|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
That each man swore to do his best
To damn and perjure all the rest.
ButlerHudibras. Pt. I. Canto II. L. 630.
| I am in earnestI will not equivocateI will not excuseI will not retreat a single inch AND I WILL BE HEARD.|
William Lloyd GarrisonSalutatory of the Liberator. Vol. I. No. 1. Jan. 1. 1831.
| I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.|
William Lloyd GarrisonSalutatory of the Liberator. Vol. I. No. 1. Jan. 1, 1831.
|Nor cast one longing, lingring look behind.|
GrayElegy in a Country Churchyard. St. 22.
| In truth there is no such thing in mans nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution.|
HawthorneTwice-Told Tales. Fancys Show Box.
|Hast thou attempted greatnesse?|
Then go on;
Back-turning slackens resolution.
HerrickRegression Spoils Resolution.
| For when two|
Join in the same adventure, one perceives
Before the other how they ought to act;
While one alone, however prompt, resolves
More tardily and with a weaker will.
HomerIliad. Bk. X. L. 257. Bryants trans.
|Resolve, and thou art free.|
LongfellowMasque of Pandora. Pt. VI. In the Garden.
|In lifes small things be resolute and great|
To keep thy muscle trained: knowst thou when Fate
Thy measure takes, or when shell say to thee,
I find thee worthy; do this deed for me?
|Never tell your resolution beforehand.|
John SeldenTable Talk. Wisdom.
|Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire;|
Threaten the threatner and outface the brow
Of bragging horror: so shall inferior eyes,
That borrow their behaviours from the great,
Grow great by your example and put on
The dauntless spirit of resolution.
King John. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 48.
|And hearts resolved and hands prepared|
The blessings they enjoy to guard.
SmollettHumphry Clinker. Ode to Leven Water.