The Quote Garden
 “I dig old books.”
 Est. 1998




Find Your Way    HOME      Site Map      Search      About      Contact      Terms      Privacy


Quotations about Perseverance


Related Quotes      Action      Effort      Goals      Labor      Laziness


Don't be ashamed to fail. Be too proud to cease trying. ~Minna Thomas Antrim (1861–1950), Don'ts for Girls, 1902


[K]eep it going! You never can do anything by spasmodic efforts. It's the eternal hammering that does the thing. ~Edward Mott Woolley, "Adventures in Business: The Merchant Who Needed a Press Agent," in The Saturday Evening Post, 1912 September 21st


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


When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author unknown


Sometimes you feel like giving up, but then you look at other people who have given up, and the results aren't that good. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


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


When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on! ~Author unknown


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


Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese proverb


If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Marie Register Weedn (1929–2015), Flavia and the Dream Maker, 1988, flaviastore.archivea.com


Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Talent made a poor Appearance
Until he married Perseverance.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Persistence," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924


This is the lesson:  never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. ~Winston Churchill, speech, 1941


The lesson of history is that most advances are by half-step, most progress by partial success. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com, 2019


While I might find pleasure in your approval, your disapproval will not deter me. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Life, 1912


People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ~Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893  [Vivie —tg]


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


...perseverance, dear my lord,
Keeps honour bright: to have done is to hang
Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail
In monumental mockery.
~William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, c.1601  [III, 3, Ulysses]


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


You may not hit a home run — but that's no reason to stop swinging. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer, lumpenbangenpiano.com


If you're going through hell, keep on going. ~Author unknown, modification of an anonymous quotation from around the 1940s  [quoteinvestigator.com/2014/09/14/keep-going]


Experiment with Many Things, until
Through learning what Won't Work, you find what Will.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Indomitability," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924


Never stop pedaling to power your dreams. ~Terri Guillemets


Never get discouraged at difficulties... When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you could n't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that 's just the place and time that the tide 'll turn. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Last Days in Cloudland," Oldtown Folks, 1869


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


O snail,
Climb Mount Fuji,
But slowly, slowly!
~Issa (1763–1828), translated by R. H. Blyth, 1947


Strength will ease a can't to a can. ~Kak Sri, @kaksri, September 2010 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden


when a rose stands alone,
thriving where no others thrive,
a rare bouquet of one
still strong, still alive....
and I smile...
~Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott, "A Breath of Heaven"


Nature remembers every injury but forgives by going on. ~Terri Guillemets, "Hatchets, Shoetread, Storms, & Disdain," 2007


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


Pull yourself together and use what you have. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, betsygarmon.com


Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Oliver Goldsmith, c.1760  [QuoteInvestigator.com]


The heroine stumbled, but each time she picked herself up was another victory. ~Terri Guillemets


You can move a lot of water with a thimble. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)


As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent — that it does not have to be recognized by others. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


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


I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!" ~Oriah, © Mountain Dreaming, from "The Invitation," 1994, oriah.org  [This is one of those pieces that is difficult to quote from because the entire prose-poem needs to be read to be fully appreciated. Read in its entirety on her website, oriah.org. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time. ~Lady Aberdeen


Spring is on the way; summer is on the way; storms are on the way; wars are on the way; sorrow and happiness are on the way; they are all on the way, they are coming! Everything is on the way! Life is a highway; while we are moving on the way, all else is coming towards us! Devil is on the way; angel is on the way! Stay firm on the way! ~Mehmet Murat ildan


A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


Persistence is a virtue — as long as you don't carry it too far. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer, lumpenbangenpiano.com



Page Information:
www.quotegarden.com/perseverance.html
Last saved 2021 May 11 Tue 21:04 PDT


Find Your Way    HOME      Site Map      Search      About      Contact      Terms      Privacy