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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!
Be persevering at the bottom, humble at the top. Maxime Lagacé
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller
Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism. Albert Einstein
There is no armor like perseverance. Sogyal Rinpoche
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Newt Gingrich
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
There’s no talent here. This is hard work. This is obsession. Talent does not exist. Conor McGregor
If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining. Marcus Aurelius
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
The less pain we tolerate, the more average we become. Jack Butcher
Impatience with actions, patience with results. Naval Ravikant
The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering. Santosh Kalwar
The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper. Johnny Uzan
The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race. James Clear
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther. Thomas Carlyle
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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
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
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
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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
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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 (Related topic: focus)
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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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
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
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Funny Perseverance Quotes
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
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
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
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
- 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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