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Quotations: Persistence

The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.
Fisher Ames

I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.
Maya Angelou

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Hal Borland

The professors laugh at themselves, they laugh at life; they long ago abjured the bitch-goddess Success, and the best of them will fight for his scholastic ideals with a courage and persistence that would shame a soldier. The professor is not afraid of words like truth; in fact he is not afraid of words at all.
Catherine Drinker Bowen

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Bill Bradley

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak
Thomas Carlyle

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Dale Carnegie

Think P.I.G. - that’s my motto. P stands for Persistence, I stands for Integrity, and G stands for Guts. These are the ingredients for a successful business and a successful life.
Linda Chandler

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race
Calvin Coolidge

Education will not (take the place of persistence); the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a transformer in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.
Stephen R. Covey

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

The art of love... is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion.
Tenzin Gyatso

Paralyze resistance with persistence.
Woody Hayes

Paralyze resistance with persistence
Woody Hayes

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success
Napoleon Hill

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Napoleon Hill

Thoughts mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire are powerful things.
Napoleon Hill

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Napoleon Hill

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Napoleon Hill

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
Eric Hoffer

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
Elbert Hubbard

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ''coaches'' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Herbert Kaufman

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Colin Powell

Money grows on the tree of persistence
Japanese Proverb

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
James Whitcomb Riley

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
James Whitcomb Riley

Progress results from persistence with purpose
Frank Tyger

So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence.
Sun Tzu

Yes! To this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew.
Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
Denis Waitley

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Denis Waitley

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins. Not through strength, but through persistence.
Wolfdyke

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