Tenacity Sayings and Quotes

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


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

To succeed in life in today's world, you must have the will and tenacity to finish the job.     

Chin-Ning Chu

To fall is not to fail. To fail is to never fall because I never got up in the first place.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Starting over is opportunity informed by failure, which is opportunity made intelligent.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward.     

Germany Kent

If you're going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

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

Benjamin Disraeli

A commitment to never getting knocked down is in reality a decision to never stand up.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Tenacity is the mother of progress.     

Valerie M. Hudson

I really think that success in this field is about tenacity and just sticking with it.     

Brent Spiner

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.     

H.G. Wells

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.     

Amelia Earhart

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

Thomas Carlyle

Inspiration leads to invention. Tenacity is the breeding ground for inspiration. There can be no invention in the absence of tenacity.     

Momofuku Ando

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.     

Ralph Bunche

We have a tenacity and a persistence and patience to stay after it and stay after it and stay after it.     

Steve Ballmer

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.     

Samuel Johnson

Tenacity is when you follow your heart, when the whole world is screaming to get back into your head.     

Sonia Choquette

Do not be sad that all odds are against you; be happy that your real purpose is by you.     

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Very few individuals have the tenacity and the love to propel them beyond everything they know and can trust to face the unknown, let alone be absorbed in it.     

Frederick Lenz

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.     

Bill Bradley

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

William Feather

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

Elbert Hubbard

The more I accomplish, the more I know I'm capable of accomplishing.     

Tawny Lara

The quality of a good leader therefore is his vision, tenacity, and his capability.     

Jack Ma

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.     

Thomas Huxley

Where there is insistence, there is tenacity and where there is tenacity, there is anguish.     

Dada Bhagwan

Sometimes great achievements arrive much later than we expect, but they arrive, and they are great.     

Sira Masetti