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Perseverance Quotes

God Almighty hates a quitter.

Author: Samuel Fessenden (1847-1908)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

Author: B. C. Forbes (1880-1954)

Profession: American Publisher

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Author: Newt Gingrich

Profession: American Statesman

Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world's wealth. It spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and buds the choicest flowers and fruits spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briars.

Author: Samuel G. Goodrich (1793-1860)

Profession: American Publisher, Writer

To be somebody you must last.

Author: Ruth Gordon


Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.

Author: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Profession: American General, President

Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.

Author: Sidney J. Harris (1917)

Profession: American Journalist

It matters if you just don't give up.

Author: Stephen Hawking (1942)

Profession: British Theoretical Physicist

Paralyze resistance with persistence.

Author: Woody Hayes

Profession: American College Football Coach

There's only one way you can fail, and that's to quit.

Author: Brian Hays


If you've got the guts to stick it out... you're going to make it.

Author: Brian Hays


The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains.

Author: Ernest Hello


In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.

Author: William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Editor