117 Persistence Quotes & Perseverance Quotes

To keep going no matter what the situation comes your way ultimately decides the real winner. Overcoming my comfort zone and keep persisting without giving up requires a real mindset. Your goal and dream should be so big and exciting that no matter what, you keep grinding. Don’t stop until you have achieved what you are aiming for. These persistence quotes will inspire you to achieve success through perseverance.

Best Persistence Quotes

  1.  “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit.” – Aristotle
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  3. “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
  4. “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
  5. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews

  6. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams
  7. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier, best persistence quotes ever
  8. “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
  9. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

  10. “Through perseverance, many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” – Benjamin Disraeli, persistence quotes success
  11. “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.
  12. “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
  13. “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
  14. “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, persistence quotes by Calvin Coolidge
  15. “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.” – Orison Swett Marden

  16. “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
  17. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein, persistence quotes Albert Einstein
  18. “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
  19. “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 failure 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
  20. “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

  21. “There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.” – Sophie Swetchine
  22. “I do not think that 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
  23. “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
  24. “Paralyze resistance with persistence.” – Woody Hayes

  25. “My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.” – Bjorn Borg
  26. “You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” – Lou Holtz
  27. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius, Confucius persistence quotes
  28. “The most 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
  29. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.” – Buddha
  30. “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeat.” – B. C. Forbes
  31. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  – Aristotle

  32. “Success has a price tag on it, and the tag reads courage, determination, discipline, risk-taking, perseverance, and consistency – doing the right things for the right reasons and not just when we feel like it.” – James M. Meston
  33. “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
  34. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin
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  36. “Persistence and determination are always rewarded.” – Christine Rice

  37. “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” – Dale Carnegie
  38.  “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard
  39. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James A. Michener
  40. “When it’s time to go home…make one more phone call.” – Frank Pacetta, great persistence quotes
  41. “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
  42. “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.” – Marina Wright Edelman
  43. “If you are doing all you can to the fullest of your ability as well as you can, there is nothing else that is asked of a soul.”- Gary Zukav
  44. “To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.” – Anna Pavlova

  45. “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” – Japanese Proverb
  46. “The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance.” – John Di Lemme
  47. “P is for Persistence! Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Wishing will not; Talent will not; Genius will not; Education will not; Persistence is like a Genie that creates a magical force in your life.” – Lucas Remmerswaal
  48. “Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.” – Marabel Morgan
  49. “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.” – Napoleon Hill

  50. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich
  51. “Patience and persistence are the keys… The keys to unlock doors of success… With these two virtues, you grow in reasoning and experience.” – Ogwo David Emenike
  52. “In my experience, nothing worthwhile has ever really been all that easy. But it certainly has been worthwhile regardless how difficult it seemed.” – Robert Fanney
  53. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas Edison
  54. “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” – Thomas Foxwell Buxton
  55. “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” – Tobias Wolff

  56. “All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means… you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.” – Vincent Lombardi
  57. “Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill, persistence quotes Churchill
  58. “Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” – Josh Billings
  59. “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
  60. “It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.”-Mark Cuban
  61. “The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory. ” -Ted W. Engstrom

  62. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” -Dennis Waitley
  63. “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
  64. “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” -Jesse Owens
  65. “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
  66. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
  67.  “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley

  68. “As long as there’s breath in You–Persist!” – Bernard Kelvin Clive
  69. “No great achievement is possible without persistent work.” – Bertrand Russell
  70. “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” – Roger Bannister
  71. “Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it.” – Steve Chandler
  72. “When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.” – Estee Lauder
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  74. “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  75. “Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.” – Edward Eggleston

