Perseverance Quotes and Sayings

The following are some perseverance quotes that will help you to realize just how important persistence is when it comes to success. Anyone can set a goal and take action towards the obtainment of those goals. However, only a few people can actually endure and persist through all of the challenges in order to achieve those goals. When the going gets tough, how do you react? Do you quit or do you push through?

The ability to push through is what will set you apart from 99% of people out there. Everyone is excited about their big dreams but when things get hard, their excitement dies down. These quotes about persisting will help you realize that perseverance is the ability to get yourself to keep going even when you don’t feel like it. Share your best quotes about perseverance down below. Enjoy!

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”

~ Douglas MacArthur


“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


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

~ Albert Einstein


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

~ Vivian Komori


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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


“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


“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

~ Winston Churchill


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

~ Robert Brault


“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


“We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.”

~ Helen Keller


“It is not enough to begin; continuance is necessary. Success depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance.”

~ Miller


“A jug fills drop by drop.”

~ Buddha


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

~ William James


“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 Allen


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

~ Roger Bannister


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

~ Josh Billings


“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.”

~ Edward B. Butler


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

~ Thomas Foxwell Buxton


“All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck – who keeps right on going – is the man who is there when the good luck comes – and is ready to receive it.”

~ Robert Collier


“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, at whatever cost, must be attained.”

~ Marie Curie


“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”

~ Anne Bradstreet


“The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it – so fine that we often are on the line and do not know it.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Remember that the man at the top of a mountain didn’t just fall there.”

~ Unknown


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

– Thomas Edison


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