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
Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.
~ Robert Brault
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
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
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
~ Albert Einstein
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
~ A. A. Milne
If you are going through hell, keep going.
~ Winston Churchill
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
~ Margaret Thatcher
It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.
~ Bob Richards
It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
~ Claude M. Bristol
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
~ Thomas Alva Edison
It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge.
~ John Watson