Top 195 Perseverance Quotes For Strength In Hard Times

Looking for famous quotes about perseverance? We have rounded up the best collection of perseverance quotes, sayings, phrases, captions, status, (including images, and pictures) to inspire you to hustle and work hard to achieve success even after facing setbacks.

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What does perseverance mean?

Perseverance is the continued effort to achieve something despite obstacles, failures, or difficulties. The idea to give up on something is very common, but people with perseverance keep working hard with patience even after falling down again and again, to become successful.

As the saying goes, ‘Fall seven times and stand up eight.’, we should never give up on anything that we are working towards just because we face adversities, instead we should fight for it with more courage.

These inspirational quotes about perseverance are divided in these sections;

  • Perseverance Quotes
  • Inspirational Quotes About Perseverance
  • Perseverance Bible Quotes
  • Motivational Perseverance Quotes
  • Strength And Perseverance Quotes
  • Perseverance Quotes For Kids

If you are encouraged with these learn to persevere quotes, then do read endurance quotes to help you find the needed motivation to fulfil your dreams.

Top Perseverance Quotes

  1. “Perseverance is power.”                                                                                                                         
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    strength perseverance quotes

  2. “God helps those who persevere.” – The Koran

  3. “We will either find a way or make one.”- Hannibal

  4. “The best way out is always through.”- Robert Frost

  5. “It’s always too soon to quit!” – Norman Vincent Peale

  6. “There is no armor like perseverance.”- Sogyal Rinpoche

  7. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”- Japanese Proverb

  8. “Persevere! You will win. Not immediately, but definitely.”                                             

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    self perseverance quotes

  9. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

  10. “Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose.” – Josh Shipp                                                                       
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    Perseverance Quotes

  11. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”- Nelson Mandela

  12. “What is now proved was once only imagined.”- William Blake

  13. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”- Abraham Lincoln

  14. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.” – John C. Maxwell

  15. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”- F. Scott Fitzgerald

  16. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”                                   
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    Perseverance Quotes Images

  17. “A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits.”

  18. “Perseverance is the key to starting a successful business.” – Sara Blakely


  19. “You have to practice even, maybe especially, when it hurts.”- Jeff Goins

  20. “A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.”- George M. Moore Jr.

  21. “A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.”

  22. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”- Julie Andrews

  23. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”- Confucius

  24. “There is no downside to endurance. If you can endure more, you can do more.”

  25. “We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

  26. “Ask yourself this question: ‘Will this matter a year from now?”- Richard Carlson

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

  28. “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. no excuses.” – Kobe Bryant                                                                                                                                                                   
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    Perseverance Quotes Pictures

  29. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”- Confucius

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

  31. “Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”- Abigail Adams

  32. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”- Walter Elliot                                                                                                                       
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    motivational quotes about hard work and perseverance

  33. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”– Winston Churchill

  34. “Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.” – Elbert Hubbard

  35. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”- William Feather

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

  37. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller

  38. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”- George Edward Woodberry

  39. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

  40. “Leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.” – Jocko Willink


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

  42. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  43. “I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated.” – Hussein Nishah


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

  45. “Going on one more round, when you don’t think you can, that’s what makes all the difference.” – Sylvester Stallone

  46. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”- Dale Carnegie

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

  48. “Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.”- Leigh Mitchell Hodges

  49. “Perseverance and strength of character will enable us to bear much worse things.”- Charles Dickens, Book: “David Copperfield”


  50. “In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  51. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs


  52. “If you can just maintain that consistent energy in one direction, it’s incredible what you could deflect over a long period of time.”- Hugh Howey

  53. “Amateurs give up at the first sign of trouble and assume they’re failures. Professionals see failure as part of the path to growth and mastery.”- Shane Parrish

  54. “Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turn, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.”- C.S. Lewis

  55. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you … never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”- Harriet Beecher Stowe

  56. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.”- Dr. Steve Maraboli

  57. “There is a call to spiritual perseverance. A call not to hang on and do nothing, but to work deliberately, knowing with certainty that God will never be defeated.” – Oswald Chambers


  58. “Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt, Athlete


  59. “You don’t need to build confidence to achieve challenging goals. You build confidence through achieving challenging goals. Confidence is more the result of progress than the cause of it.”- Adam Grant

  60. “I believe that perseverance is vital to success in any endeavor, whether spiritual or temporal, large or small, public or personal. . . . All significant achievement results largely from perseverance.” – Joseph B Wirthlin


  61. “Grit is the “extra something” that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” – Travis Bradberry


  62. “I am black, I am beautiful, I am intelligent, I am enough. Society doesn’t define me. The media does not tell me who I am. I come from overcomers, the true definition of strength and perseverance. Therefore, I will accept nothing less than that for myself.”


