Here are 40 quotes to remind you of the power of persistence, and to encourage you to keep going, even when the going gets tough.

  1. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston S. Churchill
  2. “The best way out is always through.” — Robert Frost
  3. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguish the strong soul from the weak.” — Thomas Carlyle
  5. “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 determination alone are omnipotent.” — Calvin Coolidge
  6. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” — Napoleon Hill
  7. “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” — Roy T. Bennett
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” — Thomas A. Edison
  11. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” — Elbert Hubbard
  12. “You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.” — Isaac Asimov
  13. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” — James A. Michener
  14. “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” — Dale Carnegie
  15. “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” — Peter F. Drucker
  16. “We are made to persist that’s how we find out who we are.” — Tobias Wolff
  17. “Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it anyway you have to, but do it.” — Steve Chandler
  18. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” — Aisha Tyler
  19. “The devil’s happy when the critics run you off.” — Criss Jami
  20. “If you do not have persistence then no amount of education, talent or genius can make up for it.” — Stephen Richards
  21. “I don’t believe in failure. I’m perseverant – I believe in failing.” — Bauvard
  22.  “As long as there’s breath in You – PERSIST!” — Bernard Kelvin Clive
  23. “Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent.” — Casey Neistat
  24. “Persistence and determination are always rewarded.” — Christine Rice
  25. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” — Bill Bradley
  26. “Optimism doesn’t make you more persistent. Persistence makes you more optimistic.” — Richie Norton
  27. “You need persistence in order to maintain the reality that you desire.” — Steven Redhead
  28. “Push until you can push no more, and then, push some more.” — Kevin Abdulrahman
  29. “If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.” — Suzy Kassem
  30. “NEVER give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” — Unknown
  31. “Grit is the persistence in following your own destiny” — Paul Bradley Smith
  32. “Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve” — J.K. Rowling
  33. “Worthwhile things never come easily” — Mirna El Mahdy
  34. “Even lungs that are gasping are lungs that are trying.” — Taylor Patton
  35. “Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” — Herbert Kaufman
  36. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” — Colin Powell
  37. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan
  38. “Being strong is not just about your physical strength, no, it is about your capacity to handle difficult problems with ease.” — Nurudeen Ushawu
  39. “Simply giving something ‘a shot’ is not giving something our ‘best,’ for our best is made up of as many ‘shots’ as it takes in order to be our best.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough
  40. If you’re going through hell, keep going. — Winston Churchill