Quotes and Sayings about Perseverance



"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Perseverance, Difficulties, Effect, Obstacles, Patience)

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Courage, Perseverance, Difficulties, Obstacles)

"If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Experience, Life, Brother, Genius, Friend, Hope, Perseverance, Caution, Succeed)

"Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Action, Perseverance, Mind)

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Perseverance)

"To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Courage, Perseverance, Conviction, Force)

"If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose."
- William Bartram
(Related: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)

"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
(Related: Perseverance, Difference, Obstinacy, Will)

"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Perseverance, Fidelity, Lying)

"Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Success, Perseverance, Virtue, Mediocrity)

"The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Perseverance, Obstacles, Overcoming, Spirit, Vote)

"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Soul, Perseverance, Discouragement, Persistence)

"Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Sacrifice, Perseverance, Struggle, Terrorism, Vigilance, Will, Years)

"Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Health, Perseverance, Climate, Dress, Exercise, Temperance)

"Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Men, Talent, Perseverance, Want)

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Life, Perseverance, Confidence)

"It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Perseverance, Key, Potential)

"Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Success, People, Failure, Perseverance)

"Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure."
- George Eliot
(Related: Failure, Perseverance)

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."
- Walter Elliot
(Related: Perseverance, Race)

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Work, Perseverance, Hard work)

"Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire."
- William Godwin
(Related: Perseverance, Desire, Influence)

"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Perseverance, World)

"I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory."
- Anthony Hamilton
(Related: Perseverance, Victory, Dedication, Now, Pain, Patience, Voice)

"Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Perseverance, Adversity, Self, Value)

"Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Life, Perseverance, Adversity)

"Perseverance, secret of all triumphs."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Perseverance)

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Perseverance, Strength)

"If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Determination, Perseverance, Strength, Despair, Diligence, Skill)

"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Life, Work, Sacrifice, Perseverance, Authority, Dedication, Football, Hard work, Respect, Self)

"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
(Related: Success, Perseverance)

"I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Education, Life, Perseverance, Will)

"No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance."
- Ramana Maharshi
(Related: Success, Perseverance, Effort, Succeed)

"A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee - a lot more."
- Jayne Mansfield
(Related: Perseverance, Coffee, Will)

"I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued success and perseverance. We are grateful for their contributions to society and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed. May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service, both at home and abroad."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Home, Peace, Society, Success, Perseverance, Dedication, May, Service)

"Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Success, Perseverance)

"What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance."
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Love, Courage, Determination, Perseverance, End, Ignorance)

"What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery."
- Ellen Ochoa
(Related: Motivation, Perseverance, Desire, Discovery, Gender)

"Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little."
- Plutarch
(Related: Perseverance, Violence, Yield)

"The road to perseverance lies by doubt."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Perseverance, Doubt, Lies, Road)

"The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don't give up. I don't beat myself up about negative things."
- Phylicia Rashad
(Related: Negative, Perseverance)

"Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Perseverance, Virtue)

"I do not think that 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
(Related: Nature, Success, Quality, Perseverance)

"I think one of the most important attributes is perseverance."
- David Rose
(Related: Perseverance)

"Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Perseverance, Attention, Observation, Old, Possession, Road, Understanding)

"I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Successful, Perseverance)

"What it is saying is that someone who was a world champion and who takes care of himself with a 17-year rest and applies the proper training techniques and perseverance could be successful."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Successful, Perseverance, Care, Rest, Saying, Training, World)

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Perseverance)

"'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one."
- Laurence Stern
(Related: Perseverance, Cause, Name, Obstinacy)

"There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time."
- Anne Sophie Swetchine
(Related: Power, Time, Perseverance, End, Force)

"I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Success, Courage, Perseverance, Patience, Prejudice, Will)

"I don't know what keeps me going. Sometimes I wonder... I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to succeed and having that burning desire to always have success."
- Tanya Tucker
(Related: Success, Perseverance, Desire, Succeed, Wonder)

"In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Perseverance, Exercise, Help, Running, Training, Will)

"Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Perseverance, Actions, Agreement)

"We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Time, Perseverance, End, Generations, Tradition, Will)

"Who of us is able to read and understand and be entirely confident of the validity of his title to the land he lives on, and which he has redeemed from a state of nature by the most indefatigable industry and perseverance?"
- William H. Wharton
(Related: Nature, Perseverance, Land, State, Validity)

"But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance."
- William J. Wilson
(Related: Leadership, Character, Creativity, Perseverance, Measure, Tests, Will)

"My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker."
- Robert Wise
(Related: Perseverance, Passion, Patience)