Best Quotes About Persistence

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

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. -Dale Carnegie

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. -Hal Borland

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. -James Whitcomb Riley

The art of love is largely the art of persistence. -Albert Ellis

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

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. -Napoleon Hill

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

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories. -Bjorn Borg

Paralyze resistance with persistence. -Woody Hayes

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. -Denis Waitley

The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows. -Milton Glaser

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. -Herbert Kaufman

Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married. -Richard Ford

Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does. -Walter Murch

I rewrote it and I took all your notes. Read it again, that kind of persistence paid off. -David Steinberg

When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty. -John Bates Clark

As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end. -Paul Kane

This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation. -Carroll Quigley

When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people. -Kiana Tom

You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. -Octavia E. Butler

Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. -William Eardley IV

Energy and persistence conquer all things. -Benjamin Franklin

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. -Colin Powell

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. -Napoleon Hill

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. -Elbert Hubbard

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these. -James Whitcomb Riley

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up. -Ralph Bunche

Nothing in this 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. -Calvin Coolidge

Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off. -Nicholas Brendon

In 1989, I was on Tiananmen Square with the students, living in their makeshift tents and joining their jubilant singing of the Internationale. In the two decades since, each time that I have gone back, visions from those days seem to return with increasing persistence. -Ma Jian

The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence – the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day – the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying. -Jennifer Weiner

As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal. -Michelle Malkin

Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one's own genes in the generations to follow. -Lewis Thomas

I'm a big believer in persistence, don't be greedy and, above all, work hard. It's what keeps me going. -Caprice Bourret

My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out. -Zosia Mamet

Parents, it seems, have an almost Olympian persistence when it comes to suggesting more secure and lucrative lines of work for their children who have the notion that writing is an actual profession. I say this from experience. -Susan Orlean

Printed books usually outlive bookstores and the publishers who brought them out. They sit around, demanding nothing, for decades. That's one of their nicest qualities – their brute persistence. -Nicholson Baker

We're designed for persistence hunting, which is a mix of running and walking. What's built into that kind of running is a sense of pleasure. You are designed and built and perfect for this activity, and it should be enjoyable and fun. -Christopher McDougall

Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork – all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur. -Darell Hammond

You're made to feel ugly, and I made ugly beautiful. Just by sheer persistence. Nobody has the right to say that I am ugly, and I will not be a professional victim, you know. Sorry! -John Lydon

I've known entrepreneurs who were not great salespeople, or didn't know how to code, or were not particularly charismatic leaders. But I don't know of any entrepreneurs who have achieved any level of success without persistence and determination. -Harvey Mackay

In my view, it's irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others. -Vinod Khosla

On my best days, I fancy myself a combination of Dad's persistence/patience and Mom's toughness/skepticism. -David Einhorn

I was brought up on a farm, and I've learned that every opportunity that I've had in my life has come from hard work and persistence. -Susan Bysiewicz

Everyone I know who is having success in film right now is there because of persistence. -Jay Duplass

I've been pretty good about keeping my nose to the grindstone. I feel like I won a lot of matches from hard work and persistence, even maybe when I had better options as far as shot-making. -Andy Roddick

I think all musicians have at one time or another experienced one physical problem or another. I have had tendinitis a couple of times, so I try to be really careful. It takes patience and persistence to overcome injury. -Yo-Yo Ma

I think I'm seen as trustworthy. I'm seen as having determination and persistence, and I'm seen as having a capacity to reach achievable answers to difficult issues. -John Howard

Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence. -David A. Bednar

When you collect bad loans… you sure learn a lot about making good ones. You also learn a lot about the power of persuasion, persistence and desperation. -John Stumpf

Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again. -David D. Burns

It seems far-fetched, even preposterous, to blame the global economic order for the persistence of severe poverty in countries that are ruled by obvious thugs and crooks. -Thomas Pogge

Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned – it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum. -Ban Ki-moon

The big talent is persistence. -Octavia E. Butler

Many people in San Francisco know me, and they know my persistence. -Cindy Sheehan

Quantity and persistence will get you the outcomes you need. -James Altucher

I don't know if I discovered I had any talent. It was dogged persistence. I had to have the music. -Bob Weir

I swam across Skaneateles Lake, about a mile, when I was 11 years old. I remember feeling when I was in the middle of the lake that I would be there forever, and having no idea where on shore I'd end up. I made it, and I'm proud of the determination and persistence that took. -Kim Edwards

I love all my scoop children. But consistency and persistence is really my aim. -Kara Swisher

