75 Inspiring Quotes on Perseverance to Encourage Your Success

75 Inspiring Quotes on Perseverance to Encourage Your Success


Here is a great collection of 75 inspiring quotes on Perseverance to encourage and strengthen your resolve to never give up on your pursuit of success. Perseverance is a vital key to achieving the success you are striving for.


Setbacks come. Frustrations come. These are just potholes on your road to success. It takes tenacity and perseverance to continue forward when you want to pull over and park. Never give up on your dreams. Follow the advice of those who have reached success and given us encouragement to persist and persevere.

Best wishes on your success!


“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”

~ Newt Gingrich


“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


“To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean,’ says the persevering soul; ‘at my will mountains will crumble up.’ Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.”

~ Swami Vivekananda


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

~ Vince Lombardi


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

~ Albert Einstein


“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


“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


“I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It’s a voice of pain and victory.”

~ Anthony Hamilton


“When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.”

~ Harriet Beecher Stowe


“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


“A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”

~ B. F. Skinner


“But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.”

~ William Julius Wilson


“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”

~ Julie Andrews


“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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

~ John Quincy Adams


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

~ Walter Elliot


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

~ Louis Pasteur


“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


“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


“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

~ Robert Collier


“If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”

~ Samuel Johnson


“You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.”

~ Geraldine Brooks


“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


“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

~ Billie Jean King


“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


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

~ Benjamin Disraeli


“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”

~ Victor Hugo


“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.


“I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She’s instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for.”

~ Scott Brooks


“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

~ Winston Churchill


“Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.”

~ George Eliot


“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”

~ Isak Dinesen


“Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.”

~ Ambrose Bierce


“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.”

~ Vince Lombardi


“Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.”

~ Scott Hamilton


“Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.”

~ Orison Swett Marden


“No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.”

~ Ramana Maharshi


“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

~ Mary Anne Radmacher


“You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.”

~ Lou Holtz


“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”

~ Jim Watkins


“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


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

~ Confucius


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

~ Paula Abdul


“There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.”

~ Sophie Swetchine


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

~ Gillian Anderson


“I do not think that 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


“Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.”

~ Benjamin Carson


“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 Zedong


“I don’t know what keeps me going. Sometimes I wonder… I think it’s just pure perseverance and wanting to succeed and having that burning desire to always have success.”

~ Tanya Tucker


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


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

~ Scott Hamilton


“Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math – I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was! But after a few good teachers and a lot of perseverance, I ended up loving math and even choosing it as a major when I got to college.”

~ Danica McKellar


“Nowadays people talk about PayPal’s founders as prescient geniuses who would inevitably change the world. It was, however, not so obvious that PayPal would taste its first major success by helping people sell Beanie Babies on eBay. But they had a vision, a hope, and the perseverance to try multiple iterations until they got it right.”

~ Eric Ries


“I was never specifically associated with a part, I didn’t have tons of money, I wasn’t conventionally tall or handsome, so you know the things that were available to me were hard work and perseverance.”

~ Seth Green


“The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. Yet the story of perseverance, creative genius, and hard work persists.”

~ Eric Ries


“I’ll admit that it’s not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance.”

~ Nicholas Sparks


“I think one of the most important attributes is perseverance.”

~ David Rose


“What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire – the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.”

~ Ellen Ochoa


“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


“It’s perseverance that’s the key. It’s persevering for long enough to achieve your potential.”

~ Lynn Davies


“My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker.”

~ Robert Wise


“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


“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. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”

~ Randy Pausch


“Never, never, never give in!”

~ Winston S. Churchill


“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”

~ Lemony Snicket


“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

~ Nelson Mandela


“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”

~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


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

~ Confucius


“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”

~ Winston S. Churchill


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

~ Thomas A. Edison


“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

~ Abraham Lincoln


“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald


“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


“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” ~ Harper Lee


“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

~ H.G. Wells


“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

~ Abraham Lincoln


Here’s to our Success!

Jerry D Ross


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