Resolve, and thou art free. [ Longfellow ]
A good resolve will make any port. [ Horace ]
On Reason build Resolve!
That column of true majesty in man. [ Young ]
Wise to resolve, and patient to perform. [ Pope ]
Oh, that this too too solid flesh would melt,
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!
Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd
His canon 'gainst self-slaughter. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]
At thirty, man suspects himself a fool,
Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan.
At fifty, chides his infamous delay.
Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve.
Resolves - and re-resolves; then dies the same. [ Young ]
Resolve, resolve, and to be men aspire.
Exert that noblest privilege, alone
Here to mankind indulged; control desire:
Let godlike Reason, from her sovereign throne,
Speak the commanding word I will! and it is done. [ Thomson ]
A suppressed resolve will betray itself in the eyes. [ George Eliot ]
His resolve remains unshaken; tears are shed in vain. [ Virgil ]
Can that which is not shape, shape the things that are?
Is chance omnipotent - resolve me why
The meanest shellfish, and the noblest brute,
Transmit their likeness to the years that come? [ Dilnot Sladden ]
Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself. [ La Roche ]
A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. [ Gibbon ]
He that gives time to resolve, gives time to deny, and warning to prevent. [ Proverb ]
You have only to watch other ill-natured people, to resolve to be unlike them. [ Charles Buxton ]
We spend our days in deliberating, and we end them without coming to any resolve. [ L'Estrange ]
I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint, and the cowardly, feeble resolve. [ Burns ]
Except in knowing what it has to do and how to do it, the soul cannot resolve the riddle of its destiny. [ Ed ]
Let every one inquire of himself what he loveth, and he shall resolve himself of whence he is a citizen. [ S. Augustine ]
If you resolve to do right, you will soon do wisely; but resolve only to do wisely, and you will never do right. [ John Ruskin ]
It is better to be affected with a true penitent sorrow for sin than to be able to resolve the most difficult cases about it. [ Thomas à Kempis ]
Not to resolve is to resolve; and many times it breeds as many necessities, and engageth as far in some other sort, as to resolve. [ Bacon ]
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year. [ Horace Mann ]
Firmness, both in sufferance and exertion, is a character I would wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and the cowardly feeble resolve. [ Burns ]
There are few souls who are so vigorously organized as to be able to maintain themselves in the calm of a strong resolve: all honest consciences are capable of the generosity of a day, but almost all succumb the next morning under the effort of the sacrifice. [ George Sand ]