79 Tenacious Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Tenacious Quotes (BEST)

  1. Hope is tenacious. It goes on living and working when science has dealt it what should be its deathblow. — Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. Black women are going to have to take more leadership. I think we are prepared because we bring a tenaciousness with us. We do not fear losing friends, allies, or jobs. — Maxine Waters
  3. A false conclusion once arrived at and widely accepted is not easily dislodged and the less it is understood the more tenaciously it is held. — Georg Cantor
  4. In summary, all great work is the fruit of patience and perseverance, combined with tenacious concentration on a subject over a period of months or years. — Santiago Ramon y Cajal
  5. As a building is resistant to forces acting upon it, a person must be equally tenacious in life. — Santiago Calatrava
  6. There is a strange kind of tragic enigma associated with the problem of racism. No one, or almost no one, wishes to see themselves as racist; still racism persists, real and tenacious. — Albert Memmi
  7. When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. — Edna O'Brien
  8. You have to be tenacious, you have to be focused, you have to have a real vision, and be extremely passionate about it. — Jessica Alba
  9. Tenacious practice, practice, practice is crucial for excellence; rote repetition is underrated in America. — Amy Chua
  10. Listen, I'm not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don't be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad. — Justin Timberlake

The Most Famous Tenacious Quotes

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Have the dogged determination to follow through to achieve your goal; regardless of circumstances or whatever other people say, think, or do — Paul Meyer

My strength lies solely in my tenacity. — Louis Pasteur

Victory belongs to the most persevering. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Grit is the stubborn refusal to quit. — Jonah Lehrer

You have to persevere and fortify your pertinacity until the will to good becomes a disposition to good. — Seneca

There is one grace you cannot counterfeit . . . the grace of perseverance. — Gardiner Spring

What it comes down to is intense desire. To get this winning edge, you need to build an indomitable will. This means you must be relentless; you must never give up. — Anson Dorrance

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Success flourishes only in perseverance ceaseless, restless perseverance. — Manfred von Richthofen

Be vigorous and full of energy, and make ceaseless efforts. This means that little things do not discourage you and that you approach all things boldly and with an attitude of determination. — Koichi Tohei

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

Short Tenacious Quotes

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  • Those who are unswerving have resolve — Lao Tzu
  • Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated. — Bob Riley
  • I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds. — Louis Nizer
  • To succeed in life in today's world, you must have the will and tenacity to finish the job. — Chin-Ning Chu
  • Stubborn people get themselves in a lot of trouble, but they also get things done. — Anna Paquin
  • In the journey to success, tenacity of purpose is supreme. — Aliko Dangote
  • Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. — Victor Hugo
  • Perseverance is my motto. — Madam C. J. Walker
  • Tough times never last, but tough people do. — Robert H. Schuller
  • Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure. — Donald Trump

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Tenacious D Quotes

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My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen - I love all of them. I love singing to them because they're all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz. — Casey Abrams

As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie; all it requires is a great writer and great director with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy. — David Cross

Tenacious D loves Auntie Em's. Her delicious nutrients are always energizing and indie-fresh. Where does she find those unbelievable recipes? Somewhere over the rainbow? — Jack Black

Be tenacious. One thing that has allowed me to have some level of success is that I am fine with cold-calling people. It doesn't scare me to call someone who has no idea who I am and say I'd love to take you to lunch. — Blake Mycoskie

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More Tenacious Quotes

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Come hell or high water you will never take me back to the place I was before. I have been through too much to let life whoop me again. My faith is stronger than it's ever been, my mind is more tenacious than it's ever been, my soul is more absolute. — T. D. Jakes

Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat. — Rodney Stark

It is time that Christians were judged more by their likeness to Christ than their notions of Christ. Were this sentiment generally admitted we should not see such tenacious adherence to what men deem the opinions and doctrines of Christ while at the same time in every day practise is exhibited anything but a likeness to Christ. — Lucretia Mott

A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative. We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it's not the "popular" choice. — Tabatha Coffey

We could say that love is a tenacious adventure. The adventurous side is necessary, but equally so is the need for tenacity. To give up at the first hurdle, the first quarrel, is only to distort love. Real love is one that triumphs lastingly, sometimes painfully, over the hurdles erected by time, space and the world. — Alain Badiou

Perhaps patriarchy's greatest psychological weapon is simply its universality and longevity. ... Patriarchy has a still more tenacious or powerful hold through its successful habit of passing itself off as nature. — Kate Millett

