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
Now we have defined the word, let’s look at some perseverance quotes from smart and famous people that don’t give up…
Random Perseverance Quotes
Quotes about perseverance:
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
“There is no substitute for hard work.”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
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.
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.