Quotes on Self Determination

Censorship defeats the right to self determination. Billy Forbes

The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, its energy - invincible determination - a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory. Sir Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet

Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. Tony Robbins

To succeed, we must have the will to succeed, we must have stamina, determination, backbone, perseverance, self-reliance, and faith. B C Forbes

Political sovereignty is but a mockery without the means of meeting poverty and illiteracy and disease. Self-determination is but a slogan if the future holds no hope. John F Kennedy

Freedom is self-determination. Baruch Spinoza

But Socialism, alone, can bring self-determination of their peoples. Karl Liebknecht

I just build and build more yall niggas build and destroy Drake

Nothing strengthens a woman's determination to be in love quite so much as being told that she cannot. Gene Tierney

The Russians don't make determinations about what our defense posture is. Barack Obama

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. Lucretius

Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits Robert Breault

A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve. Mahatma Gandhi

Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery. William Shakespeare

Because the challenges will continue to show up in life, but if you have the inner strength - whether that be your faith, your determination or your incredible love for self, for God and for others - then I think you'll have the capacity to live a life that's extremely fulfilled. Tony Robbins

The main characteristic of collectivism is that it does not take notice of the individual's will and moral self-determination. In the light of its philosophy the individual is born into a collective and it is "natural" and proper for him to behave as members of this collective are expected to behave. Expected by whom? Of course, by those individuals to whom, by the mysterious decrees of some mysterious agency, the task of determining the collective will and directing the actions of the collective has been entrusted. Ludwig Von Mises

The new definition of freedom today is self-determination. John Hope Bryant

We are simply allowing our right to self-determination to be stolen from us. Marine Le Pen

[Religion] attacks us in our deepest integrity - the core of our self-respect. Religion says that we would not know right from wrong, we would not know an evil, wicked act from a decent human act without divine permission, without divine authority or without, even worse, either the fear of a divine punishment or the hope of a divine reward. It strips us of the right to make our own determination, as all humans always have, about what is and what is not a right human action. Christopher Hitchens

I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work. Lee Iacocca

Self-determination has to mean that the leader is your individual gut, and heart, and mind or we're talking about power, again, and its rather well-known impurities. Who is really going to care whether you live or die and who is going to know the most intimate motivation for your laughter and your tears is the only person to be trusted to speak for you and to decide what you will or will not do. June Jordan

Regardless of the problem, as long as our solution requires someone else to change, we will never know the power and promise of self-determination. Bill Crawford

Moscow is simply unwilling to recognize the right of self-determination of nations. Garry Kasparov

I think the Montgomery bus boycott initiated an era of self-determination. Joseph Lowery

Hitler had a plausible case to argue when he claimed that the Anschluss was only the application of the Wilsonian principle of self-determination. Alan Bullock

Womanpower means the self determination of women, and that means all the baggage of paternalistic society will have to be thrown overboard. Germaine Greer

Self-determination is not a mere phrase. It is an imperative principle of action, which statesmen will henceforth ignore at their peril. Woodrow Wilson

Zionism, like other self-determination movements... Ruth Wisse

When you create more small businesses, you create small entrepreneurship. Out of that comes self-determination and employment. Jesse Jackson

Mengistu does not understand the meaning of self-determination, either historically or in the abstract. He cannot conceive of a nation as anything but an absolute centralized authority, totalitarianism, for his rule is nothing less than that now. Mengistu Haile Mariam

The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world. Jalal Talabani

Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy. Jalal Talabani

I believe that ultimately the situation in Kosovo can only be resolved through self-determination. Eliot Engel

Survival's the thing, isn't it? Janet Morris

Determination doesn't make it easier, it makes it possible. Jean Charest

The power of determination will make you unstoppable. Jean Charest

Paintin they own pictures then they crop me in But I will remain where the top begins Nicki Minaj

The miracle or the power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit. Mark Twain

You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen as long as you keep yourself centered. Wayne Dyer

It is widely assumed that beliefs in personal determination of outcomes create a sense of efficacy and power, whereas beliefs that outcomes occur regardless of what one does result in apathy Albert Bandura

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you. Denis Waitley

Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations ... is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts. Hannah Arendt

