Determination means the capacity to persevere in the face of adversity.

This could involve keeping up the effort even when you don’t feel like it or persevering through discomfort in order to accomplish a task.

You can do things with determination that you never imagined were possible.

I have curated some of the best ‘Determination’ quotes, sayings and captions for you to read and share with others.


Determination Quotes

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Determination gets you a long way. ~ Chelsea Clinton.

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Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters. ~ Jeremy Irvine.

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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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If we attack our problems with determination we shall succeed. ~ Franklin Roosevelt.

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Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. ~ Carl von Clausewitz.

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The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. ~ Tommy Lasorda.

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

Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success. ~ Burt Lawlor.

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The path to success is to take massive, determined action. ~ Tony Robbins.

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. ~ Napoleon Hill.

How long should you try? Until. ~ Jim Rohn.

Inspiring Determination Quotes

You are only a prisoner when you surrender. ~ Tad Williams.

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They say love will find a way. I know determination will. ~ Ronnie Milsap.

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

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Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Don’t let anything get in your way. ~ Heidi Schulz.

Stay focused and stay determined. Don’t look to anyone else to be your determination – have self-determination. It will take you very far. ~ Justice Smith.

Early conviction is indistinguishable from madness. ~ Jack Butcher.

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

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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It takes determination to see a dream come to pass. The question is not will you start, but will you finish. ~ Joel Osteen.

No one can pull anyone back from anywhere. You save yourself or you remain unsaved. ~ Alice Sebold.

Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful. ~ Brian Tracy.

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Determination that just won’t quit – that’s what it takes. ~ A. J. Foyt.

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable. ~ Xun Kuang.

Best Determination Quotes

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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.

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.

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.

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Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. ~ Og Mandino.

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.

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

Determination mixed with resourcefulness is nearly unstoppable. ~ Shane Parrish.

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.

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

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The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~ Unknown.

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

Inspirational Determination Quotes

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.

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

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.

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

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

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The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

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

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.

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

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge.

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Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us. ~ Earl Nightingale.

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.

Famous Determination Quotes

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

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. ~ George Eliot.

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

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Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. ~ Tony Robbins.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Powerful Determination Quotes

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

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.

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.

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Determination, with an optimistic attitude is the key to success. ~ Dalai Lama.

To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles. ~ T.F. Hodge.

From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life. ~ Aaron Lauritsen.

Motivational Determination Quotes

There is no faster way to harden my determination than to assume I will fail at something. ~ Marie Brennan.

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.

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

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If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill.

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.

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.

Who we are is largely a result of who we think we might become. ~ Thibaut.


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So these were the 72 quotes about Determination.

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