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Welcome to our collection of quotes and quote pictures about perseverance.

Call it dedication, determination, endurance, grit, moxie, persistence, spunk, stamina, steadfastness, tenacity, backbone, constancy, doggedness, drive, follow through, guts, indefatigability, pertinacity, pluck, or resolution. Call it the key to success. Call it a critical requirement in order to build anything great. Call it the key to life.

Call it what you will - ultimately it means you don't give up. Because perseverance pays off.

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quote by Robert Frost: The best way out is always through. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The best way out is always through.

--Robert Frost
quote by D. Pariz: Perseverance Pays. with background image: person holding yellow round analog clock
Background Photo: Morgan Housel

Perseverance Pays.

--D. Pariz
quote by Publius Vergilius Maro: Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances. with background image: photo of author Publius Vergilius Maro with quote

Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances.

--Publius Vergilius Maro
quote by David Cancel: Show up. Show up when it's hard. Show up when you're scared. Just keep showing up. Show them your truth. Do it by showing up and not backing down. with background image: man on parachute near the mountain
Background Photo: Tomas Sobek

Show up. Show up when it's hard. Show up when you're scared. Just keep showing up. Show them your truth. Do it by showing up and not backing down.

--David Cancel
quote by Walter Elliott: Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. with background image: red flame
Background Photo: Amador Loureiro

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

--Walter Elliott
quote by Jayleigh Cape: Life keeps throwing me curve balls and I don't even own a bat. At least my dodging skills are improving. with background image: red rose wallpaper
Background Photo: Cristina Pop

Life keeps throwing me curve balls and I don't even own a bat. At least my dodging skills are improving.

--Jayleigh Cape
quote by Thomas Fowell Buxton: With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. with background image: person holding lighted oil lamp
Background Photo: Prateek Gautam

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.

--Thomas Fowell Buxton
quote by George Augustus Moore: A winner is just a loser who tried one more time. with background image: clear glass hour glass with black liquid
Background Photo: Wilhelm Gunkel

A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.

--George Augustus Moore
quote by Charles the Bold: It is not necessary to hope in order to understand, nor to succeed in order to persevere. with background image: silhouette of person jumping in mid air
Background Photo: Aziz Acharki

It is not necessary to hope in order to understand, nor to succeed in order to persevere.

--Charles the Bold
quote by Paul G. Stoltz: Ability to persevere begins with you, the individual. However, change is rarely easy. In fact, sometimes it is downright formidable. with background image: blue rose
Background Photo: Edward Howell

Ability to persevere begins with you, the individual. However, change is rarely easy. In fact, sometimes it is downright formidable.

--Paul G. Stoltz
quote by J. D. Netto: The world we see in our minds become our reality. Yes, we have to fight against darkness every once in a while, but those who persevere get their reward. with background image: brown and white humming bird
Background Photo: Steve Harvey

The world we see in our minds become our reality. Yes, we have to fight against darkness every once in a while, but those who persevere get their reward.

--J.D. Netto
quote by Walt Whitman Rostow: I see light at the end of the tunnel. with background image: mountains under white clouds at daytime
Background Photo: Juli Kosolapova

I see light at the end of the tunnel.

--Walt Whitman Rostow
quote by William Edward Hickson: If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. with background image: green fruit in macro lens photography
Background Photo: Philipp Schneidenbach

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.

--William Edward Hickson

The answer is always no, if you don't ask.

--Cheri M. Partain
quote by Joe De Sana: Three tips for becoming successful: consistency, consistency, and consistency. with background image: white brick wall
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Three tips for becoming successful: consistency, consistency, and consistency.

--Joe De Sana
quote by Zoe Koplowitz: Have a dream, make a plan, go for it. You'll get there, I promise. with background image: mountains under starry sky during nighttime
Background Photo: Yusuf Evli

Have a dream, make a plan, go for it. You'll get there, I promise.

