Persistence Quotes

Persistence quotes provide the secret behind why some people succeed and many others fail.

According to dictionary.com the definition of persist is:

  • to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, especially in spite of opposition, remonstrance, etc.
  • to last or endure tenaciously

As you can see persistent people keep on going in spite of anything standing in their way.

Regardless the roadblocks that are in your life (either put there by you or someone else), persist until you succeed.

Persistence Quotes

Here is one of my favorite quotes on persistence by Calvin Coolidge:

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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."

Being persistent is a power that all successful people have.

Let's tap in that power today.


Quotes About Persistence


"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


"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


"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 


"Energy and persistence conquer all things."

Benjamin Franklin 


"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 


"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


"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 in to victories."

Bjorn Borg


"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


"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can and I mean to keep doing so until the end."

Abraham Lincoln


"Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel."

Napoleon Hill 


"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength, but through persistence."

The Buddha


"Persistence is the key to solving most mysteries."

Christopher Pike


"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 


"It may take little time to get where you want to be, but if you pause and think for a moment, you will notice that you are no longer where you were. Do not stop—keep going."

Rodolfo Costa


"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


"Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these."

James Whitcomb Riley 

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