The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
~Henry Ward Beecher~
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
~Thomas Foxwell Buxton~
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.
He conquers who endures.
The race is not always to the swift... but to those who keep on running.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
Saints are sinners who kept on going.
~Robert Louis Stevenson~
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
One may go a long way after one is tired.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald~
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.