105+ 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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Best Determination Quotes

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

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou

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

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner

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

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Barack Obama

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily.  If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow. Eknath Easwaran

When someone tells me no, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. Karen E. Quinones Mille

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

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. Leonardo da Vinci

Wishes are like seeds  few ever develop into something. Michael Garofalo

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

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

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never in nothing, great or small, large or petty never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. Winston Churchill

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

If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again! Sarah Dessen

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

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

Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making any dream come true.  I can’t often means I won’t.  You can change I won’t to I will with will power. Marcia Wieder

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Edward Everett Hale

As long as I have you there is just one other thing I’ll always need tremendous self control. Ashleight Brilliant

If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. Dr Roopleen

People do not lack strength, they lack will. Victor Hugo

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. George Eliot

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. Life’s Little Instruction Calendar

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills

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

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

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

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

The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is. Joss Whedon

How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the 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

To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles. T.F. Hodge

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with? Lance Armstrong

Self will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on. Richard Cecil

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. Winston S. Churchill

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform. Edward Young

Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time rich and cash poor. Cory Doctorow

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

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up. Richelle E. Goodrich

Will is character in action. William McDougall

Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired. Robert Strauss

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter. Robert Greene

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. Jessie Owens

I’d run my whole life long to reach you; paddle my way across Atlantic and Pacific; traverse Jungle and Desert to find you; climb cliffs and drop from the sky to rescue you. Anything to be close to you. Any way to say I love you. Heather Kristina Thomas

The most important thing about having goals is having one. Geoffrey F. Abert

There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow. Aaron Lauritsen

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. John C. Bovee

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable! Jillian Michaels

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. Arthur Schopenhauer

If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters  204 if you’re in Japan. Claire Cook

They must change often, who would be constant in happiness. Confucius

In order to share one’s true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still. Criss Jami

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

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. Abraham Lincoln

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

Fall. Stand. Learn. Adapt. Mike Norton

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. William James

I had discovered that learning something, no matter how complex, wasn’t hard when I had a reason to want to know it. Homer Hickam

Willpower is the art of replacing one habit for another. Michael Garofalo

A man can live on his wits and his balls for only so long. Hunter S. Thompson

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. Beverly Sills

You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going. Babies don’t walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it right. Jack Canfield

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

I know now, after fifty years, that the finding losing, forgetting remembering, leaving returning, never stops. The whole of life is about another chance, and while we are alive, till the very end, there is always another chance. Jeanette Winterson

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. Channing Pollock

Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you. Got power to heal the sun’s broken heart, power to restore the moon’s vision too. Aberjhani

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

Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running. Zig Ziglar

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. Earl Wilson

The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for. Habeeb Akande

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

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. G.K. Chesterton

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

You know something? There are sandstorms that strip man and horse and bury them  I’ve seen them. I saw bones piled higher than my head for the folly of a bad king and those who wanted his throne. I lived through a blizzard that froze every other living creature solid. Against those things, you’re only a man. I can deal with you. Tamora Pierce

Let’s ask God to help us to self control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. Mevlana Rumi

We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

No one can pull anyone back from anywhere. You save yourself or you remain unsaved. Alice Sebold

Procrastination is the thief of time. Edward Young

Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners. William Shakespeare

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

Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then find the way. Abraham Lincoln

Mind is all that counts. Robert Collier

Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it. Cathy Hopkins

When you blame others, you give up your power to change. Douglas Noel Adams

You can’t love your mother or father if you don’t also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives. Glenn Beck

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

Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. Habeeb Akande

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

I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless. Whitney M. Young Jr.

Never give up, for this is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

In their hearts, they know that we are all created equal in the eyes of God and the universe. Whoever thinks otherwise will never be happy. Maria Nhambu