129 Perseverance Quotes To Bring You Mental Endurance

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 129 perseverance quotes to help you find inspiration. The more you read them, think and take action, the more you’ll make progress in business, school, sports or your life. You’ll discover quotes by Emerson, Einstein Enjoy!

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Be persevering at the bottom, humble at the top. Maxime Lagacé

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

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Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism. Albert Einstein

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There is no armor like perseverance. Sogyal Rinpoche

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


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He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

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There’s no talent here. This is hard work. This is obsession. Talent does not exist. Conor McGregor

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If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining. Marcus Aurelius

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The extent of the struggle determines the extent of the growth. The obstacle is an advantage, not adversity. The enemy is any perception that prevents us from seeing this. Ryan Holiday

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The less pain we tolerate, the more average we become. Jack Butcher

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Impatience with actions, patience with results. Naval Ravikant


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The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering. Santosh Kalwar

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The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper. Johnny Uzan

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The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race. James Clear

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Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther. Thomas Carlyle


A few thoughts on perseverance…

One thing I’ve learned over the years is this: the most persevering becomes the most “talented”.

When I was young, I wasn’t the fastest, nor the most talented.

I was playing ice hockey with guys taller and bigger than me and with incredible skills.


I had one thing and it was perseverance.

And it made all the difference.

Because of that, I was able to differentiate myself and make my mark.

Like Babe Ruth once said: “It’s hard to beat someone who never gives up”.

In a way, by showing example and being courageous, I was often leading and inspiring my team to win games and tournaments.

I was not necessarily a leader by speech, but by action.


I learned one more thing:

it was dumb to be cocky after winning.


It meant I took things for granted.

And in life, nothing is certain. Right?

The Best Perseverance Quotes

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The most important thing is to keep going. The second most important thing is to choose the right direction. Maxime Lagacé

No conqueror believes in chance. Friedrich Nietzsche

A battle is won by him who is firmly resolved to win it. Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)

Three tips for becoming successful: consistency, consistency, and consistency. Joe De Sana

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou

Nothing in this 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. Calvin Coolidge

Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turn, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. C.S. Lewis

I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy. Marie Curie

There is no downside to endurance. If you can endure more, you can do more. @TheStoicEmperor

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. James A. Michener

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You have to practice even, maybe especially, when it hurts. Jeff Goins

What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake

Anyone can start something. No one quits right before the prize. The middle sets people apart. Johnny Uzan

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


You don’t need to build confidence to achieve challenging goals. You build confidence through achieving challenging goals. Confidence is more the result of progress than the cause of it. Adam Grant

Amateurs give up at the first sign of trouble and assume they’re failures. Professionals see failure as part of the path to growth and mastery. Shane Parrish

Perhaps happiness is always to be found in the journey uphill, and not in the fleeting sense of satisfaction awaiting at the next peak. Jordan Peterson (12 Rules for Life, Amazon book)

If you can just maintain that consistent energy in one direction, it’s incredible what you could deflect over a long period of time. Hugh Howey

Great ones are willing to get burned time and again as they sharpen their swords in the fire. Josh Waitzkin (The Art of Learning, Amazon book)

One of the most astonishing human traits: our ability to keeping getting up, lugging ourselves around and doing our stuff day after day. Alain de Botton

Your 1st blog post will be bad, but your 1000th will be great. Your 1st workout will be weak, but your 1000th will be strong. Your 1st meditation will be scattered, but your 1000th will be focused. Put in your reps. James Clear

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

Have a sense of urgency and commitment – what you do you must do well, with all of your energy, not with a mind shooting off in a hundred direction. Robert Greene

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. Benjamin Disraeli

Man matures when he no longer believes discomfort is uncomfortable. Carlos Del Valle

Part 2. Perseverance Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Perseverance

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Searching for a famous perseverance quote? Check out those by Nietzsche, Einstein, Churchill, Einstein, etc.
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Never, never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. Michael Jordan

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

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained. Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book, Amazon book)

Adversity is always the partner of progress. John C. Maxwell

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H. Schuller

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento)

The magnitude of a progress is gauged by the greatness of the sacrifice that it requires. Friedrich Nietzsche

There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. Victor Hugo

Stand firm, and you will win life. Luke 21:19

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galations 6:9

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. Conrad Hilton

Don’t get upset when people don’t support your dreams, those same folk aren’t supporting their own dreams. Wesley Snipes

If you really want to be great at something, you have to truly care about it. If you want to be great in a particular area, you have to obsess over it. A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness. They have other concerns, whether important or not, and they spread themselves out. That’s totally fine. After all, greatness is not for everybody. Kobe Bryant

One day, the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. Johnny Depp

I did not succeed in life by intelligence. I succeeded because I have a long attention span. Charlie Munger

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Mike Tyson

Looking back over a life of hard work… my only regret is that I didn’t work even harder. H. L. Mencken

