It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
Robert H. Jackson
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Shall a man go and hang himself because he belongs to the race of pygmies, and not be the biggest pygmy that he can?
Henry David Thoreau
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
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
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Before success comes in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do.
A jug fills drop by drop.
Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round - remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.
James J. Corbett
There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.
I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
No man is ever whipped, until he quits in his own mind.
At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.