Twenty-five Inspiring Quotes on Persistence to Keep you Going

Twenty-five Inspiring Quotes on Persistence to Keep you Going

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Today, we will be sharing twenty-five inspiring quotes on persistence with you. Over the last year or so, due to the covid-19 pandemic, many people have had to face unusual difficulties. From the loss of a job or loved one to figuring out the work-family balance, challenges are all around us. Sometimes, these challenges may become so compounded that one may be tempted to give up on dreams, goals, and aspirations. If you feel that way or have ever felt that way, our post today is tailored specially towards you. We would like to encourage you to be persistent and not give up, regardless of the challenges you’re facing. To help keep you going, we have put together these twenty-five quotes on persistence. In addition, we will also share a few reasons why persistence is essential to achieve true success. By the end of this post, we hope you are refreshed and recharged to keep on pressing forward.

If you can, we would like you to think back for a minute at your life experiences. Have you ever given up on something? Maybe a project, task, or training? How did it make you feel? Did it give you the satisfaction and relief you thought you’d get by stopping? Probably not. In fact, for most people, in retrospect, they learn that giving up was a bad idea. This could either be because they were almost at the point of success or just needed some persistence to succeed.

On the other hand, those who have persisted through challenges and difficulties to eventually succeed usually find it fulfilling. They come to see that if they had given up, they most definitely would have regretted it.  

Before we go on, we would like to share some related posts on the subject with you. We believe you find them equally helpful:

  1. How to Succeed in Life: Ten things to give up
  2. Five Tips on How to Never Give Up on your Dreams
  3. Five Things to do when You want to Give Up
  4. Twenty-Five Inspiring and Uplifting Quotes to keep you Motivated
  5. Ten Encouraging Quotes about Hope in Difficult Times
  6. Fifteen Words of Encouragement for Hard Times
  7. Six Useful Tips on How to Focus on your Goals

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In the next section, we will discuss five reasons why persistence is so important.

Five Reasons why Persistence is Important

Before delving into the subject, perhaps its best to answer this question of what persistence is. Oxford dictionary defines persistence as firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. In other words, it means being resolute, determined, and even stubborn.

Next, lets think about this: Why is persistence a common quality among the exceptionally successful? We believe it is because such success requires a level of stubbornness and resolve to achieve one’s goals. Those who do not have the persistence to keep going in the face of opposition just cannot achieve the impossible.

On that note, here are five practical reasons why persistence is important:

  1. It helps one gain experience.
  2. Being persistent is a motivator and pushes one to work harder.
  3. Like we said earlier, with persistence, one is able to achieve feats others have thought impossible.
  4. When one is persistent, it naturally develops consistency and stability.
  5. As you can imagine, such consistency and stability will ultimately lead one to becoming an expert.

Next, we will share our specially compiled collection of quotes on persistence.

Twenty-five Inspiring Quotes on Persistence

Here are twenty-five inspiring persistence quotes for your encouragement. This compilation includes quotes from people like Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Hellen Keller, and Martin Luther King Jr. We hope they inspire you as much as they did us.

  1. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. – Roy T. Bennett
  2. The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. – Thomas A. Edison
  3. Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time. – Marabel Morgan
  4. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. – Elbert Hubbard
  5. The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. – Roy T. Bennett
  6. Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. – Robert Greene
  7. Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. – Denis Waitley
  8. I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. – John D. Rockefeller
  9. The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance. – John Di Lemme
  10. 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
  11. With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. – Thomas Foxwell Buxton
  12. Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear, and obstacles vanish into air. – John Quincy Adams
  13. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
  14. 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.
  15. 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 Wadsworth Longfellow
  16. 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
  17. The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to the job. – Napoleon Hill
  18. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich
  19. We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are. – Tobias Wolff
  20. You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. – Marina Wright Edelman
  21. Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. – Liane Cardes
  22. No great achievement is possible without persistent work. – Bertrand Russell
  23. Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James A. Michener
  24. Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteur
  25. A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn. – Helen Keller

Which of these quotes on persistence did you find most inspiring? We found the tenth quote on the list by B. F. Skinner, the American Psychologist and inventor most inspiring. He said that failure is not always a mistake. Sometimes, it’s the best one could have done under the circumstances. The real mistake is not trying again. Do you agree? Let us know what you think, or which quote you loved best by leaving us a comment. As we like to say, we would love to hear from you.

Today’s Funny Quote

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to a thing till you get there. Josh Billings

As we conclude this post, we would like to leave you with a funny quote on persistence. That quote was authored by today is by Josh Billings, the American Humorist. He said:

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to a thing till you get there.

How do you handle difficulties? Do you give up or stick to it like a postage stamp? Let us know in the comments section. Again, we would love to hear from you.

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