Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
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.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.
Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.
The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.
Persistence and determinationalone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have.
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres.
Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.
I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
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