Tenacious Sayings and Quotes

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

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.     

Claude M. Bristol

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.     


The will of the strong will never be shaken by doubts of the weak.     


It's how tenacious you are that will determine your success.     

Steve Ballmer

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.     

Edward Eggleston

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

Winston S. Churchill

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Strong-willed heart attracts.     

Toba Beta

Tenacity is the ability to hang on when letting go appears most attractive.     


People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.     

George Allan

If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.     

Mike Ditka

It's not about what you're capable of, it's about what you are willing to endure.     

Orrin Woodward

Be tenacious. Get as much stage time as possible.     

Ana Gasteyer

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

John C. Maxwell

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

Elbert Hubbard

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.     

Gillian Anderson

If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.     

Mary Mcleod Bethune

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.     

Joel Osteen

You have to beat your strongest when you're feeling at your weakest.     


Energy and persistence conquer all things.     

Benjamin Franklin

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Newt Gingrich

To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.     

Johann Gottlieb Fichte

You need to believe in yourself and what you do. Be tenacious and genuine.     

Christian Louboutin

Tenacity is not about avoiding being overwhelmed but being indomitable in the face of the overwhelming odds of your venture's failure.     

Andy Dunn

Tenacity isn't just the most important thing, it's the only thing.     

Mavis Leno

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.     

Robert Hughes

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.     

Sonia Johnson