Quotes About Determination

  1. It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. William Somerset Maugham
  2. It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge. John J. Watson
  3. Nothing in the 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 alone 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. John Calvin Coolidge
  4. The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
  5. Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped. James Corbett
  6. Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. Anthony (Tony) Robbins
  7. A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must….be undaunted when the going gets tough. Ronald Reagan
  8. The more you prepare, the luckier you appear. Terry Josephson
  9. We will either find a way or make one. Hannibal
  10. 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
  11. When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it – but all that had gone before. Jacob Riis
  12. The more you prepare, the luckier you appear. Terry Josephson
  13. If-determination is fine but needs to be tempered with self-control. Anonymous
  14. Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the everlasting and sanctified buldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold. Dr. A. B. Meldrum
  15. 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
  16. The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. Channing Pollock
  17. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Alva Edison
  18. 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
  19. You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. Jimmy Carter
  20. Nothing great will ever be achieved without great mean, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. Charles De Gaulle
  21. A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. John Christian Bovee
  22. Nothing can resist the human that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose. Benjamin Disraeli
  23. To know just what has to be done, then to do it, comprises the whole philosophy of practical life. Sir William Osler
  24. The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, its energy – invincible determination – a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
  25. The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. Roger Bannister
  26. 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
  27. The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. Tommy Lasorda
  28. 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
  29. But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think… Lord Byron

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