Perseverance Sayings and Quotes

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

A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.     

B. F. Skinner

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.     

General George S. Patton, Jr

No great thing is created suddenly.     


Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.     

Dale Carnegie

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

Elbert Hubbard

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.     

George Edward Woodberry

A successful person is just a novice who started and kept on going.     

Maddy Malhotra

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


The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.     

Sun Yat-sen

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.     

Albert Einstein

No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.     

Ramana Maharshi

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.     

William Feather

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.     

Marie Curie

You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.     

Lou Holtz

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.     

Flavia Weedn

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.     

Lord Chesterfield

Only those who never stand up, never fall down.     

Fedor Emelianenko

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.     

Thomas Edison

When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone.     

Autumn Morning Star

Keep trying until you have no more chances left.     

Aimee Carter

He who can have patience can have what he will.     

Benjamin Franklin

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.     

Zig Ziglar

The journey to success is easy if you know the road map and have persistence and perseverance.     

Debasish Mridha

It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.     

Winston Churchill

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.     

Thomas A. Edison

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.     

Robert Collier

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

Jim Watkins

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.     

Roger Bannister

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.     

Helen Keller