  76. “If you consistently do the best you can, with integrity, you will regret less and move forward with greater ease.” – Brian Koslow
  77. “Construct your determination with sustained effort, controlled attention, and concentrated energy.  Opportunities never come to those who wait… they are captured by those who dare to attack.” – Paul J. Meyer
  78. “A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  79. “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.” – Jimmy Lyon, persistence quotes inspirational
  80. “I believe that persistent effort, supported by a character-based foundation, will enable you to get more of the things money will buy and all of the things money won’t buy.” –  Zig Ziglar
  81. “Follow your dreams, your passions – your obsessions. Persistence will always turn failure into success.” – Cody McLain

  82. “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford
  83. “The heights by great men reached and kept
    Were not attained by sudden flight,
    But they, while their companions slept,
    Were toiling upward in the night.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  84. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” -Hal Borland
  85. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” –  Mario andretti

    More Persistence Quotes

  86. “Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life.” – Tony Robbins
  87. “Ask anyone who is successful in business and in life what the one thing they mostly attribute their success to and, nine-out-of-ten times, they’ll tell you a story of how they simply refused to give up.” – Jonathan Mills
  88. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson,  Emerson persistence quotes
  89. “Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” – Peter Marshall
  90. “What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations … is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one’s own efforts.” – Hannah Arendt
  91. “Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.  Let not the man be discouraged who has these.” – James Whitcomb Riley
  92. “A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.” – John C. Bovee
  93. “Determination that just won’t quit — that’s what it takes.” – A. J. Foyt

  94. “Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” – Herbert Kaufman
  95. “The people who are doing what you want to do – the ones at the top of your field, the ones you look up to – all started right where you are now. They all had their own trials and obstacles. The only difference between them and you is their persistence and their drive.” – Les Brown,
  96. “Persistence is the key to solving most mysteries.” – Christopher Pike, persistence quotes and sayings
  97. “Another key principle in the science of persuasion and influence is persistence. Note that the most persuasive and influential people are those who are eager to keep on asking questions about what they want, as well as continue to demonstrate value.” – Ian Berry
  98.  “Others can stop you temporarily – you are the only one who can do it permanently.” – Zig Ziglar

  99.  “Generally speaking I think it is safe to say that the larger your dream is, the longer it will take to incubate and manifest, and the more obstacles and problems to solve may be thrown in your way. You must have patience and faith and perseverance or persistence.” – Bill Tharp
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  101. “Even though I didn’t feel like I had much to show yet, I was still an inspiration because my persistence at fighting for my dreams was encouraging to others.” – Tamara Rasheed
  102. “. . . persistence pays off. Yes, I know you’ve heard it many times before but it is one rule that is often taken as a given or neglected in some way or the other during the process that leads to final accomplishment.” – Byron Pulsifer
  103. “Flaming enthusiasm backed by horse sense and persistence is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” – Dale Carnegie

  104. “Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.” – Lisa M. Amos
  105. “Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.” – Nan S. Russell
  106. “It seems like any idea can be a success these days with the right amount of persistence and hard work.” – Joe Procopio
  107.  “Doing takes persistence, but it also takes faith or hope that we can get the tasks done or complete the goal at hand.” – Scott Schwab
  108. “Think P.I.G. – that’s my motto. P stands for Persistence, I stands for Integrity, and G stands for Guts. These are the ingredients for a successful business and a successful life.”- Linda Chandler
  109. “Success takes time, persistence, determination, and most importantly, believing in yourself! Your own mental attitude will determine your future.” – Catherine Pulsifer

  110. “Success never resides in the world of weak wishes, but in the palace of purposeful plans and prayerful persistence.” – William Arthur Ward
  111. “Remain persistent and don’t stray from your path. The power to change your opinion about yourself and your outlook on life is in your hands.” – Gavin Bird
  112. “Persistence means continuing firmly with a course of action despite obstacles and resistance.” – Sharon Cook and Graciela Sholander
  113. “Success is the capacity to learn, to persist, to persevere in order to reach your goal.” – Byron Pulsifer, persistence quotes famous
  114. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

  115. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill
  116. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.” -Colin Powell
  117. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

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