Quotes About Perseverance

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Character consists on what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James Michener

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success, they give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown. – H. Ross Perot

You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him. – Robert C. Savage

To succeed, we must have the will to succeed, we must have stamina, determination, backbone, perseverance, self-reliance, and faith. – B.C. Forbes

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. – Walter Elliott

Perseverance does not always mean sticking to the same thing forever. It means giving full concentration and effort to whatever you are doing right now. – Dennis Waitley and Reni L. Witt, The Joy of Working: The 30-Day System to Success, Wealth, and Happiness on the Job

Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest. – Unknown Quote

It’s always too early to quit. – Norman Vincent Peale

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

Many men fail because they quit too soon. They lose faith when the signs are against them. They do not have the courage to hold on, to keep fighting in spite of that which seems insurmountable. If more of us would strike out and attempt the “impossible,” we very soon would find the truth of that old saying that nothing is impossible…abolish fear and you can accomplish anything you wish. – Dr. C. E. Welch (founder, Welch’s Grape Juice)

There’s only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that’s if we quit. – Unknown

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. – Richard Bach Quote

Persistence is self-discipline in action. – Brian Tracy

How can we preserve our aspirations and at the same time develop the toughness of mind and spirit to face the fact that there are no easy victories? One is a tough-minded recognition that the fight for a better world is a long one. – John Garner, No Easy Victories

It’s when things get rough and you don’t quit that success comes. – Unknown

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown. – Ross Perot

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

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

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts. – Coleman Cox

Americans never quit. – Douglas MacArthur

You can do it gradually – day by day and play by play – if you want to do it, if you will to do it, if you work to do it over a sufficiently long period of time. – William E. Holl

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

Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.
– William Arthur Ward

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. – Napoleon Hill Quote

Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come. – Og Mandino Quote

Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit. – Unknown

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

Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do. – Napoleon Hill Quote

Keep going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. – Charles Keetering

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

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.  – Author Unknown

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

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. – Edmund Burke

Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

He conquers who endures. -Persius

If an unusual necessity forces us onward, a surprising thing occurs. The fatigue gets worse up to a certain point, when, gradually or suddenly, it passes away and we are fresher than before! – William James

I’ve a long list of things I don’t know how I’ve done, but I’ve done them. In the end, it’s always about perseverance. – Odd Thomas in “Forever Odd” by Dean Koontz

Worthy things happen to the worthy. – Plautus

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

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, Jr.

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory. – Ted Engstrom

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong Quote

I do not think 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

When the truly great people discover that they have been deceived by the signposts along the road of life, they just shift gears and keep going. – Nido Qubein

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. – Vince Lombardi

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. – Bill Clinton

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. – Author Unknown

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. – Author Unknown

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

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” – Ecclesiastes 9:11

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, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1893

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. – Author Unknown

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


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