80 Perseverance Quotes To Inspire You

The truth is, in life, nothing comes easy. But when you spend so much time and effort on something and you don’t seem to be getting the results you want, you start to consider giving up.

It makes you feel like maybe things are never going to work out and you should give up already. But sometimes, just holding on just a little bit can make all the difference in your life.

So, if you are at that point in life where you feel like your efforts don’t matter and you should give up already, let these perseverance quotes be your motivation to keep going.

Perseverance quotes

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Author Unknown

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
Author Unknown

Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur 

Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur 

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.  Helen Keller perseverance quotes

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
Helen Keller

There is no armor like perseverance.  Sogyal Rinpoche

There is no armor like perseverance.
Sogyal Rinpoche

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

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

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot
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Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Walter Elliot

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

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

Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism.  Albert Einstein

Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism. 
Albert Einstein

Be persevering at the bottom, humble at the top. Maxime Lagacé

Be persevering at the bottom, humble at the top. Maxime Lagacé

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.  Abraham Lincoln perseverance quotes

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
 Abraham Lincoln

He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.  Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining  Marcus Aurelius

If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining
 Marcus Aurelius

The less pain we tolerate, the more average we become.  Jack Butcher

The less pain we tolerate, the more average we become.
Jack Butcher

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The extent of the struggle determines the extent of the growth. The obstacle is an advantage, not adversity. The enemy is any perception that prevents us from seeing this. Ryan Holiday

The extent of the struggle determines the extent of the growth. The obstacle is an advantage, not adversity. The enemy is any perception that prevents us from seeing this.
Ryan Holiday

There’s no talent here. This is hard work. This is obsession. Talent does not exist.  Conor McGregor

There’s no talent here. This is hard work. This is obsession. Talent does not exist. Conor McGregor

Impatience with actions, patience with results. Naval Ravikant perseverance quotes

Impatience with actions, patience with results. Naval Ravikant

The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race.  James Clear

The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race.
James Clear

The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper. Johnny Uzan

The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper. Johnny Uzan

Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.  Santosh Kalwar perseverance quotes

Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.
Santosh Kalwar

Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther.  Thomas Carlyle

Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther.
Thomas Carlyle

Three tips for becoming successful: consistency, consistency, and consistency.  Joe De Sana

Three tips for becoming successful: consistency, consistency, and consistency.
Joe De Sana

No conqueror believes in chance.  Friedrich Nietzsche

No conqueror believes in chance.
Friedrich Nietzsche

You have to practice even, maybe especially, when it hurts.  Jeff Goins

You have to practice even, maybe especially, when it hurts.
Jeff Goins

The most important thing is to keep going. The second most important thing is to choose the right direction. Maxime Lagacé

The most important thing is to keep going. The second most important thing is to choose the right direction.
Maxime Lagacé

There is no downside to endurance. If you can endure more, you can do more.  The Stoic Emperor

There is no downside to endurance. If you can endure more, you can do more. 
The Stoic Emperor

A battle is won by him who is firmly resolved to win it.  Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)

A battle is won by him who is firmly resolved to win it.
Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)

What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake

What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake

I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.  Marie Curie

I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
Marie Curie

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.  James A. Michener

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James A. Michener

Anyone can start something. No one quits right before the prize. The middle sets people apart. Johnny Uzan

Anyone can start something. No one quits right before the prize. The middle sets people apart. Johnny Uzan

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

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

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. Michael Jordan

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. Michael Jordan

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm, in the real world all rests on perseverance.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm, in the real world all rests on perseverance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.  Louis Pasteur

Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur

Man matures when he no longer believes discomfort is uncomfortable.  Carlos Del Valle

Man matures when he no longer believes discomfort is uncomfortable.
Carlos Del Valle

Ask, Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?’ You’ll be embarrassed to answer. Marcus Aurelius

Ask, Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?’ You’ll be embarrassed to answer. Marcus Aurelius

