The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
~ Channing Pollock
You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.
~ Lee Iacocca
Quit now, you’ll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you’ll be halfway there.
~ David Zucker
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
~ Norwegian proverb
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
~ Andre Norton
Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
~ Edward Harriman
To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.
~ William Shakespeare
It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres.
~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The big shots are only the little shots who keep shooting.
~ Christopher Morley
No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.
Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.
~ Brian Tracy
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
~ Steve Jobs
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
~ Dale Carnegie
The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
~ James Whitcomb Riley
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
~ John Quincy Adams
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
~ Calvin Coolidge
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
You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.
~ Geraldine Brooks
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
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
~ James Buckham