Determination Quotes

Most popular determination quotes

What is possible? What you will.


To generalize is to be an idiot.
The best way out is always through.

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Man is a stubborn seeker of meaning.
Success is due less to ability than to zeal.

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To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.


Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
It is not tears but determination that makes pain bearable.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

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None climbs so high as he who knows not whither he is going.
Everything considered, a determined soul will always manage.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.


I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.


The human heart refuses to believe in a universe without a purpose.
I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it.
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

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An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.


There is something in defeat which puts new determination into a man of mettle.


When people talk to me about the weather, I always feel they mean something else.

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A determination to succeed is the only way to succeed that I know anything about.
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.


The will is the strong blind man who carries on his shoulders the lame man who can see.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.


Act with a determination not to be turned aside by thoughts of the past and fears of the future.
Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.


If I am building a mountain and stop before the last basketful of earth is placed on the summit, I have failed.
Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
Can circumvent or hinder or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul.
If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don't, you have achieved half your failure.
Determination is power.  If the prospect be dark, kindle up the fire of resolution that nothing but death can extinguish.
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey-wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
Great things will occur when you get up [after failure and defeat], dust yourself off, and go after life with determination and courage.
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.
We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
There were times when it was said that I had more determination than talent. This may be said of many. It may also be said that life loves the person who dares to live it.


I believe that the struggle against death, the unconditional and self-willed determination to live is the motive power behind the lives and activities of all outstanding men.
You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something. I cannot, never accomplished anything: I will try, has wrought wonders.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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I must hold in balance the sense of the futility of effort and the sense of the necessity to struggle; the conviction of the inevitability of failure and still the determination to "succeed"—and, more than these, the contradiction between the dead hand of the past and the high intentions of the future.
Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.

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