45 Quotes About Persistence

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Desiring to achieve something can require am ambition and strong desire. These quotes about persistence demonstrate the type of mentality that is needed to be a winner.

“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.”

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

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

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

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering I will try again tomorrow.”

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet.”

“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”

“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.”

“One mistake does not have to rule a person’s entire life.”

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

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

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”

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

“The best way out is always through.”

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”

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

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”

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

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

“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”

“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’ll turn.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”

When you are able to work towards something and never give up, this type of persistence is what is needed to win.