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50 Best Persistence Quotes and Sayings of All Time

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Persistence is defined as a willingness to try again, an effect that persists even after the source has been removed, or anything that lasts a long time.

We have made a list of the top quotes about Persistence for you.


Best Persistence Quotes of All Time

1. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle.

2. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela.

3. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas A. Edison.

4. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~ Albert Einstein.

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

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6. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” ~ Benjamin Franklin.

7. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” ~ Ann Landers

8. “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.

9. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda.

Famous Persistence Quotes

10. “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable” ~ Thomas Fowell Buxton

11. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” ~ Billie Jean King

13. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill

14. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” ~ Steve Martin

15. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ~ Thomas Jefferson

16. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” ~ Pablo Picasso

17. “There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.” ~ Colin Powell

18. “If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.” ~ Lao Tzu.

Inspiring Persistence Quotes

19. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” ~ Louis Pasteur

20. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

21. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

22. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost

23. “We are made to persist. that’s how we find out who we are.” ~ Tobias Wolff

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

25. “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.” ~ Napoleon Hill

26. “Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” ~ Ovid

27. “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” ~ Elon Musk

28. “Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” ~ Dale Carnegie

29. “Persistence is self-discipline in action.” ~ Brian Tracy.

Top Persistence Quotes

30. “When life knocks you down you have two choices – stay down or get up.” ~ Tom Krause

31. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” ~ Bill Bradley

32. “Focus on the solution, not the problem.” ~ Walter Anderson

33. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ~ Robert Collier

34. “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” ~ Winston Churchill

35. “A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” ~ Harvey MacKay

36. “Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

37. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill

38. “Nothing can be done except little by little.” ~ Charles Baudelaire

39. “Lucky is where skill meets persistence.” ~ Robin S. Sharma.

40. “If we look at those who are the most successful in the world, persistence is the common denominator.” ~ Justin Sachs

41. “You can eat an elephant one bit at a time.” ~ Mary Kay Ash

42. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Christopher Reeve

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43. “The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance.” ~ John Di Lemme

44. “Persistence is the mother of personal change.” ~ Robin S. Sharma

45. “Failure cannot cope with persistence.” ~ Napoleon Hill.

46. “Little strokes fell great oaks.” ~ Benjamin Franklin.

47. “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon.

48. “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge.

49. “Paralyze resistance with persistence.” ~ Woody Hayes.

50. “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.


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Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.
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