Best Quotes About Perseverance

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. -Robert Benchley

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

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

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. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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

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

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

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears. -Gillian Anderson

'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one. -Laurence Sterne

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. -Charles Spurgeon

The road to perseverance lies by doubt. -Francis Quarles

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. -Benjamin Disraeli

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. -Samuel Smiles

There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time. -Sophie Swetchine

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

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

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker. -Robert Wise

I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance. -Nicholas Sparks

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

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

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 Julius Wilson

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

It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential. -Lynn Davies

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

I think one of the most important attributes is perseverance. -David Rose

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

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance. -Scott Hamilton

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

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

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

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

A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee – a lot more. -Jayne Mansfield

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

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

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

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct. -Paula Abdul

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent. -William Cobbett

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. -John Quincy Adams

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. -Orison Swett Marden

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. -George Eliot

Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. -Vince Lombardi

No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. -Ramana Maharshi

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

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

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 Zedong

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

I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She's instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for. -Scott Brooks

Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math – I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was! But after a few good teachers and a lot of perseverance, I ended up loving math and even choosing it as a major when I got to college. -Danica McKellar

I was never specifically associated with a part, I didn't have tons of money, I wasn't conventionally tall or handsome, so you know the things that were available to me were hard work and perseverance. -Seth Green

I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for. -Diana Lopez

You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance. -Lou Holtz

I have always been one to encourage perseverance. -Christina Aguilera

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams. -Ben Carson

Luck is a component that a lot of people in the arts sometimes fail to recognise: that you can have talent, perseverance, patience, but without luck you will not have a successful career. -Bryan Cranston

I look for struggle in the roles I choose – struggle and perseverance. -Vera Farmiga

From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance. -Luke Bryan

I always come to conclusions very fast. Well, that is one way of thinking, and the other way would be that I lack the necessary perseverance to stick to one thing that really fits me. I don't know if it's a good thing or bad thing. -Takeshi Kitano

You know how people always talk about how vision is the key to entrepreneurship and perseverance and really seeing what other people don't see? We can actually redeem a fair amount of that folk wisdom. -Eric Ries

The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. Yet the story of perseverance, creative genius, and hard work persists. -Eric Ries

Nowadays people talk about PayPal's founders as prescient geniuses who would inevitably change the world. It was, however, not so obvious that PayPal would taste its first major success by helping people sell Beanie Babies on eBay. But they had a vision, a hope, and the perseverance to try multiple iterations until they got it right. -Eric Ries

God bless perseverance. Because it's not easy. -Junot Diaz

Elizabeth Keckley was a woman of remarkable strength, courage, perseverance, and dignity. She was exceptionally talented, but also very diligent and ambitious, and together those qualities enabled her to deliver herself from slavery and become a successful businesswoman. -Jennifer Chiaverini

The movie business can be very frustrating and very circuitous; there's no straight path. You have to have tremendous perseverance, dedication and passion. You have to want it very, very badly and you have to deal with a lot of rejection. -Denise Di Novi

A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance. -Gary Hamel

Whether you're shuffling a deck of cards or holding your breath, magic is pretty simple: It comes down to training, practice, and experimentation, followed up by ridiculous pursuit and relentless perseverance. -David Blaine

I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one's friends or one's self. -Dalia Mogahed

I look at my grandparents and what they dealt with in the Japanese internment in Arizona. That sense of perseverance, of making the best out of an incredibly bad situation, has always been something I drew inspiration from. I always ask myself, 'What in the world do I have to complain about?' -Scott Fujita

The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness… but ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction. -David S. Rose

Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness. -Ricky Martin

I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with. -Sonia Sotomayor

When I think about parallels between myself and an Olympian, I believe that success in the world of business is underpinned by very similar principles of perseverance and hard work. -Lakshmi Mittal

As a leader, these attributes – confidence, perseverance, work ethic and good sense – are all things I look for in people. I also try to lead by example and create an environment where good questions and good ideas can come from anyone. -Heather Bresch

I believe that the 'dark night of the soul' is a common spiritual experience. I believe, too, that the answer is continued seeking and perseverance. It helps to know that others have endured a loss of faith. -Julia Cameron

