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50 Inspirational perseverance quotes for life’s toughest times

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Our latest collection of perseverance quotes to keep you going no matter what. Never give up!

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

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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.

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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

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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 quotes to inspire patience

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

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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

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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

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

 

Perseverance quotes to inspire you to achieve the impossible

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

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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

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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

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Perseverance quotes about overcoming obstacles

 

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

 

31.) “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

 

32.) “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.” – Pele

 

33.) “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

 

34.) “Perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo

 

35.) “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews

 

36.) “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” –  Samuel Johnson

 

37.) “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects

 

38.) “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”
Marilyn Monroe

 

39.) “So, what does perseverance mean? It means that one possesses persistence, tenacity, determination, and staying power. This in turn means, when applied to a problem or issue that needs to be resolved, that the individual never gives up, never quits and never sees defeat until the problem, challenge, project, obstacle is resolved to a satisfactory level.” Byron Pulsifer

 

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

 

Other inspirational perseverance quotes

 

41.) “When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil; while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

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

 

43.) “Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love.” – Swami Vivekananda

 

44.) “Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential.”- Winston Churchill

 

45.) “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”- Tommy Lasorda

 

46.) “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”- Benjamin Franklin

 

47.) “When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~Author Unknown

 

48.) “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” ~Newt Gingrich

 

49.) “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 

 

50.) “In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.” – General George S Patton, Jr.

 

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.

Did you enjoy these perseverance quotes? What other quotes about perseverance and not giving up would you add to the list? Tell us in the comment section below.

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