100+ Inspirational Determination Quotes

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Are you searching for self-determination quotes that will correlate well with your everyday life?

Honestly, hard work and determination are underrated. The importance of determination can never be overemphasized since it incredibly increases our chances of success.

Whether you want to practice weight loss, study the bible, attain academic excellence as a student, and moral rectitude. They all become possible through the strong dedication and how determined you are, to make it a reality. Fortunately, determination and willpower is something that can be learned.

No matter how incredibly difficult learning determination could be, the following famous motivational quotes on determination will inspire you to continue to feel determined because they are carefully selected from motivational books and sayings from great men and women who made their way to success through determination and perseverance.

Best quotes about determination

  1. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” –Jodi Picoult
  2. “Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” –Bruce Lee
  3. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –Christopher Robin
  4. “Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.” –Richard Bach
  5. “Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.” –Peter T. McIntyre
  6. “Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” –Brian Tracy
  7. “Determination should be the key to do what is necessary, even if it is not opportune and expedient. Even if you are not in the mood, and even if it takes more than you expected, is not fair, or you have to contribute more than others do, keep on persevering. – Joginder Singh
  8. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” –Rumi
  9. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions…do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” –Tina Fey
  10. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” –Robert Downey Jr.
  11. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” –Thomas Alva Edison
  12. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” –T. Harv Eker
  13. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent van Gogh
  14. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” –Dale Carnegie
  15. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” –Sir Edmund Hillary
  16. “It’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re OK.” –Michael Pitt
  17. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” –Barrie Davenport
  18. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
  19. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” –attributed to Thomas Jefferson
  20. “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” – William James

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  1. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” –Arthur Ashe
  2. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frighten us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” –Marianne Williamson
  3. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” –Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  4. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” –Bryce Courtenay
  5. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” –Charles Dickens
  6. “Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” –Andre Dubus
  7. “Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” – Henry vanDyke
  8. “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
  9. “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” –Paul Tillich
  10. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. – Tommy Lasorda
  11. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” –J.M. Barrie
  12. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” –William Jennings Bryan
  13. “They must change often, who would be constant in happiness.” – Confucius
  14. “To anyone that ever told you you’re no good…. They’re no better.” –Hayley Williams
  15. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” –Oscar Wilde
  17. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” –Golda Meir
  18. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” –Dr. Benjamin Spock
  19. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Sarah Frances Brown
  20. “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
  21. “We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” –Shakti Gawain
  22. “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 Miller
  23. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” –Dr. Robert Anthony
  24. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” –Wayne Dyer
  25. “You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” –Tim Gunn
  26. “A determined person will do more with a pen and paper, than a lazy person will accomplish with a personal computer.” Catherine Pulsifer
  27. “A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.” – Robert Hughes
  28. “A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.” – John C. Bovee
  29. “A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.” – Robert J. McKain
  30. “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.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  31. “As long as I have you there is just one other thing I’ll always need — tremendous self control.” – Ashleight Brilliant
  32.  “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
  33. “Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.  Let not the man be discouraged who has these.” – James Whitcomb Riley
  34. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou
  35. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” –  Mario Andretti
  36. “Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters.” – Jeremy Irvine
  37. “Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.”- Anthony Robbins
  38. “Determination that just won’t quit — that’s what it takes.” – A. J. Foyt
  39.  “Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.” – A Chinese Proverb
  40. “How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.”- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  41. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” – George Burns
  42. “I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.  The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” – Helen Keller
  43. “If one does not know to which port he is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca
  44. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” ― Roopleen
  45. “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
  46. “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
  47. “It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling rather than feel your way into a new way of acting.” – G. D. Morgan
  48. “Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” – Peter Marshall
  49. “Let’s ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.” – Mevlana Rumi
  50. “Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.” – Samuel Smiles
  51. “Mind is all that counts.” – Robert Collier
  52. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” – Life’s Little Instruction Calendar
  53. “Never give up, for this is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  54. “Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.”― Cory Doctorow
  55. “Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  56. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”― Calvin Coolidge
  57. “Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily.  If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow.” – Eknath Easwaran
  58. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford
  59. “People do not lack strength, they lack will.” – Victor Hugo
  60.  “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” ― Criss Jami
  61. “Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser
  62. “Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Edward Young
  63. “Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.” – Richard Cecil
  64. “Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” – Earl Wilson
  65. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses.  No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.  The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad
  66. “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 Jr.
  67. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  68. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” –   Moliere
  69. “The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.” – Ben Herbster
  70. “The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.  The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” – Dale Carnegie
  71. “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
  72. “The most important thing about having goals is having one.” – Geoffrey F. Abert
  73.  “The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.” – Channing Pollock
  74. “The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art.” – William Morris
  75. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  76. “The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” – Unknown
  77. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
  78. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” – David J. Schwartz
  79. “Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.” – Edward Young
  80.  “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
  81.  “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
  82. “What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple.  Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter.” – Peter F. Drucker
  83. “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” – Douglas Noel Adams
  84.  “Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  85. “Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making any dream come true.  “I can’t” often means “I won’t.”  You can change “I won’t” to “I will” with will power.” – Marcia Wieder
  86. “Willpower is the art of replacing one habit for another.” – Michael Garofalo
  87. “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” – Dan Millman
  88. “Wishes are like seeds – few ever develop into something.” – Michael Garofalo
  89. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”― William Faulkner
  90.  “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
  91. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell
  92. Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.- Bethany Hamilton
  93. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino
  94. I like to think that I’ve got determination, and I’m fiercely protective of the people I love. – Andrew Lincoln
  95. 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
  96. The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  97. Working hard, being patient and being full of determination is perhaps the most fulfilling way of becoming rich. – Robert Gardner

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