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1. “Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.” – Khalid 

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

3. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin 

4. “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 alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge 

5. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

7. “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

8. “Don’t let obstacles stand in your way―develop the inner attitude of patience, persistence, and perseverance―and defeat your own procrastination through action not dreaming.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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

10. “Paralyze resistance with persistence.” – Woody Hayes 

11. “Your dreams can come true through the power of persistence.” – Thelma Barnes

12. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” –

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

14. “Persistence and determination are always rewarded.” – Christine Rice


15. “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

17. “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

19. “Persistence overshadows even talent as the most valuable resource shaping the quality of life.” –

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

21. “Even though I didn’t feel like I had much to show yet, I was still an inspiration because my persistence at fighting for my dreams was to others.” – Tamara Rasheed

22. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

23. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” –

24. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” –

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

26. “A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.” – James Watkins

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

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

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

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

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

32. “Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.” –

33. “Nothing can be done except little by little.” – Charles Baudelaire

34. “As long as there’s breath in you―persist!” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

35. “Persistence gets you farther than brilliance.” – Robin Sharma

36. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou 

37. “How quickly and often you optimize is what counts.” – Rosalene Glickman

38. “The truth is that persistence equals success. What I mean by this is that if we look at those who are the most successful in the world, persistence is the common denominator.” – Justin Sachs

39. “The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time.” – Lady Aberdeen Learn

40. “The best way out is always through.” –

41. “No great achievement is possible without persistent work.” –

42. “If you have mastered your profession, but lack the ability to be persistent, you will not succeed. You are a failure when you stop trying again and again.” – Dozie Uzochukwu

43. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis

44. “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.” – , Jr.

45. “Success is not the absence of failure―it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler

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

47. “Success than sheer reasoning powers.” – Robert Greene

48. “Those who persevere understand that luck is something only failures believe in. Perseverance has other names―persistence, determination, a can-do attitude. Success in life depends on your willingness to never give up, even when the reward is delayed.” – Harvey Mackay

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

50. “There are very few cases of overnight success. Most success cases―including rock bands who seem to explode out of nowhere―involve longer term persistence and commitment to an interest.” – Patrick Combs

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

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

53. “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

54. “A little more persistence, , and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

55. “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

56. “Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” – Benjamin Disraeli

57. “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

58. “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed―pay the price and it is yours.” – Orison Swett Marden

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

60. “When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.” – Roy T. Bennett

61. “If you are unhappy about something, change it. Choose what you want in life, create your plan to get it, put your plan into action and follow through with persistence.” – Latora Freeman

62. “I demand a lot from myself and reflect this attitude upon others. I consider it to be an important quality for a leader. I also think it is impossible to achieve success without persistence.” – Yelena Baturina

63. “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems that by keeping its dreams―it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.” –

64. “Look at a stonecutter 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

65. “Keep grinding! Stay persistent! One day, you gonna wake up and be exactly where you dreamed you would be.” –

66. “Don’t ever give up. Don’t ever give in. Don’t ever stop trying. Don’t ever sell out. And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off. But never, ever, ever give up.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

67. “Persistence, persistence, and persistence. The power can be created and maintained through daily practice and continuous effort.” –

68. “The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance.” – John Di Lemme

69. “Persistence is a fruit of the spirit. The spirit that enables one to cross from patience to long suffering without knowing.” – Joycelyn Danka

70. “You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston

71. “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – ever Tulley

72. “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

73. “You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.” – Geraldine Brooks

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

75. “Talent is nothing without persistence.” – Dean Crawford

76. “Some of my greatest motivation, determination, and dogged persistence came when I had an enemy to fight.” – Darren Hardy

77. “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” – Japanese Proverb

78. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes, it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

79. “We have lots of sayings that stress the importance of risk and the power of persistence, such as, ‘Nothing ventured, nothing gained,’ and ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.’ or ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day.’” – Carol S. Dweck

80. “It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.” – Roy T. Bennett

81. “Rivers know this―there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A.A. Milne

82. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” –

83. “Keep a little fire burning―however small, however hidden.” – Cormac McCarthy

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

85. “Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.” – Leigh Bardugo

86. “Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality―the other, a matter of time.” – Marabel Morgan

87. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” – Criss Jami

88. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” –

89. “The most important characteristics you need to succeed in business are resilience, determination and persistence.” – Karren Brady 

90. “First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.” – Octavia Butler

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

92. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins―not through strength, but through persistence.” –

93. “Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way.” – Barack Obama

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

95. “Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” – Herbert Kaufman

96. “The hustle brings the dollar. The experience brings the knowledge. The persistence brings success.” – Ross Simmonds

97. “A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” – B. F. Skinner

98. “One does not have to rule a person’s entire life.” – Joyce Meyer

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

100. “When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

101. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” –

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

103. “A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. Art consists of the persistence of memory.” – Stephen King

104. “He conquers who endures.” – Persius

105. “I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another.” –

106. “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

107. “The harder you fall, the heavier your heart―the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb―the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” – Criss Jami

108. “When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.” – Isak Dinesen

109. “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” –

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

111. “Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent.” – Casey Neista

112. “The big talent is persistence.” – Octavia E. Butler

113. “If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success―but only if you persist.” –

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

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

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

117. “When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty.” – John Bates Clark 

118. “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes―but no plans.” – Peter F. Drucker

119. “Life is made up of a series of tests, trials, and great opportunities. Some are momentary, but most take endurance.” – Michael K. Simpson

120. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

121. “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 

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

123. “The people who are doing what you want to do―the ones at the top of your field, the ones you look up to, all started right where you are now. They all had their own trials and obstacles. The only difference between them and you is their persistence and their drive.” – Les Brown

124. “Persistence is a writer’s best friend disguised as a bully.” – A. M. Mcknight

125. “O snail, climb Mount Fuji―but slowly, slowly!” – Kobayashi Issa

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

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

128. “Take a look at toddlers and you’ll see that all of us came here prepared to learn, to keep trying, to focus on goals, and to persist until we get them.” – Evelyn Roberts Brooks

129. “Persistence pushes me to be bold and seek out the opportunities I’ve wanted. It starts by envisioning what you want, no matter how big or small, and believing that you can achieve it.” – Belinda Johnson 

130. “The only things you learn are the things you tame.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

131. “Some people mistake for sheer persistence―charging up the same hill again and again. But that’s not quite what I mean by the word ‘grit.’ You want to minimize friction and find the most effective, most efficient way forward. You might actually have more grit if you treat your energy as a precious commodity.” – Reid Hoffman 

132. “It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” – Louis Sachar

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

134. “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

135. “The sky is not my limit―I am.” – T.F. Hodge

136. “Effective networking isn’t a result of luck―it requires hard work and persistence.” – Lewis Howes 

137. “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

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

139. “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.” – Denis Waitley 

140. “Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle, and best at the end.” – Robin Sharma

141. “Persistence is the quality of winners. Successful people never, never give up.” – Lynda Field

142. “If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

143. “With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that’s how most bonfires begin―as a simple spark.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

144. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” – Greg Kincaid

145. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” – Criss Jami

146. “Persistence pays off.” – Jeffrey Dean Morgan 

147. “Do not sit still, start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.” – Rodolfo Costa

148. “As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.” – Denis Waitley 

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

150. “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 

151. “Everything passes, but nothing entirely goes away.” – Jenny Diski

152. “Persistence is a secret weapon for everyone.” – Liu Wen 

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

154. “Do it badly, do it slowly, do it fearfully—do it any way you have to, but do it.” – Steve Chandler

155. “As for goals, I don’t set myself those anymore. I’m not one of these ‘I must have achieved this and that by next year’ kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.” – Paul Kane 

156. “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

157. “Persistence is incredibly important. Persistence proves to the person you’re trying to reach that you’re passionate about something, that you really want something.” – Norah O’Donnell 

