Perseverance Quotes

Best selected perseverance quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about perseverance will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise. Abraham Lincoln
Never, never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. [Proverbs 24:16] Bible
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory. Ted W. Engstrom
Persevere and get it done. George Allen
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? Elbert Hubbard
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they have gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you. Except the Will which says to them; ''Hold on!'' Rudyard Kipling
Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks. John Lyly
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. Christopher Morley
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens. Arnold Schwarzenegger
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
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. Henry Ward Beecher
The fall of dropping water wears away the stone. Lucretius
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. George E. Allen
A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves a glorious success. Ambrose Bierce
God Almighty hates a quitter. Samuel Fessenden
You've got to say, ''I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it.'' It's called perseverance. Lee Iacocca
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. Euripides
I never gave up, even when people told me I'd never make it. Bob Wickman
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. John D. Rockefeller
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained -- who can say this is not greatness? William M. Thackeray
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Endurance is the crowning quality... James Russell Lowell
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. African Proverb
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. Denis Waitley
If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through. Anonymous
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit. Mark Twain
It's always too soon to quit. David T. Scoates
Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I'm proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up. Orel Herhiser
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win. Arnold Palmer
Fall seven times and stand up eight. Japanese Proverb
This lady is not for turning. Margaret Thatcher
The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains. Ernest Hello
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. Albert Einstein
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these. James Whitcomb Riley
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards. Abraham Lincoln
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. Walter Elliott
Don't worry about genius. Don't worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. And the best motto for a long march is: ''Don't grumble. Plug on!'' Sir Thomas Treves
It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. John Wooden
A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits. Richard M. Nixon
Through struggle to the stars. Motto
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward. Zig Ziglar
Never give up. Keep your thoughts and your mind always on the goal. Tom Bradley
Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean. Percy Ross
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown. H. Ross Perot
You have to persevere. You have to do it. I have insecurities. But whatever I'm insecure about I don't dissect it, but I'll go after it and say, ''What am I afraid of?'' I bet the average successful person can tell you they've failed so much more than they've had success. I've had far more failures than I've had successes. With every commercial I've gotten, there were 200 I didn't get. You have to go after what you're afraid of. Kevin Sorbo
You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing. Rene Mcpherson
By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's only one way you can fail, and that's to quit. Brian Hays
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement. Florence Scovel Shinn
The only way to overcome is to hang in. Dan O'Brien
No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning. Richard Petty
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little. Plutarch
A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation. Saadi
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation. Edmund Burke
You just can't beat the person who never gives up. Babe Ruth
If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players' minds the next time out. Sam Snead
With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. Napoleon Hill
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4] Bible
Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliance and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bull doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold. Dr. A. B. Meldrum
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired. Robert Strauss
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. Epictetus
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories. Bjorn Borg
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before. Herodotus
Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible. Lord Chesterfield
Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall. Sidney J. Harris
Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there. David Zucker
It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on. Mary Caroline Richards
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. Ovid
Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step. Samuel Smiles
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can. Sydney Smith
There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers. It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody believes in a determined man. People know that when he undertakes a thing, the battle is half won, for his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do. Orison Swett Marden
One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve. George Allen
No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years. Lord Alfred Tennyson
Stars are good too. I wish I could get some to put in my hair. But I suppose I never can. You would be surprised to find how far off they are, for they do not look it. When they first showed last night I tried to knock some down with a pole, but it didn't reach, which astonished me. Then I tried clods till I was all tired out, but I never got one. I did make some close shots, for I saw the black blot of the clod sail right into thee midst of the golden clusters forty or fifty times, just barely missing them, and if I could've held out a little longer, maybe I could've got one. Mark Twain
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up. Les Brown
All great achievements require time. David J. Schwartz
I am a kind of burr; I shall stick. William Shakespeare
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. [Hebrews 10:36] Bible
Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. Thomas H. Huxley
Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way. Jeremy Collier
When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes. Thomas A. Edison
If you are truly flexible and go until... there is really very little you can't accomplish in your lifetime. Anthony Robbins
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. Edward Eggleston
Boys, there ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You've got to say, ''I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.'' It's called perseverance. Lee Iacocca
Success... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton
When the going gets tough, the tough hang in there. Anonymous
He conquers who endures. Persius
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling. Lucretius
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best. George Eliot
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. James J. Corbett
Paralyze resistance with persistence. Woody Hayes
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth
The darkest hour is just before the dawn. Proverb
Don't halt before you are lame. English Proverb
If you've got the guts to stick it out... you're going to make it. Brian Hays
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation. Jack Nicklaus
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle
The most essential factor is persistence -- the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. James Whitcomb Riley
The person who wins may have been counted out several times, but didn't hear the referee. Anonymous
When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row. Alice Paul
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through. Jim Rohn
One should act in consonance with the way of heaven and earth, which is enduring and eternal. The superior man perseveres long in his course, adapts to the times, but remains firm in his direction and correct in his goals. I Ching
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. Julie Andrews
You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all. J. Askenberg
Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Your persistence is your measure of faith in yourself. Anonymous
Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity. Arthur Pine
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. Napoleon Hill
A jug fills drop by drop. Buddha
If you keep working at it, in the last analysis, you win. They've got to kill us a hundred times. All we have to do is kill them once. Frederick Smith
Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when your rise to battle again. Anonymous
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals -- this alone is worth the struggle. Sir William Osler
If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed. Curly Howard
Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world's wealth. It spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and buds the choicest flowers and fruits spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briars. Samuel G. Goodrich
Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement. Napoleon Hill
Plodding wins the race. Aesop
Persevere in virtue and diligence. Titus Livy
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us. Christian Nevell Bovee
To be somebody you must last. Ruth Gordon
It matters if you just don't give up. Stephen Hawking
We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. Tobias Wolff
Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on. Norman Vincent Peale
They, that unnamed ''they,'' they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up -- and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me. Gregory Corso
I never thought I didn't have a card to play. Jim Lovell
Never despair, keep pushing on. Sir Thomas Lipton
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Newt Gingrich
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. Napoleon Hill
When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. Jacob Riis
Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged. Thomas A. Edison
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ''Here comes number seventy-one!'' Richard M. DeVos
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do. Napoleon Hill
Neither evil tongues, rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, shall ever prevail against us. William Wordsworth
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it. Margaret Thatcher
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves. Winston Churchill
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. Josh Billings
The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale. A. E. Housman
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. Napoleon Hill
It's when things get rough and you don't quit that success comes. Anonymous
I will hold. Motto
Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished. Ulysses S. Grant
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all. Dale Carnegie
I am confident. I never give up. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Nothing in the 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. Calvin Coolidge
Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard. E. Joseph Cossman
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed. William Ernest Henley
Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit. Henry L. Doherty
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 honor and good sense. Winston Churchill

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