The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising after you fall.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
George S. Patton
By perseverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
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.
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.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that's just the place and time that the tide'll turn.
B. F. Skinner
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.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
John Quincy Adams
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Billie Jean King
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.
Orison Swett Marden
Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering I will try again tomorrow.
You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.
A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.
There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
John D. Rockefeller
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.