Persistence Quotes

The power to hold on in spite of everything, the power to endure, this is the winner’s quality. Persistence is the ability to face defeat again and again without giving up – to push on in the face of great difficulty, knowing that victory can be yours. Persistence means taking pains to overcome every obstacle, and to do what’s necessary to reach your goals.

I do not think 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

What this power is I cannot say, all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exaqctly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

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

Success … seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Conrad Hilton

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

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

Most people give up just when they are about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.
H Ross Perot

All great achievements require time.
David Joseph Schwartz

It is the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
Claude M Bristol

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Napoleon Hill

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill … Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

Success is failure turned inside out.
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
You can never tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit,
as it’s when things seem worse, that you must not quit!
Unknown

He conquers who endures.
Persius

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that  must precede the victory.
Ted Engstrom & R Alec Mackenzie

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: “Hold on!”.
Rudyard Kipling

To endure is greater than to dare, to tire out hostile fortune, to be daunted by no difficulty, to keep heart when all have lost it – who can say this is not greatness?
William Makepeace Thackeray

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not – nothing is more common thatn 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.
Calvin Coolidge