  63. “Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength which is rock-like. But because it is so deep we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it.” – Paul Brunton


  64. “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

Inspirational Quotes About Perseverance

  1. “Every storm runs out of rain.”― Maya Angelou

  2. “Perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo

  3. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”- Babe Ruth

  4. “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” ― Charles Spurgeon

  5. “Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.” – Bob Riley

  6. “A battle is won by him who is firmly resolved to win it.”- Leo Tolstoy

  7. “Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.” – Gail Tsukiyama

  8. “Be persevering at the bottom, humble at the top.”― Maxime Lagacé

  9. “When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

  10. “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”

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

  12. “Seasons come and go. Your main goal should remain the same.” ― Cristina Imre

  13. “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” ― Marilyn Monroe

  14. “Three tips for becoming successful: consistency, consistency, and consistency.”- Joe De Sana

  15. “To persevere in one’s duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.” – George Washington

  16. “Jesus taught that perseverance is the essential element in prayer.” – Edward McKendree Bounds


  17. “Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.” – Brian Tracy

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

  19. “Don’t give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these.” – Edward Dunedin

  20. “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” ― Anthony Robbins

  21. “To persevere with the will to understand in the face of obstacles is the heroism of consciousness.”― Nathaniel Branden

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

  23. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

  24. “Perseverance is the mother who snuggles her children when they are impatient. Keep calm, everything will be solved. Keep persisting, go ahead.”― Alan Maiccon

  25. “Maybe everything comes out all right, if you keep on trying. Anyway, you have to keep on trying; nothing will come out right if you don’t.”― Laura Ingalls Wilder

  26. “What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward.” – Roy T. Bennett

  27. “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

  28. “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

  29. “When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil; while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments.” – Thomas Jefferson

  30. “If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ‘here comes number seventy-one!’” – Richard M. Devos

  31. “So, what does perseverance mean? It means that one possesses persistence, tenacity, determination, and staying power. This in turn means, when applied to a problem or issue that needs to be resolved, that the individual never gives up, never quits and never sees defeat until the problem, challenge, project, obstacle is resolved to a satisfactory level.”- Byron Pulsifer

Perseverance Bible Quotes

  1. “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” – 1 Chronicles 16:11 (Bible Verses)

  2. “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.” – Romans 2:7 (Bible Verses)


  3. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 (Bible Verses)


  4. “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” – Hebrews 10:36 (Bible Verses)


  5. “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” – Matthew 10:22 (Bible Verses)


  6. “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.” – Revelation 14:12 (Bible Verses)


  7. “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6 (Bible Verses)


  8. “I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.” – Revelation 2:19 (Bible Verses)


  9. “Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.” – Revelation 2:10 (Bible Verses)


  10. “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5 (Bible Verses)

Motivational Perseverance Quotes

Perseverance is the quality to continue to work towards your goals with dedication and determination when the going gets tough.

Patience, determination and the strength to keep going are the attributes of a person who has perseverance.

  1. “Impatience with actions, patience with results.”- Naval Ravikant

  2. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.”

  3. “It comes down to perseverance and resiliency.” – Roger Staubach


  4. “A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going.”― Richie Norton

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

  6. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”- Henry Ford

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

  8. “Keep the faith, don’t lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.” – Paula Abdul                                                                                                                                                           
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    perseverance quotes for business

  9. “Some lean back. But those who lean forward are poised to cross the finish-line, first!” – T.F. Hodge

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

  11. “The hugest pile of challenges and hardships will not hold back a needle of the clock.”― Roy A. Ngansop

  12. “You have to conquer every obstacle, before you can reach the top of the mountain.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

  13. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”- Tommy Lasorda

  14. “The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper.”- Johnny Uzan

  15. “Don’t be ashamed by your mistakes, they only prove that you try hard and never give up.”― Riley Czarkowski

  16. “Staying rooted in the confidence that success is inevitable if you continue to make a concerted effort to attain it.”

