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215 Perseverance Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Going

Some days, nothing seems to go right, no matter how hard you try. There will always be setbacks along the path to success, and that is where perseverance is essential. The only way to fight adversities is through perseverance. When we persevere, we fight until we finally reach completion. It gives us strength and allows us to demonstrate our hidden capabilities. Once we achieve our goals, the sense of accomplishment is indescribable.

These perseverance quotes we prepared for you might be what you need. Read these perseverance quotes that will help you to realize just how important persistence is when it comes to success. We hope that regardless of what life throws your way, you find the strength to persevere and trust that rainbows always come out after the rain.


“You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” – Lou Holtz


“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve


“Perseverance has always just been something that was in me. And it was a tool that came in very handy as a ballerina.” – Misty Copeland


“‘Tis a lesson you should heed. Try, try, try again. If at first, you don’t succeed – try, try, try again.” – William Edward Hickson


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


“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


“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley


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


“Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.” – William Cobbett


“Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when you rise to battle again.”


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


“When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil; while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments.” – Thomas Jefferson


“To persevere in one’s duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.” – George Washington


“Saints are sinners who kept on going.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


“From my dad, I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance.” – Luke Bryan


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


“Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur


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


“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” – Vince Lombardi


“One may go a long way after one is tired.” – French proverb


“If you know something will eventually come to an end, you can handle it.” – Karen Harrington


“The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time.” – Lady Aberdeen


“Though you may hear me holler, and you may see me cry- I’ll be dogged, sweet baby if you gonna see me die.” – Langston Hughes


“Keep trying until you have no more chances left..” – Aimee Carter


“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 is the mother who snuggles her children when they are impatient. Keep calm. Everything will be solved. Keep persisting, go ahead.” – Alan Maicon


“A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors.” – Antonio Porchia


“When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe


“Perseverance… keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.” – William Shakespeare


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


“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas MacArthur


“Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.” – H. Jackson Brown


“I frequently-regularly-often trip while reaching for my high ideals. Then I giggle, or cry, and get back up.” – Erika Harris


“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson


“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones..” – Confucius


“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs


“Go as long as you can, and then take another step.”


“Through hard work, perseverance, and faith in God, you can live your dreams.” – Ben Carson


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison


“Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all, love.” – Swami Vivekananda


“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha


“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


“that’s how life should be when one person loses heart, the other must-have heart and courage enough for both.” – José Saramago


“Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith


“Everything that I’ve ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.” – Scott Hamilton


“We are looking for a set of personal characteristics that predict success, the first and foremost of which is perseverance in the face of challenges.” – Wendy Kopp


“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


“Strength will ease a can’t to a can.” – Kak Sri


“Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” – Travis Bradberry


“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; the angel is on the way! Stay firm on the way.” – Mehmet Murat ildan


“He who can have patience can have what he will..” – Benjamin Franklin


“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who had kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”


“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher


“The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.” – Sun Yat-Sen


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


“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” – Thomas Fowell Buxton


“Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it.” – Hector Crawford


“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.” – Isak Dinesen


“We truly believe with hard work, dedication, and perseverance. We can become the best at what we do. No one wants to become mediocre.” – Andy Biersack


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


“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – A.A. Milne


“A difficult life spent in hard work, perseverance, and courage will pave the way for a life of true greatness.” – Avijeet Das


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


“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams


“We look for people who demonstrate perseverance in the face of challenges, the ability to influence and motivate others – people who want to work relentlessly to ensure that kids who are facing the challenges of poverty have an excellent education.” – Wendy Kopp


“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


“A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” – B. F. Skinner


“Maybe everything comes out all right if you keep on trying. Anyway, you have to keep on trying; nothing will come out right if you don’t.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder


“Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” – Kobe Bryant


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


“You can’t stop dreaming just because the night never seems to end..” – Curtis Tyrone Jones


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


“Keep it is going! You never can do anything by spasmodic efforts. It’s the eternal hammering that does the thing.” – Edward Mott Woolley


“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength..” – Teddy Roosevelt


“I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.” – Tom Hopkins


“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


“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 a lack of perseverance.”


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


“Problems are not stopped signs. They are guidelines.” – Robert Schuller


“Persistence is a virtue — as long as you don’t carry it too far.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer


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


“Pull yourself together, and use what you have.” – Betsy Cañas Garmon


“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


“Perseverance will take you to places that talent can’t even dream of.”


“Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.” – Leigh Mitchell Hodges


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


“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


“The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Through perseverance, many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” – Benjamin Disraeli


“The lesson of history is that most advances are by a half-step, most progress by partial success.” – Robert Brault


“You have to conquer every obstacle before you can reach the top of the mountain.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


“Perseverance and perspective until victory.” – Lincoln Diaz-Balart


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


“While I might find pleasure in your approval, your disapproval will not deter me.” – Muriel Strode


“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.”


