Persistence quotes

Persistence is the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

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

– Thomas Fowell Buxton

“Nothing in the 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. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

– Calvin Coolidge

“Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.”

– Napoleon Hill

“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

“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

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak”

-Thomas Carlyle

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

-Winston Churchill

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”

– Thomas Fuller

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow.”

-Mary Anne Radmacher

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”

– Jim Watkins

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius

“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

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”

– Hal Borland

“The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.”

– Ted W. Engstrom

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

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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About the alchemist

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. ~Rumi
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3 Responses to Persistence quotes

  1. Patricia Ann says:

    Gotta love that FDR! You might like my post today–it’s all about you! 🙂

  2. What we need to learn is that the first thing that occurs to us to do is usually not the best thing to do

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