135+ EXCLUSIVE Determination Quotes to Spark Persistence

Determination is the essences of success. That means that if you stay focused on a “keep going” attitude in spite of challenges and obstacles, you will eventually reach your goals. Deep determination quotes will help you turn your dreams into reality.

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Determination Quotes

Construct your determination with Sustained Effort, Controlled Attention, and Concentrated Energy. Opportunities never come to those who wait… they are captured by those who dare to attack. – Paul J. Meyer

We will either find a way or make one! – Hannibal

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. – Tommy Lasorda

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Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. – Gail Devers

When the will is ready the feet are light. – Proverb

Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful. – Brian Tracy

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar

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Nothing great will ever be achieved without great mean, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. – Charles De Gaulle

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Vince Lombardi

It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling rather than feel your way into a new way of acting. – G. D. Morgan

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. – Vince Lombardi

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It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. – Napoleon Hill

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve. – Mahatma Gandhi

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. – Mahatma Gandhi

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I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying. – Tom Hopkins

What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. – Alexander Graham Bell

Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result. – Alia Bhatt

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

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I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. – Langston Hughes

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. – Robert Hughes

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. – Jesse Owens

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. – Elbert Hubbard

Positive Determination Quotes About Mindset and Success

  • A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. – John Christian Bovee
  • Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal, a commitment to excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek. – Mario Andretti
  • The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure–thing boat never gets far from shore. – Dale Carnegie
  • You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. – Jimmy Carter
  • Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb
  • The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. – Channing Pollock
  • Stay focused and stay determined. Don’t look to anyone else to be your determination, have self-determination. It will take you very far. – Justice Smith
  • Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. – Jimmy Lyon
  • There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. – Vincent Lombardi
  • Self-determination is fine but needs to be tempered with self-control.
  • You’ve done it before, and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. – Ralph Marston
  • Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. – David J. Schwartz
  • I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. – Charles Dickens
  • Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. – J. Donald Walters
  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell
  • He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feel the attraction of earth. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success. – Burt Lawlor
  • You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Horace Lorimer
  • Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily. If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow. – Eknath Easwaran
  • What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win. – Patty Berg
  • If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  • If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent van Gogh
  • It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge. – John J. Watson
  • Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. – Maya Angelou
  • Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you. – Denis Waitley

Inspirational Determination Quotes About Willpower

  • Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. – Henry J. Kaiser
  • We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams. – Les Brown
  • Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. – Victor Hugo
  • When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t. – Jodi Picoult
  • You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. – William Faulkner
  • I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent. – Rahul Dravid
  • It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein
  • It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success. – Mark Cuban
  • Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Sarah Frances Brown
  • Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli
  • I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. – Thomas Alva Edison
  • There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. – Buddha
  • Work hard. Through determination and self-focus and discipline, you can accomplish anything. – Kimberly Guilfoyle
  • If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. – Mary Pickford
  • A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell
  • My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter. – Peter F. Drucker
  • Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino
  • The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me? – Ayn Rand
  • Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong. – Peter T. McIntyre
  • If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you. – Les Brown
  • As long as I have you there is just one other thing, I’ll always need tremendous self-control. – Ashleight Brilliant
  • People do not lack strength, they lack will. – Victor Hugo
  • Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. – Iain Duncan Smith
  • Victory is the child of preparation and determination. – Sean Hampton

Best Determination Quotes To Inspire Perseverance

  • A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination. – Louis L’Amour
  • Gongfu is an ancient Chinese term describing work/devotion/effort that has been successfully applied over a substantial period of time, resulting in a degree of mastery in a specific field. Although the term is synonymous in the West with martial arts (though it is most over rendered Kung Fu, it is equally applicable to calligraphy, painting, music, or other areas of endeavor. – Andy James
  • The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. – Bob Moawad
  • They say love will find a way. I know determination will. – Ronnie Milsap
  • The obstacles that distract thought are disease, apathy, doubt, carelessness, indolence, dissipation, false vision, failure to attain a firm basis in yoga, and restlessness. – Pantanjali
  • How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
  • Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on. – Richard Cecil
  • Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. – Dan Millman
  • Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform. – Edward Young
  • What it boils down to is this, it’s up to you to get hold of you mind, control it, quiet it. God does the rest. And immediately, as Eckhart says, the being ready and the pouring in are all one act. – Nancy Pope
  • Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. – John Calvin Coolidge
  • Will is character in action. – William McDougall
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The most important thing about having goals is having one. – Geoffrey F. Abert
  • Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes. – Chinese Proverb
  • Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • They must change often, who would be constant in happiness. – Confucius
  • I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. – Helen Keller
  • The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become. – Ben Herbster
  • Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. – William James
  • Willpower is the art of replacing one habit for another. – Michael Garofalo
  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills
  • Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them. – Samuel Smiles
  • Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. – Earl Wilson
  • Awareness by itself is not enough: it must be joined by mastery. We need gradually to develop a steering ability to keep ourselves from slipping mechanically into this or that sub–personality. Thus, we become able to identify with each part of our being as we wish. We can have more choice. It is the difference between being impotently transported by a roller coaster and, instead, driving a car and being able to choose which way to go and for what purpose to make the journey. – Piero Ferrucci

Famous Determination Quotes To Achieve Your Goals

  • If one does not know to which port he is sailing, no wind is favorable. – Seneca
  • We are a product of the choices we make, not the circumstances that we face. – Roger Crawford
  • Determination that just won’t quit, that’s what it takes. – A. J. Foyt
  • The most essential factor is persistence; the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. – James Whitcomb Riley
  • Let’s ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. – Mevlana Rumi
  • Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen but give us the determination to make the right things happen. – Peter Marshall
  • What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations … is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one’s own efforts. – Hannah Arendt
  • Procrastination is the thief of time. – Edward Young
  • Mind is all that counts. – Robert Collier
  • When you blame others, you give up your power to change. – Douglas Noel Adams
  • I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. – George Burns
  • The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art. – William Morris
  • Never give up, for this is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed, the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first. – Robert J. McKain
  • Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these. – James Whitcomb Riley
  • Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Moliere
  • Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of. – Bethany Hamilton
  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. – Vince Lombardi Jr.
  • Working hard, being patient and being full of determination is perhaps the most fulfilling way of becoming rich. – Robert Gardner
  • You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer
  • We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. – Sonia Johnson
  • Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. – Anthony Robbins
  • Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. – Criss Jami
  • Determination should be the key to do what is necessary, even if it is not opportune and expedient. Even if you are not in the mood, and even if it takes more than you expected, is not fair, or you have to contribute more than others do, keep on persevering. – Joginder Singh
  • The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • I like to think that I’ve got determination, and I’m fiercely protective of the people I love. – Andrew Lincoln
  • If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
  • In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing. – General George S Patton, Jr.
  • I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose. – David Livingstone
  • The path to success is to take massive, determined action. – Tony Robbins

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