Quotes About Perseverance

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Perseverance

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If you are going through hell, keep going.

~Winston S. Churchill


The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.

~Henry Ward Beecher


The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

~Author Unknown


 In the confrontation between the stream and the rock the stream always wins not through strength but by perseverance

When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

~Author Unknown


Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

~Dale Carnegie


Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.

~Author Unknown


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
~Maya Angelou


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

~Josh Billings


The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.

~Author Unknown


Our greatest glory, is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail


Never, never, never give in!

~Winston S. Churchill


Fall seven times, stand up eight.

~Japanese Proverb


Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

~Newt Gingrich


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.



If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.

~Flavia Weedn


He conquers who endures.



 The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win


Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.

~Robert Brault


It always seems impossible until it’s done.

~Nelson Mandela


It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

~Albert Einstein


Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

~Walter Elliott



The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.



People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.

~G.B. Shaw


If you don't like how things are, change it!  You're not a tree.


It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.

~Winston S. Churchill


There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.

~Author Unknown


Perseverance… keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.

~William Shakespeare


Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

~Thomas A. Edison


The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.



 Teaching children to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.

But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

~Author Unknown



A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

~Francis Bacon


The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Saints are sinners who kept on going.

~Robert Louis Stevenson


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give



Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.

~Marilyn Monroe


If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.

~Buddhist Saying


Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.

~Vivian Komori


You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.

~Joe Namath


I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

~Abraham Lincoln


The dreams of the broken are mightier than the wishes of the dead.



Life is not happening to you.  Life is responding to you.


I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

~Author Unknown


Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

~Martin Luther


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.

~Zig Ziglar


Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.

~Charles F. Kettering


One may go a long way after one is tired.

~French Proverb


Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

~F. Scott Fitzgerald


Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.

~Georges-Louis Leclerc


Pull yourself together and use what you have.

~Betsy Cañas Garmon


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

~Abraham Lincoln


The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

~Robert Schuller


Sometimes you must cross a bridge and other times you need to burn it. But, always keep building one and never lose your faith in life.



When things go wrong, don’t go with them.

~Elvis Presley


It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.

~F. Scott Fitzgerald


With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.

~Thomas Foxwell Buxton


As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent — that it does not have to be recognized by others.

~Robert Brault


When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.

~Author Unknown


Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.

~William James


Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

~Winston S. Churchill


Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company


Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.

~André A. Jackson


Spring is on the way; summer is on the way; storms are on the way; wars are on the way; sorrow and happiness are on the way; they are all on the way, they are coming! Everything is on the way! Life is a highway; while we are moving on the way, all else is coming towards us! Devil is on the way; angel is on the way! Stay firm on the way!

~Mehmet Murat ildan


Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

~Earl Nightingale


A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors.

~Antonio Porchia


Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

~William Feather


Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

~Christopher Morley


Look at a stone cutter 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 the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

~Jacob A. Riis