Determination Quotes and Persistence Quotes

These determination quotes remind us of what usually separates those who are successful from those who are not. . . the ability to keep going and moving forward in the face of difficult odds or lack of visible results. Often the results we seek are “just around the corner” if we persist and don’t give up!

A perfect analogy is water. At 212 degrees Fahrenheit, water will boil. But if you stop heating water at 211 degrees, you will not reach the goal of boiling. . . THAT is the difference a single degree more can make!

I hope these determination quotes inspire and motivate you pursue your goals with dogged persistence; success will be yours!

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
(Confucius)

Nothing in this 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 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.
(Calvin Coolidge)

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
(Albert Einstein)

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
(B.C. Forbes)

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
(Vince Lombardi)

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

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
(Louis Pasteur )

It's always too soon to quit.
(Norman Vincent Peale)

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverence. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
(John D. Rockefeller, Sr.)

When you know what you want and you want it badly enough, you will find the ways to get it.
(Jim Rohn)

I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours nor amount of labor nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that was in me.
(Col. Harland Sanders )

Tough times never last but tough people do.
(Robert Schuller)

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
(Marilyn Vos Savant)

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
(W. Clement Stone)

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to; all they need is one reason why they can.
(Willis Whitney)


I’ve tried to provide proper attribution to the original sources of these determination quotes. Please let me know if there are any that may be in error, or if you know some of the sources I have identified as “unknown”. Thanks!

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