Quotes on Perseverance

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Quotes 1, a Latin saying


Don’t let the bastards grind you down.


Quotes 2, The Battle of Maldon


Thought shall be the harder, heart the keener, courage the greater, as our might lessens.


Quotes 3, Robert Browning


“I was ever a fighter, so – one fight more, The best and the last!

I would hate that death bandaged my eyes, and forbore, And bade me creep past.


Quotes 4, Dorothy Fields


Pick yourself up,

Dust yourself off,

Start all over again


Quotes 5, Calvin Coolidge


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 are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.


Quotes 6, Bible Psalms 69:10


When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;


Quotes 7, Robert Frost


The best way out is always through.


Quotes 8, Joseph P Kennedy


When the going gets tough, the tough get going.


Quotes 9, Bible, 2 Chronicles 15:7


But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded


Quotes 10, Bible, Galatians 6:9


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.


Quotes 11, Abraham Lincoln


With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness I the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in.


Quotes 12, Montesquieu


In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.


Quotes 13, Leroy “Satchel” Paige


Never let your head hang down.  Never give up and sit down and grieve.  Find another way.  And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.


Quotes 14, Lucius Annaeus Seneca


It even helps stupid people to try hard.


Quotes 15, Lance Armstrong


Pain is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.


Quotes 16, Jacob A Riis


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.


Quotes 17, Meridel Le Sueur


Hard times ain’t quit and we ain’t quit.


Quotes 18, Hank Aaron


My motto was always to keep swinging.  Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.


Quotes 20, Jose Marti


Strength comes from waiting.


Quotes 21, Bear Bryant


Never quit.  It is the easiest cop-out in the world.  Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it.  When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it.  Never quit.


Quotes 22, Vince Lombardi


It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.


Quotes 23, F Scott Fitzgerald


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.


Quotes 24, Mahatmas Gandhi


First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.


Quotes 25, Winston Churchill


Never give in.  Never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or pretty – never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. 

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