Perseverence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old perseverence quotes, perseverence sayings, and perseverence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A work ill done must be twice done.      

Welsh (on business)

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower still in changing.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Don't give up the ship.      


God gave us the nuts but he doesn't crack them.      

German Proverb

If you fail to practice your art, it will soon disappear.      

German (on art and creativity)

In bad luck, hold out; in good luck, hold in.     

German (on luck)

Keep your head about you.      


Leave no stone unturned.      

Euripides (480-406 BC)

Little by little does the trick.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Little by little one walks far.     

Peruvian (on journeys)

Never say die.      


Never say never.      


Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.      

Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Persevere no matter what.      


Slow and steady wins the race.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Stick to your guns.      


What you have, hold.      

John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

You don't know what you've got until it's gone.      


You never fail until you stop trying.      

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Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.     

Newt Gingrich

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.     

Samuel Johnson

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.     

Walter Elliot

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th     

Julie Andrews

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.     

Victor Hugo

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Benjamin Disraeli

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.     

Charles Spurgeon

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.     

Ambrose Bierce

If you are going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.     

Abraham Lincoln