60 Perseverance Quotes To Get You Through Even The Darkest Of Times

60 Perseverance Quotes To Get You Through Even The Darkest Of Times

It may sound easy to give up once you hit a block in the road. But don't give up on yourself so easily! These perseverance quotes will give you that little extra push you need — keep them in an easy to find a place to remind yourself why you’re doing this in the first place. 

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Motivational Perseverance Quotes

You are strong and smart and you will see this through to the end. 

1. “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.'” — Mary Anne Radmacher

2. “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison

3. “Ask yourself this question: 'Will this matter a year from now?'” — Richard Carlson

4. “What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you'd be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?” — Karen Salmansohn

5. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli

6. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” — Julie Andrews

7. “Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” — Benjamin Disraeli

8. “Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.” — Leigh Mitchell Hodges

9. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” — Dale Carnegie

10. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you … never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

11. “It always seems impossible until it's done.” — Nelson Mandela

12. “The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” — Mignon McLaughlin

13. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.” — Theodore Roosevelt

14. “I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” — Marie Curie

15. “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” — Louis Pasteur

16. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman

17. “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” — Nikki Giovanni

18. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne

19. “There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.” — Phylicia Rashad

20. “All great achievements require time.” — Maya Angelou

21. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” — Audre Lorde

22. “Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.” — Zora Neale Hurston

23. “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.” — Marian Wright Edelman

24. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” — Iyanla Vanzant

25. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” — Diana Ross

26. “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” — Rosalynn Carter

27. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall

28. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

29. “A lot of people complain about yesterday. We have no power to change yesterday. But this very day, 30 years later, is what we can control and decide. Change yourself, take baby steps, and stay determined for ten years.” — Jack Ma 

30. “The abiding lesson is that enduring long-term wealth, especially for self-made people, really comes from doing the right thing—no shortcuts, no corruption—and earning it the right way.” — Manuel V. Pangilinan

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31. “What you're thinking is what you're becoming.” — Muhammad Ali 

32. “The secret of life is to have no fear; it's the only way to function.” — Stokely Carmichael 

33. “I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She did it.’” — Katherine Dunham

34. “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.” — Martin Luther King Jr. 

35. “The progress of the world will call for the best that all of us have to give.” — Mary McLeod Bethune 

36. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes 

37. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sideline, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” — Shirley Chisholm 

38. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” —  Michael Jordan 

39. “Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.” — Dr. Mae Jamison 

40. “There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.” — Phylicia Rashad 

41. “Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything... whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” — Tina Turner

42. “Don't wait until you die to be reborn. Your past does not define who you are, it's only muscle that you are building for your future.” — Mayra Rubio

43. "The opposite of success is not failure...it's being stuck. You have a unique gift that's meant to be shared. When fully aligned with this everlasting GIFT, an unshakable confidence becomes REAL!" — Jennifer Villarreal

44. "Embrace your vulnerabilities, accept them, and forgive yourself." — Angelica Monroy

45. “When life hands you a difficult situation where you feel undervalued and disrespected, be bold and brave enough to know your worth." — Yai Vargas

46. "The moments that define us, and test us to our core, are blessings in disguise." — Jennifer Vera 

47. “Love yourself, have dignity, know your worth and don’t settle.” — Wendy Rodriguez

48. “Whatever you do, do it with passion. The rest comes by itself.” — Fabiola Haro

49. “When opportunity presents itself, grab it. Hold on tight and don’t let go.” — Celia Cruz 

50. “You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.” — Sammy Davis Jr. 

51. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” — Frida Kahlo 

52. “Always believe that the impossible is always possible.” — Selena 

53. “An hour of hard practice is worth five hours of foot-dragging.” — Pancho Segura

54. “Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 

55. “Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.” — Lao Tzu 

56. “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.” — Samuel Johnson

57. “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.” — Henry Longfellow

58. “Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” — George Eliot 

59. “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” — Kalpana Chawla

60. “Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.” — Scott Hamilton

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.