Energy and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin Franklin


Perseverance Quotes

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Thomas Carlyle

Press on! A better fate awaits thee.
Victor Hugo

river carving out a canyon

The waters wear the stones. - The Book of Job 14:19

Perseverance is king.
Josh Billings

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Chinese Proverb

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.

In a complex undertaking, no matter how many times we fail, if we keep trying, there is often a good chance we will succeed.
Leonard Mlodinow, The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

The important thing in life is to have great aim and to possess the aptitude and the perseverance to attain it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance.
C. W. Wendte

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
Sir T. F. Buxton

Those who would attain to any marked degree of excellence in a chosen pursuit must work, and work hard for it, prince or peasant.
Bayard Taylor

As long as the day lasts, let's give it all we got.
David O. McKay

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

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

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston

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

There is nothing which persevering effort and unceasing and diligent care cannot overcome.

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
Lucretius 95 BC
- From Perseverance: (persistence...endurance...persevere... ) - Happy Otter

He who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces as to the idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.
John Foster

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

The way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
Marie Curie

Do not think that what is hard for thee to master is impossible for man; but if a thing is possible and proper to man, deem it attainable by thee.
Marcus Aurelius

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

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