Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.
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.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have.
Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent
No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory.
Perseverance does not equal worthiness.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.
Genius is perseverance in disguise
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts.
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.
Perseverance is a principle that should be commendable in those who have judgment to govern it
Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all men who would mount, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance.