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150 Short Perseverance Quotes That Will Motivate and Inspire You

Here are the 150 greatest short perseverance quotes of all time.

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
Winston Churchill

“A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits.”
Richard M. Nixon

“The last thing to grow on a fruit tree is the fruit.”
Tom Bilyeu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


“Well begun is half done.”


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


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


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


“Every storm runs out of rain.”
Maya Angelou


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


“A champion is one who gets up when he can’t.”
Jack Dempsey


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


“I don’t have talent, so I just get up earlier.”
Henry Rollins


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


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


“You can move a lot of water with a thimble.”
Martin H. Fischer


“We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.”
Christian Nestell Bovee


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


“All great achievements require time.”
Maya Angelou


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


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


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


“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
Nelson Mandela


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


“Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.”
Margaret Mitchell


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


“I believe in myself so much that nothing is going to stop me.”
Conor McGregor


“One may go a long way after one is tired.”
French Proverb


“The key to success is action and the essential in action is perseverance.”
Sun Yat Sen


“To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.”
Conor McGregor


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

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
T.S. Eliot

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

“I am not talented, I am obsessed.”
Conor McGregor

“If you rest, you rust.”
Helen Hayes

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

“A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.”
Norman Augustine

“I am not smarter than anybody else, but I can outwork you.”
Michael Bloomberg

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

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.”
Elvis Presley

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

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

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“How long should you try? Until.”
Jim Rohn

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

“By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.”
Charles Spurgeon

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Thomas Edison

“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.”
Neil Gaiman

“Perseverance is another word for faith.”
Earl Nightingale

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

“Perseverance and audacity generally win.”
Madame Deluzy

“Endurance is patience concentrated.”
Thomas Carlyle

“What defines us is how we rise after falling.”
Conor McGregor

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

“You are the person you have been waiting for.”
Joe Dispenza

“Hard pounding, gentlemen; but we will see who can pound the longest.”
Duke of Wellington

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

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

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
Francis Bacon

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

“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”
Roy T. Bennett

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

“The most entrepreneurial trait there is: the ability to persist.”
Steve Chou

“To the outside observer, success always seems like magic.”

“Persistence pays off.”
Noah Kagan

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

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

“Step one of doing something is believing you can do it.”
Sahil Lavingia

“I never gave up, even when people told me I’d never make it.”
Bob Wickman

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

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

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
Benjamin Franklin

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

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”
Woody Hayes

“Persistence is self-discipline in action.”
Brian Tracy

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

“No conqueror believes in chance.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“What you see as obstacles and avoid is actually the way to your growth.”
Bill Masur

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

“The only lost cause is one we give up on before we enter the struggle.”
Vaclav Havel

“You may not hit a home run — but that’s no reason to stop swinging.”
Dr. Idel Dreimer

“Perseverance is my motto.”
Madam C. J. Walker

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

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

“Success belongs to those who refuse to be defeated by failure!”
Dr. T.P. Chia

“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.”
Tobias Wolff

“Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.”
Edward Eggleston

“Whatever honor there is in giving up, I want no part of.”
Greg Evans

“Constant dripping hollows out a stone.”

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

“He conquers who endures.”

“Rejection is a success tax.”
Brian Norgard

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

“By perseverance everything reaches its target.”
Catalan Proverb

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

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.”
John Lyly

“This entire career path has been everything but comfortable.”
Lilly Singh

“Failure hurts but passes quickly. Regret hurts forever.”
Shane Parrish

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”
George Washington

“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.”
Marie Curie

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

“Persistence is a virtue — as long as you don’t carry it too far.”
Dr. Idel Dreimer

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

“Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated.”
Shane Parrish

“Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.”
Edmund Burke

“He who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.”
Anton Rupert

“The road to perseverance lies by doubt.”
Francis Quarles

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

“Saints are sinners who kept on going.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“Steep is the way to mastery.”
Eugen Herrigel

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

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

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”
Napoleon Hill

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

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

“There was no such thing as defeat if you didn’t accept it.”
Fay Weldon

“Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts.”
James Russell Lowell

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

“If you’re willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later.”
Naval Ravikant

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

“Real champions fight through adversity.”
Conor McGregor

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

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

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”
Victor Hugo

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

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

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.”
Benjamin Disraeli

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

“The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting.”
Mengzi Meng-tse

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”
Vince Lombardi

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

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

“A crowbar is a universal pass key.”
Terry Pratchett

“The only way to overcome is to hang in.”
Dan O’Brien

“For water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.”

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

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

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

“It matters if you just don’t give up.”
Stephen Hawking

“Never give up. Keep your thoughts and your mind always on the goal.”
Tom Bradley

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

“I am a kind of burr; I shall stick.”
William Shakespeare

“There is no armor like perseverance.”
Sogyal Rinpoche

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

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

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.”
A.A. Milne

“Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent.”
Steve Martin

“No great thing is created suddenly.”

“Hardships make or break people.”
Margaret Mitchell

“Work stamina seems to be one of the biggest predictors of long-term success.”
Sam Altman

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”
Zig Ziglar

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