Determination Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old determination quotes, determination sayings, and determination proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men. Thomas Fuller
Are you desperate or determined? With desperation comes frustration. With determination comes purpose, achievement, and peace. James A. Murphy
But you might as well bid a man struggling in the water, rest within arm's length of the shore! I must reach it first, and then I'll rest. Emily Bronte
Courage is the foundation of determination. Determination and courage are the cornerstones of success. M. K. Soni
Determination allows mere mortals to soar to unimaginable, new heights. unknown
Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters. Jeremy Irvine
Determination burns within each one of us. Whether or not it will heat the room or the whole house depends on how much time we spend feeding the fire. Michelle C. Ustaszeski
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you. Denis Waitley
Determination is like a muscle. If you do not use it regularly, it fades away. Lynn Jennings
Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. Anthony Robbin
Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way. Abraham Lincoln
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
Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it Cathy Hopkins
Enclose your heart in times of need with the steel of your determination and your strength. In doing this, all things will be bearable Lora Leigh
I have willpower and determination. I am very resilient, like rock. Carnie Wilson
I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder. Wayne Rooney
I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened. Wilma Rudolph
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up. Abraham Maslow
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
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
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. Samuel Johnson
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
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. George Eliot
It's all about your determination, I think, as much as anything. There are a lot of people with talent, but it's that determination. Judy Blume
I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish. Chuck Norris
Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow -- perhaps it all will. Albert Einstein
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland
Life is not only merriment,It is desire and determination. Kahlil Gibran
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. Charles Simmons
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. Author Unknown
Nothing is impossible in this world. Firm determination, it is said, can move heaven and earth. Things appear far beyond one's power, because one cannot set his heart on any arduous project due to want of strong will. Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. Carl von Clausewitz
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. George A. Sheehan
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. President Barack Obama
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
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. Tommy Lasorda
The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. James Whitcomb Riley
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. Napoleon Bonaparte
The world's greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts. Roopleen
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Those who don't understand determination call determination stubbornness or too driven. To be determined is to see it through! Catherine Pulsifer
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
What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for wish to come true, but it's far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you'll do all you can to make it happen. Fred Rogers
When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream. Paulo Coelho
Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost. Roger Dawson
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
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Horace Lorimer
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. Lincoln
Perseverance alone does not assure success. No amount of stalking will lead to a game in a field that has none. Yi Jing
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. Leonardo da Vinci
There is no such thing as a great talent without willpower. Honoré de Balzac
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time. Thomas Edison
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. Arnold Bennett
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. Charles De Gaulle
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Joseph P. Kennedy
Big shots are only little shots that keep shooting. Carnegie
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. Einstein
Lose not courage, lose not faith, go forward. Marcus Garvey
Such is life, falling over seven times and getting up eight. Roland Barthes
Don't give up. Keep going. There is always a chance that you stumble onto something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while he was sitting down. Ann Landers
The 'driven' believe the impossible is possible, and are determined to prove it. Tom Peters
As long as I can stand it, God, I'll keep on keeping on. Ray Charles
When you're determined, life is so much more enjoyable. While desperation feels like despair, determination feels like a goal. James A. Murphy
Determination creates purpose, purpose creates drive, the drive helps you reach your goals, and reaching your goals gives you a sense of achievement. James A. Murphy
Determination in a single instance is an expression of courage; if it becomes characteristic, a mental habit. Carl von Clausewitz
Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately; therefore should I be careful to choose that life which will be the most elevating in its character. Andrew Carnegie
It is not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again. Vince Lombardi
You must proceed with great determination, which means sticking to practice with true courage. Soko Morinaga
Perseverance paves the way for good luck. / Failure will be lurk and dark. / Determination gives success. / Crabs failed to drag your legs. Dr. Saroj Kumar Khan
You can become the utmost tyrant / You can break me, even kill me / However, / You can neither buy nor bend me / Since I am a determination. Ehsan Sehgal
Determination is the wake-up call to the human will Tony Robbins
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
Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful. Brian Tracy
All depends on how determined we are to be successful. Robert Kiyosaki
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 Livingstone
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
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go if you really want to go. Langston Hughes
Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired. Robert Strauss