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40 Best Determination Quotes and Sayings

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A definite intent or a conclusion that has been reached is characterized as determination.

The strength to keep looking for employment despite being rejected by dozens of potential employers is an example of determination.

We have listed down some of the best quotes on determination for you.


Best Determination Quotes

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

2. “Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.” ~ Laozi.

3. “Determination, with an optimistic attitude is the key to success.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV.

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4. “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” ~ Napoleon Hill.

5. “You need self-confidence and determination: feeling depressed and losing hope will never really help to correct any situation.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV.

6. “When you look ahead and darkness is all you see, faith and determination will pull you through.” ~ Drake.

7. “Anything can happen if you are willing to put in the work and remain open to the possibility. Dreams are realized by effort, determination, passion and staying connected to that sense of who you are.” ~ Michael Jordan.

8. “You aspire to great things? Begin with the little ones.” ~ Saint Augustine.

Top Determination Quotes

9. “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” ~ Muhammad Ali

10. “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

11. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” ~ Vince Lombardi

12. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV.

13. “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

14. “While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.” ~ Helen Keller

15. “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.” ~ Charles Dickens

16. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” ~ Epictetus

17. “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” ~ Pema Chödrön.

Famous Determination Quotes

18. “I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

19. “The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

20. “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” ~ George A. Sheehan

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

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

23. “I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.” ~ Arnold Palmer

24. “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

25. “There’s always a way through things if you work hard enough and look close. It all depends on your level of determination.” ~ Liz Murray

26. “Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.” ~ Earl Nightingale

27. “How long should you try? Until.” ~ Jim Rohn

28. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” ~ Wilma Rudolph.

29. “I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.” ~ Henry Miller

30. “Your success in life does not altogether depend on ability and training; it also depends on your determination to grasp opportunities that are presented to you.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

31. “Today’s patience can transform yesterday’s discouragements into tomorrow’s discoveries. Today’s purposes can turn yesterday’s defeats into tomorrow’s determination.” ~ William Arthur Ward.

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32. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” ~ Winston Churchill.

33. “I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” ~ Michael Jordan

34. “Determination means to use every challenge you meet as an opportunity to open your heart and soften, determined to not withdraw.” ~ Pema Chödrön

35. “It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.” ~ Ben Stein

36. “Whatever your determination or will power, it is foolish to try to change the nature of things. Things work the way they do because that is the way of things.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi.

Inspiring Determination Quotes

37. “What really counts in life is the quiet meeting of every difficulty with the determination to get out of it all the good there is.” ~ Helen Keller

38. “I think the key is basically just your determination. As far an artist is concerned, it’s just about your drive and your dream.” ~ Chris Brown

39. “I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.” ~ Napoleon Hill

40. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ~ Suzy Kassem.


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Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.
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