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17 Quotes About Perseverance That Remind Us That Life Is Hard (But Also AWESOME)

Life can be hard and sometimes it feels like the world is against you. Time after time, struggle after struggle, things don’t look like they are going to get better. BUT we all know that they will as long as we persevere.

To persevere is to keep going and keep pushing, despite the hard times. It is one of THE hardest things in the world to do — it plays havoc with your self-esteem — but it's such a better alternative than just giving up.

Perseverance is something that is learned. And it can be a tough mental obstacle for those who struggle with remaining positive in hard situations.

Sometimes an internal push of inspiration can be the thing that brings you from a negative headspace into pushing onto the next day with a new sense of confidence.

Sometimes just reading what others have experienced can make you feel like you get through this tough week too. You read quotes of people talking about what they've been able to endure in their lives and you're like "WOW. Maybe I can deal with my crappy job for one more day."

Because when you start believing in the power of persevering, you can spread it to others that need it the most.

We are all imperfect, insecure humans who have moments of doubt. We struggle with the power that doubt has over us. But taking a positive mindset each and every day can help us persevere through our hardest times. Whether that positive change is large or minuscule, ANYTHING can train your brain to believe in the triumph at the end of your struggles.

Something does lie ahead for you, for EVERYONE. Just believing in ourselves brings us one step further to that something.

I’m not going to sugar coat it. Life is HARD but so are you! So get out there and kick some butt! When life brings you down, remember every hard moment you've survived and the strength you gained from each one.

And, while you’re at it, read these amazing life quotes about the importance of perseverance. Some of the MOST successful people struggled the hardest, and the key to their success was their ability to persevere.

Which means...YOU can too! Sorry, this got cheesy...but I am just so proud of you!


If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebsactivists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

We ALL lose sometimes.

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life quotes about perseverance

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan

Because life is NEVER easy.

life quotes about perseverance

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” — Bruce Lee

Don't let others' triumphs and failures affect your own.

life quotes about perseverance

“Perseverance means to continue when everyone else has finished.”

Stucco up those cracks and keep moving!

life quotes about perseverance

“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” — Linda Poindexter

Don't just be interesting!

life quotes about perseverance

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine

When talent takes the back seat.

life quotes about perseverance

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” — Thomas Foxwell Buxton

Oh Walt, you make me want to be my BEST self.

life quotes about perseverance

“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

Yeah, sometimes it's a sigh of relief at the end of the day.

life quotes about perseverance

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher

*breaks out into Moana soundtrack*

life quotes about perseverance

“She stood in the storm, & when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” — Elizabeth Edwards

Mmm, tastes so sweet.

life quotes about perseverance

“The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.”

WOW! So true. Never thought about that...

life quotes about perseverance

“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.”

When Superman says you're a hero, then YOU ARE a hero.

life quotes about perseverance

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”  —Christopher Reeve

Photosynthesis = perseverance

life quotes about perseverance

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.” — Christine Caine

It's not magic... it's YOU!

life quotes about perseverance

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”


life quotes about perseverance

“Persevere! There’s a breakthrough ahead and you don’t want to miss it!”

Alby keepin' it REAL!

life quotes about perseverance

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein

YOU, gettin' stronger everyday! *struggles to flex muscle*

life quotes about perseverance

“Failing is a crucial part of success. Every time you fail and get back up, you practice perseverance, which is the key to life. Your strength comes in your ability to recover.” — Michelle Obama