Top 10 Quotes for Perseverance

Starting a new goal or staying true to your current goals can be tough, especially when you feel like giving up. Here are 10 quotes about perseverance to give you that extra encouragement that you can do it!


“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius, Philosopher


“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.”

– Maya Angelou, American civil rights activist, poet and memoirist


“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”

– Julie Andrews, English actress, singer, and author



“Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism.”

– Albert Einstein, Theoretical physicist


“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author


“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

– Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid leader


“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., American activist and minister



“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

– Japanese Proverb


“The extent of the struggle determines the extent of the growth. The obstacle is an advantage, not adversity. The enemy is any perception that prevents us from seeing this.”

– Ryan Holiday, American author


“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

– Albert Einstein, Theoretical physicist

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