Quotes About Perseverance

Perseverance is a steady persistence in adhering to a course of action in spite of obstacles. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to perseverance and persevering. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about perseverance that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

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

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.  ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.  ~ Julie Andrews

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

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. ~ W.E Hickson

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.  ~ Helen Keller

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me.  ~ Ayn Rand

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.  ~ Oprah Winfrey

Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.  ~ Welsh proverb

He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.  ~ Yiddish proverb

It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.  ~ Frank Warren

If we only have the will to walk, then God is pleased with our stumbles.  ~ C.S. Lewis

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

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

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.  ~ Josh Billings

Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.  ~ Henry Ford

Fall down seven times, get up 8.  ~ Japanese proverb

Tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  ~ Romans 5:3-4

Never, never, never give in!  ~ Winston Churchill

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.  ~ Proverbs 24:16

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.  ~ Harriet Tubman

The game isn't over till it's over.  ~ Yogi Berra

No one would have ever crossed the ocean if could have gotten off the ship in the storm.  ~ Charles F. Ketterling

If the sky falls, hold up your hands.  ~ Spanish proverb

To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success.  ~ Anna Pavlova

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.  ~ Helen Keller

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend.  ~ Joseph Addison

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

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

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

Starting a long way off the true point by loops and zigags, we now and then arrive just where we ought to be.  ~ George Eliot

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

If there is no wind, row.  ~ Latin proverb

No pressure, no diamonds.  ~ Mary Case

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

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

Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.  ~ Robert Strauss

He conquers who endures.  ~ Persius

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.  ~ Samuel Johnson

It always seems impossible until it's done.  ~ Nelson Mandela

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

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.  ~ William Shakespeare

Life begins on the other side of despair.  ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Victory belongs to the most persevering.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

When obstacles arise, change your direction to reach your goal, not the decision to get there.  ~ Zig Ziglar

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.  ~ Woodrow Wilson

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

The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Endure, and preserve yourself for better things.  ~ Virgil

We conquer by continuing.  ~ George Matheson

I bend, but I do not break.  ~ Jean de La Fontaine

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

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.  ~ Euripides

Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.  ~ George Washington

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  ~ John Quincy Adams

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.  ~ Marie Curie

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