Success - Determination

Engaging quotes on Success Determination from well-known Blacks.

Anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you.
Bill Cosby

Every person who has grown to any degree of usefulness, every person who has grown to distinction, almost without exception has been a person who has risen by overcoming obstacles, by removing difficulties, by resolving that when he met discouragement he would not give up.
Booker T. Washington

I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.
Morgan Freeman

I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high water mark of pure and useful living.
Booker T. Washington

I demand perfection in what I do, and I practice very hard before I give a concert-sometimes three to six hours a day.
Nina Simone, Nina Simone Interview

I just try to be the best I can be and hope that is the best ever.
Tiger Woods

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.
Michael Jordan

I wanna be the best at what I do. I wanna sing, I wanna dance, I wanna act. That's about it.
Aaliyah, The Daily Telegraph in London

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Hank Aaron

People come out to see you perform and you've got to give them the best you have within you.
Jesse Owens

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

The man who has learned to do something better than anyone else, has learned to do a common thing in an uncommon manner, is the man who has a power and influence that no adverse circumstances can take from him.
Booker T. Washington, The Case of the Negro

There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained.
W.E.B. Dubois

What I'm doing right now, I'm chasing perfection.
Kobe Bryant

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