--Zoe Koplowitz

quote by I. F. Stone: The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you're going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. with background image: photo of author I. F. Stone with quote

The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you're going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins.

--I. F. Stone
quote by Ricardo Liborio: You learn how to persevere... to have discipline, you learn to lose, you learn to win, you learn how to not quit. with background image: woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents
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You learn how to persevere... to have discipline, you learn to lose, you learn to win, you learn how to not quit.

--Ricardo Liborio
quote by Paul Delaroche: There is one thing more powerful than kings and all the soldiers in the world, and that is a visionary who has the courage to persevere. with background image: woman exercising indoors
Background Photo: Jonathan Borba

There is one thing more powerful than kings and all the soldiers in the world, and that is a visionary who has the courage to persevere.

--Paul Delaroche
quote by Magha: The foolish undertake a trifling act, and soon desist, discouraged; wise men engage in mighty works, and persevere. with background image: sunset
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The foolish undertake a trifling act, and soon desist, discouraged; wise men engage in mighty works, and persevere.

--Magha
quote by Isabel Aanya Leigh: Someday I will succeed in my dream. Someday I will overcome my fears. As for me in this current moment though, I must just carry on. with background image: Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah
Background Photo: Zhanjiang Chen

Someday I will succeed in my dream. Someday I will overcome my fears. As for me in this current moment though, I must just carry on.

--Isabel Aanya Leigh
quote by Richard Machowicz: You are capable of more than you ever thought. with background image: macro shot photography of two votive candles
Background Photo: Joanna Kosinska

You are capable of more than you ever thought.

--Richard Machowicz
quote by Alexandre Dumas: Remember that what has once been done may be done again. with background image: photo of author Alexandre Dumas with quote

Remember that what has once been done may be done again.

--Alexandre Dumas
quote by Amy Leigh Mercree: Your dreams are worth it. Persevere. Your focus is your power. Harness it. with background image: red tulip in bloom during daytime
Background Photo: Huang Eugene

Your dreams are worth it. Persevere. Your focus is your power. Harness it.

--Amy Leigh Mercree
quote by Anthony Liccione: Ever notice the word 'rough' in through? There is truth to that, though the way may be rough, we are still able to get through it. with background image: white stone woman sculpture
Background Photo: Daria Sheveleva

Ever notice the word 'rough' in through? There is truth to that, though the way may be rough, we are still able to get through it.

--Anthony Liccione
quote by Brian Norgard: Rejection is a success tax. with background image: water drops on glass
Background Photo: Noah Silliman

Rejection is a success tax.

--Brian Norgard
quote by Carlos Del Valle: Man matures when he no longer believes discomfort is uncomfortable. with background image: photo of author Carlos Del Valle with quote

Man matures when he no longer believes discomfort is uncomfortable.

--Carlos Del Valle

quote by Charles F. Glassman: Sometimes what seems so right turns out wrong and what seems so wrong turns out right. What do I call this phenomenon? Life. with background image: wavy white wallpaper
Background Photo: Jean-Philippe Delberghe

Sometimes what seems so right turns out wrong and what seems so wrong turns out right. What do I call this phenomenon? Life.

--Charles F. Glassman
quote by Charles de Gaulle: A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities. with background image: photo of author Charles de Gaulle with quote

A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.

--Charles de Gaulle
quote by Christopher Morley: Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. with background image: silhouette photography of person
Background Photo: Greg Rakozy

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

--Christopher Morley
quote by Christopher Reeve: So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. with background image: photo of author Christopher Reeve with quote

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

--Christopher Reeve
quote by Corita Kent: Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed. with background image: photo of author Corita Kent with quote

Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed.

--Corita Kent
quote by Curtis Tyrone Jones: No stress. Just keep sticking it to failure until you give birth to success. with background image: sunset
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No stress. Just keep sticking it to failure until you give birth to success.

