each man swore to do his best
    To damn and perjure all the rest.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (pt. I, canto II, l. 630)

All the soul
  Of man is resolution; which expires
    Never from valiant men, till their last breath;
      And then with it, like a flame extinguish'd
        For want of matter; it does not die, but
          Rather ceases to live.
      - George Chapman

I am in earnest--I will not equivocate--I will not excuse--I will not retreat a single inch and I will be heard.
      - William Lloyd Garrison,
        Salutatory of the Liberator
         (vol. I, no. 1, Jan. 1, 1831)

I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.
      - William Lloyd Garrison,
        Salutatory of the Liberator
         (vol. I, no. 1, Jan. 1, 1831)

Resolves perish into vacancy, that, if executed, might have been noble works.
      - Henry Giles

Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind.
      - Thomas Gray, Elegy in a Country Churchyard
         (st. 22)

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of the mercury in the barometer, indicate little else than the changeableness of the weather.
      - Augustus William Hare

In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution.
      - Nathaniel Hawthorne,
        Twice-Told Tales--Fancy's Show Box

Hast thou attempted greatnesse?
  Then go on;
    Back-turning slackens resolution.
      - Robert Herrick,
        Regression Spoils Resolution

For ebbing resolution ne'er returns,
  But falls still further from its former shore.
      - Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Lord Home

For when two
  Join in the same adventure, one perceives
    Before the other how they ought to act;
      While one alone, however prompt, resolves
        More tardily and with a weaker will.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Iliad
         (bk. X, l. 257), (Bryant's translation)

A good resolve will make any port.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
      - Abraham Lincoln

Resolve, and thou art free.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        Masque of Pandora
         (pt. VI, In the Garden)

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?"
      - James Russell Lowell, Epigram

If we have need of a strong will in order to do good, it is more necessary still for us in order not to do evil; from which it often results that the most modest life is that where the force of will is most exercised.
      - Count Louis Mathieu Mole

Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.
      - William Penn

Be not too slow in the breaking of a sinful custom; a quick, courageous resolution is better than a gradual deliberation; in such a combat he is the bravest soldier that lays about him without fear or wit. Wit pleads, fear disheartens; he that would kill Hydra had better strike off one neck than five heads: fell the tree, and the branches are soon cut off.
      - Francis Quarles

Never tell your resolution beforehand.
      - John Selden, Table Talk--Wisdom

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
  That you resolv'd to effect.
      - William Shakespeare

Experience teacheth us
  That resolution 's a sole help at need:
    And this, my lord, our honour teacheth us,
      That we be bold in every enterprise:
        Then since there is no way, but fight or die,
          Be resolute, my lord, for victory.
      - William Shakespeare

For what I will, I will, and there an end.
      - William Shakespeare

Put on
  The dauntless spirit of resolution.
      - William Shakespeare


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