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Persevere

Definition: Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success.
Number of Quotes: 20

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Honey Fitz
Anonymous

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Eddie Cantor

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness - its opposite - never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Cervantes

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 alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

Opportunities are not offered; they must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance and tenacity, determination and courage.
Indira Gandhi

You can only stumble if you're moving.
Roberto Goizueta

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
Liisa Joronen

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Plutarch

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman

A terrace nine stories high rises from a handful of earth; A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.
Lao Tzu

Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

Real salesmen stick until the buyer has used up his last No.
William Wrigley

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