--Curtis Tyrone Jones
quote by Curtis Tyrone Jones: Wake up! And lay claim to your dream with sacred determination flashing in your eyes, never to play small for the rest of your life. with background image: empty gray floor beside pool
Background Photo: Autumn Studio

Wake up! And lay claim to your dream with sacred determination flashing in your eyes, never to play small for the rest of your life.

--Curtis Tyrone Jones
quote by Curtis Tyrone Jones: Life can break you many times before you get your big break. with background image: focus photo of a hummingbird on leaf
Background Photo: Vladimir Kudinov

Life can break you many times before you get your big break.

--Curtis Tyrone Jones
quote by David Goggins: Inner strength isn't found -- it's created. with background image: man in black pants sitting on chair
Background Photo: Ira Ostafiichuk

Inner strength isn't found -- it's created.

--David Goggins
quote by David Goggins: Whoever says you can't develop mental toughness or anything else doesn't truly understand the human mind or the human spirit. with background image: body of water during daytime
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Whoever says you can't develop mental toughness or anything else doesn't truly understand the human mind or the human spirit.

--David Goggins
quote by David Livingstone: Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair. with background image: photo of author David Livingstone with quote

Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair.

--David Livingstone
quote by Dean Koontz: Cowards shrink from toil and peril, Vulgar souls attempt and fail; Men of mettle, nothing daunted, Persevere till they prevail. with background image: toddlers standing outdoors
Background Photo: Jude Beck

Cowards shrink from toil and peril, Vulgar souls attempt and fail; Men of mettle, nothing daunted, Persevere till they prevail.

--Dean Koontz
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: Never quit -- persist. with background image: green mountains beside lake under blue sky during daytime
Background Photo: Alexey Murzin

Never quit -- persist.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: If you start and persist you will succeed. with background image: raindrops on clear window
Background Photo: Anant Jain

If you start and persist you will succeed.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Edward O. Wilson: You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure… with background image: photo of author Edward O. Wilson with quote

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.

--Edward O. Wilson
quote by Edmond Mbiaka: Motivation is what gets you started, but persistence is the only thing that guarantees your success. with background image: selective focus photo of iceberg on large body of water at winter
Background Photo: Annie Spratt

Motivation is what gets you started, but persistence is the only thing that guarantees your success.

--Edmond Mbiaka
quote by Edmond Mbiaka: Perseverance is the true beginning of a life of victory. with background image: two women walking on bridge during daytime
Background Photo: Julia Caesar

Perseverance is the true beginning of a life of victory.

--Edmond Mbiaka
quote by Edmond Mbiaka: The toughness of any journey means absolutely nothing to a mind that travels with the spirit of perseverance. with background image: black fishes
Background Photo: Liset Verhaar

The toughness of any journey means absolutely nothing to a mind that travels with the spirit of perseverance.

--Edmond Mbiaka
quote by Edmond Mbiaka: Whatever it is that you are going through at the moment, stay strong and keep your faith alive. Through perseverance, time will surely come to your rescue. with background image: white and gray floral bed sheet
Background Photo: Emiliano Vittoriosi

Whatever it is that you are going through at the moment, stay strong and keep your faith alive. Through perseverance, time will surely come to your rescue.

--Edmond Mbiaka
quote by Edmond Mbiaka: As long as you choose to persist and persevere, one day you would gladly look back and be very proud that you never gave up. with background image: raging waves through shores
Background Photo: Jon Del Rivero

As long as you choose to persist and persevere, one day you would gladly look back and be very proud that you never gave up.

--Edmond Mbiaka

quote by Eliza Cook: Perseverance is to patience what the thread is to the needle. with background image: grassland landscape
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Perseverance is to patience what the thread is to the needle.

--Eliza Cook
quote by Eric Thomas: It ain't nothing you can't have if you willing to persevere! Willing to stick in there! Willing to fight! with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
Background Photo: Markus Spiske

It ain't nothing you can't have if you willing to persevere! Willing to stick in there! Willing to fight!

