43 Quotes About Tenacity

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Living with tenacity is a strong trait to have in the modern era. These quotes about tenacity will encourage you to dip into your uncomfortable zone and take a chance.

“A combination of tenacity and luck brought me here today.”

“A commitment to never getting knocked down is in reality a decision to never stand up.”

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

“A lot of people that I started out with, I don’t know where they are. I guess it takes tenacity to still be doing this, and luck, but I’ve been very blessed.”

“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”

“Although finding fruit flies in your wine or beer can be a bit annoying, I hope people will pause to admire the tenacity of these clever little creatures. They are really just hungry animals looking for something to eat, and have no intention of ruining your happy hour.”

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

“Being an entrepreneur is my dream job, as it tests ones tenacity.”

“Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when confronted by my superior tenacity.”

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

“Do not give up your dream because it is apparently not being realized, because you cannot see it coming true. Cling to your vision with all the tenacity you can muster. Keep it bright; do not let the bread-and-butter side of life cloud your ideal or dim it.”

“Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward.”

“Even in a gleefully negative comic, there is optimism, although it’s slightly hidden: It comes out through a comic character’s sheer tenacity. He keeps going and trying to find some sort of fulfillment regardless of his perpetual failure record. That’s a form of hope, a form of optimism. Really hokey I know, but it’s true.”

“Founding a company is a sheer act of will and tenacity in the face of immense skepticism from everyone – investors, customers, friends, family, and employees, to name a few.”

“Grades don’t measure tenacity, courage, leadership, guts or whatever you want to call it. Teachers or any other persons in a position of authority should never tell anybody they will not succeed because they did not get all A’s in school.”

“His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do.”

“I don’t have a formula to pass on. I always did it my own way. Even today, I hold my independence close. It’s what’s most precious to me. Passion. Risk. Tenacity. Consistency. This is my professional history.”

“I never had a lot of drive, but because I had family responsibilities, I had a lot of tenacity – the tenacity of a drowning man.”

“I really think that success in this field is about tenacity and just sticking with it.”

“If I have to make a self-portrait, I would put poetry and rebellion on the list. To be able to walk on a wire, to be able to juggle six hoops, you need focus, another word for tenacity, which is passion.”

“If you hang around long enough, they think you’re good. It’s either my tenacity or stupidity – I’m not sure which.”

“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.”

“Inspiration leads to invention. Tenacity is the breeding ground for inspiration. There can be no invention in the absence of tenacity.”

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

“Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves.”

“My tenacity and determination to be true to the person I had become were sacrosanct.”

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

“Part of what makes America strong is our resilience, tenacity, innovation and our willingness to be optimistic about our future. I know that
President Obama is absolutely the best president to lead our country in the right direction.”

“Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.”

“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.”

“Starting over is opportunity informed by failure, which is opportunity made intelligent.”

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

“Tenacity is when you follow your heart, when the whole world is screaming to get back into your head.”

“The death of marriage has been announced so often and would seem so normal, in a sense. So what’s surprising is the sheer longevity and tenacity of this institution.”

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”

“There are no wishy-washy astronauts. You don’t get up there by being uncaring and blase. And whatever gave you the sense of tenacity and purpose to get that far in life is absolutely reaffirmed and deepened by the experience itself.”

“There are three lessons in philanthropy – one, involve the family, especially the spouse. She can be a remarkable driver of your initiative. Two, you need to build an institution, and you need to scale it up. Choose a leader for philanthropy whom you trust. Three, philanthropy needs patience, tenacity and time.”

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

“To fall is not to fail. To fail is to never fall because I never got up in the first place.”

“To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.”

“To succeed in life in today’s world, you must have the will and tenacity to finish the job.”

“We have a tenacity and a persistence and patience to stay after it and stay after it and stay after it.”

“Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.”

Living with a little tenacity will help you to achieve the impossible, take chances you would not normally take, and live life head first.