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Wise Quotes about Perseverance

May you find great value in these Perseverance quotes and sayings.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

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Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb)

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

 

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

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

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
- Vince Lombardi

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

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

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

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

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

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.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

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

There are two ways of attaining an important end,
force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter
grows irresistible with time.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
- Paula Abdul

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring,
perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate,
simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all
things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.
- Lord Chesterfield

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation,
we shall find manifest examples of premeditation,
perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice,
in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram

Perseverance is an active principle,
and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
- William Godwin

I need a teacher quite as much as Helen.
I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life,
if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously,
will help train us in perseverance.
Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
- Mao Tse-Tung

No one succeeds without effort...
Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
- Ramana Maharshi

I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent,
but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance.
- Nicholas Sparks

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

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession
of individual men by travelling the old road of observation,
attention, perseverance, and industry.
- Samuel Smiles

My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance.
You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker.
- Robert Wise

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
- Ambrose Bierce

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
- Charles Spurgeon

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

The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance.
I can let go but I don't give up.
I don't beat myself up about negative things.
- Phylicia Rashad

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

It's perseverance that's the key.
It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential.
- Lynn Davies


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