--Eric Thomas
quote by Euripides: To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. with background image: photo of author Euripides with quote

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

--Euripides
quote by Flavia Weedn: If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. with background image: bird in the sky
Background Photo: Lily Zhou

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.

--Flavia Weedn
quote by Francis Quarles: The road to perseverance lies by doubt. with background image: shallow focus photography of stack of books
Background Photo: Chris Lawton

The road to perseverance lies by doubt.

--Francis Quarles
quote by George Clooney: The only failure is not to try. with background image: photo of author George Clooney with quote

The only failure is not to try.

--George Clooney
quote by George Saunders: Every step was a victory. He had to remember that. with background image: shallow focus photography of brown and black bird
Background Photo: Victor Sauca

Every step was a victory. He had to remember that.

--George Saunders

quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. : Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. with background image: worm's eye view of trees during night time
Background Photo: Ryan Hutton

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
quote by Heinrich Heine: First, I thought, almost despairing,
This must crush my spirit now;
Yet I bore it, and am bearing-
Only do not ask me how. with background image: photo of author Heinrich Heine with quote

First, I thought, almost despairing,
This must crush my spirit now;
Yet I bore it, and am bearing-
Only do not ask me how.

--Heinrich Heine

quote by Israelmore Ayivor: Don't give up; try again. Be still and work it out till your good becomes the best! Dream high above the sky! with background image: brown rock formation under blue sky during night time
Background Photo: Leonardo Corral

Don't give up; try again. Be still and work it out till your good becomes the best! Dream high above the sky!

--Israelmore Ayivor


quote by Israelmore Ayivor: Be consistent with what you believe and do. Persist and insist that you will do it till it's done and done well. with background image: photography of white wall lot
Background Photo: Chris Brignola

Be consistent with what you believe and do. Persist and insist that you will do it till it's done and done well.

--Israelmore Ayivor



quote by Israelmore Ayivor: Successful people are defined as ordinary people who never gave up on their dreams and passion is the secret of that persistence! with background image: landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds
Background Photo: Michael Dam

Successful people are defined as ordinary people who never gave up on their dreams and passion is the secret of that persistence!

--Israelmore Ayivor
quote by Israelmore Ayivor: If you persist in doing what everyone feels you can't do, they'll soon see your success and ask how did you do it? with background image: adobe wall
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If you persist in doing what everyone feels you can't do, they'll soon see your success and ask how did you do it?

--Israelmore Ayivor
quote by Israelmore Ayivor: If you're going to give up after few attempts, bear it in mind that your struggles are going to be wasted. with background image: calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime
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If you're going to give up after few attempts, bear it in mind that your struggles are going to be wasted.

--Israelmore Ayivor
quote by Israelmore Ayivor: Get this; without a continuous struggle, your previous struggles will become a waste. Stay on and hold on until the success become evident. with background image: gray scale photo of woman face
Background Photo: Alexander Krivitskiy

Get this; without a continuous struggle, your previous struggles will become a waste. Stay on and hold on until the success become evident.

--Israelmore Ayivor
quote by Israelmore Ayivor: You got to insist on your success, resist every obstacle and persist in times of difficulty and you will get there. with background image: chocolate
Background Photo: eniko kis

You got to insist on your success, resist every obstacle and persist in times of difficulty and you will get there.

--Israelmore Ayivor

quote by Israelmore Ayivor: Success is reserved for you if you persevere; it's not deserved by you if you are indolent! with background image: pink and yellow flower painting
Background Photo: Andres Hernandez

Success is reserved for you if you persevere; it's not deserved by you if you are indolent!

--Israelmore Ayivor
quote by Israelmore Ayivor: When you complain, you explain pain for no gain. Endure and balance yourself through the pain, be hopeful and persist to the end. with background image: sunset
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When you complain, you explain pain for no gain. Endure and balance yourself through the pain, be hopeful and persist to the end.

