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397 Inspiring Quotes About Perseverance to Help You Hang in There

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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--Robert Frost
--Andrew Carnegie
--Babe Ruth
--Ben Carson
--Bill Bradley
--Billie Jean King
--Carl Sagan
--Charles Spurgeon
--Christopher Reeve
--Denis Waitley
--Earl Nightingale
--F. Scott Fitzgerald
--Sir Francis Bacon
--Sir Francis Bacon
--George Eliot
--Hal Borland
--Hank Aaron
--Henry David Thoreau
--Henry Ward Beecher
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
--John D. Rockefeller
--John Quincy Adams

Longer Version:

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. These qualities have ever been displayed in their mightiest perfection, as attendants in the retinue of strong passions.


--Josh Billings
--Julie Andrews
--James A. Michener
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Lou Holtz
--Lincoln Diaz-Balart
--Marian Wright Edelman
--Marian Wright Edelman
--Mike Tyson
--Napoleon Hill
--Napoleon Hill
--Nelson Mandela

Longer Version:

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.


--Orison Swett Marden
--Roger Bannister
--Samuel Johnson
--Samuel Johnson
--Samuel Smiles
--Thomas Carlyle
--Thomas Carlyle
--Truman Capote
--William Ellery Channing
--William Feather
--William Blake
--Winston Churchill
--Woodrow Wilson
--Victor Hugo
--Napoléon Bonaparte
--Thomas Edison
--Thomas Edison
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
--Arthur Schopenhauer
--Herbert Kaufman
--Confucius
--Maya Angelou
--Og Mandino
--Criss Jami
--Albert Einstein
--Epictetus

Longer Version:

No great thing is created suddenly. There must be time. Give your best and always be kind.


--Maya Angelou
--Sogyal Rinpoche
--Santosh Kalwar
--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Victor Hugo
--A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
--Persius
--Adam Grant
--Robin Sharma
--Leigh Mitchell Hodges
--Santosh Kalwar
--Henry Rollins
--Terry Pratchett
--Jocko Willink
--Helen Keller
--Randy Pausch
--Joel Osteen
--Drew Barrymore
--Neville Longbottom
--Henri Cartier-Bresson
--A. A. Milne
--Hector Crawford
--J. K. Rowling
--Chris Bradford
--Elvis Presley
--Swami Vivekananda
--Stephen Covey
--Steve Jobs
--Swami Vivekananda
--Swami Vivekananda
--Thomas Edison
--Swami Vivekananda
--Abraham Lincoln
--John Lennon
--Abraham Lincoln
--Benjamin Franklin
--George Washington
--Helen Hayes
--Swami Vivekananda
--Oscar Wilde
--Calvin Coolidge

Longer Version:

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.


--William James
--Thomas Edison

Longer Version:

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.


--Marcus Aurelius
--Richard Branson
--John Wooden
--Serina Hartwell
--Stephen King
--Zig Ziglar
--Samuel Johnson
--Og Mandino

Longer Version:

So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.


--William Feather
--Michael Jordan
--Bertrand Russell
--Brian Tracy
--Neale Donald Walsch
--Brian Tracy
--Jordan Peterson
--George S. Patton
--Benjamin Franklin
--Yogi Berra
--Ovid
--Zig Ziglar
--Maddy Malhotra
--Samuel I. Prime
--Autumn Morning Star
--Jim Watkins
--Tomi Adeyemi
--Wes Fesler
--Cameron C. Taylor
--Liz Newman
--Marnie Swedberg
--William J Federer
--Marabel Morgan
--Carol S. Dweck
--Jan Moran
--Lailah GiftyAkita
--Gino Norris
--Dr. Roopleen
--Dr Margaret Aranda
--Alex Haditaghi
--Manuela George-Izunwa
--Jason Versey
--Liza M. Wiemer
--Evan Winter
--Philip Neri
--J. K. Bharavi
--Esther Earl
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