Quotes About Perseverance

One of the greatest traits you can develop is the will to keep going. Talent, skill, and even luck can only get you so far. The ones who succeed in life on a long term basis are the ones who persist at getting the things they want. The way life usually works is this: You want something, you work for it, you don’t get it right away. That’s how it is. When you fail to get what you want, what do you do? Do you quit or do you pick yourself up and try again?

It will be your relentless perseverance that will get you most of the results and experiences you want in life. If your first attempt doesn’t work, try again. If your 10th attempt doesn’t work, try again. If your 100th attempt doesn’t work, that’s right, try again. Of course, this is assuming you’re actually paying attention to your results and adjusting your approach where necessary. Doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result is the definition of insanity as Einstein famously stated.

The following is a list of quotes about perseverance that will hopefully help you get back into the right mindset. I’ll be adding more perseverance quotes as I find them.

 

1. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

 

2. “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

 

3. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

 

4. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

 

5. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

 

6. “Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” – Charles Jones

 

7. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

 

8. “Continuous effort,not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill

 

9. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi Jr.

 

10. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

 

11. “He conquers who endures.” – Persius

 

12. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

 

13. “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” – Unknown

 

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

 

15. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” – William James

 

16. “Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.” – Unknown

 

17. “How long should you try? Until.” – Jim Rohn

 

18. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

 

19. “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

 

20. “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

 

Some more perseverance quotes:

 

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

Newt Gingrich

 

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”

Elbert Hubbard

 

“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Oliver Goldsmith

 

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

Albert Einstein

 

“Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.”

Napoleon Hill

 

“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”

Stephen Kaggwa

 

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

Chinese Proverb

 

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

Confucius

 

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

Benjamin Franklin

 

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

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

Walter Elliott

 

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

John Quincy Adams

 

“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”

Thomas A. Edison

 

“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

 

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

“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

 

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

Thomas Carlyle

 

“Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance.”

C.W.Wendte

 

“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”

Samuel Johnson

 

“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

Mary Pickford

 

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.”

Unknown

 

“Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”

Jim Rohn

 

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”

Julie Andrews

 

“It always seems impossible until its done.”

Nelson Mandela

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

Conrad Hilton

 

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”

Abraham Lincoln

 

“For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.”

Lao Tzu

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