Perseverance Quotes

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About Perseverance

I am Perseverance

You will find me in the child who is learning to walk
the spider rebuilding her web after a storm
and the steadfast grace of a tree growing on rock.
~ Unknown

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

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
~ Walter Elliott, The Spiritual Life

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.
~ Bob Riley

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
~ Julie Andrews

The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
~ Francis Quarles

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Bible Verses

Not only so, but wec also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
~ Bible – Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
~ Bible – Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
~ Bible – Hebrews 12:1 (ESV)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
~ Bible – James 1:2-4 (NIV)

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Don't Quit Poem

Don't Quit
Don't Quit
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When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but do not quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worse, that you must not quit.

~ Unknown

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If you are going through hell, keep going.
~ Winston Churchill

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
~ Richard L. Evans

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

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
~ Gillian Anderson

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
~ Paula Abdul

Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.
~ Unknown

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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

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

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
~ Robert Schuller

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.
~ André A. Jackson

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

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All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is ever whipped, until he quits -- in his own mind.
~ Napoleon Hill

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
~ Elbert Hubbard

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
~ George Eliot

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
~ Samuel Smiles

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
~ William Cobbett

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When the world says, 'Give up,'
Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'
~ Unknown

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.
~ Unknown

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

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
~ Napoleon Hill

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.
~ Helen Keller

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Lack of Persistence

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

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Mottos for Perseverance

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
~ Thomas Jefferson

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

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
~ Charles Spurgeon

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

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
~ Christopher Morley

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
~ John Wooden

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
~ General Dwight Eisenhower

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
~ Napoleon Hill

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.
~ Vince Lombardi

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
~ Billie Jean King

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Never Give Up

Never, never, never give up!
~ Winston Churchill

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

Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.
~ Joseph P. Wirthlin

Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round, remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.
~ James Corbett

Never Quit. Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit you'll regret it forever.
~ Rudy Ruettiger

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Patience is a Virtue

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
~ Georges-Louis Leclerc

Patience and perseverance surmount every difficulty.
~ Unknown

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Perseverance and Adversity

He who does not tire, tires adversity.
~ Unknown

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

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
~ Scott Hamilton

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
~ Scott Hamilton

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

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Perseverance and Success

I do not think 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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
~ Winston Churchill

You can't go through life quitting everything. If you're going to achieve anything, you've got to stick with something.
~ from the television show Family Matters

As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent - that it does not have to be recognized by others."
~ Robert Brault,

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

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
~ Conrad Hilton

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

You don't become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems
~ Mark Victor Hansen

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I don't know what keeps me going. Sometimes I wonder... I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to succeed and having that burning desire to always have success.
~ Tanya Tucker

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
~ Joseph Addison

No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
~ Ramana Maharshi

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
~ Lao Tzu

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
~ Victor Hugo

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
~ Orison Swett Marden

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

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Practice Makes Perfect

When Babe Didrickson Zaharias, often called the ‘athletic phenomenon of all time,’ won the British woman’s gold tournament, people said of her what they had said many times before: ‘Oh, she’s an automatic champion, a natural athlete.’ When Babe started golfing in earnest thirteen years ago she hit as many as 1,000 balls in one afternoon, playing until her hands were so sore they had to be taped.
~ James Keller

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

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
~ William James

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Fall seven times, stand up eight.
~ Japanese Proverb

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
~ Chinese Proverb

One may go a long way after one is tired.
~ French Proverb

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

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Success vs. Failure

Before success comes in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do.
~ Napoleon Hill

It is not enough to begin; continuance is necessary. Mere enrollment will not make one a scholar; the pupil must continue in the school through the long course, until he masters every branch. Success depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance.
~ James Russell Miller

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Value of Persistence

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. The slogan, 'press on' has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.
~ Calvin Coolidge

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
~ Albert Einstein

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

Saints are sinners who kept on going.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
~ Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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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

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.
~ H. Jackson Brown

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 man of sense is never discouraged by difficulties; he redoubles his industry and his diligence, he perseveres, and infallibly prevails at last.
~ Lord Chesterfield

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
~ Winston Churchill

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
~ Dr. Samuel Johnson

The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.
~ Mark Twain

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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
~ John Quincy Adams

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
~ Samuel Johnson

I think one of the most important attributes is perseverance.
~ David Rose

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
~ Samuel Johnson

It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential.
~ Lynn Davies

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
~ Ambrose Bierce

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
~ Albert Einstein

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