If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

Short Perseverance Quotes

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One-liners, short perseverance quotes, sayings, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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He conquers who endures. Persius

Persistence pays off. Noah Kagan

Rejection is a success tax. Brian Norgard

It’s always to soon to quit. Norman Vincent Peale

Steep is the way to mastery. Eugen Herrigel

Work without hope or despair. The School of Life

Care the most. Succeed the most. Maxime Lagacé

I am not talented, I am obsessed. Conor McGregor

We will either find a way or make one. Hannibal (247 BC)

Perseverance solves more problems than brilliance. Shane Parrish (Source)

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

Inner strength isn’t “found” it’s created. David Goggins

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Charles Spurgeon

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H.G. Wells

Perseverance and perspective until victory. Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated. Shane Parrish (Related quotes and topic: discipline)

But the one who endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13

The seeds of greatness are planted in the daily grind. Adam Grant

There is no substitute for determination, perseverance, and planning. @LifeMathMoney


Inspirational Perseverance Quotes

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You are the person you have been waiting for. Joe Dispenza

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Francis Bacon

It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently. Tony Robbins

You’re a winner if you keep your head up. You’re a warrior if you keep fighting forever. Maxime Lagacé

The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance. Robin Sharma

Before you dream about the view from the summit, ask yourself if you’re willing to keep your head down, focus on the path, and spend your life walking up the side of a very big hill. It takes years of walking to earn a minute at the top. James Clear

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8

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

When you think that you are done, you’re only 40% in to what your body’s capable of doing. That’s just the limits that we put on ourselves. David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me, Amazon book)

A savage mindset is a conditioned mindset that knows quitting is not part of the plan. It knows that it has to find a way around any and all obstacles to complete the mission. David Goggins

Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success. Leigh Mitchell Hodges

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. John D. Rockefeller

A lot of successful people who say “work smart, not hard” worked like dogs to get established. Michael (@mmay3r)

If you’re willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later. Naval Ravikant

You will receive most when you will expect least. Santosh Kalwar

RelatedGrit: the power of passion and perseverance (Ted talk YouTube video)

Funny Perseverance Quotes

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I don’t have talent, so I just get up earlier. Henry Rollins

A crowbar is a universal pass key. Terry Pratchett

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

That’s one of the remarkable things about life. It’s never so bad that it can’t get worse. Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes)

Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

Deep Perseverance Sayings

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You don’t get to choose not to pay a price, you only get to choose which price you pay. Jordan Peterson

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. Vince Lombardi

If you believe talent exists you’re limiting yourself. If you believe luck exists you’re lazy. If you believe in yourself you’re wise. Maxime Lagacé

Superhuman effort…isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results. Ernest Shackleton

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. Arthur Schopenhauer

Somebody out there thinks you’re an idiot. Somebody out there thinks you’re brilliant. Ignore them both and carry on. Jack Butcher

Persistence is underrated and pedigree is overrated. Anthony Pompliano (Source)

When I reach the place of my dreams, I will thank my failures and tears. They too, kept me going. Dodinsky (In the Garden of Thoughts)

Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui – these are the true hero’s enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real. David Foster Wallace (The Pale King)

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

Everyone wants some magic pill – some life hack – that eliminates the need to do the work. But that does not exist. Jocko Willink

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

Wise Perseverance Sayings

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For water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow. Plutarch

A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn. Helen Keller

If you don’t know yourself, you don’t know what you love. If you don’t know what you love, you can’t persevere. Maxime Lagacé

It’s hard to prioritize the long term when you think you should feel comfortable in every moment. Michael (@mmay3r)

Bad persistence: Endlessly doing the same thing with no success. Good persistence: Continuously tweaking your approach until you get results. @TheStoicEmperor

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 might be winning but you’re not growing, and growing might be the most important form of winning. Jordan Peterson

You don’t control the outcome. You control the quality of effort you put in. That’s what you should hold yourself accountable for. Shane Parrish

If you’re focused on the outcome, you’re not focused on the process. Sustain success over long periods comes from a fanatical focus on process. You don’t need to be perfect, just better than yesterday. Shane Parrish

Learn to maintain your objectivity, especially when it’s hardest. Shane Parrish

We must undergo a hard winter training and not rush into things for which we haven’t prepared. Epictetus

It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required. Winston Churchill


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The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. Randy Pausch

Key Takeaways

  • Perseverance is simple: sticking to something until it works.
  • Doing hard things, consistently, is what separates amateurs from professionals.
  • Want more perseverance?
    • Find a deeper why
    • Relax when you’re tired
    • Think about your vision and your goal.
    • Don’t overthink. Simply do the right thing. Avoid the easy.
  • A little foolishness and stubbornness go a long way.
  • Complaining is useless. Be an optimist.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

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March 10, 2022

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