They're very tenacious. They're dedicated. Once a woman decides she's going to do something, she'll probably stick to it. The only problem with women is if there's anything wrong with them, they won't tell you. They'll get out there and run on one leg. They don't moan and groan like a lot of men do. — Arthur Lydiard

The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant's threatening countenance. — Horace

(Ravic speaking of a butterfly caught in the Louvre) In the morning it would search for flowers and life and the light honey of blossoms and would not find them and later it would fall asleep on millennial marble, weakened by then, until the grip of the delicate, tenacious feet loosened and it fell, a thin leaf of premature autumn. — Erich Maria Remarque

A church that is deeply aware of it's misery and nakedness before a holy God will cling tenaciously to an all sufficient Savior, while one that is self-confident and relatively unaware of its inherent sinfulness will reach for religion and morality whenever it seems convenient — Michael Horton

It is a difficult matter to gain the affection of a cat. He is a philosophical, methodical animal, tenacious of his own habits, fond of order and neatness, and disinclined to extravagant sentiment. He will be your friend, if he finds you worthy of friendship, but not your slave. — Theophile Gautier

Certainly, none of us enjoy going through struggles, but you have to understand that your struggle may be an opportunity for advancement and promotion. The very thing you are fighting against so tenaciously may be the springboard that catapults you to a new level of excellence. Your challenges may become your greatest assets. — Joel Osteen

The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net around you. Worldly confrontation makes you stiff and inflexible. The trap of duality is tenacious. Bound, rigid, and trapped, you cannot experience liberation. — Lao Tzu

You cannot simply read the Quran,not if you take it seriously.You either have surrendered to it already or you fight it. It attacks tenaciously,directly,personally; it debates,criticizes,shames and challenges. From the outset it draws the line of battle, and I was on other side. — Jeffrey Lang

Perhaps the only thing in my favor is that I am very tenacious. I don't take 'no' very well. — Kathryn Bigelow

Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts. — Paul De Man

Beware how you contradict prejudices, even knowing them to be such, for the generality of people are much more tenacious of their prejudices than of anything belonging to them. — Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

You get some success. You run into some walls...it's how tenacious you are, how irrepressible, how ultimately optimistic and tenacious you are about it that will determine your success. — Steve Ballmer

There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class. — Leonard Sidney Woolf

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. — Norman Vincent Peale

A woman has to demonstrate in every moment to be thirty times better than a man, to gain trust and to be considered. So, she has to be tenacious, combattative but not aggressive, she has to love her work a lot and not let herself be discouraged by the daily discriminiation she encounters. — Dacia Maraini

Amid all change, we desire something permanent; amid all variety, something stable; amid all progress, some central unity of life; something which deepens as we ascend; which roots itself as we advance; which grows more and more tenacious of the old, while becoming more and more open to the new. — James Freeman Clarke

Most soulish believers assume an attitude of self-righteousness, though often it is scarcely detectable. They hold tenaciously to their minute opinions we ought to lay aside the small differences and pursue the common objective. — Watchman Nee

There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class. — Leonard Woolf

Execution is a systematic process of rigorously discussing hows and whats, tenaciously following through, and ensuring accountability. — Lawrence Bossidy

Confidence is not a guarantee of success, but a pattern of thinking that will improve your likelihood of success, a tenacious search for ways to make things work. — John Eliot

Tenacious people don't rely on luck, fate, or destiny for their success. And when conditions become difficult, they keep working. — John C. Maxwell

We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another, and no sunrise finds us where left by sunset. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of that tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind to be scattered. — Khalil Gibran

Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life; they are shades armed with tooth and claw. They must be grappled with unceasingly, for it is a fateful part of human destiny that it is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily taken by the throat and destroyed. — Victor Hugo

A people so individual in its genius, so tenacious in love or hate, so captivating in its nobler moods. — F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

Most people, when directly confronted by evidence that they are wrong, do not change their point of view or course of action but justify it even more tenaciously. Even irrefutable evidence is rarely enough to pierce the mental armor of self-justification. — Carol Tavris

The rhythm of life is intricate but orderly, tenacious but fragile. To keep that in mind is to build the key to survival. — Shirley Hufstedler

human beings seem to hold on more tenaciously to a cultural identity that is learned through suffering than to one that has been acquired through pleasure and delight. — Margaret Mead

Given a man full of faith, you will have a man tenacious in purpose, absorbed in one grand object, simple in his motives, in whom selfishness has been driven out by the power of a mightier love, and indolence stirred into unwearied energy. — Alexander Maclaren

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