I'm proud we have built a billion-dollar business from scratch here in the US. It has been done very much in a slow, building way. It wasn't an instant type of thing. America is a huge market where persistence is very important, and I am a builder by nature. -Anthony Pratt

With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that's how most bonfires begin – as a simple spark. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I think the most important trait for an entrepreneur is persistence. When you try to do something new and difficult, you are more likely to fail than to succeed. -Trip Adler

I demand a lot from myself and reflect this attitude upon others: I consider it to be an important quality for a leader. I also think it is impossible to achieve success without persistence. -Yelena Baturina

The Keynesian prescription for unemployment rests on the persistence of a 'money illusion' among workers, i.e., on the belief that while, through unions and government, they will keep money wage rates from falling, they will also accept a fall in real wage rates via higher prices. -Murray Rothbard

Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure. -Aisha Tyler

It's our privilege to work with College Track students as they chart their course toward a college degree – they bring persistence, creativity, and extraordinary discipline throughout their academic journey. -Laurene Powell Jobs

Wes Anderson deserves an award for sheer persistence of vision. -Edgar Wright

Effective networking isn't a result of luck – it requires hard work and persistence. -Lewis Howes

Success is all about persistence and doing the right thing for the long term. -Bruce Rauner

Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. -Patrick Lencioni

Retaining culture takes effort and persistence and discipline. It's a commitment, not a flag. You can't just pull it out and wave it about when it's convenient. -Alexandra Fuller

Public, noncommercial broadcasting is also giving kids social-emotional skills like persistence and self-control that are fundamental to success in school, not to mention in the military, the institution where I spent most of my career. -Stanley A. McChrystal

Some people mistake grit for sheer persistence – charging up the same hill again and again. But that's not quite what I mean by the word 'grit.' You want to minimize friction and find the most effective, most efficient way forward. You might actually have more grit if you treat your energy as a precious commodity. -Reid Hoffman

With patience, persistence, and partnership, we can create economic opportunity for every person willing to work hard for it. -Tom Perez

I've always wanted, notionally, to be a mother. And I was certain I would be, because everyone I know, gay or straight, married or single, rich or not so much, who truly wants to have a child figures out a way, some way, to have one – whether through adoption, fostering, surrogacy, fertility, accident, or persistence. -Faith Salie

In life, an abundance of confidence gives us higher motivation, persistence, and optimism and can allow us to accomplish things we otherwise might not have undertaken. -Whitney Tilson

Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself. -Khalid

Building a successful business requires a combination of human capital, financial resources, market opportunity, persistence, community support, and even luck. -Andrew Yang

The successful entrepreneurs that I see have two characteristics: self-awareness and persistence. They're able to see problems in their companies through their self-awareness and be persistent enough to solve them. -Alan Schaaf

The level of competition on 'Iron Chef' was very intense. In fact, I feel like the show provides chefs with a stamp of approval and in many ways lets them know that 'they've arrived.' It was a tough journey, to say the least, but in the end, it provided me with an example how hard work and persistence pays off. -Maneet Chauhan

Being a writer, writing for a living, is one long persistence game. Everyone wants you to quit. Quite often, you want to quit. You get kicked down. You come up swinging. You keep going. Either you are committed to it, or you aren't. -Kameron Hurley

The secret to my success is persistence. -Jinder Mahal

One thing we see a lot is this – the idea kids have now that they don't have to go to college. They don't have to get a real job. They feel they can become 'Internet famous' by taking selfies. They think they can become a star through social media. We see that a lot. You can succeed. But it takes time and persistence. -Max Joseph

Without the persistence of voters in America getting up to every election, democracy will not flourish. -David Hogg

The only recipe is hard work, persistence, and belief. -Julen Lopetegui

I'm a realist – yes, I know: darn, I'm unlikely to have a love scene with Chris Hemsworth anytime soon, if ever. But I also believe that persistence and hard work pays off. -Danielle Macdonald

Success is about persistence. You can only afford to be persistent in something you deeply enjoy. -Cenk Uygur

One of my best qualities is my persistence. -Ben Askren

I had developed a relationship with one of the anti-abortion sidewalk counselors who stood in front of my facility. We talked regularly through the fence and she had asked me to go have coffee with her one day. I was impressed with her persistence and, honestly, I thought I would really like her if I got to know her. -Abby Johnson

With persistence, dedication, and especially with the hand of God, I came to be recognized as the best player in the world, world champion, among many other important titles in the history of football. -Rivaldo

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