21 Inspirational Willpower Quotes

Wednesday 26th, December 2012 / 14:04 Written by
21 Inspirational Willpower Quotes

Here are some of my favorite willpower quotes, starting with Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill quote“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.“ – Winston Churchill

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile.” – Brian Tracy

“Nothing is easy to the unwilling.” – Thomas Fuller

“The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.” – Bobby Knight

“Will is character in action.” – William McDougall

“What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter.” – Peter F. Drucker

“The more things you do, the more you can do.” – Lucille Ball

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Willpower is trying very hard not to do something you want to do very much.” – John Ortberg

“The will is the keystone in the arch of human achievement. It is the culmination of our complex mental faculties. It is the power that rules minds, men and nations.” – Thomas Parker Boyd

“You are only as lazy or lacking in willpower as you think you are.” – Ken Christian

“To assert your willpower is simply to make up your mind that you want something, and then refuse to be put off.” – Phillip Cooper

“In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.” – Aleister Crowley

“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

“What is now proved was once only imagined.” – William Blake

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” – Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements

william shakespeare quote“Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners.” – William Shakespeare

“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.” – Pietro Aretino

“Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible.” – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Most of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower.” – Robert McKee

What are your favorite willpower quotes? Let us know in the comments.

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Winston Churchill Image credit Canada Science and Technology Museum

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