What’s the key quality that every successful person has? Determination!

They might not be the smartest, most talented, or most experienced…but, what they do have is the grit and drive to keep pushing forward and working towards a goal – irrespective of the challenges and obstacles.

That’s what determination is all about! Having a focus, a strong desire, and the willpower to accomplish something. It’s about getting back up no matter how many times we fall down. It’s about believing in ourselves.

Whether we want to lose weight, quit smoking, or complete any other task, it takes an incredible amount of determination and perseverance to achieve the goals we’ve set.

So, if you need a quick shot of determination, we’ve listed down some wise quotes from those who know exactly how important it is and who have utilized its strength.

These quotes will encourage you to go for your dreams. They will remind you to not give up, to persevere, persist and move ahead without fear – until you reach your goals!

Quote #1

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh”

Quote #2

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frighten us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” Marianne Williamson

Quote #3

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie

Quote #4

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” T. Harv Eker

Quote #5

“When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

Quote #6

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi

Quote #7

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” – Brian Tracy

Quote #8

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

Quote #9

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

Quote #10

“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

Quote #11

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson

Quote #12

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Sarah Frances Brown

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Quote #13

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

Quote #14

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”  Maya Angelou

Quote #15

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

Quote #16

“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

Quote #17

“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

Quote #18

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  William Faulkner

Quote #19

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”  Leonardo da Vinci

Quote #20

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi

Quote #21

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

Quote #22

We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” – Shakti Gawain

Quote #23

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” Edward Everett Hale

Quote #24

Keep going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” Roy T. Bennett

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Quote #25

“To anyone that ever told you you’re no good…they’re no better.” Hayley Williams

Quote #26

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

Quote #27

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” Tom Hiddleston

Quote #28

“If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.” Orson Scott Card

Quote #29

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Audrey Hepburn

Quote #30

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein

Quote #31

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” Thomas Jefferson

Quote #32

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” Roy T. Bennett

Quote #33

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coehlo

Quote #34

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Barack Obama

Quote #35

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Quote #36

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”  Roy T. Bennett

Quote #37

“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.”Lou Holtz

Quote #38

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

Quote #39

“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

Quote #40

“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

Quote #41

“People who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.” – Samuel Smiles

Quote #42

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” – Peter Marshall


Wrapping Up

…and that’s a wrap! We’ve rounded up the best quotes about determination that will certainly help you put one foot in front of the other and inspire you to achieve your dreams.

Honestly, without determination, we can never make it past life’s roadblocks. Determination helps us stay focused and determined. It inspires us to dream bigger and motivates us to achieve more for ourselves.

Don’t forget to share these quotes with your loved ones to motivate them as well. Also, if you’ve any favorite determination or perseverance quotes that we missed out on, tweet to us at @bit_docs and let us know!

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