I believe that I am very lucky to have close friends who are faithful. From my friends, I have learned the importance of perseverance. -Julia Cameron

All of my Polynesian counterparts in the NFL with roots in American Samoa understand how the values embedded in our South Pacific culture – community, hard work, perseverance, respect – contribute directly to our success. -Troy Polamalu

I am proud to represent people who care so deeply about their communities. Their perseverance and strength only motivates me more as their representative in Congress. -Martha Roby

I am proud of where I came from, and I am proud of what I've been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn't walked a day in my shoes. -Wendy Davis

Mine is a story about a teenage single mother who struggled to keep her young family afloat. It's a story about a young woman who was given a precious opportunity to work her way up in the world. It's a story about resiliency, and sacrifice, and perseverance. And you're damn right it's a true story. -Wendy Davis

When I was about five, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ, and since then it's just been a stronghold in my life. Really, through the shark attack and all the hard times that my family and I went through, it gave us unity and perseverance to push through all this crazy stuff that we never knew was going to happen. -Bethany Hamilton

My personal story has always been about perseverance and always getting up when I fall. Maybe I'm not Olympic champion, but I can teach the world about that. -Jeremy Abbott

My entire mission in life is to help women take over the world. Not by force (the route so many men have taken since the beginning of time), but with compassion, perseverance, and love. -Kevyn Aucoin

My songs have always had hope and perseverance in them – I never write songs that have no escape hatch, no positivity. -Jakob Dylan

There's not a lot of other stuff I admire about his content, but there's something about Howard Stern and his perseverance in a very difficult industry. He does tickle me in certain ways with humor. -Ashleigh Banfield

When I was about forty-three years of age, I had a private secretary with a beautiful baritone voice. I told him I would give anything in the world if I could only carry a tune. He laughed and said, 'Anybody who has a voice and perseverance can sing.' -Heber J. Grant

We have numerous examples of perseverance in the scriptures, in secular history, and in our own experiences. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Perhaps the best-known Old Testament example of perseverance is the story of Job. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

I've definitely been in ruts, and I think having some kind of perseverance is important. -Paul Dano

'Howard The Duck' has a lot of fans, and usually when they come up to me, I just think they're the coolest. Because it takes a lot of strength, a lot of perseverance to love 'Howard the Duck.' -Lea Thompson

Lesson to would-be fame seekers: It's not really a new world when it comes to celebrity. There are no shortcuts. It's still talent, perseverance and hard work. Even the speed and reach of the Net can't create lasting value and income overnight. -Sarah Lacy

I let the whole 'Grease' experience be a springboard for me. I wanted to use the exposure I got from that very wisely to continue a successful career. It's taken a lot of work and perseverance. -Laura Osnes

I think you make the best with what you've got, you know? Sometimes you have very little. And you just always try to rise to higher ground, because you're going to suffer one way or the other, so you just hope that you have strength and perseverance and good friends and faith, some kind of faith, to endure and move on to greener pastures. -Pierce Brosnan

Early intervention programs enrich adverse family environments. The largest effects of the early intervention programs are on noncognitive traits. Now, what do I mean by that? I mean perseverance, motivation, self-esteem, and hard work. -James Heckman

The two biggest things that translate from the pitching mound to hunting and fishing are patience and perseverance. When you're on the mound, you have to take the game one pitch at a time, regardless of the score, and that approach helps when I'm in the woods or on the water as well. -Jon Lester

Indomitable perseverance in a business, properly understood, always ensures ultimate success. -Cyrus McCormick

We picked a great marketplace. We were a pioneer in payroll processing for very small companies. And we had the perseverance and good fortune enough to stick it out. -Tom Golisano

Preferring healthful foods is a skill, and skills take practice and perseverance to develop. -Joel Fuhrman

We are looking for a set of personal characteristics that predict success, the first and foremost of which is perseverance in the face of challenges. We also look for the ability to influence and motivate others who share your values, strong problem-solving ability, and leadership. -Wendy Kopp

