Selected Quotes about Commitment

There are only two creatures of value on the face of the earth: those with the commitment, and those who require the commitment of others. -- John Adams

We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be limited. -- Alfred Adler

We are using new technologies in meaningful ways. To build our new refinery in 60 percent of the time it took to build our first, we are training 20,000 people in a new generation of welding technology in six months. -- Mukesh Ambani

Now that economic realism has finally arrived in India, the future lies in becoming a strong economic power. Dominance in the world will come only from how well a nation can cope with economic realism and towards that India must work, must find its own place under the sun. -- Mukesh Ambani

In the coming five years, there'll be activity in the luxury world and we'll be there. -- Bernard Arnault

Give yourself something to work toward - constantly. -- Mary Kay Ash

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune. -- Francis Bacon

Over the next 6 years alone, we will invest another $40 billion in innovation, continuing to make us a top R&D spender in any industry. -- Steve Ballmer

We must live for the few who know and appreciate us, who judge and absolve us, and for whom we have the same affection and indulgence. The rest I look upon as a mere crowd...from whom there is nothing to be expected but fleeting emotions. -- Sarah Bernhardt

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better. -- Jeff Bezos

There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second. -- Jeff Bezos

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism. -- Tony Blair

Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world. -- Sergey Brin

If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider. -- Joyce Brothers

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. -- Leo Buscaglia

We do believe we're on the path of building what may be the most valuable company and most respected company in the world someday, and we're going to continue to focus on making that happen. -- Steve Case

Work:You perform the sacrifice of doing your duty; you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection. -- Chin-Ning Chu

Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never. Never -- in anything great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. -- Sir Winston Churchill

I don't think investment is that hard. It's doing the simple things on a regular basis. -- Paul Clitheroe

To make a small business work you need considerable knowledge, skill, management, experience, as well as a high level of commitment, plenty of hard work, access to finance, and some good luck. -- Paul Clitheroe

Employees are given the chance to help shape their company by participating in a company-wide communications program making suggestions on waste reduction, environmental improvement, customer satisfaction, quality improvement, and safety issues. -- Stephen Covey

Solidarity is not a matter of sentiment but a fact, cold and impassive as the granite foundations of a skyscraper. If the basic elements, identity of interest, clarity of vision, honesty of intent, and oneness of purpose, or any of these is lacking, all sentimental pleas for solidarity, and all other efforts to achieve it will be barren of results. -- Eugene V. Debs

I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour; for a day, for a month, but I can give and I'm very happy to do that and I want to do that. -- Princess Diana

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. -- Princess Diana

I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient. -- Wayne Dyer

A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back -- but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you. -- Marian Wright Edelman

I'm doing what I think I was put on this earth to do. And I'm really grateful to have something that I'm passionate about and that I think is profoundly important. -- Marian Wright Edelman

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up? -- Marian Wright Edelman

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. -- Marian Wright Edelman

We are seeing improvement across key financial measures, but we are not where we want to be yet. -- Michael Eisner

We're not in this for the fast money. Really, what we want is to be part of this industry. -- David Filo

The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions. -- James Garfield

We started our foundation because we believe we have a real opportunity to help advance equity around the world.. to help make sure that, no matter where a person is born, he or she has the chance to live a healthy, productive life. -- Melinda Gates

The investor should have a definite selling policy for all his common stock commitments, corresponding to his buying techniques. -- Ben Graham

I am only one, / But still I am one. / I cannot do everything, / But still I can do something. / And because I cannot do everything / I will not refuse to do / The something that I can do. -- Edward Everett Hale

We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour. -- Thomas Jefferson

I'm not afraid of turning 80 and I have lots of things to do. I don't have time for dying. -- Ingvar Kamprad

You see, every person looks for opportunities. If he is a little bit lucky, he finds the opportunities. If he is less lucky, but is ready to break the law, then he finds other opportunities. -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

I always try to make my things happen. -- Heidi Klum

Ultimately, we wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour. -- Phil Knight

I didn’t invent the hamburger. I just took it more seriously than anyone else. -- Ray Kroc

The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. -- Ray Kroc

For we have thought the longer thoughts And gone the shorter way. And we have danced to devil's tunes Shivering home to pray; I take you now and for always, For always is always now. -- Philip Larkin

Experience has proved to me that real money made in speculating has been in commitments in a stock or commodity showing a profit right from the start. -- Jesse Livermore

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. -- Vince Lombardi

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. -- Vince Lombardi

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. Let freedom reign! -- Nelson Mandela

The secret to success is focusing on what will work, and seeing it through. -- Max Markson

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt. -- Rollo May

Organize as much as possible around teams, to achieve enhanced focus, task orientation, innovativeness, and individual commitment. -- Tom Peters

One must have strategies to execute dreams. -- Azim Premji

Are we all clear that we want to build something that can aspire to be a world power - not just a trading bloc, but a political entity? -- Romano Prodi

Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility. -- Tony Robbins

The high participation rate translates into a renewal of our democracy and notably for youth everywhere in the country .... Bravo to all these youth for their civic commitment which reminds the Republic about the duties of respect and equality it has toward them. -- Segolene Royal

If I were born again, I would still be an industrialist. I complain because it’s very hard work with no weekends, but I would still do it. -- Sakip Sabanci

The French people have chosen change. This change I will put into place. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Nothing -- I mean nothing -- and no-one -- I mean no-one -- will stop me going through to the end, and trying to be ready for the challenge of 2007. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Being able to find a compromise is about being brave and serving France. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

I quickly learned that if I kept at it and plowed right through the rejections I would eventually get somebody to buy my wares. -- Charles R. Schwab

Commit to your goals. -- Sam Walton

Never go into anything without figuring out where the exit is. Never commit until you have to, and not until you have enough information. -- Stuart Wilde

Anytime you beg another man to set you free, you will never be free. Freedom is something that you have to do for yourself. -- Malcolm X

I thank Divine Providence for the breath of a new spirit that this movement brought to the events of contemporary Europe. May God bless all those who are committed to promoting social justice and the good of workers. -- Pope Benedict XVI

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