No one is beat till he quits,

No one is through till he stops,

No matter how hard failure hits,

No matter how often he drops,

A fellows not down till he lies

In the dust and refuses to rise.

Fate can slam him and bang him around,

And batter his frame till he's sore,

But she can never say he's drowned

While he bobs up serenely for more.

A fellows not dead till he dies,

Nor beat till he no longer tries.

-Edgar Guest


"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Suess

The Young David

This piece of art work "The Young David" created by Andrea del Castagno supports the idea of determination. Determination is supported threw this artwork by the look of his power and strength. He is shown as a young, spirited warrior who overcame the giant with a sling shot. This is an example because without his determination to defeat this giant his goal would not of been accomplished. Showing how these factors are important if you ever want something important accomplished in life.

The Little Engine That Could

This classic children's story of "The Little Engine That Could" is a perfect example of determination. This book was written specifically to teach children to never give up and to always believe they can achieve there goals. The story plot is based around a train who is faced with a hill in the tracks, similar to a bump in your path of life. But that little train could not just sit around and wish the hard hill would go away. He had to believe and have determination that he could overcome this obstacle.

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U.S Marine Corps Memorial

This U.S Marine Corps Memorial in Washington D.C is an example of determination. This statue is of soldiers razing a flag after they have successfully claimed soil to be owned by the U.S. This supports the idea of determination because while the war was going on these men could of just not joined the army and waited for other people to do the job for them. But this statue represents the exact opposite, its for those who had the strength and determination to go and help change the situation. Because without people like them things wouldn't of gotten better.

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