Commitment quotes

  • Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Commitment #New Day #Breakfast

  • When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects the output.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Honesty #Commitment #Input

  • Love shouldn't be about jealousy or anything like that. It should be about commitment and being able to trust that person. If you can't have that from the get-go, there's a problem.
    -- Aaron Carter

    #Jealousy #Commitment #Able

  • As long as I have my legs and commitment to the team, then I'll keep playing.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Team #Commitment #Long

  • Smoking dope and hanging up Che's picture is no more a commitment than drinking milk and collecting postage stamps.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Drinking #Commitment #Dope

  • Smoking dope and hanging up Che's picture is no more a commitment than drinking milk and collecting postage stamps. A revolution in consciousness is an empty high without a revolution in the distribution of power. We are not interested in the greening of Amerika except for the grass that will cover its grave.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Drinking #Commitment #Dope

  • I demand pretty aggressive goal setting and a commitment to measured progress towards those goals because I don't like surprises. I don't even like good surprises.
    -- Abigail Johnson

    #Commitment #Goal #Progress

  • Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Commitment #Reality #Promise

  • There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Fear #Commitment #Leader

  • I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama.
    -- Adam Arkin

    #Drama #Mean #Commitment

  • It is the local community that needs to own the commitment to education.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Commitment #Community #Needs

  • Meaningful student involvement is the process of engaging students as partners in every facet of school change for the purpose strengthening their commitment to education, community & democracy.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #Meaningful #Commitment #School

  • Canada has for many years been a beacon to the rest of the world for its commitment to pluralism and for its support for the multicultural richness and diversity of its peoples
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Commitment #Years #Diversity

  • There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Work #Writing #Commitment

  • Even prior to marriage and motherhood, it's always been about prioritising and focusing on what you can commit to. That's been my approach to every aspect of my life, be it my relationships or my professional commitments.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Commitment #Motherhood #Being A Mom

  • I've always been the kind of person that if I take on anything professionally it means commitment to me, so you take it on if you can commit to it and if you know you can accommodate and give your best to it and that's what you do, and I have always done that throughout my life - before marriage, after marriage, before motherhood, after motherhood.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Mean #Commitment #Motherhood

  • The United States has an absolute, uncompromising commitment to Israel's security and an absolute conviction that Israel alone must decide the steps necessary to ensure that security. That is Israel's prerogative. We accept that. We endorse that. Whatever Israel decides cannot, will not, will never, not ever, alter our fundamental commitment to her security.
    -- Al Gore

    #Commitment #Israel #Scary

  • It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule. That's where the argument, to this day, of reparations starts. We never got the 40 acres. We went all the way to Herbert Hoover, and we never got the 40 acres. We didn't get the mule. So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Commitment #Giving #Way

  • Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Kings #Commitment #Atheism

  • Keeping your commitment to your purpose does not depend on other people keeping theirs.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Commitment #People #Doe

  • It's actually quite a good ethos for life: go into the unknown with truth, commitment, and openness and mostly you'll be okay.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Commitment #Ethos #Okay

  • I have had the rich satisfaction of knowing and working with many openly gay and lesbian Americans, and I have come to realize that "gay" is an artificial category when it comes to measuring a man or woman's on-the-job performance or commitment to shared goals. It says little about the person. Our differences and prejudices pale next to our historic challenge.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Jobs #Commitment #Gay

  • Rights don't come from human documents. The very idea is only worthy of contempt. Human documents are nothing but pieces of paper, they are nothing but words--until by will, and conscience, and courage, and commitment, human beings turn them into reality.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Commitment #Reality #Ideas

  • But leisure has little to do with one's happiness.  To the contrary, I've found that the happiest people have found some cause and they stride through life propelled by a commitment.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Commitment #People #Littles

  • Raymond Aron ascribes to Weber the view that 'each man's conscience is irrefutable.' ... while [Weber] holds that an agent may be more or less rational in acting consistently with his values, the choice of any one particular evaluative stance or commitment can be no more rational than any other. All faiths and all evaluations are equally non-rational...
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Commitment #Views #Choices

  • The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Writing #Commitment

  • He had been bored, that's all, bored like most people. Hence he had made himself out of whole cloth a life full of complications and drama. Something must happen - and that explains most human commitments. Something must happen, even loveless slavery, even war or death. Hurray then for funerals!
    -- Albert Camus

    #War #Drama #Commitment

  • Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Commitment #Years #Punishment

  • The protection of human rights to promote the dignity of the individual is too important a matter for symbolic gestures alone. It is only through the pursuit of practical and effective efforts to promote human rights that we show our real commitment to the welfare of individuals and society.
    -- Alexander Downer

