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Quotations about Perseverance

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Don't be ashamed to fail. Be too proud to cease trying. ~Minna Thomas Antrim (1861–1950), Don'ts for Girls, 1902

[K]eep it going! You never can do anything by spasmodic efforts. It's the eternal hammering that does the thing. ~Edward Mott Woolley, "Adventures in Business: The Merchant Who Needed a Press Agent," in The Saturday Evening Post, 1912 September 21st

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

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Author Unknown

When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown

Sometimes you feel like giving up, but then you look at other people who have given up, and the results aren't that good. ~Robert Brault,

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. ~Dale Carnegie

Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Author Unknown

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on! ~Author Unknown

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~Josh Billings

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~Author Unknown

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

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

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, Flavia and the Dream Maker, ©

He conquers who endures. ~Persius

Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits. ~Robert Brault,

You can't go through life quitting everything. If you're going to achieve anything, you've got to stick with something. ~From the television show Family Matters

I frequently-regularly-often trip while reaching for my high ideals. Then I giggle, or cry, and get back up. ~Erika Harris,

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. ~Author unknown  [Ecclesiastes 9:11: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all." —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

The lesson of history is that most advances are by half-step, most progress by partial success. ~Robert Brault,, 2019

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~Walter Elliott, The Spiritual Life

While I might find pleasure in your approval, your disapproval will not deter me. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Life, 1912

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author Unknown

Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery. ~William Shakespeare

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. ~Lucretius

But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author Unknown

The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saints are sinners who kept on going. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying

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

You may not hit a home run — but that's no reason to stop swinging. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer,

You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. ~Joe Namath

Never stop pedaling to power your dreams. ~Terri Guillemets

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown

Strength will ease a can't to a can. ~Kak Sri, September 2010 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter

when a rose stands alone,
thriving where no others thrive,
a rare bouquet of one
still strong, still alive....
and I smile...
~Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott, "A Breath of Heaven"

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily. ~Zig Ziglar

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

Nature remembers every injury but forgives by going on. ~Terri Guillemets, "Hatchets, Shoetread, Storms, & Disdain," 2007

One may go a long way after one is tired. ~French proverb

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. ~Georges-Louis Leclerc

Pull yourself together and use what you have. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon,

Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Oliver Goldsmith, c.1760  [Thanks, Garson O'Toole of! Follow link for details. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert Schuller

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

The heroine stumbled, but each time she picked herself up was another victory. ~Terri Guillemets

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~Thomas Foxwell Buxton

You can move a lot of water with a thimble. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent — that it does not have to be recognized by others. ~Robert Brault,

When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. ~Author Unknown

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. ~William James

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!" ~Oriah, © Mountain Dreaming, from "The Invitation," 1994,  [This is one of those pieces that is difficult to quote from because the entire prose-poem needs to be read to be fully appreciated. Read in its entirety on her website, —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time. ~Lady Aberdeen

Spring is on the way; summer is on the way; storms are on the way; wars are on the way; sorrow and happiness are on the way; they are all on the way, they are coming! Everything is on the way! Life is a highway; while we are moving on the way, all else is coming towards us! Devil is on the way; angel is on the way! Stay firm on the way! ~Mehmet Murat ildan

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~Earl Nightingale

A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~William Feather

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. ~Christopher Morley

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. ~Jacob A. Riis

Persistence is a virtue — as long as you don't carry it too far. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer,

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