We look for people who demonstrate perseverance in the face of challenges, the ability to influence and motivate others – people who want to work relentlessly to ensure that kids who are facing the challenges of poverty have an excellent education. -Wendy Kopp

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

If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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 perseverance to realise the great life. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Without this tremendous passion for power, influence, and advantage which money gives, how could nature develop the highest type of man? Without this infinite longing, whence would come the discipline which industry, perseverance, tact, sagacity, and frugality give? -Orison Swett Marden

Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. -Vince Lombardi

I'm very impressed by the imagery in the 'Apologia', which is a kind of sustained poem. It's not just a piece of apologetics of the sort you find in Jesuit literature: 'Why I came over', and so on. It's a tremendously rewarding book but requires perseverance on the part of the reader. -John Cornwell

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

In junior high school, I learned that I could be good at school. I remember liking the freedom to choose classes and the pleasure of learning and doing well. My perseverance and love of reading had somehow allowed me to overcome many disadvantages of dyslexia, and I read a lot of books for pleasure. -Carol W. Greider

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

What people can excel our Northern and New England brethren in skill, invention, activity, energy, perseverance, and enterprise? -John C. Calhoun

The king knows with what ardor and perseverance I have at all times been devoted to the cause of liberty and to the principles of humanity, equality and justice. -Marquis de Lafayette

Being one of the few African American women to make it to this level in a classical ballet company, the level of American Ballet Theatre, takes a lot of perseverance. -Misty Copeland

Once you become a professional, to get through a ballet like 'Swan Lake' – four acts as the lead, changing character – the perseverance is incredible. It takes a lot to make it through and keep the same energy throughout the entire performance. -Misty Copeland

The making of the far-famed New York Central Park was opposed by even good men, with misguided pluck, perseverance, and ingenuity, but straight right won its way, and now that park is appreciated. So we confidently believe it will be with our great national parks and forest reservations. -John Muir

Acting is equal parts talent and perseverance. -Zach McGowan

I know there are writers who like to say that every novel is hard, and it doesn't get easier. That may be the case, and I've only written two. But the first, to me, was characterized by an enduring oscillation between perseverance and a profound doubt. -Rachel Kushner

Standardized testing is at cross purposes with many of the most important purposes of public education. It doesn't measure big-picture learning, critical thinking, perseverance, problem solving, creativity or curiosity, yet those are the qualities great teaching brings out in a student. -Randi Weingarten

The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance. -Sun Yat-sen

When you literally build a state of granite, it takes a certain toughness and perseverance as well as a unique blend of community and independence: a culture that also helps spur economic growth. -Maggie Hassan

A lot of times, people won't be 100 percent real with their story, and I wanted to give people the drawn-out experience of the perseverance and the struggle that it took to get here. -Tory Lanez

Schools reward their students for a combination of intelligence, perseverance, and hard work – in the classroom and on the playing fields. But these metrics don't help kids understand that great grades are not a pass for a great life. -Steve Blank

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

I strongly believe that through dedication and perseverance, one can overcome adversity to achieve success. It is a privilege to accept membership in the Horatio Alger Association, an organization which promotes this principle. -Ginni Rometty

My features I take from my father, but my spirit, my industry and perseverance I get from my Indian mother. -Edmonia Lewis

Ledger art represents a spirit which has lasted through the hardships and turmoil. It is my goal and ambition that this style of pictograph art continues to pay tribute to the perseverance of my ancestors who adapted and created works of art during a period of life changing turmoil and injustice. -Michael Horse

My parents fled from a Cuban dictatorship in search of freedom. Growing up, I saw my parents struggle… I am here today because of them. My success is their success. Their sacrifice and perseverance made my education possible. -Alexander Acosta

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

You need to keep having data points of progress, so even if an investor – and we've all had investors say no to us – there are times where you go back, and you keep them in the loop, and you keep telling them the progress and the perseverance you have. -Payal Kadakia

What we reliably find is that people's perseverance scores are actually higher than their passion scores, and I think it really does get to the fact that working hard is hard, but maybe finding your passion is even more difficult. -Angela Duckworth

