39 Most Inspirational Determination Quotes A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ― Colin Powell Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. ― Maya Angelou Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. ― Henry J. Kaiser The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me? – Ayn Rand It is the size of one's will which determines success. I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination. ― Zig Ziglar 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 You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ― William Faulkner A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. ― John Maxwell The path to success is to take massive, determined action. ― Tony Robbins Where your will is ready, your feet are light. ― George Herbert Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit. ― Laozi 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 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 Determination, with an optimistic attitude is the key to success. ― Dalai Lama XIV Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ― Thomas Jefferson 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
Nothing in this 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 will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge 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 porption to the number of times I can fail and keep trying. ― Tom Hopkins Determination mixed with resourcefulness is nearly unstoppable. ― Shane Parrish Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. ― Napoleon Hill Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong. ― Peter T. McIntyre Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. ― Jimmy Lyon It takes determination to see a dream come to pass. The question is not will you start, but will you finish. ― Joel Osteen 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 Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ― Dan Gable 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 When you look ahead and darkness is all you see, faith and determination will pull you through. ― Drake Overnight success takes decades of daily work. ― Paulo Coelho Working hard, being patient and being full of determination is perhaps the most fulfilling way of becoming rich. ― Robert Gardner 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 Anything can happen if you are willing to put in the work and remain open to the possibility. Dreams are realized by effort, determination, passion and staying connected to that sense of who you are. ― Michael Jordan Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. ― Og Mandino 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 He that can have patience can have what he will. ― Benjamin Franklin Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. ― Henry Ford The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. ― J.M. Barrie The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ― Eleanor Roosevelt 34 Determination Quotes About Success, Willpower and Life 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 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 Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them. ― T. Harv Eker The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ― Colin Powell Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. ― Charles Simmons Your edge is your willingness to do the work that others won’t. ― Ian Cassel Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. ― J. Donald Walters One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ― Arthur Ashe Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily. If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow. ― Eknath Easwaran 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 It pays to be smart — but it pays more to be determined, disciplined, dependable, and driven. ― Adam Grant 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 Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ― Rumi Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it. ― Bryce Courtenay Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful. ― Brian Tracy You can't go buy drive. They don't sell it. It comes from here (your heart). ― Eric Thomas There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower. ― Honoré de Balzac It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. ― Mark Cuban 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 You do have to be irrationally optimistic to succeed. ― Naval Ravikant 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 Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. ― Leonard Cohen Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. ― Muhammad Ali Say “I will!” and then stick to it— That's the only way to do it. ― Nixon Waterman 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 Drucker If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ― Thomas Alva Edison Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. ― 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 Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have. ― Brian Tracy Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. ― Conrad Hilton There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ― Beverly Sills If we attack our problems with determination we shall succeed. ― Franklin Roosevelt It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person. ― Kenneth J Hutchins 40 Motivational Determination Quotes to Help You Never Give Up
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 Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ― Calvin Coolidge You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. ― Dr. Robert Anthony 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 Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. ― Dalai Lama XIV The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. ― Paul Tillich As long as I have you there is just one other thing I’ll always need – tremendous self control. ― Ashleigh Brilliant
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. ― Vince Lombardi 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 Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. ― Albert Einstein
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. ― George Eliot Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty. ― Henri-Frédéric Amiel The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson The obstacles that distract thought are disease, apathy, doubt, carelessness, indolence, dissipation, false vision, failure to attain a firm basis in yoga, and restlessness. ― Patanjali, Yoga Sutra (1.30) The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Just remember that a mountain is not taken down in one big scoop but is done by taking one small chuck away at time. ― Byron Pulsifer Great things are done when men and mountains meet. ― William Blake Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to. ― Henry Van Dyke People with a strong will power will always have the bigger picture in mind. They will be able to forgo small pleasures in order to help attain bigger goals. ― Brian Adams To someone who is call to greatness in life, you will see the person will have such determination, determination beyond the ordinary. ― Nicole Gopher Mampuya I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. ― Thomas Jefferson To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ― Wayne Gretzky It is very hard to do good work without being optimistic, exceptionally determined, and intellectually curious. ― Sam Altman 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 There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. ― Epictetus If you’re truly determined, every obstacle becomes a stepping stone. ― Maxime Lagacé Most people fail because they do not have determination and perseverance. Extraordinary people are determined and persevere that is what makes them extraordinary. ― Catherine Pulsifer
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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 sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
H. Jackson Brown Jr. Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found. ― Pema Chödrön Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. ― Thomas A. Edison Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough. ― T.S. Eliot They must change often, who would be constant in happiness. ― Confucius A determined person will do more with a pen and paper, than a lazy person will accomplish with a personal computer. ― Catherine Pulsifer You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen. ― Sophia Amoruso Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. ― Dr. Benjamin Spock Push yourself because, no one else is going to do it for you.