  17. “When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”― Roy T. Bennett

  18. “Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.” – Roy T. Bennett

  19. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield

  20. “A difficult life spent in hard-work, perseverance, and courage will pave the way for a life of true greatness!”― Avijeet Das

  21. “It can take a lifetime to build something worthwhile. Those who stick with it, build a legacy without regrets.”― Trevor Carss

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

  23. “If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.”― Jeffrey R. Holland

  24. “Everything that I’ve ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.” – Scott Hamilton

  25. “A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”- B.F. Skinner

  26. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

  27. “Sometimes you must cross a bridge and other times you need to burn it. But, always keep building one and never lose your faith in life.” – Dodinsky

  28. “Today if anything is trying to hold you back, give no attention to it. Get your hopes up, get your faith up, look up, and get ready to rise up.”― Germany Kent

  29. “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

  30. “If you really want to eat, keep climbing. The fruits are on the top of the tree. Stretch your hands and keep stretching them. Success is on the top, keep going.”― Israelmore Ayivor

  31. “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” – B.C. Forbes

Strength And Perseverance Quotes

  1. “We will either find a way or make one.” – Hannibal

  2. “No conqueror believes in chance.”- Friedrich Nietzsche

  3. “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Movie: “Star Wars”


  4. “A wise woman can predict the future because she creates it.”

  5. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”- Benjamin Franklin

  6. “They couldn’t catch you if you didn’t stop running.”― Dennis Lehane

  7. “If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining.”- Marcus Aurelius

  8. “The less pain we tolerate, the more average we become.”- Jack Butcher

  9. “I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.”- Marie Curie

  10. “You can use the stumbling blocks to build your success.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

  11. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson                                                                                                                                                   
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    grit and perseverance quotes

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

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

  14. “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

  15. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”- Winston Churchill

  16. “Every obstacle is a hill, every hill is a training, every training makes you stronger.”― Maxime Lagacé

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

  18. “Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”- Winston Churchill

  19. “The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.”- Mignon McLaughlin

  20. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”- Theodore Roosevelt

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

  22. “… that’s how life should be, when one person loses heart, the other must have heart and courage enough for both.”― José Saramago

  23. “Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson

  24. “Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D Larson

  25. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.”- Mary Anne Radmacher

  26. “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

  27. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi Jr.

  28. “People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.” – George E. Allen

  29. “Easily mistaken, it is not about a love for adversity, it is about knowing a strength and a faith so great that adversity, in all its adverse manifestations, hardly even exists.”― Criss Jami

  30. “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

  31. “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch

Perseverance Quotes For Kids

Failure is a part of success, we should always keep one thing in mind that the comeback is always stronger than the setback.

  1. “How long should you try? UNTIL!” – Jim Rohn

  2. “Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” ― Gena Showalter

  3. “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”

  4. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” ― Saint Augustine


  5. “Never give up just because you failed initially.”― Sunday Adelaja

  6. Keep trying until you have no more chances left.” ― Aimee Carter

  7. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

  8. “He who can have patience can have what he will.” ― Benjamin Franklin

  9. “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley

  10. “Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas MacArthur

  11. “A large oak tree is just a little nut that refused to give up.”― David McGee

  12. “The days without difficulty are the days you do not improve.”― Evan Winter

  13. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

  14. “Fitness goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance.” ― Felicity Luckey


  15. “The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement.”― John C. Maxwell


  16. “Do you want to die, or do you want to die trying? Give up or give it a shot.”― Nick Trout

  17. “You can’t stop dreaming just because the night never seems to end.”― Curtis Tyrone Jones

  18. “If you know something will eventually come to an end, you can handle it.”― Karen Harrington

  19. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” ― Criss Jami

  20. “Dream after dream comes true—or rather is made true by persevering effort.”― L.M. Montgomery

  21. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A.A. Milne, “Winnie-the-Pooh”

  22. “In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.” – General George S Patton, Jr.

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

  24. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

  25. “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” – Flavia Weedn

  26. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.” – H. Jackson Brown

  27. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ― Dale Carnegie

  28. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele, Soccer Player

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