Success Quotes

100+ Quotes to Make You Determined To Learn


January 9th, 2018   |   Updated on February 16th, 2022

1. “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!”-William Shakespeare


2. “He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”-Victor Hugo


3. “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”-Walt Disney Company


4. “I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.”-Veronica Roth


5. “Peter would probably throw a party if I stopped breathing.’


6. ‘Well,’ he says, ‘I would only go if there was cake.”-Veronica Roth


7. “And the rest is rust and stardust.”-Vladimir Nabokov


8. “People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”-Veronica Roth


9. “It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.”-Yann Martel


10. “The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards.”-T.H. White


11. “I am selfish. I am brave.”-Veronica Roth


12. “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”-Terry Pratchett


13. “There is a sacredness in tears….They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”-Washington Irving


14. “Mad Girl’s Love Song I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.)The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary blackness gallops in: I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed, And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.(I think I made you up inside my head.)God topples from the sky, hell’s fires fade:Exit seraphim and Satan’s men:I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.I fancied you’d return the way you said,But I grow old and I forget your name.(I think I made you up inside my head.)I should have loved a thunderbird instead;At least when spring comes they roar back again.I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.(I think I made you up inside my head.)”-Sylvia Plath


15. “Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.”-Veronica Roth


16. “We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”-Veronica Roth


17. “It is thanks to my evening reading alone that I am still more or less sane.”-W.G. Sebald


18. “Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.”-Veronica Roth


19. “I am different, not less.”-Temple Grandin


20. “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.”-William Shakespeare


21. “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.”-Thomas Merton


22. “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”-William Golding


23. “When you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”-William Saroyan


24. “Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”-Winston S. Churchill


25. “Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.”-Thomas Wolfe


26. “It must require bravery to be honest all the time.”-Veronica Roth


27. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,My love as deep; the more I give to thee,The more I have, for both are infinite.”-William Shakespeare


28. “The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.”-V.S. Naipaul


29. “Too many of us are hung up on what we don’t have, can’t have, or won’t ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”-Terry McMillan


30. “It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”-Terry Pratchett


31. “To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.”-Victor Hugo


32. “In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”-Woody Allen


33. “Is there no way out of the mind?”-Sylvia Plath


34. “I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent.”-Veronica Roth


35. “Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.”-William Makepeace Thackeray


36. “My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”-Warsan Shire


37. “Books are easily destroyed. But words will live as long as people can remember them.”-Tahereh Mafi


38. “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”-W.E.B. Du Bois


39. “What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.”-Tennessee Williams


40. “I feel free and strong. If I were not a reader of books I could not feel this way.”-Walter Tevis


41. “Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.”-Thomas Pynchon


42. “Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that – I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much – so very much to learn.”-Sylvia Plath


43. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”-Zora Neale Hurston


44. “Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.”-Victor Hugo


45. “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.”-T.S. Eliot


46. “To love another person is to see the face of God.”-Victor Hugo


47. “In the summer I stretch out on the shore and think of you. Had I told the sea what I felt for you,It would have left its shores, Its shells, Its fish, And followed me.”-Nizar Qabanni


48. “I have spread my dreams under your feet.Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”-W.B. Yeats


49. “Threats are the last resort of a man with no vocabulary.”-Tamora Pierce


50. “Maybe that’s what we look for in the people we love, the spark of unhappiness we think we know how to extinguish.”-Tom Perrotta


51.“Sleep,he says.I’ll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.With what?My bare hands, obviously.”-Veronica Roth


52. “It is the size of one’s will which determines success.”-Author Unknown


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


54. “Discipline automates habits which, in turn, determine your outcomes.”-David Khalil


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


56. “Working hard, being patient and being full of determination is perhaps the most fulfilling way of becoming rich.”-Robert Gardner


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


58. “We will either find a way, or make one!” -Hannibal


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


60. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” -William Blake


61. “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


62. “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


63. “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


64. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” -Vince Lombardi


65. “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


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


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


68. “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


69. “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


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


71. “It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” -Kenneth J Hutchins


72. “No matter the number of times you fail you must be determined to succeed. You must not lose hope. Don’t stop in your storm.” -Tony Narams


73. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -Gail Devers


74. “PERSIST. Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you can do great things.” -Author Unknown


75. “I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.” -Gale Sayers


76. “Mom, thank you for always modeling the utmost strength, determination, and work ethic.” -Steph Gold


77. “I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened.” -Wilma Rudolph


78. “Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.” -Anthony Robbins


79. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” -Author Unknown


80. “Ambition is more than mere desire. It is desire plus incentive – determination – will to achieve the desire.” -Herbert Armstrong


81. “I could have given up a long time ago, but I never did. I truly believe that determination is the key to success in anything.” -Elissa Montanti


82. “Being disabled means I can’t physically take care of myself, but it doesn’t stop me from living my life. I don’t dwell on that aspect of my life.” -Denise Ghizzone


83. “Determination is only available to those who persevere and have the attitude of never giving up just because one thing did not work.” -Byron Pulsifer


84. “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” -Abraham Lincoln


85. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -Og Mandino


86. “The great leaders of the past also shared one amazing trait, the incredible power of determination. When others had failed, others had missed opportunities; they had the drive, the resolve, the thirst to make change to their existence.” -Sonny Kalar


87. “We must learn to see that life’s trials are nothing but passing circumstances and that something can be done to overcome them.” -Kevin Johnson


88. “Action and Determination are two habits you must develop at the forefront of all Success.” -Machi Block


89. “Imagine, dream, and believe in yourself. With determination and belief, you will be surprised at what you accomplish.” -Byron Pulsifer


90. “To make any kind of change, one has to have the will and determination to do it.” -Byron Pulsifer


91. “Feel proud of your achievements, no matter how small they are, and create or renew a spark of determination within yourself so that you continue to work hard.” -Amy Pendergrass


92. “Your courage, determination, creativity, stubbornness, work ethic and decision making will decide where you get.” -Amar Hasic


93. “Rewarding yourself, helps to build rapport and give yourself that extra boost and determination to hit the next goal.”-James Fullerton


93. “Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” -Henry vanDyke


95. “We can achieve anything we desire if we give ourselves the time and the right resources to learn, but these are worthless without the focus and determination to be successful.” -Rosemary Peck


96. “I passionately believe that coming second is coming nowhere and I hope that anyone reading this will realise that having set a goal for your life, whatever it may be, your level of education or your background will not always have a negative effect on the achievement of your goal if you have a relentless determination to win.” -Robert J. Stewart


97. “Many things catch your fancy but true, lasting, career oriented success can only come if you are willing to combine that passion of choice with hard work and determination.” -K. Elizabeth


98. “Find what you love to do, and go do it. You will never be successful until you have a plan, and the discipline and determination to go through with that plan.” -Julius Williams


99. “When we persist through determination with a positive mind-set then in time our results will prove to be the mirror image of the dreams we once arose from to reach our greatness.” -Paul Odafe Akpomukai


100. “The truth is that through sheer will and determination, these people transformed their visions into realities. Nothing was handed to them, and, more importantly, they never gave up.” -Jason Navallo


101. “If we attack our problems with determination we shall succeed.” -Franklin Roosevelt


102.”Determination makes you willing to do and determines what you are willing to do. Thus, determination is the impetus for persistence and perseverance for taking action.” -Dorothy Wehunt