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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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The best way out is always through.

--Robert Frost

Perseverance Pays.

--D. Pariz

Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances.


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

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

--Walter Elliott

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

--Jayleigh Cape

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

--Thomas Fowell Buxton

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

--George Augustus Moore

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

--Charles the Bold

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

--Paul G. Stoltz

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

I see light at the end of the tunnel.

--Walt Whitman Rostow

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

Three tips for becoming successful: consistency, consistency, and consistency.

--Joe De Sana

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

--Zoe Koplowitz

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.

--Charles Jones

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

You learn how to persevere... to have discipline, you learn to lose, you learn to win, you learn how to not quit.

--Ricardo Liborio

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

The foolish undertake a trifling act, and soon desist, discouraged; wise men engage in mighty works, and persevere.


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

You are capable of more than you ever thought.

--Richard Machowicz

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

--Alexandre Dumas

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

--Amy Leigh Mercree

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

Rejection is a success tax.

--Brian Norgard

Man matures when he no longer believes discomfort is uncomfortable.

--Carlos Del Valle

Through persistence, you can be one of those happy, victorious people who not only chases dreams, but who catches them! The persistent man also perseveres long enough for his dreams to catch up with him!

--Catherine Ponder

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

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

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

--Christopher Morley

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

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

--Corita Kent

No stress. Just keep sticking it to failure until you give birth to success.

--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.

--Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

--Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

--David Goggins

Whoever says you can't develop mental toughness or anything else doesn't truly understand the human mind or the human spirit.

--David Goggins

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

--David Livingstone

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

--Dean Koontz

Never quit -- persist.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

If you start and persist you will succeed.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

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

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

--Edmond Mbiaka

Perseverance is the true beginning of a life of victory.

--Edmond Mbiaka

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

--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.

--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.

--Edmond Mbiaka

No matter how hard things get, you owe it to yourself to always find a way to persist and persevere until you are greatly rewarded for all your pain and sufferings.

--Edmond Mbiaka

Perseverance is to patience what the thread is to the needle.

--Eliza Cook

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

--Eric Thomas

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


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

The road to perseverance lies by doubt.

--Francis Quarles

The only failure is not to try.

--George Clooney

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

--George Saunders

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.

--Isak Dinesen

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

Never be discouraged. The fact that you will be a winner at the first attempt is unclear. You don't get master's degree after attending school on the first day. You got to endure till you get there.

--Israelmore Ayivor

Majority of excuses are deliberate attempts to keep success far away! Never be impressed by calling attentions that tell you to give up! Insist, Resist and Persist to the end!

--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.

--Israelmore Ayivor

Your passion is measured by the difference between your willingness to take actions and your desire to quit. When your desire to quit outweighs your willingness to persist, you are ripe for failure!

--Israelmore Ayivor

Mastery is not dispensed on the podium of quitters; but purchased on the counter of consistent application of self-willing can do spirit and an outstanding endurance to persevere with persistent endurance till the end!

--Israelmore Ayivor

If you are going to devote your time to do something you claim you love, take this thought; Can I pursue this till the end? Am I sure I will never give up on it? This is persistence.

--Israelmore Ayivor

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

--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?

--Israelmore Ayivor

If you're going to give up after few attempts, bear it in mind that your struggles are going to be wasted.

--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.

--Israelmore Ayivor

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

--Israelmore Ayivor

When you get a pinch and decide to give up, you will get a cut when you eventually do so. The consequences of giving up are more harmful than the causes. Just don't give up!

--Israelmore Ayivor

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

--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.

--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!

--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.

--Israelmore Ayivor

Courage provides you with two qualities; the capability to begin something and the ability to endure it to the end! Let no one stop you from sparking your life with courage!

--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!

--Israelmore Ayivor

When resistance closes the door against you, remember that persistence holds the key. Don't give up too early; insist to endure to the end... You will never regret it!

--Israelmore Ayivor

The deeper the difficulty in fulfilling a dream, the brighter the outcome of its fulfillment and the sweeter the celebration thereof. Persist to the end; don't give up!

--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.

--Israelmore Ayivor

Discover a purpose that gives you passion. Develop a plan that makes you persistent. Design a preparation and motivates you to optimize your potentials. Do it because you love it!

--Israelmore Ayivor

Persistence is probably the single most common quality of high achievers. They simply refuse to give up. They 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

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

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

The most useful form of patience is persistence. Patience implies waiting for things to improve on their own. Persistence implies keeping your head down and continuing to work when things take longer than you expect.

--James Clear

You don't need an easier life, but rather an attitude of perseverance. Attitude precedes outcome.

--James Clear

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

--Jane Fonda

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

--Jean de La Fontaine

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

--John Quincy Adams

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

--John Quincy Adams

Perseverance will overcome difficulties, which at first appear insuperable; and it is amazing to consider how great and numerous obstacles may be removed by a continual attention to any particular point.

--Joseph Addison

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.

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

--Joyce Brothers

I can undertake and persevere even without hope of success.

--Jules Verne

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

--Lance Armstrong

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

--Laurence Sterne

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

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

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