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.  Albert Einstein

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.
Albert Einstein

Never, never, never, never give up.  Winston Churchill

Never, never, never, never give up.
Winston Churchill

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

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

Everybody dreams and doubts. Got to keep dancing when the lights go out.  Chris Martin 

Everybody dreams and doubts. Got to keep dancing when the lights go out.
Chris Martin 

Adversity is always the partner of progress.  John C. Maxwell

Adversity is always the partner of progress.
John C. Maxwell

God will direct you, you will be able to endure. Exodus 18:23

God will direct you, you will be able to endure. Exodus 18:23

The magnitude of a progress is gauged by the greatness of the sacrifice that it requires. Friedrich Nietzsche

The magnitude of a progress is gauged by the greatness of the sacrifice that it requires.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.  Neil Gaiman 

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
Neil Gaiman 

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H. Schuller

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H. Schuller

Stand firm, and you will win life.  Luke 21:19

Stand firm, and you will win life.
Luke 21:19

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. Victor Hugo

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
Victor Hugo

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.  Conrad Hilton

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Conrad Hilton

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I did not succeed in life by intelligence. I succeeded because I have a long attention span. Charlie Munger

I did not succeed in life by intelligence. I succeeded because I have a long attention span. Charlie Munger 

Don’t get upset when people don’t support your dreams, those same folk aren’t supporting their own dreams.  Wesley Snipes

Don’t get upset when people don’t support your dreams, those same folk aren’t supporting their own dreams.
Wesley Snipes

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Mike Tyson

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.
Mike Tyson

He conquers who endures.  Persius

He conquers who endures.
Persius

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. Winston Churchill

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. Winston Churchill

One day, the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.  Johnny Depp

One day, the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.
Johnny Depp

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

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

Looking back over a life of hard work, my only regret is that I didn’t work even harder.  H. L. Mencken

Looking back over a life of hard work, my only regret is that I didn’t work even harder.
H. L. Mencken

Persistence pays off.  Noah Kagan

Persistence pays off.
Noah Kagan

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.  Lord Chesterfield

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
Lord Chesterfield

Rejection is a success tax.  Brian Norgard

Rejection is a success tax.
Brian Norgard

Steep is the way to mastery.  Eugen Herrigel

Steep is the way to mastery.
Eugen Herrigel

We learn to endure by enduring. The Stoic Emperor

We learn to endure by enduring.
The Stoic Emperor

I am not talented, I am obsessed.  Conor McGregor

I am not talented, I am obsessed.
Conor McGregor

You can’t lose if you don’t quit.  Stephen C. Storey

You can’t lose if you don’t quit.
Stephen C. Storey

It’s always to soon to quit.  Norman Vincent Peale

It’s always to soon to quit.
Norman Vincent Peale

Work without hope or despair.  The School of Life

Work without hope or despair. 
The School of Life

Care the most. Succeed the most.  Maxime Lagacé

Care the most. Succeed the most.
Maxime Lagacé

We will either find a way or make one.  Hannibal

We will either find a way or make one.
Hannibal

Perseverance solves more problems than brilliance.  Shane Parrish

Perseverance solves more problems than brilliance.
Shane Parrish

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

By perseverance till the snail reached the ark.  Charles Spurgeon

By perseverance till the snail reached the ark.
Charles Spurgeon

Perseverance and perspective until victory.  Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Perseverance and perspective until victory.
Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Become comfortable with permanent uncertainty. Unknown

Become comfortable with permanent uncertainty. Unknown

The seeds of greatness are planted in the daily grind.  Adam Grant

The seeds of greatness are planted in the daily grind.
Adam Grant

Inner strength isn’t “found” it’s created.  David Goggins

Inner strength isn’t “found” it’s created.
David Goggins

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.  H.G. Wells

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
H.G. Wells

Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated. Shane Parrish

Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated. Shane Parrish

But the one who endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13

But the one who endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.  Julie Andrews

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Julie Andrews

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