75+ Best Persistence Quotes: Exclusive Selection

In psychology, persistence is a personality trait. It is measured in the Temperament and Character Inventory and is considered one of the four temperament traits. Inspirational persistence quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Most Famous Persistence Quotes

Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin

Nothing in this 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. – Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in this 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. – Calvin Coolidge

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

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Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence. – Colin Powell

Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does. – Walter Murch

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. – Bill Bradley

Paralyze resistance with persistence. – Woody Hayes

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

Champions keep playing until they get it right. – Billy Jean King

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. – Napoleon Hill

If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. – Dale Carnegie

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

As long as there’s breath in You – Persist! – Bernard Kelvin Clive

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

No great achievement is possible without persistent work. – Bertrand Russell

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories. – Bjorn Borg

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. – Calvin Coolidge

Persistence and determination are always rewarded. – Christine Rice

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. – Colin Powell

Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. – Patrick Lencioni

Talent is nothing without persistence. – Dean Crawford

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

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. – Octavia E. Butler

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

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

You’re made to feel ugly, and I made ugly beautiful. Just by sheer persistence. Nobody has the right to say that I am ugly, and I will not be a professional victim, you know. Sorry! – John Lydon

Money grows on the tree of persistence. – Japanese Proverb

The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance – John Di Lemme

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

Slight persistent effort can move you successfully forward in anything you do. – Kelli Wilson

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these. – James Whitcomb Riley

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteur

P is for Persistence! Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Wishing will not; Talent will not; Genius will not; Education will not; Persistence is like a Genie that creates a magical force in your life. – Lucas Remmerswaal

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time. – Marabel Morgan

Public, noncommercial broadcasting is also giving kids social-emotional skills like persistence and self-control that are fundamental to success in school, not to mention in the military, the institution where I spent most of my career. – Stanley A. McChrystal

If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Without the persistence of voters in America getting up to every election, democracy will not flourish. – David Hogg

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

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. – Napoleon Hill

It always seems impossible until it is done. – Nelson Mandela

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

Patience and persistence are the keys… The keys to unlock doors of success… With these two virtues, you grow in reasoning and experience. – Ogwo David Emenike

Success is about persistence. You can only afford to be persistent in something you deeply enjoy. – Cenk Uygur

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone – Pablo Picasso

He conquers who endures. – Persius

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

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up. – Ralph Bunche

Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. – Ray Kroc

To persist with a goal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it. – Richelle E. Goodrich

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

When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people. – Kiana Tom

If you do not have persistence then no amount of education, talent, or genius can make up for it. – Stephen Richards

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

With persistence, dedication, and especially with the hand of God, I came to be recognized as the best player in the world, world champion, among many other important titles in the history of football. – Rivaldo

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

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time. – Thomas Edison

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 and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems. – Gever Tulley

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

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson

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

All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means… you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else. – Vincent Lombardi

I can’t tell you the number of times I was one of the first people at the arenas or at TV, constantly trying to better myself. I can honestly say that my hard work paid off. My resilience paid off. My persistence paid off. – Michelle McCool

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

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

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

Success is all about persistence and doing the right thing for the long term. – Bruce Rauner

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

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