Perseverance Proverbs

Sayings about Perseverance

Without perseverance talent is a barren bed. ~ Welsh Proverbs

One may go a long way after one is tired. ~ French Proverbs

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Allah preserve us from “If only I’d known!” ~ Nigerien Proverbs

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~ Buddhist Saying

If you are determined — just do it! ~ Italian Proverbs

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ~ Bible

Be resolved and the thing is done. ~ Chinese Proverbs

To him who is determined it remains only to act. ~ Italian Proverb

To preserve friendship, one must build walls. ~ Italian Proverb

An answer that does not resolve a quarrel makes a thousand new ones. ~ Chinese Proverb

God is with those who persevere. ~ Koran

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. ~ Bible

In studying the way, realizing it is hard; once you have realized it, preserving it is hard. When you can preserve it, putting it into practice is hard. ~ Zen Proverb

The waters wear the stones: thou washeth away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man. ~ Bible

Quotations about Perseverance

Even in social life, it is persistency which attracts confidence, more than talents and accomplishments. ~ Edwin Percy Whipple speare

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast withers rapidly; that which grows slowly endures. ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

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

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. ~ William James

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. ~ Author Unknown

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

Perseverance is not the only ingredient to winning. You can stalk a field forever and not get any game if the field does not contain any. ~ Confucius

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. ~ Jacob A. Riis

Don’t worry about genius. Don’t worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. And the best motto for a long march is: “Don’t grumble. Plug on!” ~ Sir Thomas Treves

Press on! a better fate awaits thee. ~ Victor Hugo

The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong. ~ Thomas Carlyle

The practice of perseverance is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the fighting but the conquering that gives a hero his title to renown. ~ Elias L. Magoon

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

As you go along your road in life, you will, if you aim high enough, also meet resistance…. But no matter how tough the opposition may seem, have courage still and persevere. ~ Madeleine Albright

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

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. ~ Lucretius

The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

He conquers who endures. ~ Persius

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

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

The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to things when you have outlived the first interest, and not yet got the second which comes with a sort of mastery. ~ Janet Erskine Stuart

The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back. ~ William Gilmore Simms

Whoever perseveres will be crowned. ~ Johann Gottfried von Herder

I frequently-regularly-often trip while reaching for my high ideals. Then I giggle, or cry, and get back up. ~ Erika Harris

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

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

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

You’ve got to say, “I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough, I can have it.” It’s called perseverance. ~ Lee Iacocca

Victory belongs to the most persevering. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail of success. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

No worthy enterprise can be done by us without continual plodding and wearisomeness to our faint and sensitive abilities. ~ John Milton

Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when your rise to battle again. ~ Author Unknown

Perseverance is irresistible. ~ Quintus Sertorius

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

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

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

Do not turn back when you are just at the goal. ~ Syrus

No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years. ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

We shall escape the uphill by never turning back. ~ Christina Georgina Rossetti

Perseverance and audacity generally win. ~ Dorothee DeLuzy

The nerve that never relaxes, the eye that never blenches, the thought that never wanders–these are the masters of victory. ~ Edmund Burke

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

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

Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all men who would mount, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~ Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

It’s gonna be a long hard drag, but we’ll make it. ~ Janis Joplin

Every noble work is at first impossible. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer. ~André A. Jackson

Nothing is so hard but search will find it out. ~ Robert Herrick

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

By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation. ~ Edmund Burke

You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. ~Joe Namath

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall. ~ Sidney J. Harris

Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back. ~ Zhu Rongji

By perseverance, the snail reached the ark. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. ~ Washington Irving

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow. ~ Plutarch

Too much vigor in the beginning of an undertaking often intercepts and prevents the steadiness and perseverance always necessary in the conduct of a complicated scheme. ~ Samuel Johnson

A falling drop at last will carve a stone. ~ Lucretius

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

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

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

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. ~ Christopher Morley

When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. ~ Author Unknown

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Perseverance… keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery. ~William Shakespeare

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

By preserving over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. ~ Christopher Columbus

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

Great effects come of industry and perseverance: for audacity doth almost bind and mate the weaker sort of minds. ~ Francis Bacon

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot have, but perseverance all can have. ~ Woodrow T. Wilson

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

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~ Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Those who would attain to any marked degree of excellence in a chosen pursuit must work, and work hard for it, prince or peasant. ~ Bayard Taylor

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

Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance, and make a seeming impossibility give way. ~ Jeremy Collier

There is no creature so contemptible but by resolution may gain his point. ~ Sir Roger L’Estrange

To convert ideas and good intentions into something real and positive requires time and perseverance. ~ Eugenio Mendoza

But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar

Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world’s wealth. It spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and buds the choicest flowers and fruits spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briars. ~ Samuel G. Goodrich

I’m proof against that word “failure.” I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best. ~ George Eliot

All the great captains have performed vast achievements by conforming with the rules of art–by adjusting efforts to obstacles. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

The soft droppes of raine perce the hard Marble, many strokes overthrow the tallest Oke. ~ John Lyly

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~ Author Unknown

No one succeeds without effort…. Those who succeed owe their success to their perseverance. ~ Ramana Maharshi

If there be one thing on earth which is truly admirable, it is to see God’s wisdom blessing an inferiority of natural powers, where they have been honestly, truly, and zealously cultivated. ~ Thomas Arnold

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