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Wise Quotes about Persistence

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

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

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

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

 

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

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

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

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The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

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

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

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

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

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

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

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

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

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

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

Persistence prevails when all else fails.
- Anonymous

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

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Patience, persistence and perspiration
make an unbeatable combination for success.
- Napoleon Hill

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
- Henry David Thoreau

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

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

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence,
is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
- Albert Ellis

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is
the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
- Napoleon Hill

Success is the result of perfection,
hard work,
learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
- Colin Powell

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
- James Whitcomb Riley

When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate,
we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed.
The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty.
- John Bates Clark

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as
to what they attribute their success to.
It is usually the same: persistence,
hard work and hiring good people.
- Kiana Tom

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

I rewrote it and I took all your notes.
Read it again, that kind of persistence paid off.
- David Steinberg

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.
The extra energy required to make another effort or
try another approach is the secret of winning.
- Denis Waitley

To make our way, we must have firm resolve,
persistence, tenacity.
We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way.
We can never let up.
- Ralph Bunche

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
- Napoleon Hill

Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence,
except for being married.
- Richard Ford

What staggers me is not the persistence of illusion,
but the persistence of the world in the face of illusion.
- A. G. Mojtabai

Paralyze resistance with persistence.
- Woody Hayes

Ambition is the path to success.
Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
- Bill Bradley

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny,
we will continue to grow.
We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom.
It happens in its own time.
- Denis Waitley

The real issue is not talent as an independent element,
but talent in relationship to will, desire,
and persistence.
Talent without these things vanishes and even modest
talent with those characteristics grows.
- Milton Glaser

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

This persistence as private firms continued because
it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to
persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public
knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation.
- Carroll Quigley

Film editing is now something almost everyone can do
at a simple level and enjoy it,
but to take it to a higher level requires the same
dedication and persistence that any art form does.
- Walter Murch

My greatest point is my persistence.
I never give up in a match.
However down I am, I fight until the last ball.
My list of matches shows that I have turned a great
many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
- Bjorn Borg

As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore.
I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and
that by next year' kind of writers.
I take things as they come and find that patience and
persistence tend to win out in the end.
- Paul Kane

You don't start out writing good stuff.
You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff,
and then gradually you get better at it.
That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
- Octavia Butler

The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist.
- Vannevar Bush

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable,
possible.
- Lord Chesterfield


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