135 Quotes About Perseverance and Never Giving Up

Quotes About Perseverance

Welcome to this collection of 135 quotes about perseverance and never giving up. These words are more than just sentences; they’re powerful reminders of the strength you possess to face challenges head-on. Each one of these perseverance quotes is a testament to the unyielding human spirit, encouraging you to keep pushing forward and achieve your personal best, no matter the obstacles. They emphasize the importance of being strong, resilient, and persistent.

As you read through these quotes, you may find that spark of inspiration that helps you overcome your hurdles and achieve your goals. Remember, every successful person has faced their share of difficulties, but it’s their unwavering commitment to never giving up that has led them to success. So, whether you’re seeking a boost of motivation or just a gentle nudge to keep going, these quotes are here to remind you that perseverance is key.

135 Quotes About Perseverance

  1. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
  2. “I think the key is for women not to set any limits.” – Martina Navratilova
  3. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers
  5. “In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  6. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  7. “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – Gever Tulley
  8. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
  9. “Keep going! Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life.” – Roy T. Bennett
  10. “Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose.” – Josh Shipp
  11. “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” – Unknown
  12. “Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances; it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life.” – Elizabeth George
  13. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
  14. “The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.” – Sun Yat-sen
  15. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur
  16. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.” – John C. Maxwell
  17. “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” – Unknown
  18. “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” – Thomas Fowell Buxton
  19. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie
  20. “Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.” – Abigail Adams
  21. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins
  22. “Perseverance can overcome all obstacles. Even the laws of nature cannot stop it.” – Jeffrey Fry
  23. “There is no armor like perseverance.” – Sogyal Rinpoche
  24. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  25. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  26. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
  27. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James A. Michener
  28. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you… never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  29. “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow
  30. “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
  31. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  32. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs
  33. “Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.” – William Godwin
  34. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
  35. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler
  36. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliott
  37. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  38. “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” – Marilyn Monroe
  39. “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.” – Napoleon Hill
  40. “It’s not that I’m so smart; I just stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  41. “The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.” – Wilma Mankiller
  42. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
  43. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams
  44. “No great achievement is possible without persistent work.” – Bertrand Russell
  45. “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.” – Randy Pausch
  46. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie
  47. “Perseverance is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin
  48. “He conquers who endures.” – Persius
  49. “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” – William Barclay
  50. “Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets.” – American Proverb
  51. “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.” – Orison Swett Marden
  52. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  53. “To persist with a goal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  54. “Press on: nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance.” – Ray Kroc
  55. “Small beginnings are the launching pad to great endings.” – Joel Osteen
  56. “The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb
  57. “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” – Roy T. Bennett
  58. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
  59. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  60. “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  61. “Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” – Ovid
  62. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” – Walter Elliot
  63. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams
  64. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas A. Edison
  65. “The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time.” – Lady Aberdeen
  66. “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
  67. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” – Colin Powell
  68. “Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo
  69. “Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances – it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life.” – Elizabeth George
  70. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill
  71. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard
  72. “Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.” – Lao Tzu
  73. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
  74. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius
  75. “Perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo
  76. “I’m proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up.” – Orel Hershiser
  77. “Perseverance is not a long race; it’s many short races one after another.” – Walter Elliot
  78. “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  79. “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.” – Tommy Hilfiger
  80. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden
  81. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln
  82. “Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  83. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  84. “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley
  85. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  86. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  87. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  88. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve
  89. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  90. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  91. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
  92. “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips
  93. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  94. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
  95. “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” – Tony Robbins
  96. “Perseverance is a sign of strength, not weakness.” – Marilyn Suttle
  97. “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh
  98. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers
  99. “The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.” – David Sarnoff
  100. “Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes.” – Liza M. Wiemer
  101. “Perseverance is power.” – Anonymous
  102. “A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” – George M. Moore Jr.
  103. “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Winston Churchill
  104. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  105. “Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity.” – Seneca
  106. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill
  107. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis
  108. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi
  109. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein
  110. “The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” – James Whitcomb Riley
  111. “What you endure is who you are. And if you just quit because you got tired, you don’t get to that final, most important phase, which is where you become who you are.” – Jennifer Nettles
  112. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” – Buddha
  113. “You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” – Lou Holtz
  114. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich
  115. “With perseverance, even the snail reached the ark.” – Charles H. Spurgeon
  116. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews
  117. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  118. “By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.” – Charles Spurgeon
  119. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  120. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
  121. “Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
  122. “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  123. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin
  124. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson
  125. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi
  126. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  127. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  128. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
  129. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston S. Churchill
  130. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy
  131. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – Napoleon Hill
  132. “Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.” – Bob Riley
  133. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
  134. “The road to perseverance lies by doubt.” – Francis Quarles
  135. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

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