--Israelmore Ayivor
quote by Israelmore Ayivor: The success gate is far at the end of the long failure corridor. Keep moving no matter how many potholes you step into. You will get there with time! with background image: backdrop orange
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The success gate is far at the end of the long failure corridor. Keep moving no matter how many potholes you step into. You will get there with time!

--Israelmore Ayivor
quote by Israelmore Ayivor: Whatever you begin will see the light of day provided you can dream big and be a ruler over your dreams with persistent actions. with background image: sunset
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Whatever you begin will see the light of day provided you can dream big and be a ruler over your dreams with persistent actions.

--Israelmore Ayivor

quote by Israelmore Ayivor: You may bend, but that will not bring your life to an end. Your refusal to give up is the key; your rose flowers blossom from the thorns of life! with background image: assorted-color lear hanging decor
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You may bend, but that will not bring your life to an end. Your refusal to give up is the key; your rose flowers blossom from the thorns of life!

--Israelmore Ayivor


quote by Israelmore Ayivor: The great opportunity you are daring to get may not come at once. But it is possible that this opportunity is hidden in the tiny ones you neglect every day. with background image: woman on seashore near island under blue sky
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The great opportunity you are daring to get may not come at once. But it is possible that this opportunity is hidden in the tiny ones you neglect every day.

--Israelmore Ayivor


quote by Jack Canfield: The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success. with background image: photo of author Jack Canfield with quote

The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success.

--Jack Canfield
quote by Jack Kornfield: We each need to make our lion's roar -- to persevere with unshakable courage when faced with all manner of doubts and sorrows and fears -- to declare our right to awaken. with background image: photo of author Jack Kornfield with quote

We each need to make our lion's roar -- to persevere with unshakable courage when faced with all manner of doubts and sorrows and fears -- to declare our right to awaken.

--Jack Kornfield

quote by James Clear: You don't need an easier life, but rather an attitude of perseverance. Attitude precedes outcome. with background image: two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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You don't need an easier life, but rather an attitude of perseverance. Attitude precedes outcome.

--James Clear
quote by Jane Fonda: The capacity of young people to persevere, even under the most adverse conditions, never ceases to amaze me. with background image: photo of author Jane Fonda with quote

The capacity of young people to persevere, even under the most adverse conditions, never ceases to amaze me.

--Jane Fonda
quote by Jean de La Fontaine: Patience and perseverance at length
Accomplish more than anger or brute strength. with background image: photo of author Jean de La Fontaine with quote

Patience and perseverance at length
Accomplish more than anger or brute strength.

--Jean de La Fontaine
quote by John Quincy Adams: Try and fail,but don't fail to try. with background image: photo of author John Quincy Adams with quote

Try and fail,but don't fail to try.

--John Quincy Adams
quote by John Quincy Adams: Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. with background image: photo of author John Quincy Adams with quote

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

--John Quincy Adams

quote by Joseph B. Wirthlin: Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. with background image: photo of author Joseph B. Wirthlin with quote

Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic.

--Joseph B. Wirthlin

Longer Version:

Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen.


quote by Joyce Brothers: Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. with background image: photo of author Joyce Brothers with quote

Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence.

--Joyce Brothers
quote by Jules Verne: I can undertake and persevere even without hope of success. with background image: photo of author Jules Verne with quote

I can undertake and persevere even without hope of success.

--Jules Verne
quote by Lance Armstrong: My greatest point is my persistence... However down I am, I fight until the last ball. with background image: photo of author Lance Armstrong with quote

My greatest point is my persistence... However down I am, I fight until the last ball.

--Lance Armstrong
quote by Laurence Sterne: 'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one. with background image: photo of author Laurence Sterne with quote

'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one.

--Laurence Sterne
quote by Lee Iacocca: You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. with background image: photo of author Lee Iacocca with quote

You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.

--Lee Iacocca
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