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Definitions of Perseverance:

  • Dictionary.com: (noun) Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
  • Merriam Webster: (noun) Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. The action or condition or an instance of persevering.
  • Synonyms from Thesaurus.com: dedication, determination, endurance, grit,moxie,persistence
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Quotes about perseverance:

Here are top quotes about perseverance:

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

— Robert Frost

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

— Winston S. Churchill

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

— Confusius

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”

— Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

“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

“While every refugee’s story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage – the courage not only to survive, but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.”

— Antonio Guterres, Geneva speech June 15, 2005

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. It’s really tough and it consumes your life. If you’ve got a family and you’re in the early days of a company, I can’t imagine how one could do it. I’m sure it’s been done but it’s rough. It’s pretty much an 18-hour day job, seven days a week for a while. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to survive.”

— Steve Jobs

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“There is no substitute for hard work.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

— Bill Clinton

You have to believe in your process. You have to believe in the things that you are doing to help the team win. I think you have to take the good with the bad.

— Tom Brady

In order for me to be the person that I wanted to become, I saw myself as the weakest person (that God) ever created. I wanted to change that into being the hardest man ever created.

— David Goggins

The only person who was going to turn my life around was me. The only way I could get turned around was to put myself through the worst things possible that a human being could ever endure.

— David Goggins

The only way that you’re ever going to get to the other side of this journey is by suffering. You have to suffer in order to grow. Some people get it, some people don’t.

— David Goggins

You gotta start your journey. It may suck, but eventually you will come out the other side on top.

— David Goggins

A warrior is a guy that goes ‘I’m here again today. I’ll be here again tomorrow and the next day.’ It’s a person who puts no limit on what’s possible.

— David Goggins

You’re gonna fail, you’re gonna be in your head, and you’re gonna be saying I’m not good enough. It’s about how you overcome that.

— David Goggins

We are all great. No matter if you think you’re dumb, fat, been bullied, we all have greatness. You gotta find the courage. It’s going to be hard work, discipline, and the non-cognitive skills – hard work, dedication, sacrifice – that will set you apart.

— David Goggins

We all have the ability to come from nothing to something.

— David Goggins

The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.

— Alyson Noel

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!

— Steve Maraboli

Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.

— Haruki Murakami

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.

— Steve Maraboli
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