80 Determination Quotes To Fuel Your Ambition And Success

Have you ever felt like giving up on a dream or goal? Have you experienced moments when the road to success seemed rough and endless? If so, you’re not alone. Life is full of challenges that often test our strength, resilience, and determination.

Determination is a powerful trait that separates those who achieve their aspirations from those who let obstacles hold them back. It is the burning desire within us to keep going, even when faced with setbacks or doubt. To help reignite the fire within you and inspire a strong sense of determination, here are some timeless quotes to keep in mind:

It is the size of one's will which determines success. Author Unknown

It is the size of one’s will which determines success.
Author Unknown

I, on the other hand, was a little-known night-club singer, who was said to have more determination than talent.  Maya Angelou

I, on the other hand, was a little-known night-club singer, who was said to have more determination than talent.
 Maya Angelou

Winners are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. Unknown

Winners are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
Unknown

Self-determination is fine but needs to be tempered with self-control. Anonymous

Self-determination is fine but needs to be tempered with self-control.
Anonymous

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s 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

Discipline automates habits which, in turn, determine your outcomes.  David Khalil

Discipline automates habits which, in turn, determine your outcomes. 
David Khalil

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

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

You can't go buy drive. They don't sell it. It comes from here (your heart).  Eric Thomas. Determination Quotes

You can’t go buy drive. They don’t sell it. It comes from here (your heart). 
Eric Thomas

Say "I will!" and then stick to it. That's the only way to do it. Nixon Waterman,

Say “I will!” and then stick to it. That’s the only way to do it.
Nixon Waterman,

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

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

People with a strong will power will always have the bigger picture in mind. They will be able to forgo small pleasures in order to help attain bigger goals. Brian Adams,

People with a strong will power will always have the bigger picture in mind. They will be able to forgo small pleasures in order to help attain bigger goals.
Brian Adams,

A determined person will do more with a pen and paper, than a lazy person will accomplish with a personal computer. Catherine Pulsifer

A determined person will do more with a pen and paper, than a lazy person will accomplish with a personal computer.
Catherine Pulsifer

Just remember that a mountain is not taken down in one big scoop but is done by taking one small chuck away at time
Byron Pulsifer

It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.  Kenneth J Hutchins,

It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person. 
Kenneth J Hutchins,

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

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

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

Most people fail because they do not have determination and perseverance. Extraordinary people are determined and persevere that is what makes them extraordinary.
Catherine Pulsifer

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Lorimer. Determination Quotes

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Lorimer

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. Dan Gable

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Dan Gable

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

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

You need to develop the resilience and determination to tackle the hard work of leadership. You need personal resolve and tenacity to rise above the daily pressures and lead your organization into the future. Vince Molinaro

You need to develop the resilience and determination to tackle the hard work of leadership. You need personal resolve and tenacity to rise above the daily pressures and lead your organization into the future.
Vince Molinaro

Determination Quotes On Work

I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work. Lee Iacocca

I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work.
Lee Iacocca

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. Ghandi

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.
Ghandi

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop. Steve Maraboli

People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop.
Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

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

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordon

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordon

The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy – invincible determination – a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy – invincible determination – a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

It’s not about money or connections it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time. Mark Cuban

It’s not about money or connections it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.
Mark Cuban

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. Jimmy Carter

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
Jimmy Carter

Determination Quotes To Inspire Persistence and Grit

Determination is defined as” the ability to keep trying”, and to keep moving towards a goal, no matter what.

Determination is defined as” the ability to keep trying”, and to keep moving towards a goal, no matter what.

The difference between eventual success and failure can be a true sense of determination

The difference between eventual success and failure can be a true sense of determination

People with determination are those who get up and keep going, who learn from what went wrong and adjust course, and who believe in themselves despite all obstacles.

People with determination are those who get up and keep going, who learn from what went wrong and adjust course, and who believe in themselves despite all obstacles.

Determination is not always beating a giant with a single strike – it’s the day to day focus to do the tough things first!

Determination is not always beating a giant with a single strike – it’s the day to day focus to do the tough things first!

People who have mastered determination are not necessarily people who have never failed, or even those who have failed many times.

People who have mastered determination are not necessarily people who have never failed, or even those who have failed many times.

