Determination Quotes and Sayings

Without determination, all attempts at accomplishing your dreams will come to a halt. The reason is because you will be faced with a lot of obstacles, some large enough to make you want to quit on your dreams. If you want to greatly increase your odds of becoming successful, you need to have the ability to keep going even when it’s the last thing you want to do. Reading these determination quotes could be a good start if you’re feeling defeated.

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

“There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.” – Clare Boothe Luce

“We will either find a way, or make one!” – Hannibal

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” – Confucius

“Unlimited power is available to those men and women who have the wisdom and determination to submerge individual personalities and individual interests through the blending of their minds in harmony towards a specific purpose.” – Thomas D. Willhite

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers

“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, his greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle victorious.” – Vince Lombardi

“Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.” – Bernadette Devlin

“Every worthwhile accomplishment has a price tag attached to it. The question is always whether you are willing to pay the price to attain it – in hard work, sacrifice, patience, faith, and endurance.” – John C. Maxwell

“Life is going to give you just what you put into it. Put your whole heart in everything you do.” – Vivian Baxter

“Nothing of great value in life comes easily. The things of highest value sometimes come hard. The gold that has the greatest value lies deepest in the earth, as do the diamonds.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

“Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Everyone has bad stretches and real successes. Either way, you have to be careful not to lose your confidence or get too confident.” – Nancy Kerrigan

“So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.” – Og Mandino

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