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Quotes About Perseverance

Perseverance is a steady persistence in adhering to a course of action in spite of obstacles. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to perseverance and persevering. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about perseverance that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

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


By perseverance the snail reached the ark.  ~ Charles H. Spurgeon


Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.  ~ Julie Andrews



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


Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. ~ W.E Hickson


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


The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me.  ~ Ayn Rand


Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.  ~ Oprah Winfrey


Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.  ~ Welsh proverb


He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.  ~ Yiddish proverb


It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.  ~ Frank Warren


If we only have the will to walk, then God is pleased with our stumbles.  ~ C.S. Lewis


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


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


Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.  ~ Josh Billings


Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.  ~ Henry Ford


Fall down seven times, get up 8.  ~ Japanese proverb


Tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  ~ Romans 5:3-4


Never, never, never give in!  ~ Winston Churchill


For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.  ~ Proverbs 24:16


There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.  ~ Harriet Tubman


The game isn't over till it's over.  ~ Yogi Berra


No one would have ever crossed the ocean if could have gotten off the ship in the storm.  ~ Charles F. Ketterling


If the sky falls, hold up your hands.  ~ Spanish proverb


To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success.  ~ Anna Pavlova


Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.  ~ Helen Keller


If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend.  ~ Joseph Addison


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


Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.  ~ Samuel Johnson


Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.  ~ Napoleon Hill


Starting a long way off the true point by loops and zigags, we now and then arrive just where we ought to be.  ~ George Eliot


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.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


If there is no wind, row.  ~ Latin proverb


No pressure, no diamonds.  ~ Mary Case


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Saints are sinners who kept on going.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.  ~ Robert Strauss


He conquers who endures.  ~ Persius


Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.  ~ Samuel Johnson


It always seems impossible until it's done.  ~ Nelson Mandela


If you are going through hell, keep going.  ~ Winston Churchill


Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.  ~ William Shakespeare


Life begins on the other side of despair.  ~ Jean-Paul Sartre


Victory belongs to the most persevering.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


When obstacles arise, change your direction to reach your goal, not the decision to get there.  ~ Zig Ziglar


The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.  ~ Woodrow Wilson


The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.  ~ Vince Lombardi


The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Endure, and preserve yourself for better things.  ~ Virgil


We conquer by continuing.  ~ George Matheson


I bend, but I do not break.  ~ Jean de La Fontaine


With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.  ~ Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton


To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.  ~ Euripides


Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.  ~ George Washington


Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  ~ John Quincy Adams


Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.  ~ Marie Curie


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