Personally, I've learned about perseverance: when you hear the word 'No,' and when you hear rejection, that it's not always final. And that timing is everything, and you have to stay the course and just keep working hard and know that, when your time comes, that it will be sweet and that it will be the perfect time. -Angela Robinson

I was determined that with perseverance and faith, at some point, someone would say, 'This girl has talent,' and would cast me in something meaningful. -Rita Moreno

The thing I get the most that I really love is that people don't so much mention films I've been in or shows I've been in as they say, instead, 'I love you. I just love your perseverance.' That really pleases me. -Rita Moreno

Perseverance is also key to success in any endeavor, but without perseverance in combat, there can be no victory. -Jocko Willink

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

Having kids and a relationship at such an early age definitely built up my hunger and perseverance to succeed. -Anderson Silva

For those of us learning the way to financial serenity and solvency, the envelope system teaches prudence, patience, and perseverance. You can only spend what you have. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

The perseverance and the strength and the determination and the sacrifice that so many millions of people have had to endure to form this country is far greater than anything that we can really imagine. -Nancy Dubuc

I haven't knocked all the doors I need to knock down, but I can see it happening more and more. It will just take more perseverance and work. -Little Simz

There is something quintessentially American about the USWNT. Last-minute, dramatic finishes and technical finesse aside, the spirit of the program reflects a determination and perseverance that resonates with the deeply held belief that with hard work, anything is possible. -Ali Krieger

The key to my perseverance was absolutely loving the craft of acting. I just figured that if I kept doing it, at the very least I would get better at acting. Even if I didn't become a tremendous success, as long as I knew I was improving and getting better, to me, that was success. -Tamara Taylor

Millennials get a bad rap sometimes about their grit and perseverance. -Andrew Yang

If you want to write, just believe that you can, because it's about perseverance. -Tomi Adeyemi

Everything I've achieved has come from perseverance. I've never met another entrepreneur who had a painless path to success – everyone who tries to bring new ideas to the world is tested. -Reshma Saujani

You see any movie, and it's just a feat of human strength and perseverance. It is a brutally challenging business. -Jay Chandrasekhar

All that I have achieved has been possible not only because of my own strength and perseverance, gained through hardship, but also through other people's support and belief in me. -Clemantine Wamariya

I've taught martial arts to many children, from 5 years old and up – there's character development, there's respect, discipline, perseverance. -Scott Coker

I was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder at 19, which I thought would derail my career. Thankfully, I was able to get help and continue the path, and I think, for me, the buzzword is perseverance. -Mauro Ranallo

There's something to be said for perseverance. -Ayanna Pressley

As my kids grow up, I think a lot about the lessons and values I want to impart to them. More than any particular skill or even financial support, I believe perseverance and resilience will serve them best, regardless of what curveball life inevitably throws them. -Sal Khan

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

If I didn't have a gig, I used to ring up all the comedy clubs across the country and go, 'If anyone drops out, I can be there.' Normally, someone would ring you up the day of. It's just perseverance, being scrappy, being a hustler. The first few years, a lot of it was under-the-table work, so that was good. I think I can say that now. -Jim Jefferies

When SpongeBob's perseverance shines through, and you root for him – that's when the show is working. -Stephen Hillenburg

I learned that I'm really good with perseverance. I'm stronger than I thought I was inside. I also learned that I don't give up easily and that I trust and believe that things are going to be OK. -Brian Welch

'RuPaul's Drag Race'… is very little about boys who dress up in girls' clothing: it's very much about grit, integrity, heart, power of perseverance, and the power of love. It's also opening a dialogue up about the persecution and the marginalization of trans people, of queer people, of gender non-binary and gender fluid people. -Michelle Visage

It's just funny because I think a long time back I was not a fan favorite at all, and now people have followed my journey, have seen the struggle and the perseverance I've had, and they can relate to that. -Ben Askren

I want to categorically say that whatever I am, I have made a space for myself in Indian politics and media out of my own perseverance and hard work. -Smriti Irani

It was a miracle that I became an actress. I survived because of hard work and perseverance. -Soni Razdan

I have learned that you need to have patience, perseverance, and faith in people to reach your goals. -Richarlison

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