“You can use the stumbling blocks to build your success.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


“Perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo


“My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker.” – Robert Wise


“It can take a lifetime to build something worthwhile. Those who stick with it build a legacy without regrets.” – Trevor Carss


“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher


“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln


“I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!.” – Oriah


“Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.” – Bob Riley


“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.


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


“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather


“I think one of the most important attributes is perseverance.” – David Rose


“No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” – Ramana Maharshi


“Never, never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill


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


“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch


“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


“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


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


“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.” – Dodinsky


“God helps those who persevere.” – The Koran


“Look at a stonecutter 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


“History had demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” – B.C. Forbes


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


“I have always been one to encourage perseverance.” – Christina Aguilera


“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller


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


“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


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


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


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


“There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.” – Sophie Swetchine


“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele


“when a rose stands alone, thriving where no others thrive, a rare bouquet of one still strong, still alive….and I smile.” – Hazelmarie


“Sometimes you feel like giving up, but then you look at other people who have given up, and the results aren’t that good.” – Robert Brault


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


“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher


“It’s perseverance. That’s the key. It’s persevering for long enough to achieve your potential.” – Lynn Davies


“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


“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot


“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”- Tommy Lasorda


“To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul; “at my will mountains will crumble up.” Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.” – Swami Vivekananda


“Aligning what you do with who you require commitment, effort, and perseverance. But the rewards are well worth it, and it will enhance the quality of your life.” – Lauren Mackler


“Perseverance, the secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo


“Perseverance is my motto.” – Madam C. J. Walker


“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


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


“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to the success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller


“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane..” – Criss Jami


“I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail, I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.” – Og Mandino


“We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie


“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


“Don’t be ashamed by your mistakes. They only prove that you try hard and never give up.” – Riley Czarkowski


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


“Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.” – Lord Chesterfield


“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.


“So, what does perseverance mean? It means that one possesses persistence, tenacity, determination, and staying power. This, in turn, means, when applied to a problem or issue that needs to be resolved, that the individual never gives up, never quits and never sees defeat until the problem, challenge, project, the obstacle is resolved to a satisfactory level.” – Byron Pulsifer


“The days without difficulty are the days you do not improve.” – Evan Winter


“The hugest pile of challenges and hardships will not hold back a needle of the clock.” – Roy A. Ngansop


“In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.” – General George S Patton, Jr.


“The road to perseverance lies by doubt.” – Francis Quarles


“The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.” – David Sarnoff


“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries..” – James A. Michener


“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failures along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama


“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins


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


“They couldn’t catch you if you didn’t stop running.” – Dennis Lehane


“Perseverance is power.”


“As a means to success, the determination has this advantage over talent — that it does not have to be recognized by others.” – Robert Brault


“If for a while, the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.” – Jeffrey R. Holland


“My personal story has always been about perseverance and always getting up when I fall. Maybe I’m not an Olympic champion, but I can teach the world about that.” – Jeremy Abbott


“Giving up is the only sure way to fail..” – Gena Showalter


“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have the perseverance to realize the great life.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


“You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.” – Geraldine Brooks


“Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is a genius.” – Georges-Louis Leclerc


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


“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear, and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams


“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin


“You can move a lot of water with a thimble.” – Martin H. Fischer


“I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.” – Arnold Palmer


“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


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


“You may not hit a home run — but that’s no reason to stop swinging.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer


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


“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


“The essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” – James Whitcomb Riley


“If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


“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


“Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.” – William Godwin


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


“Don’t give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these.” – Edward Dunedin


“He conquers who endures.” – Persius


“Some lean back. But those who lean forward are poised to cross the finish line, first!” – T.F. Hodge


“The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.” – Azim Premji


“Courage and perseverance make difficulties disappear, and obstacles vanish.”


“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


“In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world, all rests on perseverance.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” – George Augustus Moore


“Perseverance makes all the difference.” – ATGW


“Perseverance is another word for faith.” – Earl Nightingale


“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier


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


“Your level of success is determined by your level of discipline and perseverance.”


“Easily mistaken, it is not about love for adversity. It is about knowing strength and faith so great that adversity, in all its adverse manifestations, hardly even exists.” – Criss Jami


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


“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” – Kalpana Chawla


“How long should you try? UNTIL!” – Jim Rohn


“By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.” – Charles Spurgeon


“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli


“By perseverance, everything reaches its target.” – Catalan Proverb


“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently..” – Anthony Robbins


“The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.”


“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King


“When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.”


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


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


“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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