    #Real #Commitment #Rights

  • A promise must never be broken.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Trust #Integrity #Commitment

  • Beth,” he said simply, his flawless face lit up with anticipation. “There is no doubt in my mind that we belong together, but to spend the rest of my life with you would be an honor and commitment that I would cherish.” He paused, his clear, blue eyes luminous. My breath caught in my throat, but Xavier only smiled. “Beth,” he repeated. “Will you marry me?” The look on his face was pure happiness.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Commitment #Eye #Blue

  • If you want a man who's commited, go look in a mental hospital.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Inspirational #Commitment #Looks

  • If I offered you a thousand dollars to take off your shoes, you'd very likely accept--and then I could triumphantly announce that 'rewards work.' But as with punishments, they can never help someone develop a *commitment* to a task or action, a reason to keep doing it when there's no longer a payoff.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Commitment #Punishment #Shoes

  • Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Trust #Work #Commitment

  • It is the responsibility of all of us to remind governments of their commitments to settle disputes by peaceful means and to negotiate in good faith under the UN Charter, and to denounce war agitation particularly by the media.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #War #Mean #Commitment

  • Commitment is a word invented in our abstract modernity to signify the absence of any real motives in the soul for moral dedication.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Real #Commitment #Dedication

  • The great thing that I appreciate - the fact that my godfather, William 'Sticky' Jackson, was a Tuskegee Airman because my father was first born in Ozark, Alabama. The sacrifices and the commitment of those men made it possible for myself and many others.
    -- Allen West

    #Father #Commitment #Sacrifice

  • I crave intimacy to the same burning degree that I detest commitment.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Commitment #Degrees #Burning

  • As a young woman, Ama Ata Aidoo the freedom fighter vowed never to write love stories. Let’s delight in the fact that over the years she has changed her mind about the value of writing about love, as her rich edited collection of highly original and diverse ‘African Love Stories’ demonstrates. She has traveled her path and had the courage to grow and change while retaining her deep commitment to Pan- Africanism. Love flourishes, after all is said and done.
    -- Amina Mama

    #Writing #Commitment #Years

  • Paying people a fair wage is a sign of respect and acknowledgement of the value of people's contributions to the business. When people are treated fairly and with respect, they will provide unparalleled levels of support and commitment inside the business, and to clients and customers. Everyone is more successful when people are paid a living wage.
    -- Amy B. Lyman

    #Commitment #Successful #People

  • If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Writing #Commitment #Culture

  • Perhaps we underestimated the challenges in Afghanistan in the past. That's why we are now strengthening and intensifying our commitment.
    -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    #Commitment #Past #Challenges

  • My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people - all people - has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today.
    -- Andre Braugher

    #Commitment #Thinking #People

  • It is an honor to be with thousands of leaders from around the world who are united in their mission to eradicate violence against women. Avon is proud to share their commitment to this goal. We are honored to be a leading supporter of the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters, and are grateful for the work that all of you do day in and day out to ensure that women across the world can find ways to live their lives free of violence.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Grateful #Commitment #Goal

  • I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master in that line. I have no faith in the policy of scattering one's resources, and in my experience I have rarely if ever met a man who achieved preeminence in money making.. certainly never one in manufacturing.. who was interested in many concerns.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Believe #Commitment #Lines

  • The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Business #Commitment #Weight Loss

  • Today I felt like a part of something awesome, the human race. I know it can be ugly; it really is in so many ways. But today there was nothing ugly to see, just people trying to be better. And maybe that's the key. Not resolutions and forgotten promises, but instead a commitment to do this year a little better than the last. I'm feeling good about this one. I really am.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Commitment #Keys #Race

  • Commit to finding the true nature of art. Go for that thing no one can teach you.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Art #Commitment #Teach

  • I believe in commitment. I believe in being open and trusting each other and respecting each other completely.
    -- Anna Kournikova

    #Believe #Commitment #I Believe

  • I enjoyed my time on the Biggest Loser ranch. Although I will not be returning as a full-time trainer on season 13, I will always be a part of The Biggest Loser family and my commitment to bettering lives through health and fitness will continue.
    -- Anna Kournikova

    #Commitment #Loser #Health And Fitness

  • Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Running #Commitment #Acceptance

  • By the time I stepped down as Xerox's CEO in 2009 - and as chairman in January 2010 - Xerox had become the vibrant, profitable and revitalized company that it still is today. What made the difference was a strong turnaround plan, dedicated people and a firm commitment from company leaders.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Strong #Commitment #Differences

  • I admire people who overcome obstacles or who have to commit - I've always really admired commitment, whether it be a commitment to living or a commitment to love. People who commit to a moment. People who are not somewhere else, but in the room with you.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Commitment #People #Overcoming

