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85 Determination Quotes

If you’re lacking focus right now, read through our collection of determination quotes and sayings, to give you a boost of energy and confidence in yourself. The quotations will remind you that when you are determined, nothing can stop you, and when you fail, you can get back up and carry on. You deserve success and being determined will get you there!

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

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

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

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

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5. “Determination and focus is all it takes to achieve success.” – Abdulazeez Henry Musa

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6. “The power of determination will make you unstoppable.” – Jean Charest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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14. “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

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

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16. “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

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17. “What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.” – Patty Berg

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

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19. “If you have discipline, drive and determination…nothing is impossible.” – Dana Linn Bailey

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

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

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

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

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

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25. “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

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26. “Make each day your masterpiece.”- John Wooden

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27. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

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28. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”– Thomas Jefferson

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

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30. “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

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31. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

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

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

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

35. “Determination is doing what needs to be done even when you don’t feel like doing it.”

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

37. “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

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

39. “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

40. “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

41. “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

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

43. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

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

45. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” –Moliere

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

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

48. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

50. “Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. this is the secret of success.” – Unknown

51. “Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.” – Richard Cecil

52.  “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop.” – Steve Maraboli

53. “The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” – Vince Lombardi

54. “The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy – invincible determination – a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.” – Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

55. “We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.” – Les Brown

56. “Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified buldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.” – Dr. A. B. Meldrum

57. “What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one’s own efforts.” – Hannah Arendt

58. “They say love will find a way. I know determination will.” – Ronnie Milsap

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

60. “Determination plus Persistence equals Achievement.” – Stanley T. Crawford

61. “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

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

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

64. “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

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

66. “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

67. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Dr. Robert Anthony

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

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

70. “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.” Gandhi

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

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

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

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

75. “Life is not only merriment, it is desire and determination.” – Kahlil Gibran

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

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

78. “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.” – Unknown

79. “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

80. “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

81. “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

82. “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop.”  – Steve Maraboli

83. “The worst part is wondering how you’ll find the strength tomorrow to go on doing what you did today and have been doing for much too long, where you’ll find the strength for all that stupid running around, those projects that come to nothing, those attempts to escape from crushing necessity, which always founder and serve only to convince you one more time that destiny is implacable, that every night will find you down and out, crushed by the dread of more and more sordid and insecure tomorrows. And maybe it’s treacherous old age coming on, threatening the worst. Not much music left inside us for life to dance to. Our youth has gone to the ends of the earth to die in the silence of the truth. And where, I ask you, can a man escape to, when he hasn’t enough madness left inside him? The truth is an endless death agony. The truth is death. You have to choose: death or lies. I’ve never been able to kill myself.” – Louis-Ferdinand Celine

84. “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

85. “You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going. Babies don’t walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it right” – Jack Canfield