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30 Inspirational perseverance quotes for life’s toughest times



Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

Perseverance is the relentless attempt to achieve success and accomplish your desired goals. You achieve not simply by trying, but by persevering.  This is characterized by three (3) traits, which are keys to unlocking the door to success:

1.) Never giving up,

2.) Not being limited by time constraints; and

3.) Staying rooted in the confidence that success is inevitable if you continue to make a concerted effort to attain it.  

It’s easy to say, “I can do it”. But those who persevere don’t just say it – they do it and they live it. Below are 30 perseverance quotes to encourage you to not simply speak about it, but also to live everyday displaying your will to win.


Perseverance Never Quits

Instead, It Boldly Says, “I Can!”

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

1.) “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”  – Flavia Weedn


2.) “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” – Author Unknown


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

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

4.) “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


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


6.) “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.

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

7.) “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


8.) “Some lean back. But those who lean forward are poised to cross the finish-line, first!” – T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”


9.) “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

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

10.) “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


Perseverance Is Best Friends with Patience

Remain calm through thick and thin; hold tightly to your beliefs, knowing time is NOT the enemy, but your closest ally.

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

11.) “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams


12.) “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot


13.) “The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time.” – Lady Aberdeen

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

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


15.) “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln


16.) “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

17.) “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” – Anonymous


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


19.) “Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas MacArthur

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

20.) “How long should you try? UNTIL!” – Jim Rohn


A Fall Does Not Deter Perseverance

Failure does not demoralize it; instead, faith stimulates it.

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

21.) “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, “The Last Lecture”


22.) “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


23.) “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

24.) “Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.” – Leigh Mitchell Hodges


25.) “A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller


26.) “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

27.) “Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” – Benjamin Disraeli


28.) “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


29.) “If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ‘here comes number seventy-one!’” – Richard M. Devos

Inspirational Perseverance Quotes To Encourage You

30.) “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


What do you think about these perseverance quotes?

Perseverance is your willpower in action – an internal driving force pushing you to get things done despite a lack of resources, countless obstacles, and time constraints.

It is built on an inner strength that leans on desire, self-confidence, courage, diligence, and faith to stay the course. You are encouraged to live a life that is rooted in perseverance.  Keep running the race believing that the prize is yours – patiently waiting for you to claim it.