145 Persistence Quotes to Ignite Your Inner Drive and Achieve Success

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The Most Famous Persistence Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. — Calvin Coolidge

Your persistence is your belief in yourself. — Brian Tracy

Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure. — Donald Trump

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. — Edward Eggleston

Your persistence is your measure of faith in yourself. — Unknown

The secret of success is conviction and persistence. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

What resists, persists. — Lao Tzu

Persistence is the most powerful force on earth, it can move mountains. — Albert Einstein

Paralyze resistance with persistence. — Woody Hayes

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Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. — Matt Biondi

Short Persistence Quotes

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  • Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. — Napoleon Hill
  • Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. John P. Weiss about persistence in life.African Proverbs
  • For every obstacle there is a solution. Persistence is the key. The greatest mistake is giving up! — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. — Saadi Shirazi
  • As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest. — Nelson Mandela
  • A candid spirit is mightier than the most persistent dogmatism. — Amos Bronson Alcott
  • It's not a sin to get knocked down; it's a sin to stay down — Carl Brashear
  • energy and persistence conquers all things — Benjamin Franklin
  • Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • No dream became destiny without plans and persistence. — Tim Fargo

Persistence Image Quotes

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Persistence quote by Saadi Shirazi

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. — Saadi Shirazi

Persistence quote by Amos Bronson Alcott

A candid spirit is mightier than the most persistent dogmatism. — Amos Bronson Alcott

Persistence quote by Carl Brashear

It's not a sin to get knocked down; it's a sin to stay down — Carl Brashear

Persistence quote Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
Persistence quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Persistence quote by Tim Fargo

No dream became destiny without plans and persistence. — Tim Fargo

Persistence quote by Bill Hybels

Leadership is not for the faint of heart — Bill Hybels

Persistence quote by William Feather

If at first you don't succeed, try hard work. — William Feather

Persistence quote by John Lewis

You cannot give up - you have to be persistent and keep pushing, and press on. — John Lewis

Persistence quote by John H. Johnson

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent. — John H. Johnson

Persistence quote Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start ove
Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.

Hard Work And Persistence Quotes

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Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They're realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks. — Elbert Hubbard

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it. — Michael Jordan

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If at first you don't succeed, try hard work. — William Feather

Persistence quote Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.

I have no Napoleonic dream. I'm just hard-working and pragmatic. — Roman Abramovich

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

Average talent, plus hard work and dedication, will always beat talent by itself. — Clinton Anderson

Persistence quote Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring that opens the door.
Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring that opens the door.

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

I don't believe in luck. ... It's persistence, hard work, and not forgetting your dream. — Janet Jackson

You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be faint-hearted. Be resolute, but never bitter. — Ralph Bunche

Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it! — Hector Crawford

Love Persistence Quotes

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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

We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence. — Cornel West

Love is a consistent passion to give, not a meek persistent hope to receive. The only demand of life is the privilege to love all. — Chinmayananda Saraswati

Persistence quote The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.

The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. — Herbert Kaufman

There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent. — Joe Strummer

Your persistent longing is your persistent voice. But when love grows cold, the heart grows silent. Burning love is the outcry of the heart! If you are filled with longing all the time, you will keep crying out, and if your love perseveres, your cry will be heard without fail. — Saint Augustine

Persistence quote Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?
Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? — Anthony Robbins

What are you doing for others? — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? — Tony Robbins

The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it's a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers -- of persistence, concentration, and insight -- to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply. — Susan Cain

Patience And Persistence Quotes

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Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor. — Joseph Pilates

The real test is not whether you avoid failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it. . . — Barack Obama

I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader. — Stephen Covey

Persistence quote You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back a
You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. — Louis Sachar

Don’t give up when things get tough, just hang in there, stay focused and be patient. — Folorunsho Alakija

Many clubs rejected me, but I wanted to be a footballer and to learn as quickly as possible, so I persisted until I got into Real Sociedad when I was 13. — Antoine Griezmann

Persistence quote Never underestimate the power of persistence.
Never underestimate the power of persistence.

Character never quits; and with patience and persistence; Dreams do come true! — Pete Maravich

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

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. — Billy Graham

Persistence with patience and prayer pays with profits, prosperity and peace of mind. — Voltaire

Determination And Persistence Quotes

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Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail. — Marva Collins

Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. — Thomas A. Edison

Persistence quote Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. — Calvin Coolidge

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. — Paul J. Meyer

Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined. — Richard Koch

Persistence quote Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.

