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Determination Quotes

Determination or willpower is one of the most dynamic of all human traits and the good news is that it isn’t really something which is immutable. Determination can be easily developed and reinforced with a bit of positivity, belief, patience, mind-power and will. No matter how big a challenge is, if you have the determination, you can easily sail through it. Determination is the mantra of successful people who don’t believe in quitting. Trail down these famous willpower quotations and sayings and boost your determination for good.

Donald has a deep and unbounding determination and a never-give-up attitude. I have seen him fight for years to get a project done - or even started - and he does not give up! If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you, he is the 'guy.'

Walt Disney

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.


The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Douglas MacArthur

In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

Arthur Ashe

You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.


It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

Maya Angelou

All great achievements require time.

John D. Rockefeller

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

Samuel Johnson

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.


Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

Dorothy Day

They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.

Laurence J. Peter

America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.

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Richard M. Nixon

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

Nelson Mandela

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

Harry S. Truman

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Louisa May Alcott

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Brian Tracy

Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.

Denis Waitley

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.

Elizabeth I

If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.

Francis Bacon

A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.

John F. Kennedy

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

Osama bin Laden

The effort was never: Determine which individuals we ought to roll up.

Kurt Cobain

It's better to burn out, then to fade away.

Andrew Jackson

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.

Calvin Coolidge

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Arthur Ashe

I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.

Chuck Palahniuk

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.

Audre Lorde

When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.


Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

Mia Hamm

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.

Les Brown

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.

Brian Tracy

Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.

George Foreman

A hero is someone right who doesn't change.

Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

Ulysses S. Grant

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.

Marcus Aurelius

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.


Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

Marcel Proust

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.

Arthur Ashe

A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.

Les Brown

Goals help you channel your energy into action.

Brian Tracy

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Andrew Jackson

I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.

Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Lewis Carroll

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

Napolean Hill

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.


I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.

John D. Rockefeller

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.

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Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

Ulysses S. Grant

If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.


Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

Arthur Ashe

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

Honoré de Balzac

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

Reese Witherspoon

But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.

Pablo Picasso

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Henry David Thoreau

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

William James

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

Robert Browning

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.

Les Brown

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Start wide, expand further, and never look back.

Henry David Thoreau

It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.

Gertrude Stein

It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.

Dale Carnegie

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.

Winston Churchill

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

Napoleon Bonaparte

Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Marcel Proust

It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.

Norman Vincent Peale

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.

Denis Waitley

Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.

Nelson Mandela

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

Andrew Jackson

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

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 of will.

Napolean Hill

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

Mia Hamm

The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.

Les Brown

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.

Dwight L. Moody

No man can resolve himself into Heaven.

Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Malcolm X

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.

Charles Dickens

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

George Washington Carver

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything.


Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.

Jean Baudrillard

The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.

Denis Waitley

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

Ulysses S. Grant

In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.

Charles Lamb

I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.

Denis Waitley

Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.

Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.

Henry Miller

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.

Charlie Chaplin

I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.

Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

Gautama Buddha

He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.

Diana Rigg

It's particularly exhausting because Medea is defined by her determination. The role is all about endeavour.

To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players.

With patient and firm determination, I am going to press on for jobs. I'm going to press on for equality. I'm going to press on for the sake of our children. I'm going to press on for the sake of all those families who are struggling right now. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I am going to press on.