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161 Best Perseverance Quotes To Stop You Giving Up Easily

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Perseverance can be defined as having a strong mental resolve and being persistent.

Having perseverance can help push you towards achieving all of your goals.

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Top 10 Perseverance Quotes

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

Albert Einstein
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Champions keep playing until they get it right.

Billie Jean King
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Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

Julie Andrews
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How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?

Elbert Hubbard
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If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining.

Marcus Aurelius
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If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.

Jeffrey R. Holland
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You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher
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Adversity is always the partner of progress.

John C. Maxwell

The days without difficulty are the days you do not improve.

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

Albert Einstein
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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

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

Let me tell your something. I’m from Chicago. I don’t break. Barack Obama

A difficult life spent in hard-work, perseverance, and courage will pave the way for a life of true greatness! Avijeet Das

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If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.

Roy T. Bennett

As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better. Dr. Steve Maraboli

Sometimes you must cross a bridge and other times you need to burn it. But, always keep building one and never lose your faith in life. Dodinsky

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

Keep the faith, don’t lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.

Paula Abdul

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

To persevere with the will to understand in the face of obstacles is the heroism of consciousness. Nathaniel Branden

To persevere in one’s duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny. George Washington

We worked from early morning until dark in sun, grey weather or in rain.

Lawren Harris

When the world says, Give up, Hope whispers, Try it one more time. Author Unknown

Rejection is a success tax. Brian Norgard

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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

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

Don’t be ashamed by your mistakes, they only prove that you try hard and never give up. Riley Czarkowski

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

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

It’s always too soon to quit.

Norman Vincent Peale

Success belongs to those who refuse to be defeated by failure! Dr T.P.Chia

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

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. B.C. Forbes

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

They couldn’t catch you if you didn’t stop running. Dennis Lehane

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali

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Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. George Whitefield

Every obstacle is a hill, every hill is a training, every training makes you stronger.

Maxime Lagacé

Dream after dream comes true—or rather is made true by persevering effort. L.M. Montgomery

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

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

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Great ones are willing to get burned time and again as they sharpen their swords in the fire. Josh Waitzkin

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained. Neil Gaiman

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

The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time.

Lady Aberdeen

Impatience with actions, patience with results. Naval Ravikant

Care the most. Succeed the most. Maxime Lagacé

Persistence pays off. Noah Kagan

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

James A. Michener

A large oak tree is just a little nut that refused to give up. David McGee

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

You have to conquer every obstacle, before you can reach the top of the mountain. Lailah Gifty Akita

There is no armor like perseverance.

Sogyal Rinpoche

It can take a lifetime to build something worthwhile. Those who stick with it, build a legacy without regrets. Trevor Carss

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

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Ask, ‘Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?’ You’ll be embarrassed to answer. Marcus Aurelius

In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.

General George S Patton, Jr.

What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake

You can’t stop dreaming just because the night never seems to end. Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

No conqueror believes in chance.

Friedrich Nietzsche

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami

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

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

Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein

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

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

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.

Albert Einstein

Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love. Swami Vivekananda

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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

If you really want to eat, keep climbing. The fruits are on the top of the tree. Stretch your hands and keep stretching them. Success is on the top, keep going.

Israelmore Ayivor

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

Work without hope or despair. The School of Life

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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

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.


Easily mistaken, it is not about a love for adversity, it is about knowing a strength and a faith so great that adversity, in all its adverse manifestations, hardly even exists. Criss Jami

Some lean back. But those who lean forward are poised to cross the finish-line, first! T.F. Hodge

Never, never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill

He who can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes

If you know something will eventually come to an end, you can handle it. Karen Harrington

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

Seasons come and go. Your main goal should remain the same. Cristina Imre

Don’t give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these. Edward Dunedin

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

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

Douglas MacArthur

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle

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

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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

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

Author Unknown

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela

Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated. Bob Riley

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. Christopher Morley

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. Josh Billings

What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward.

Roy T. Bennett

Everybody dreams and doubts. Got to keep dancing when the lights go out. Chris Martin

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. Unknown

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

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

Johnny Uzan

Do you want to die, or do you want to die trying? Give up or give it a shot. Nick Trout

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears. Gillian Anderson

Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.


It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Confucius

Maybe everything comes out all right, if you keep on trying. Anyway, you have to keep on trying; nothing will come out right if you don’t. Laura Ingalls Wilder

You can use the stumbling blocks to build your success. Lailah Gifty Akita

We will either find a way or make one.


Perseverance is the mother who snuggles her children when they are impatient. Keep calm, everything will be solved. Keep persisting, go ahead. Alan Maiccon

Never give up just because you failed initially. Sunday Adelaja

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Today if anything is trying to hold you back, give no attention to it. Get your hopes up, get your faith up, look up, and get ready to rise up. Germany Kent

Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

Christian D Larson

Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else. Brian Tracy

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Thomas A. Edison

Success doesn’t happen overnight. Keep an eye on the prize and don’t look back. Erin Andrews

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 Jr.

Every storm runs out of rain. Maya Angelou

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

Motivational Perseverance Quotes

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

Though you may hear me holler, and you may see me cry I’ll be dogged, sweet baby, if you gonna see me die.

Langston Hughes

Steep is the way to mastery. Eugen Herrigel

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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Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius. Elbert Hubbard

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

Anthony Robbins

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

Giving up is the only sure way to fail. Gena Showalter

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Charles Spurgeon

Everything that I’ve ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.

Scott Hamilton

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

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

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

You can’t lose if you don’t quit.

Stephen C. Storey

Continuous effortnot strength or intelligenceis the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. Teddy Roosevelt

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In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. Vincent van Gogh

Perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.

Victor Hugo

How long should you try? UNTIL! Jim Rohn

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

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

He conquers who endures.


I am not talented, I am obsessed. Conor McGregor

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

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Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward. Roy T. Bennett

Be persevering at the bottom, humble at the top.

Maxime Lagacé

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. Charles F. Kettering

Even a snail will eventually reach its destination. Gail Tsukiyama

A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going. Richie Norton

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.


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

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. Tommy Lasorda

The hugest pile of challenges and hardships will not hold back a needle of the clock. Roy A. Ngansop

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

David Goggins

Keep trying until you have no more chances left. Aimee Carter

To Sum Up

Hopefully you enjoyed this big list of perseverance quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

I’d love to know which perseverance quotes are your favourites.

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Last Updated on August 5, 2021 by TheGrowthReactor

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