Determination quotes and sayings can help when life is a struggle. Being persistent, staying positive, and having determination can help overcome obstacles in life.
When the going gets tough, stay motivated with our collection of determination quotes and sayings.
10 Best Determination Quotes
1. You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
2. Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
3. When the will is ready, the feet are light.
4. Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston S. Churchill
5. 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.
6. 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
7. It takes determination to see a dream come to pass. The question is not will you start, but will you finish.
8. Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
9. What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
10. It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.
Good Quotations About Determination
11. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.
12. Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
13. Don’t tell me what you believe in. I’ll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.
14. I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
15. 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.
16. What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
17. I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
18. Persistence is essential – the determination never to allow your energy to be dampened by the discouragement that inevitably comes.
James Whitcomb Riley
19. America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
Short Determination Quotes
20. Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
21. Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Carl von Clausewitz
22. I was a little-known nightclub singer, who had more determination than talent.
23. Fall seven times, stand up eight.
24. Determination gets you a long way.
25. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
26. The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
27. Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.
28. It is the size of one’s will which determines success.
29. Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
30. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
31. Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.
32. Determination becomes an obsession and then it becomes all that matters.
Never Give Up
33. Say “I will!” and stick to it — the only way to do it.
34. A year from now you may wish you had started today.
35. I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Winston S. Churchill
36. Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.
Iain Duncan Smith
37. All depends on how determined we are to be successful.
38. He that can have patience can have what he will.
Determination Quotes To Inspire
39. We will either find a way, or make one!
40. 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.
41. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
42. Never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.
43. The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.
44. 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.
45. 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.
46. 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.
47. Working hard, being patient and being full of determination is the most fulfilling way of becoming rich.
Believe in Yourself Quotes
48. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
49. The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.
C. JoyBell C.
50. It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.
51. Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
Roy T. Bennett
52. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
53. Anything is possible once we believe and never relinquish hope.
54. Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.
Roy T. Bennett
Motivational Determination Quotes and Sayings
55. 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.
56. Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
57. Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.
58. If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
59. 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.
60. Stay focused and stay determined. Don’t look to anyone else to be your determination – have self-determination. It will take you very far.
61. Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
62. Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.
63. Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.
Determination and Persistence Quotes
64. If you are going through hell, keep going.
65. 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.
66. The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
67. 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
68. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
69. People with strong willpower always have the bigger picture in mind. They can forgo small pleasures for bigger goals.
70. Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.
71. When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.
72. 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
73. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
74. Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
75. Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary line and adding to one’s liberty.
Henri Frederic Amiel
76. I’m not as talented as others, but I have a determination and will that enable me to work a lot harder than anyone else.
77. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
78. Grit, determination, the right amount of crazy, self-belief – everything it takes to be a champion. I have that.
79. An Unfailing Success Plan: At each day’s end write down the six most important things to do tomorrow; number them in order of importance, and then do them.
80. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
David J. Schwartz
Determination Quotes to Learn From
81. Dreams can still come true; you need a great deal of energy and determination and a little bit of luck.
82. 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.
83. A hero should have loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity, and selflessness.
84. To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.
85. Just remember that a mountain is not taken down in one big scoop but is done by taking one small chuck away at time.
86. I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.
87. To succeed… you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
88. 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 Miller
Quotes About Courage
89. Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
90. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
91. 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.
92. Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
Roy T. Bennett
93. My message to you all is of hope and courage. 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
94. True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead
95. Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
96. Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.
C. JoyBell C.
Notable Tenacity Quotes
97. Winners are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
98. Your determination to succeed is everything.
99.) I can. I will. End of story.
100.) There is no force equal to that of a determined woman.
Determination Quotes FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions on determination.
Determination means a firm or fixed intention to succeed.
Assurance, boldness, conviction, courage, dedication, persistence, resolution, resolve, steadfastness, tenacity, and willpower.
A good determination quote comes from Og Mandino, “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
I hope you enjoyed these inspirational determination quotes.
By Elle Johnson
Elle writes about literature, poetry, and quotations.
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