30 Quotes About Persistence

Persistence Tree on a RockWrapping up this week’s theme of Persistence, here is a list of the week’s prior posts and a list of 30 quotes.

30 Quotes About Persistence

“Beware when you have no problems. Then you’ve really got a problem!”
- Scott Alexander, Rhinoceros Success

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

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

“Nothing in the 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

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
- Thomas A. Edison

“If you run out of ideas follow the road; you’ll get there”
- Edgar Allan Poe

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”
- Hal Borland

“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing!”
- John Wesley

“In my experience, nothing worthwhile has ever really been all that easy. But it certainly has been worthwhile regardless how difficult it seemed.”
- Robert Fanney

“The only things you learn are the things you tame”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“They key of persistence opens all door closed by resistance ”
- John Di Lemme

“Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it.”
- Steve Chandler, Reinventing Yourself

“Rain puts a hole in stone because of its constancy, not its force. Just keep knocking on doors until the right one opens”
- H. Joseph Gerber

“As long as there’s breath in You – PERSIST!”
- Bernard Kelvin Clive, 52 Seconds: Simplified Motivation – Words to Inspire

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.”
- Michael Hanson

“To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”
- Anna Pavlova

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

“Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”
- Ray Kroc

“The reason diets and other how-to’s don’t work for most people is the same reason most how-to books and courses don’t work for most people. It isn’t that the actions are wrong. It’s that people don’t keep doing them.”
- Jeff Olson

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

“Others can stop you temporarily – you are the only one who can do it permanently.”
- Zig Ziglar

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.”
- Malcom Forbes

“The first part of success is Get-to-it-iveness; the second part of success is Stick-to-it-iveness.”
- Orison Marden

“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

“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

“Persistence can grind an iron beam down into a needle.”
- Chinese Proverb

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.“
- Dennis Waitley

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

“Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.”
- Napoleon Hill

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.”
- Bertrand Russell

(For those of you keeping count, that was 31, not 30 – I didn’t want to leave any out!)

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