Famous Perseverance Quotes in English

Perseverance Sayings

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

- Perseverance Quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon Download or Share

He who does not tire, tires adversity.

- Anonymous Download or Share

The dogs bark but the caravan moves on.

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Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.

- Helen Keller Download or Share

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

- Napoleon Bonaparte Quote Download or Share

At first we hope too much, later on, not enough.

- Joseph Roux Download or Share

Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson Download or Share

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

- Elbert Hubbard Download or Share

Patience and perseverance surmount every difficulty.

- Anonymous Download or Share

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again.

- Bible [Proverbs 24:16] Download or Share

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.

- Maltbie Davenport Babcock

There is no point at which having arrived we can remain.

- Anonymous

If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.

- M.H. Alderson

Never give up. Never, never give up! We shall go on to the end.

- Winston Churchill

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.

- John Wooden

No man is ever whipped, until he quits - in his own mind.

- Napoleon Hill

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

- Napoleon Hill

Slaying the dragon of delay is no sport for the short-winded.

- Sandra Day O'Connor

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

- Dr. Samuel Johnson

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

- Napoleon Hill

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

- Walter Elliott Download or Share

It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres.

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

- Walter Elliott

In order to get from what was to what will be, you must go through what is.

- Anonymous

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

- Laurence Sterne

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

- Winston Churchill

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

- Richard L. Evans

Perseverance Quotation in English

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

- General Dwight Eisenhower

The horizon is out there somewhere, and you just keep chasing it, looking for it, and working for it.

- Bob Dole

If you are truly flexible and go until . . . there is really very little you can't accomplish in your lifetime.

- Anthony Robbins

Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.

- Josh Billings

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.

- Admiral Hyman Rickover

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

- John Quincy Adams

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.

- Winston Churchill

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.  Great works are preformed not by strength, but perseverance.

- Perseverance Quotes by Samuel Johnson

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

- Conrad Hilton

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

- John Quincy Adams Quote

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

- Perseverance Quotes by Christopher Reeve

He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.

- Henri Frederic Amiel

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.

- H. Jackson Brown

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

- Chinese Proverb

You have to keep plugging away.  We are all growing.  There is no shortcut.  You have to put time into it build an audience.

- Perseverance Quotes by John Gruber

A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must....be undaunted when the going gets tough.

- Ronald Reagan

You don't become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems.

- Mark Victor Hansen

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

- Napoleon Hill

A man of sense is never discouraged by difficulties; he redoubles his industry and his diligence, he perseveres, and infallibly prevails at last.

- Lord Chesterfield

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

- Dale Carnegie

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

- George E. Allen

Having chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.

- Abraham Lincoln

I do not think 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

I do not think 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

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

- Joseph Addison Quotes

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

- Perseverance Quotes by Plutarch

The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.

- Mark Twain

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

- Napoleon Hill

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

- Plutarch

Pay as little attention to discouragement as possible. Plough ahead as a steamer does, rough or smooth - rain or shine. To carry your cargo and make your port is the point.

- Maltbie Davenport Babcock

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the latter.

- Henry Fielding

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.

- Jim Rohn

Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.

- Sydney J. Harris

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.

- Herodotus

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not enough to begin; continuance is necessary. Mere enrollment will not make one a scholar; the pupil must continue in the school through the long course, until he masters every branch. Success depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance.

- Miller

All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before success comes in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do.

- Napoleon Hill

I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work.

- Lee Iacocca

If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!

- Richard M. Devos

Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.

- James Corbett

Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.

- Joseph P. Wirthlin

When Babe Didrickson Zaharias, often called the athletic phenomenon of all time, won the British woman’s gold tournament, people said of her what they had said many times before: "Oh, she’s an automatic champion, a natural athlete. When Babe started golfing in earnest thirteen years ago she hit as many as 1,000 balls in one afternoon, playing until her hands were so sore they had to be taped.

- James Keller

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.

- Calvin Coolidge

In one of the decisive battles of World War I, disastrous reports poured into the headquarters of Marshal Foch, the commander of the Allied forces. The great general never lost heart. When things were at their worst, he drafted his famous order which is now in all textbooks of military strategy: "My center is giving way, my right is pushed back, my left is wavering. The situation is excellent. I shall attack!

- James Keller