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Determination Quotes that’ll help awaken your will power

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Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.

But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are the best quotes about determination from famous people that will positively inspire you.

Being determined is a positive emotional feeling which involves resoluteness of purpose and perseverance towards a specific goal.

May these quotes on determination help you build your resolve, and acquire the will power which will become your ultimate tool in achieving the success in life that you deserve. Share these determination quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.

Determination Quotes

Tony Robbins quote "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will"

“Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.” – Tony Robbins

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

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

“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

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

Napoleon Hill determination quote “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting”

“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – Napoleon Hill

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” – Author Unknown
“Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.” – Brian Tracy

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi

“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

Ann Landers determination quote “Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat"

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers

“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

“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

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein

Robert Kiyosaki quote "All depends on how determined we are to be successful"

“All depends on how determined we are to be successful.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“He who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces as to the idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.” – John Foster

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

“I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.” – David Livigstone

Chelsea Clinton quote "Determination gets you a long way"

“Determination gets you a long way.” – Chelsea Clinton

“Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Unknown

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” – Tony Robbins

“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

“To succeed… you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

William Feather determination quote “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go”

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

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.” — Anonymous

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” – James Allen

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

We must be the epitome-the embodiment-of success. We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.” – George Herbert Allen

Ayn Rand quote "The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me"

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“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

“Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!” – Hector Crawford

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

Daisaku Ikeda quote "The determination to win is the better part of winning"

“The determination to win is the better part of winning.” – Daisaku Ikeda

“When I was younger, I thought that the key to success was just hard work. But the real foundation is faith. Faith — the idea that ‘I can do it’ — is the opposite of fear (‘What if I fail?’). And faith creates motivation which in turn leads to commitment, hard work, preparation … and eventually success.” – Howard Twilley

“Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.” – Madeline Bridge

“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

George Patton saying “In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing”

“In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.” – George S. Patton

“There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.” – Unknown

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

“God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.” – Swedish Proverb

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

Aeschylus quote “When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in”

“When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.” — Aeschylus

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.” – Thomas Fuller

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” – Abraham Lincoln

“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

Tommy Lasorda quote "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination"

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

“Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.  Let not the man be discouraged who has these.” – James Whitcomb Riley

“Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost.” – Roger Dawson
“Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters.” – Jeremy Irvine
“Life is not only merriment, it is desire and determination.” – Kahlil Gibran
Johnn C Bovee quote "A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough"

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

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

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

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

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

“Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success.” – Burt Lawlor

Og Mandino quote "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough"

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

“A determined person will do more with a pen and paper, than a lazy person will accomplish with a personal computer.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” – Roger Bannister

“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

“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

FDR quote "If we attack our problems with determination we shall succeed"

“If we attack our problems with determination we shall succeed.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“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. “ – Zig Ziglar

“Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” – Henry Van Dyke

“It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” – Kenneth J. Hutchins, 10 Powerful Habits of Successful People

“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

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”– Dan Gable

Beverly Sills determination quote "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going"

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

“Never give up, for this is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Hariet Beecher Stowe

“The difference between men is in energy, in the strong will, in the settled purpose and in the invincible determination.” – Vince Lombardi

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“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 honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill

Einstein determination quote "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer"

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

“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 dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

“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

“You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.” – Chris Evert

Napoleon quote "A resolute determination is the truest wisdom"

“A resolute determination is the truest wisdom.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

“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

“He conquers who endures.” – Persius

“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

Cher quote "If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen"

“If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen.” – Cher

“Are you desperate or determined? With desperation comes frustration. With determination comes purpose, achievement, and peace.” – James A. Murphy

“Courage is the foundation of determination. Determination and courage are the cornerstones of success.” – M. K. Soni

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

“Working hard, being patient and being full of determination is perhaps the most fulfilling way of becoming rich.” – Robert Gardner

Lynn Jennings quote "Determination is like a muscle. If you do not use it regularly, it fades away"

“Determination is like a muscle. If you do not use it regularly, it fades away.” – Lynn Jennings

“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” – Man Ray

“Victory is the child of preparation and determination.” – Sean Hampton

“Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost.” – Roger Dawson

“A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.” – Louis L’Amour

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” – Horace Mann

Ian Duncan Smith quote "Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man"

“Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.” – Ian Duncan Smith

We hope you’ve enjoyed these determination quotes! Remember, setbacks and obstacles in the road are all part of your journey to success. Keep dreaming and striving for greatness, and you’ll reach your goal.

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