  • I do not think that we should select judges based on a particular philosophy as opposed to temperament, commitment to judicial neutrality and commitment to other more constant values as to which there is general consensus.
    -- Anthony Kennedy

    #Philosophy #Commitment #Thinking

  • She wasn't about to go down that road herself, which was a testament to her spiritual awakening and her commitment to sanity. It was a real blessing that she didn't follow me, because oftentimes, people go out together and one comes back and the other doesn't. Or both of them never do.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Spiritual #Real #Commitment

  • When people who are seeking change start out, they are driven by commitment to a cause. But as internecine power struggles take over, one-time idealists fall prey to corruption. They become just as corrupt and manipulative as the system that they want to overthrow.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Struggle #Fall #Commitment

  • I think that Subway has shown their own personal commitment as a company and how they believe in healthy choices.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Believe #Commitment #Thinking

  • The greatest rewards come only from the greatest commitment.
    -- Arlene Blum

    #Commitment #Rewards

  • Together, we must renew our continued commitment to serve and pledge to bring a positive change to our communities.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Commitment #Community #Together

  • I view every film as a commitment to undertake a long journey.
    -- Arnon Goldfinger

    #Commitment #Journey #Views

  • I wish more of us could understand that our increasing isolation, no matter how much it seems to express pride and self-affirmation, is not the answer to our problems. Rather, the answer is a revival of our ancient commitment to God, who rules over all the peoples of the world and exalts no one over any other, and to the moral and spiritual values which were once legendary in America. We must reach out our hand in friendship both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Spiritual #Commitment #Pride

  • Nothing is easier than saying words. Nothing is harder than living them day after day.
    -- Arthur Gordon Webster

    #Commitment #Easier #Harder

  • A total commitment gives you the extra ounce of courage that it takes to win.
    -- Arthur L. Williams, Jr.

    #Commitment #Winning #Giving

  • It was a grand old house, the Ayemenem House, but aloof-looking. As though it had little to do with the people who lived in it. Like an old man with rheumy eyes watching children play, seeing only transience in their shrill elation and their whole-hearted commitment to life.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Children #Commitment #Eye

  • Nowhere in the world is a woman safe from violence. The strengthening of global commitment to counteract this plague is a movement whose time has come.
    -- Asha-Rose Migiro

    #Commitment #Domestic Violence #Movement

  • Your silence will not protect you.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Inspiring #Commitment #Healing

  • Light enhances but its shadow deletes, thus giving the picture its depth, its third dimension and its subtractive properties... I believe that commitment and technical skill can be achieved by means of one's own will and study , while fantasy and passion are more valuable because they are innate and inescapably peculiar assets.
    -- Augusto De Luca

    #Believe #Mean #Commitment

  • The best way to get started on the path of sharing your work is to think about what you want to learn, and make a commitment to learning it in front of others.
    -- Austin Kleon

    #Commitment #Thinking #Want

  • It’s notable that the countries that most pride themselves on their commitment to equality, human rights, and democracy (like the United States and the western European countries) are precisely those that, in the late twentieth century, invented a new status (‘illegal’) in order to deprive some of their residents of access to equality, human rights, and democracy.I am honored to lend my name to PICUM’s campaign to end the use of the term ‘illegal’ and to challenge the whole concept of illegality as a status.
    -- Aviva Chomsky

    #Country #Commitment #Pride

  • Love & Marriage are about work & Compromise. They're about seeing someone for what he is, being disappointed and deciding to stick around anyway. They're about commitment and comfort, not some kind of sudden, hysterical recognition.
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Commitment #Comfort #Sticks

  • With regard to performance, commitment, effort, dedication, there is no middle ground. Or you do something very well or not at all.
    -- Ayrton Senna

    #Commitment #Dedication #Effort

  • The future belongs to the common man with uncommon determination.
    -- Baba Amte

    #Determination #Commitment #Common

  • As the young leaders of tomorrow, you have the passion and energy and commitment to make a difference. What I'd like to really urge you do is to have a global vision. Go beyond your country; go beyond your national boundaries
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Country #Passion #Commitment

  • I'm willing to work with anyone of either party who has a good idea and the commitment to see through. And we should all expect you to hold us accountable for our progress or our failure to deliver.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Party #Commitment #Ideas

  • Those who threaten Israel threaten us. Israel has always faced these threats on the frontlines, and I will bring to the White House an unshakable commitment to Israel's security. That starts with insuring Israel's qualitative military advantage. I will insure that Israel can defend itself from any threat, from Gaza to Tehran.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Military #Commitment #Israel

  • I believe the United States of America must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war. That is what makes us different from those whom we fight. That is a source of our strength. That is why I prohibited torture. That is why I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed. And that is why I have reaffirmed America's commitment to abide by the Geneva conventions. We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend.
    -- Barack Obama

