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1. "Submitting seemed to me a lot like giving up. If God gave us the strength to bail- the gumption to try and save ourselves- isn't that what he wanted us to do?"
Author: Jeannette Walls
2. "Since Mom wasn't exactly the most useful person in the world, one lesson I learned at an early age was how to get things done, and this was a source of both amazement and concern for Mom, who considered my behavior unladylike but also counted on me. "I never knew a girl to have such gumption," she'd say. "But I'm not too sure it's a good thing."
Author: Jeannette Walls
3. "It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own."
Author: Jessamyn West
4. "I can hazily remember, long ago, having adults — librarians, friends' parents — suggest to me that I liked books "with magic" because I wanted to escape from a reality that, by implication, I lacked the gumption to face."
Author: Laura Miller
5. "If Gone With the Wind has a theme it is that of survival. What makes some people come through catastrophes and others, apparently just as able, strong, and brave, go under? It happens in every upheaval. Some people survive; others don't. What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those that go under? I only know that survivors used to call that quality 'gumption.' So I wrote about people who had gumption and people who didn't."
Author: Margaret Mitchell
6. "Anxiety, the next gumption trap, is sort of the opposite of ego. You're so sure you'll do everything wrong you're afraid to do anything at all. Often this, rather than "laziness" is the real reason you find it hard to get started"
Author: Robert M. Pirsig
7. "Anyone with gumption and a sharp mind will take the measure of two things: what's said and what's done."
Author: Seamus Heaney

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Remember this word: to dream. To live is to dream--it is the same thing."
Author: Brooke Stevens

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