It is in getting back up no matter how many times we fall down.

It is in getting back up no matter how many times we fall down.

Our daily life demands small doses of determination at every twist and turn. For every decision we make, there is always an option that seems easier, that will take us away from our goal.

Our daily life demands small doses of determination at every twist and turn. For every decision we make, there is always an option that seems easier, that will take us away from our goal.

Best Determination Quotes About Effort and Hard Work

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. Henry J. Kaiser Determination Quotes

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

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

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. David J. Schwartz

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
David J. Schwartz

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

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

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

When the will is ready the feet are light.  Proverb Determination Quotes

When the will is ready the feet are light. 
Proverb

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. Jimmy Lyon

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.
Jimmy Lyon

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford

Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily.  If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow. Eknath Easwaran Determination Quotes

Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily.  If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow.
Eknath Easwaran

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

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

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Determination Quotes About Career

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

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

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you.  What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you.  What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Mary Pickford

As long as I have you there is just one other thing I’ll always need tremendous self control.  Ashleight Brilliant

As long as I have you there is just one other thing I’ll always need tremendous self control. 
Ashleight Brilliant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wishes are like seeds – few ever develop into something. Michael Garofalo

Wishes are like seeds – few ever develop into something.
Michael Garofalo

People do not lack strength, they lack will.  Victor Hugo Determination Quotes

People do not lack strength, they lack will. 
Victor Hugo

Determination Quotes About Life

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The obstacles that distract thought are disease, apathy, doubt, carelessness, indolence, dissipation, false vision, failure to attain a firm basis in yoga, and restlessness. Pantanjali, Yoga Sutra

The obstacles that distract thought are disease, apathy, doubt, carelessness, indolence, dissipation, false vision, failure to attain a firm basis in yoga, and restlessness.
Pantanjali, Yoga Sutra

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretzky

Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.  Richard Cecil

Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on. 
Richard Cecil

Gongfu is an ancient Chinese term describing work/devotion/effort that has been successfully applied over a substantial period of time, resulting in a degree of mastery in a specific field.  Although the term is synonymous in the West with martial arts (though it is most over rendered Kung Fu), it is equally applicable to calligraphy, painting, music, or other areas of endeavor. Andy James

Gongfu is an ancient Chinese term describing work/devotion/effort that has been successfully applied over a substantial period of time, resulting in a degree of mastery in a specific field.  Although the term is synonymous in the West with martial arts (though it is most over rendered Kung Fu), it is equally applicable to calligraphy, painting, music, or other areas of endeavor. Andy James

How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform. Edward Young

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform. Edward Young

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

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

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.

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

Motivational Determination Quotes

What it boils down to is this – it’s up to you to get hold of you mind, control  it, quiet it.  God does the rest.  And immediately, as Eckhart says, “The being ready and the pouring in are all one act. 

What it boils down to is this – it’s up to you to get hold of you mind, control  it, quiet it.  God does the rest.  And immediately, as Eckhart says, “The being ready and the pouring in are all one act. 
Nancy Pope

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream
Eleanor Roosevelt

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes. A Chinese Proverb

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
A Chinese Proverb

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. Arthur Schopenhauer

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

They must change often, who would be constant in happiness. Confucius

They must change often, who would be constant in happiness.
Confucius

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

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

The most important thing about having goals is having one. Geoffrey F. Abert Determination Quotes

The most important thing about having goals is having one.
Geoffrey F. Abert

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

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

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

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

Will is character in action. William McDougall

Will is character in action.
William McDougall

Inspirational Determination Quotes About Success

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. William James

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. Channing Pollock

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Channing Pollock

The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become. Ben Herbster

The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.
Ben Herbster

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

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

These determination quotes serve as reminders of the power we hold within ourselves to accomplish remarkable things. They inspire us to persevere in the face of challenges and embrace the journey towards our dreams.

Remember, determination is not just a trait possessed by the chosen few. It is a mindset that can be cultivated and nurtured by developing a strong sense of self-belief, embracing failure as a stepping stone to success, and relentlessly pursuing our goals.

So, the next time you find yourself facing obstacles or doubting your abilities, turn to these quotes for motivation. Allow them to fuel your ambition and help you stay determined on your path towards success.

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