    #War #Believe #Commitment

  • We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Inspirational #Commitment #Responsibility

  • Even as Ramadan holds profound meaning for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, it is also a reminder to people of all faiths of our common humanity and the commitment to justice, equality, and compassion shared by all great faiths. In that spirit, I wish Muslims across America and around the world a blessed month, and I look forward to again hosting an iftar dinner here at the White House. Ramadan Kareem.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Blessed #Commitment #Compassion

  • If we are going to solve the challenges we face, you need a President who will pursue genuine solutions day in and day out. And that is my commitment to you. We need immigration reform that will secure our borders, and punish employers who exploit immigrant labor; reform that finally brings the 12 million people who are here illegally out of the shadows by requiring them to take steps to become legal citizens. We must assert our values and reconcile our principles as a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. That is a priority I will pursue from my very first day.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Commitment #Law #People

  • Some technologies don't pan out; some companies fail. But I will not walk away from the promise of clean energy. ... I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China or Germany because we refuse to make the same commitment here.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Commitment #Technology #Wind

  • Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement
    -- Barbara Boxer

    #War #Commitment #Agreement

  • When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
    -- Barbara De Angelis

    #Commitment #Love Relationship #Energy

  • Children hold us hostage; they represent our commitment to the future.
    -- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    #Children #Commitment #Hostage

  • I don't have to figure out why or how or when. God has a plan, and I'm committed to it. That commitment frees me from having to worry about the details.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Commitment #Worry #Details

  • Today neither of our two parties maintains a meaningful commitment to the principle of States' Rights. The 10th Amendment is not a 'general assumption' but a rule of law. States rights mean that states have a right to act or not to act, as they see fit, in areas reserved to them.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Meaningful #Party #Commitment

  • But if there is such a thing as social commitment in literature, I think it must manifest itself in a reader's awareness of the human condition, in the writer's touching some common nerve ending. I think this kind of social commitment, like a lady's slip, should be there but it must not show.
    -- Bel Kaufman

    #Commitment #Thinking #Touching

  • Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Commitment #Responsibility #Love Is

  • Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment...'dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love -- which is to transform us.' Many people want love to function like a drug, giving them an immediate and sustained high. They want to do nothing, just passively receive the good feeling.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Dream #Real #Commitment

  • Women are often belittled for trying to resurrect these men and bring them back to life and to love. They are in a world that would be even more alienated and violent if caring women did not do the work of teaching men who have lost touch with themselves how to love again. This labor of love is futile only when the men in question refuse to awaken, refuse growth. At this point it is a gesture of self-love for women to break their commitment and move on.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Moving #Teaching #Commitment

  • All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Believe #Commitment #Expression

  • When we face pain in relationships our first response is often to sever bonds rather than to maintain commitment.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Relationship #Pain #Commitment

  • To truly love we must learn to mix various ingredients - care, affection, recognition, respect, commitment, and trust, as well as honest and open communication.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Communication #Commitment #Care

  • Commitment to truth telling lays the groundwork for the openness and honesty that is the heartbeat of love.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Honesty #Heart #Commitment

  • The soul of our politics is the commitment to ending domination.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Commitment #Soul #Domination

  • All efforts at self-transformation challenge us to engage in on-going, critical self-examination and reflection about feminist practice, and about how we live in the world. This individual commitment, when coupled with engagement in collective discussion, provides a space for critical feedback which strengthens our efforts to change and make ourselves anew.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Commitment #Reflection #Self

  • Another response to racism has been the establishment of unlearning racism workshops, which are often led by white women. These workshops are important, yet they tend to focus primarily on cathartic individual psychological personal prejudice without stressing the need for corresponding change in political commitment and action. A woman who attends an unlearning racism workshop and learns to acknowledge that she is racist is no less a threat than one who does not. Acknowledgment of racism is significant when it leads to transformation.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Stress #Commitment #White

  • Promises may fit the friends, but non performance will turn them into enemies.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Commitment #Promise #Enemy

  • A dolly move is a moral commitment.
    -- Bernardo Bertolucci

    #Moving #Commitment #Moral

  • Commitment is a line you must cross. . . . it is the difference between dreaming and doing.
    -- Bernie Fuchs

    #Dream #Commitment #Differences

  • Trauma really does confront you with the best and the worst. You see the horrendous things that people do to each other, but you also see resiliency, the power of love, the power of caring, the power of commitment, the power of commitment to oneself, the knowledge that there are things that are larger than our individual survival. And in some ways, I don't think you can appreciate the glory of life unless you also know the dark side of life
    -- Bessel van der Kolk

    #Commitment #Caring #Dark