Resolution Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old resolution quotes, resolution sayings, and resolution proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Dialogue is the only way to end war and terror. We need practical solidarity with those who are weaker and diplomacy from below.     

Luisa Morgantini

The resolution of the combat is seldom equal to the vehemence of the charge.     

Samuel Johnson

A resolution never to deceive exposes a man to be often deceived.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

But the life of freedom requires a beginning, and here a beginning is a resolution, and the resolution has its work and its pain-thus the beginning has its difficulty.     

Soren Kierkegaard

When resolution hath prepar'd the will; It wants no helps to further any ill.     


Perhaps a good resolution for the new year would be to keep asking what world we want to pass on to the next generation. Indeed to ask whether we have a real and vivid sense of that next generation.     

Rowan Williams

The resolution of conflict in self is like the making one of opposites in art.     

Eli Siegel

If you can't go around it, over it, or through it, you had better negotiate with it.     

Ashleigh Brilliant

When time and space and change converge, we find place. We arrive in Place when we resolve things. Place is peace of mind and understanding. Place is knowledge of self. Place is resolution.     

Abdullah Ibrahim

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Resolution is struggle. Resolution is ego. Resolution is saying, "I cannot live spontaneously. ".     


An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.     

Lynn Johnston

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.     

John Selden

Resolutions require only words. Results take action.     

Tony Robbins

Definitive resolutions are made always and only in a state of mind that is not destined to last.     

Alessandro Baricco

Negotiation talks are the best way to solve anything. We must replace wars and weapons with negotiations and talks.     

Akbar Ganji

When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.     

Sydney Smith

Make few resolutions, but keep them strictly.     

William Penn

It takes resolution to go forth from the ease and beautiful simplicity of a well-formed hypothesis and struggle with amorphous facts.     

John Maurice Clark

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.     

David Hare

If you flee from the things you fear, there's no resolution.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Perhaps those, who, trembling most, maintain a dignity in their fate, are the bravest: resolution on reflection is real courage.     

Horace Walpole

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.     

Oscar Wilde

We can only move to a long-term resolution regarding terrorism and war by planting seeds of peace. We have to start with ourselves.     

Peter Yarrow

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

My resolution is to make positivity, thankfulness and happiness my new mantra.     

Francisco Costa

A good resolution is like an old horse, which is often saddled but rarely ridden.     


Inventing is the resolution of technical contradictions.     

Genrich Altshuller

For ebbing resolution ne'er returns, But falls still further from its former shore.     

Alec Douglas-Home

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.     

Eric Zorn