The notion of the infinite expanse and copiousness of the cosmos is the result of the mixture, carried to the extreme limit, of laborious creation and free self-determination. Franz Kafka

You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen. Sophia Amoruso

Black people cannot and will not become integrated into American society on any terms but those of self-determination and autonomy. Gerda Lerner

No Marxist can deny that the interests of socialism are higher than the interests of the right of nations to self-determination. Vladimir Lenin

Recently with IS and Islamist fanaticism, it has become easy for the Israeli government to simply push the Palestinian struggle for self-determination into the same ranks as these fundamentalist movements. Amos Oz

America is very much about individual happiness, the right to expression, self-determination. In America you do need to point to harm befalls victims before you can limit someone else's rights. Jonathan Haidt

All virtue lies in individual action, in inward energy, in self determination. There is no moral worth in being swept away by a crowd even toward the best objective. William Ellery Channing

Deep down, the Iraqi people want the United States out. And their self-determination should be respected. Peter Camejo

To counter the fixation on a rhetoric of victimhood, black folks must engage in a discourse of self-determination. Bell Hooks

Equality and self-determination should never be divided in the name of religious or ideological fervor. Rita Dove

Our notions of self-determination are, on the whole, something of a myth. We are governed almost exclusively by our own peculiar habits, which makes those who rail against them that much more remarkable. Jasper Fforde

If you don't have liberty and self-determination, you've got nothing, that's what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you're going to die when you're suffering. Jack Kevorkian

Reciprocity helps us balance the need for self-determination and creative individuality with mutual hope and, therefore, what might be described as 'solidarity.' David Blunkett

Self-ruled Taiwan cannot be expected to accept such an affront to the legitimacy of its government and the self-determination of the Taiwanese people. Todd Akin

There are both things in international law: the principle of territorial integrity and right to self-determination. Vladimir Putin

Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico's political status, there are some who seek to block that path. Dick Thornburgh

There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression. Amir Butler

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Samuel Johnson

you're not a bad person because you want to be yourself. Jodi Picoult

Ballet dancers are a self-chosen elite. To survive and surmount years of disciplinary preparation and seasons of even more arduous performance requires rigid determination and almost mindless self-abnegation. One other factor is difficult to predetermine: without a certain admixture of hysteria - sometimes masking as self-obsession, sometimes even counterfeiting incipient madness - performers, at once acrobats, artists, and animals, make little public impression. Lincoln Kirstein

In the end, it's extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more that that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose? Jesse Owens

Character, self-discipline, determination, attitude and service are the substance of life. Marian Wright Edelman

For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose. Marcus Aurelius

He conquers who endures. Aulus Persius Flaccus

Beginners are many; finishers are few. Stephen Covey

Live life to it's fullest, love wastefully, and be all we can be. John Shelby Spong

So some will be left who remember. Janet Morris

When progress is in short supply bring a surplus of determination. Wes Fesler

Determination is frequently found in failure, but it is never found in defeat. Wes Fesler

Came up that's all me, stayed true that's all me, no help that's all me, all me for real Drake

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable. Confucius

This is community land that belongs to particular clans, and therefore, it must go back and its administration and the determination as to what to do, must rest in the hand of the communities. That is why you have these committees, among whose members, of course, they will be traditional leaders. You will have these collectives, which must then deal with the land, the issue of communal rights. Thabo Mbeki

You also can understand how to play tennis from Serena Williams, and she is awesome. I haven't seen her Masterclass but just watching her on the court - I saw some of Wimbledon on TV and there's such an awesome force in her and focus and determination and technique, you just look at her and it's awesome. If I would like to learn tennis I would immediately turn to her. Werner Herzog

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. Charles De Gaulle

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. Robert Hughes

The determination and conviction to succeed can only come from within. Anthony D. Williams

I think Hamas should be challenged to consider really embracing Gandhi and Dr. Kings philosophy of advocating nonviolence as a way to achieve self determination, end occupation, achieve unity within their country, and gain allies within Israel. I think this idea of an eye for and eye, a rocket for a bomb, will never bring about peace for either side. Jesse Jackson



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