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

Be diligent to succeed as there is a way where there be no way, only the persistent and diligent finds it. — Folorunsho Alakija

Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. — Charles Simmons

What this power is, I cannot say... All I know is that it exists. — Alexander Graham Bell

Power Of Persistence Quotes

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President Heber J. Grant often quoted the following statement, which is sometimes attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson: “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do-not that the nature of the thing is changed, but that our power to do is increased.' — Heber J. Grant

That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems. — Paul J. Meyer

Persistence quote Anyone can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in their error.
Anyone can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in their error.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

You are capable of more than you ever thought. — Richard Machowicz

A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances. — James Allen

It is necessary to understand that Black Power is a cry of disappointment. The Black Power slogan did not spring full grown from the head of some philosophical Zeus. It was born from the wounds of despair and disappointment. It is a cry of daily hurt and persistent pain. — Martin Luther

My goal is to buy a company at a low multiple to normal earnings power several years out and that the company earns good returns on capital at that level of normal earnings. A holding period of more than one year also works quite well as the factors are persistent in years 2 and 3. — Joel Greenblatt

Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. Feel motivated and energized, we can overcome almost anything. Feeling bored and restless, our minds shut off and we become increasingly passive. — Robert Greene

Perseverance And Persistence Quotes

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Every setback might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become much better. — Les Paul

Persistence and discipline are key traits for long-term success in any field. — Jim Simons

I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. — Og Mandino

Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement. — Albert Camus

So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win. — Og Mandino

If you take exactly the same steps, you will always reach exactly the same outcome regardless of your expectations, frustrations, pressures, or joy. The quality of your actions should not vary, and neither should your persistence in the face of challenges. — Mo Gawdat

You're gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you've ever dreamed. But when it's over, I know you'll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. DO IT! — Tony Burton

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. — Calvin Coolidge

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

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Persistence And Love Quotes

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Love is not without its flaws. The stronger the love, the more it tests you. Compassion and empathy will make true love persist. — Khalil Gibran

Be stubborn and persist, and trust yourself on what you love. You have to trust what you love. — Carolee Schneemann

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up or persisting. — Tony Robbins

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. — Bjorn Borg

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. — Denis Waitley

Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love. — M. Scott Peck

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. — Albert Einstein

Love grows by not giving to us. And if our passion for poetry lives on and persists, it is because poetry offers us only its bits of lint. — Kiki Dimoula

You're not going to be persistent and tenacious enough if you don't love what you're doing. If it's not something that excites you, that appeals to you deep down inside. — Robert Greene

My greatest point is my persistence... However down I am, I fight until the last ball. — Lance Armstrong

Persistence In Business Quotes

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Lions don't have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don't talk, and those who talk don't work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan. — Les Brown

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Leadership is not for the faint of heart — Bill Hybels

We don't have much in the way of a business strategy. Like no business plan. Which I say to torment all my friends who are VCs or MBAs. That's always entertaining. The deal is, it's a mixture of luck and persistence. — Craig Newmark

Every successful entrepreneur has a ton of businesses in the graveyard. The only difference them and everyone else is that they didn’t give up. — Alex Hormozi

Having spent too many years in show business, the one thing I see that succeeds is persistence. It's the person who just ain't gonna go home. I decided early on that I wasn't going to go home. This is what I'll be doing until they put me in jail or in a coffin. — David Mamet

Success ... seems to be connected with action. — Conrad Hilton

Life is not for the faint of heart. — Natasha Lyonne

To be able to donate money to effect change is extremely exciting. I think I'm very determined and persistent. All the things that you need to deliver a successful business and I think these qualities will be useful in the campaign with the Animal Justice Fund. — Jan Cameron

The people who come out on top in music business have persistence. It is key! Fall down seven times; stand up eight. It takes a lot of courage and an unwavering belief in yourself and your abilities. — Wendy Starland

Successful charitable fund-raising has much in common with managing a business: It requires leadership, persistence, and creativity. — David Rockefeller

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The secret of spiritual success is a hunger that persists…It is an awful condition to be satisfied with one’s spiritual attainments…God was and is looking for hungry, thirsty people. — Smith Wigglesworth

To make a great dream come true, the first requirement is a great capacity to dream; the second is persistence. — Cesar Chavez

Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted A vision without action is merely a dream Action, it's the grind, it's the hustle, it's the persistence — Kevin Gates

Thoughts may come and persist in staying. But thoughts that are not put into word or action die unborn! — Kenneth E. Hagin

Oppression costs the oppressor too much if the oppressed stands up and protests. The protest need not be merely physical-the throwing of stones and bullets-if it is mental, spiritual; if it expresses itself in silent, persistent dissatisfaction, the cost to the oppressor is terrific. — W. E. B. Du Bois

If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one's own self-deception and ignorance. — Marcus Aurelius

Never lose hope, be persistent and stubborn and never give up. There are many instances in history where apparent losers suddenly turn out to be winners unexpectedly, so you should never conclude all hope is lost. — Theodore Kaczynski

Life is just the same as learning to swim. Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live! — Alfred Adler

He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. And when you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you. — Friedrich Nietzsche

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. — Carl Sagan

Strive for perfection in everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn't exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough — Henry Royce

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. — E. O. Wilson

Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. ... Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles. — Swami Vivekananda

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. — Albert Einstein

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. — William Edward Hickson

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. — John F. Kennedy

Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification, but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort, is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and self-awareness. The path to success is punctuated by failure, consolidation, and renewed effort. — Mark Twight

There are no boundaries in the real Planet Earth. No United States, no Soviet Union, no China, no Taiwan...Rivers flow unimpeded across the swaths of continents. The persistent tides - the pulse of the sea - do not discriminate; they push against all the varied shores on Earth. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem--he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills. — William Arthur Ward

We(Pakistan) will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own (Atom bomb).... We have no other choice! — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

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