87 Determination Quotes That Embrace the Power of Perseverance

In the intricate narrative of human ambition and aspirations, determination stands as an unyielding pillar, holding us firm against the gusty winds of doubt and uncertainty. It’s the force that propels us forward, even when the horizon seems distant and the journey, treacherous. But sometimes, words have a unique way of encapsulating this fiery spirit – enter the realm of determination quotes.

These aren’t just phrases; they are distilled wisdom, reminders of past triumphs, and signposts for future endeavors. As we navigate through this collection of 87 quotes on determination, let each quote resonate, reminding us of the indomitable spirit within and the endless possibilities that await those who dare to persist.

Let the determination quotes begin!

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

2) “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

3) “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

4) “If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard, but if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.”

5) “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

6) “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

7) “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not in the branch but in its own wings. Always believe in yourself.” – Unknown

8) “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

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

It’s okay to be wrong sometimes…

10) “Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre

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

12) “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

Determination Quotes by Maya Angelou

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

14) “I, on the other hand, was a little-known night-club singer, who was said to have more determination than talent.” – Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman

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15) “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

16) “Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters.” – Jeremy Irvine

17) “Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then…find the way.” – Abraham Lincoln

18) “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

19) “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

Disciple automates habits…

20) “Discipline automates habits which, in turn, determine your outcomes.” – David Khalil, Principle 10

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

22) “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

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

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

25) “You can’t go buy drive. They don’t sell it. It comes from here (your heart).” – Eric Thomas

26) “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

27) “Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

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

29) “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” – William Blake

Hold your ground and never give up…

30) “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” – Unknown

31) “Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.” – J. Donald Walters

32) “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin

33) “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

Determination Quotes by Zig Ziglar

34) “I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.” – Zig Ziglar

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

36) “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

37) “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.” – James Allen

38) “It is the size of one’s will which determines success.” – Unknown

39) “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

Keep your dreams alive…

40) “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

41) “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, Do Or Do Not

42) “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

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

44) “When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.” – Confucius

45) “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

46) “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered – just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” – Barrie Davenport

47) “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

48) “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

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

Never give in…

50) “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, Never Give In! The Best of Winston Churchill’s Speeches

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51) “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

52) “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

53) “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

Determination Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

54) “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

55) “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

56) “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

Determination Quotes by Vince Lombardi

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

58) “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

59) “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

Never give up…

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

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

62) “Permanent changes lead to permanent results. Be in it for the long haul.”

63) “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” – Bryce Courtenay

64) “I can promise you one thing. Once we clear out the excuses, the false stories, and the fear, and replace them with our boldness and extraordinary confidence, your passion and your purpose will explode out of you. You won’t be able to help yourself. You won’t be able to stop.” – Unknown

65) “If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.” – Michael Jordan

66) “Say ‘I will!’ and then stick to it – That’s the only way to do it.” – Nixon Waterman, Keep-A-Trying

67) “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

68) “It takes determination to see a dream come to pass. The question is not will you start, but will you finish.” – Joel Osteen

69) “The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.” – Ben Herbster

When you fall, always get back up…

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

71) “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

72) “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, Keeping The Moon

73) “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

Determination Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.

74) “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

75) “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

76) “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

77) “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions…do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

78) “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” – William Jennings Bryan

79) “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

Keep on fighting until you reach your dreams…

80) “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

81) “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

82) “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

83) “The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.” – Unknown

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

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85) “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

86) “Yes lives in the land of no.” – Unknown

87) “You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.” – Charles Carlson

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