76 Powerful Perseverance Quotes To Turn Your Hopeless Failure To Glorious Success

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In today’s competitive world, failure is inevitable. All of us have experienced it from time to time. However, while people often talk about winning, no one teaches how to gracefully accept our disappointments and deal with them. At such times, the urge to give up our efforts is strong. But ‘perseverance’ is a magical word that can keep hope alive and turn tables for us. We have come up with a collection of perseverance quotes that can show you the way when you feel yourself slipping from the game of life. Have a look.

Perseverance Quotes:

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

2.“Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” – Herbert Kaufman

3.“Boys, there ain’t no free lunches in this country. And don’t go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.” – Lee Iacocca

4.“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams

5.”Don’t let yourself be intimidated by obstacles. When you persevere they will melt away.” – lance dale

6.“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” – Charles Spurgeon

7.“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

8.“Remember, it isn’t the dreamers who have good lives – it’s the doers. Remember also what I call the three Ps of success: passion, planning, and perseverance.” – Homer Hickam

9.“It’s perseverance that’s the key. It’s persevering for long enough to achieve your potential.” – Lynn Davies

10.“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

11.“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

12.“God bless perseverance. Because it’s not easy.” – Junot Diaz

13.”Having perseverance is all about being able to bounce back and keep moving forward.” – Jason Scotts

14.“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” – Ovid

15.“I look at my grandparents and what they dealt with in the Japanese internment in Arizona. That sense of perseverance, of making the best out of an incredibly bad situation, has always been something I drew inspiration from. I always ask myself, ‘What in the world do I have to complain about?’” – Scott Fujita

16.”Perseverance was forged in the fires of your own determination. Its powers are activated when we ignore the negativity and keep working towards our goals.” – Jake Smith

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

18.“In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.” – Mao Tse-Tung

19.“Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent.” – steve martin

20.”If I could develop one of his (Nelson Mandela) qualities in my life it would be perseverance because by his perseverance he accomplished amazing feats.” – M.D. Jones

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

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

23.“In addition to the well-known people, who had to persevere, there have been countless others whose names we do not know, but whose failures or mistakes became some of the best-known, best-selling products in the world today.” – Joyce Meyer

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

25.“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

26.“Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.” – William Cobbett

27.”It is perseverance which distinguishes the strong from the weak.” – Unkown

28.“No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” – Ramana Maharshi

29.“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realize the great life.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

30. “Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo

31.”Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” – Thomas Carlyle

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

33.“Passion and perseverance, it turns out, matter more than talent or intelligence when it comes to being successful. For most of us, the corner office or professional kudos is the result of hard work, rather than exceptional genes. The endgame, it turns out, belongs to the truly diligent, not the merely talented.” – Linda Kaplan Thaler

34.“I believe that I am very lucky to have close friends who are faithful. From my friends, I have learned the importance of perseverance.” – Julia Cameron

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

36.“If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

37.“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

38.“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller

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

40.“It is not enough to begin; continuance is necessary. Mere enrollment will not make one a scholar; the pupil must continue in the school through the long course, until he masters every branch. Success depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance.” – Miller

41.”Part of life is understanding that real change and progress comes with dedicated perseverance but also realizing that challenges, obstacles and roadblocks will appear from time to time.” – Robert Rivers

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

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

44.“I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.” – Og Mandino

45.“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” – Kalpana Chawla

46.“Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

47.“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

48.“Perseverance is a behavior, a purposeful action to pursue a goal or task despite obstacles.” – Laila Sanguras

49.“To succeed in baseball, you must learn not how to avoid failure, but how to quickly bounce back from it – with optimism and perseverance.” – Darrin Donnelly

50.“Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.” – Robert Brault

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

52.”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

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

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

55.”The affirmation of strong perseverance, of keeping at it, of continuous, undeviating effort, is bound to pay off ultimately ultimately if you have the inner compulsion to visualize and keep at it.” – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

56.“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

57.“Perseverance and perspective until victory.” – Lincoln Diaz-Balart

58.“The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.” – Sun Yat-sen

59.“Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.” – Plutarch

60.“The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.” – Mark Twain

61.“You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” – Lou Holtz

62.“To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul; “at my will mountains will crumble up.” Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.” – Swami Vivekananda

63.”When we choose faith over fear, trusting that God can make a way where there is no way, we can persevere through the changing seasons of life.” – Candy Paull

64.“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

65.“There are always periodic opportunities to give up, while every single moment is an opportunity to persevere.” – Dean F. Wilson

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

67.“There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.” – Sophie Swetchine

68.“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews

69.“Whether you’re shuffling a deck of cards or holding your breath, magic is pretty simple: It comes down to training, practice, and experimentation, followed up by ridiculous pursuit and relentless perseverance.” – David Blaine

70.“The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.” – David Sarnoff

71.“To persevere means having the ability and the composure to hold back and wait for something to happen without feeling anxious, becoming irritated or panicked.” – Remi Duyile

72.“Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.” – George Allen

73.“Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.” – Unknown

74.“Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” – Ben Carson

75.“Whoever perseveres will be crowned.” – Johann Gottfried von Herder

76.”You must keep at it, someday soon your perseverance will reap rewards.” – Domenico Mazza


At some juncture of life, we feel that we are a failure, may it be our careers, relationships, health or other things. However, giving up is not the choice. As we can deduce from above perseverance quotes, those people who worked with a little more persistence turned their hopeless failure to glorious success. All it needs is a bit more determination, few more efforts and a strong willpower to turn your dreams into reality.


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