Best Willpower Quotes On Success In Life

These willpower quotes will inspire you. Willpower is the ability to control one’s own actions, emotions, or urges; or control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging willpower quotes, willpower sayings, and willpower proverbs.

Famous Willpower Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.” ~ George S. Patton
  3. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.” ~ Robert Frost

  5. “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.” ~ Jesse Owens
  6. “Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” ~ Eric Mangini
  7. “We have more ability than willpower, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  8. “Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

  9. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” ~ Les Brown
  10. “In the absence of willpower, the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.” ~ Aleister Crowley
  11. “Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile.” ~ Brian Tracy
  12. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” ~ H. G. Wells

  13. “The development of willpower -I will, I won’t and I want- may define what it means to be human.” ~ Kelly McGonigal
  14. “Everyone wants to do what the great ones do, but very few are willing to do what they did to become great” ~ Jon Gordon
  15. “With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower.” ~ Johnny Weissmuller
  16. “Successful weight loss takes programming, not willpower.” ~ Phil McGraw

  17. “Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  18. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” ~ Muhammad Ali
  19. “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
  20. “Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

  21. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” ~ Og Mandino
  22. “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  23. “Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer , Strong willpower quotes
  24. “People do not lack strength; they lack will.” ~ Victor Hugo

  25. “He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.” ~ Johann Gottlieb Fichte
  26. “Business is always a struggle. There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winner has scars. The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and willpower to develop themselves. So choose to be among the few today.” ~ Chris Kirubi
  27. “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
  28. “The will of man is his happiness.” ~ Friedrich Schiller

  29. “When you see a thing clearly in your mind, your creative “success mechanism” within you takes over and does the job much better than you could do it by conscious effort or “willpower.” ~ Maxwell Maltz
  30. “What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter.” ~ Peter Drucker
  31. “If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  32. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ~ Horace

  33. “Without the will, marriage is a mockery; without emotion, it is a drudgery. You need both.” ~ Ravi Zacharias
  34. “Each and every one of you has the power, the will and the capacity to make a difference in the world in which you live in” ~ Harry Belafonte
  35. “Willpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you haven’t dealt with the root cause.” ~ Rick Warren
  36. “Willpower is trying very hard not to do something you want to do very much.” ~ John Ortberg

  37. “The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  38. “You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen as long as you keep yourself centered.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  39. “Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.” ~ Addison Mizner
  40. “Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.” ~ Richard Cecil

  41. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  42. “One supreme fact which I have discovered is that it is not willpower, but fantasy and imagination that ceates. Imagination is the creative force. Imagination creates reality.” ~ Richard Wagner
  43. “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  44. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  45. “You surrender to love; you do not accomplish love by willpower.” ~ Richard Rohr
  46. “I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn’t occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.” ~ Thor Heyerdahl
  47. “We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” ~ George A. Sheehan
  48. “I have willpower and determination. I am very resilient, like rock.” ~ Carnie Wilson

  49. “Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.” ~ Denis Waitley , Willpower quotes and determination
  50. “No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  51. “All things must; man is the only creature that wills.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  52. “In oratory, the will must predominate.” ~ David Hare

  53. “This in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners.” ~ William Shakespeare
  54. “Will cannot be quenched against its will.” ~ Dante Alighieri
  55. “When a man’s willing and eager the gods join in.” ~ Aeschylus
  56. “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~ Mark Twain

  57. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” ~ Dean Karnazes
  58. “Wishes run over in loquacious impotence, will presses on with laconic energy.” ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
  59. “There’s no doubt that Mexican men and women – full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work – are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States.” ~ Vicente Fox
  60. “In war, the chief incalculable is the human will.” ~ B. H. Liddell Hart

  61. “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” ~ Kathrine Switzer
  62. “I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.” ~ Pietro Aretino
  63. “Willpower is steam for life’s locomotion.” ~ Praveen Kumar

  64. “Empathy is not simply a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through but having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it. In a way, empathy is predicated upon hope.” ~ Cornel West
  65. “If you feel stronger and good when the weather is sunny and weaker and bad when the weather is cloudy, then it means your willpower is not powerful yet!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

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