Perseverance, Persistence and Positive Thoughts Quotes

Do you think life and the issues in life are impossible to overcome? Well, check out these quotes and proverbs on persistence and perseverance by some of the most successful and great minds of human history.

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

Saints are sinners who kept on going. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t give in to discouragement. If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about people’s opinions. Be obedient to truth. For with humble obedience, you will never be disturbed. ~Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. ~Proverbs 24:16

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. ~Abraham Lincoln

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill

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

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. ~Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. ~African proverb

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. ~Samuel Johnson

It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~Nelson Mandela

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ~Napoleon Hill

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

Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Anonymous

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~Walter Elliott

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Anonymous

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ~Robert F. Kennedy

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert Schuller

He conquers who endures. ~Persius

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. ~Dale Carnegie

Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials.  Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. ~Georges-Louis Leclerc

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

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Anonymous

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday. ~Anonymous

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

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~Josh Billings

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce. ~Vivian Komori

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. ~Charles F. Kettering

Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle. ~Abraham Lincoln

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~Thomas Foxwell Buxton

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~Earl Nightingale

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ~Vincent van Gogh

A quitter never wins – and – a winner never quits. ~Napoleon Hill

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

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

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~Thomas Jefferson

What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. ~Alexander Graham Bell

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Winston Churchill

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal. ~Elbert Hubbard

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t fall off unless you plan to stop peddling. ~Claude Pepper

Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. ~Judi Adler

People do not lack strength; they lack will. ~Victor Hugo

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. ~Roger Crawford

Focus on the solution, not the problem. ~Walter Anderson

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. ~Confucius

Victory belongs to the most persevering. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. ~Tony Robbins

A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence. ~Jim Watkins

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

Don’t get upset with your imperfections. Surrender to the Power of God’s Love, which is greater than our weakness. ~St. Francis De Sales

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