Top 75 Quotes About Perseverance for When You Want to Give Up

Top 75 Quotes About Perseverance for When You Want to Give Up

 

Perseverance is your ability to put in your best effort continuously to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failures, or opposition.

You achieve success and accomplish your desired goals not simply by trying, but by persevering.

Everybody cannot handle setbacks and failures gracefully.

When you use all of your resources to achieve your goals and end up losing everything, it’s quite natural to feel discouraged and want to give up.

Here’s the collection of 75 perseverance quotes to remind you that failures are a part of success. And reminding yourself that failures and loss of hope are temporary will compel you to persevere and persist, move forward and never give up.

 

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Top Perseverance Quotes to Inspire You to Persevere and Never Give Up

 

#1. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill

#2. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.”

– John C. Maxwell

#3. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”

– Walter Elliot

#4. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

– Thomas Edison

#5. “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

#6. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.”

– Helen Keller

#7. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”

— Newt Gingrich

#8. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

— Dale Carnegie

#9. “Through perseverance, many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.”

— Benjamin Disraeli

#10. “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

#11. “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.”

— Kalpana Chawla

#12. “Do something because you really want to do it. If you’re doing it just for the goal and don’t enjoy the path, then I think you’re cheating yourself.”

— Kalpana Chawla

#13. “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

#14. “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 by perseverance.”

— Samuel Johnson

#15. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

— John Quincy Adams

#16. “Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.”

— Gillian Anderson

#17. “Perseverance doesn’t always mean winning and losing. Perseverance means showing up and rising to the occasion and performing.”

— Michael Chiesa

#18. “Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.”

— Travis Bradberry

#19. “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

#20. “Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have the perseverance to realize the great life.”

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

#21. “A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

— Charles Spurgeon

#22. “Remember, it isn’t the dreamers who have good lives – it’s the doers. Remember also what I call the three Ps of success: passion, planning, and perseverance.”

— Homer Hickam

#23. “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

#24. “We truly believe with hard work, dedication, and perseverance, we can become the best at what we do. No one wants to become mediocre.”

— Andy Biersack

#25. “The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.”

— Azim Premji

#26. “Indomitable perseverance in a business, properly understood, always ensures ultimate success.”

— Cyrus McCormick

#27. “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

#28. “The simple truth is that in order to become good, you have to be obsessed. You have to put in an awful lot of time and hard work and couple that with desire and unflagging perseverance.”

— Yngwie Malmsteen

#29. “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to the success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”

— John D. Rockefeller

#30. “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.”

— Orison Swett Marden

#31. “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

#32. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

–Thomas Edison

#33. “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

#34. “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

#35. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.”

– H. Jackson Brown

#36. “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

#37. “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

#38. “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

#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, the 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

#41. “When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

~Author Unknown

#42. “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

#43. “The days without difficulty are the days you do not improve.”

― Evan Winter

#44. “Maybe everything comes out all right if you keep on trying. Anyway, you have to keep on trying; nothing will come out right if you don’t.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

#45. “A difficult life spent in hard work, perseverance, and courage will pave the way for a life of true greatness!”

― Avijeet Das

#46. “If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.”

― Jeffrey R. Holland

#47. “What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward.”

– Roy T. Bennett

#48. “When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#49. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

– Martin Luther King Jr

#50. “A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going.”

― Richie Norton

#51. “Today if anything is trying to hold you back, give no attention to it. Get your hopes up, get your faith up, look up, and get ready to rise up.”

― Germany Kent

#52. “To persevere with the will to understand in the face of obstacles is the heroism of consciousness.”

― Nathaniel Branden

#53. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

– Muhammad Ali

#54. “There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”

― Lemony Snicket

#55. “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

― Winston Churchill

#56. “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

― Martin Luther

#57. “Live the Life of Your Dreams.

When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes, and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#58. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

— Mario Andretti

#59. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”

— Vince Lombardi

#60. “Most people fail because they do not have determination and perseverance. Extraordinary people are determined and persevere that is what makes them extraordinary.”

— Catherine Pulsifer

#61. “We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”

— Sonia Johnson

#62. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”

— Dan Gable

#63. It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.

— Kenneth J Hutchins

#64. “Being disabled means I can’t physically take care of myself, but it doesn’t stop me from living my life. I don’t dwell on that aspect of my life.”

— Denise Ghizzone

#65. “Feel proud of your achievements, no matter how small they are, and create or renew a spark of determination within yourself so that you continue to work hard.”

— Amy Pendergrass

#66. “We can achieve anything we desire if we give ourselves the time and the right resources to learn, but these are worthless without the focus and determination to be successful.”

— Rosemary Peck

#67. “No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork, and determination a person can overcome anything.”

— B. Dodge

#68. While I didn’t find the success I’d hoped for right away, it was that focus and determination that propelled me forward and kept me on a better path.

— Roy Huff

#69. “I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.”

— Arnold Palmer

#70. “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

#71. “The extent of the struggle determines the extent of the growth. The obstacle is an advantage, not adversity. The enemy is any perception that prevents us from seeing this.”

— Ryan Holiday

#72. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

– Aristotle

#73. Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.

– Marabel Morgan

#74. Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.

– Denis Waitley

#75. Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers.

– Robert Greene

 

Conclusion

 

I hope you enjoyed these perseverance quotes and encouraged you to go for your dreams.

What are your favorite perseverance quotes that you would like to add to the list? Feel free to let me know in the comments.

 

 

 

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