1. Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose and commit   myself to what is best for me.
– Paulo Coelho

2. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”
– Erma Bombeck 

3. The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
– Rollo May

4. Commitment is pushing yourself when no one else is around.
– Unknown

5. To embark on the journey toward your goals and dreams requires bravery.  To remain on that path requires courage.  The bridge that merges the two is commitment.
– Dr. Steve Maraboli

6. A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back — but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.
– Marian Wright Edelman 

7. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

8. It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

9. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson 

10. I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
– Edward Everett Hale

11. Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief.  Do justly, now.  Love mercy, now.  Walk humbly, now.  You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.
– Attributed to the Talmud 

12. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.
– Author Unknown

13. Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe