It's a common misconception that people who are successful have secret natural talents that the rest of us don't possess. In many cases, the only difference is that these individuals never gave up following their dreams--no matter how impossible things seemed. Let YourDictionary's collection of perseverance quotes help inspire you to develop the same level of determination, tenacity, and grit.
Running water never grows stale. So you just have to "keep on flowing."bruce lee
Perséverance, 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
If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.vince lombardi
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
We shall escape the uphill by never turning back.
We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities.
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
Attempt the end and never stand to doubt; Nothing's so hard, but search will find it out.
The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble; many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.john lyly
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth New Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,… When care is pressing you down a bit,Rest, if you must—but don't you quit.… Often the goal is nearer thanIt seems to a faint and faltering man,Often the struggler has given upWhen he might have captured the victor's cup.
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.lance armstrong
Perseverance is a character trait that allows you to be a success, no matter what challenges get in your way. As John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States once explained, "Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
Part of being persistent means practicing over and over until you've perfected a new skill. It doesn't matter if your goal is to make the basketball team, learn a new language, or get the funding you need to start your own business. You will be successful only if you keep practicing, until you figure out a strategy that works for you. "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks, but I do fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times," martial artist and actor Bruce Lee said.
If you encounter stumbling blocks along the way, don't give up. Obstacles in your path are often put there to make you stronger and help you to better understand what you're meant to accomplish. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it," famed American industrialist Henry Ford said.
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