August 2, 2010

Perseverance Quotes

Perseverance. It's one of those things that you really can't know what it is until you do it -- or better yet, until you experience it and persevere through something. Chances are you've done it too. It feels great. Nonetheless, it is human nature to ease up just a little, and often times we go through a period of time where know that we should persevere, but for whatever reason we don't. My goal for this blog post is to share some inspirational perseverance quotes to help you try to persevere the next time you're being challenged!

Perseverance Quotes

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

William James

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

William Feather

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

Robert Brault

"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

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."

Albert Einstein

"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

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."

Dale Carnegie

"If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up."

Inspirational quotes about perseverance!

Now we will switch it up a bit and go for some fantastic quotes about perseverance from unknown authors!

Unknown Quotes about Perseverance

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places."

"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."

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground."

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

"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."

Embrace this quote and keep on going too.

"Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about."

More Famous Quotes on Perseverance

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable."

Thomas Foxwell Buxton

"A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors."

Antonio Porchia

"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Samuel Johnson

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."

Vince Lombardi

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."

James A. Michener

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

Louis Pasteur

"If you are going through hell, keep going."

Winston Churchill

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right."

Albert Einstein

"Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting."

Christopher Morley

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."

Newt Gingrich

"He conquers who endures."


"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

"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."

Ecclesiastes 9:11

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."

Walter Elliott

"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."

George Bernard Shaw

"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."


"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.

"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

How to Persevere!

Whenever I blog about a dedicated quotes page, such as this post on perseverance quotes, I encourage my fellow personal development students to take it a step beyond simply reading. There are a couple things you can do. First, read over these quotes again and find at least a couple that really resonate with you. Maybe you found yourself in a situation before where this was really applicable or that advice would have helped. Once you’ve got a couple quotes then write them down so you remember them.

The next thing you can do to really take advantage of these quotes about perseverance is to use them in your life. At work, play, school, with friends or family if you share these quotes with someone else it takes this blog and these quotes and turns them into a real tool you use to better your life. And after all, life change is the name of the game! So, persevere and keep on keepin' on!

If you're interested in more perseverance quotes and other inspirational quotes then do check out the Les Brown quote page. There is a nice little section with quotes on perseverance!

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Dina Ruth - personal development courses said...

Thank you so much for this post!
I'm adding it to my "favorites".

Inspired Robin said...

Thank you very much Diana!

I do hope you come back, and more than that I hope you are able to use these quotes and the information you get on this site to positively effect your life! It's what it's here for!

Thanks again for visiting and commenting. I really do appreciate it!

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