Perseverance Quotes

Elbert Hubbard Quote: How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?...
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It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres.

Marcus Aurelius

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Japanese Proverb

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.

Walter Elliot

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.

Samuel Johnson

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.

Michael Jordan

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.

Helen Keller

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.

Dale Carnegie

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.

Napoleon Hill

A jug fills drop by drop.


Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.

Victor Hugo

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. 

Bruce Lee

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.

Winston Churchill

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.

Lord Chesterfield

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

Elbert Hubbard

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Chinese Proverb

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.

Robert Leighton

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.

Vincent Lombardi

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

Steve Jobs

Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.

Welsh Proverb

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.

Pablo Picasso

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.

Thomas Paine

No man is ever whipped, until he quits in his own mind.

Napoleon Hill

At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.

Hudson Taylor

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