Perseverance and Determination Quotes To Keep You Going

Each one of us has dreams we want to achieve. No matter how big or small they may be, these things are what keep us going. All of us has the capacity to reach whatever goal we want to achieve. The problem is not everyone has the will to pursue them.

Perseverance and determinations are what will help us reach our goals. It is not our friends or family that will push us to get to wherever we want to be. It is our own perseverance and determination that will propel us forward.

It doesn’t have to be a huge jump. Baby steps are enough, and sooner or later you will find yourself within a hand’s reach on your dreams. Wishing is not enough. You have to believe and work hard enough to be ready for that height of happiness once you reach success

76 Quotes to Motivate You to Keep Going

If you are finding it hard to find that perseverance and determination within you, continue reading. These quotes might just give you the push you need to start working for your best life today.

1. “Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo

2. “Construct your determination with sustained effort, controlled attention, and concentrated energy.  Opportunities never come to those who wait… they are captured by those who dare to attack.” – Paul J. Meyer

3. “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

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

5. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

6. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Ann Radmacher

7. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

8. “When the will is ready the feet are light.” – Proverb

9. “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

10. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot

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

12. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

13. “It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling rather than feel your way into a new way of acting.” – G. D. Morgan

14. “Nothing in the 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

15. “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.

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

17. “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” – Napoleon Hill

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

19. “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” – Ben Carson

20. “A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.” – Mahatma Gandhi

21. “Look at a stone cutter 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

22. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

23. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

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

25. “Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson

26. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

27. “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. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. – Og Mandino

28. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

29. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

30. “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

31. “The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.” – David Sarnoff

32. “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.” – Jimmy Lyon

33. “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 failures along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

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

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

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

37. “What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?” – Karen Salmansohn

38. “He conquers who endures.” – Persius

39. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” – David J. Schwartz

40. “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’ll turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

41. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

42. “Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” – Seth Godin

43. “Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.” – Lord Chesterfield

44. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

45. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams

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

47. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

48. “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

49. “Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily.  If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow.” – Eknath Easwaran

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

51. “You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without.”  – Lou Holtz

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

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

54. “Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser

55. “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

56. “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 Wandsworth Longfellow

57. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

58. “Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!” – Hector Crawford

59. “If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you.  What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

60. “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

61. “A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” – George Augustus Moore

62. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

63. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

64. “What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple.  Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter.” – Peter F. Drucker

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

66. “The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.” – Sun Yat Sen

67. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt

68. “No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” – Ramana Maharshi

69. “Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making any dream come true.  “I can’t” often means “I won’t.”  You can change “I won’t” to “I will” with willpower.” – Marcia Wieder

70. “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

71. “Perseverance is another word for faith.” – Earl Nightingale

72. “I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” – Marie Curie

73. “In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

74. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

76. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses.  No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.  The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

Final Thoughts

Success doesn’t always come easy. Sure, there are lucky ones, but don’t wait for luck to just struck you. Do the best you can and be thankful for every little achievement you have.

Each one of us is walking on our own paces. Don’t get discouraged if others seem to be walking faster than you. Surely, you will both get to your destinations as long as you both have perseverance and determination.

I know that having the will to strive can be difficult. But hopefully, these quotes can inspire and motivate you to start or continue. Remember, failing is a choice and you can’t blame it on others. So just persevere and be determined to reach your goals.

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