Determination Quotes

Determination quotes will motivate you to succeed!

The word determination has several meanings. For our purposes we are using the following definition from

  • the quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose.
  • a fixed purpose or intention.

That's a powerful definition and one we should all take to heart.

If you have a goal you want to achieve, then build up unstoppable determination and see it through!

Determination Quotes

Here is one of my favorite quotes on determination:

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."

It's from Og Mandino.

Another great quote from Denis Waitley is:

"Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you."

Quotes About Determination

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."

Harry S. Truman 

"What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it."

Alexander Graham Bell

"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men." 

Thomas Fuller 

"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough." 

Christian Nestell Bovee

"Let him that would move the world, first move himself." 


"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." 

Roger Bannister 

"Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man." 

Iain Duncan Smith 

"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

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."

Tommy Lasorda

"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 

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed."

Sydney Smith 

"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 

"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 

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." 

Colin Powell 

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