158. “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

159. “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 

160. “Pessimism achieves no success over persistence. Temporary defeat never spells total failure―one victory never assures permanent success.” – William Arthur Ward

161. “Everywhere we look, we see signs of persistence in those that are creating the most challenging and rewarding results. It is not always natural―it’s a learned trait. What this means though is that success is simply a choice.” – Justin Sach

162. “The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” – Napoleon Hill

163. “I’m learning persistence and the closing of doors, the way the seasons come and go as I keep walking on these roads, back and forth, to find myself in new time zones, new arms with new phrases and new goals. And it hurts to become, hurts to find out about the poverty and gaps, the widow and the leavers. It hurts to accept that it hurts and it hurts to learn how easy it is for people to not need other people. Or how easy it is to need other people but that you can never build a home in someone’s arms because they will let go one day and you must build your own.” – Charlotte Eriksson

164. “Whoever knocks persistently, ends by entering.” – Muhammad Ali

165. “Clear-sightedness, persistence, and transcendence can be excellent antidotes for ultimate peace of mind and buoyancy in life, and sometimes valuable cures against social and administrative bashing.” – Erik Pevernagie

166. “The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.” – Milton Glaser

167. “Life isn’t as magical here, and you’re not the only one who feels like you don’t belong, or that it’s better somewhere else. But there are things worth living for. And the best part is you never know what’s going to happen next.” – O.R. Melling

168. “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

169. “Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.” – Criss Jami

170. “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

171. “Persistence is the key to solving most mysteries.” – Christopher Pike

172. “Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.” – Nicholas Brendon

173. “All I could think about as I stood there was that sometimes life gave you a tragedy that burned everything you knew to the ground and changed you completely. But somehow, if you really wanted to, you could learn how to hold your breath as you made your way through the smoke left in its wake and you could keep going. And sometimes, sometimes, you could grow something beautiful from the ashes that were left behind. If you were lucky.” – Mariana Zapata

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

175. “He believed in himself, believed in his quixotic ambition, letting the failures of the previous day disappear as each new day dawned. Yesterday was not today. The past did not predict the future if he could learn from his mistakes.” – Daniel Wallace

176. “We’re designed for persistence hunting, which is a mix of running and walking. What’s built into that kind of running is a sense of pleasure. You are designed and built and perfect for this activity, and it should be enjoyable and fun.” – Christopher McDougal

177. “When your is if anyone thinks you regret anything, that is the definition of conviction.” – Criss Jami

178. “Whatever you want you can have, if you want it badly enough, and if you are willing to persist long enough and hard enough in doing what others have done to accomplish similar things before you.” –

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

180. “I’ve known entrepreneurs who were not great salespeople, or didn’t know how to code, or were not particularly charismatic leaders. But I don’t know of any entrepreneurs who have achieved any level of success without persistence and determination.” – Harvey Mackay

181. “I’ve trained my whole life to be a winner and if I know two things it’s that to be the best takes passion and persistence.” – Jay-Jay Okocha

182. “Building a successful business requires a combination of human capital, financial resources, market opportunity, persistence, , and even luck.” – Andrew Yang

183. “Perseverance—that was the keyword then, and it still remains the basic principle for anyone who wants success. You cannot creatively get anywhere in this life without sturdy application of the persistence principle.” – Dr.

184. “I would say that more people fail than succeed because few are able to show persistence in the long run.” – G. S Clason

185. “I think all musicians have at one time or another experienced one physical problem or another. I have had tendinitis a couple of times, so I try to be really careful. It takes patience and persistence to overcome injury.” – Yo-Yo Ma

186. “And all the while fire and brimstone pour from the sky, pelting only you. Truly, that is what it feels like. But that feeling is a trial that won’t last forever. Never give up.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

187. “Doing takes persistence, but it also takes faith or hope that we can get the tasks done or complete the goal at hand.” – Scott Schwab

188. “When resistance closes the door against you, remember that persistence holds the key.” – Israelmore Ayivor

189. “Persistence is like mowing the lawn, one blade at a time.” – Ann Macindoo

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