Anyone with gumption and a sharp mind will take the measure of two things: what's said and what's done.— Seamus Heaney
Unconventional Gumption quotations
The faith that anyone could move from rags to riches - with enough guts and gumption, hard work and nose to the grindstone - was once at the core of the American Dream.
Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn’t can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.
Healing the wounds of the earth and its people does not require saintliness or a political party, only gumption and persistence. It is not a liberal or conservative activity; it is a sacred act.
Just spunk won't be enough; you've got to have gumption.
When I was a kid, people who got divorced were people who had no gumption.
Our souls may all be equal in the sight of the Lord, but our gumption and ingenuity ain't. So the results of man's labor will never be equal.
Everything will come in due course, if you have the gumption to wait for it.
You've got to have gumption. You've got to be willing to stand up on the stage for no money for ten years.
It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes, it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
I admire many entrepreneurs. They bring energy, excitement, youthful enthusiasm. What they lack in process, they make up for in gumption.
Thus my modest recommendation, requiring no change in laws or regulations, just a little more gumption. Let us start talking about group differences openly
It is very east to forgive others their mistakes;
it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
There are times when each of us has to have some gumption to take a stand as to what we wish to preserve or change in order to maintain our self-respect and not be as "a reed shaken with the wind" (Matt. 11:7) . . . . We lose much credibility and strength, and we risk being weighed on an uneven balance, when, Don Quixote-like, we go around "tilting windmills".
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.