Top 60 Persistence Quotes

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“Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.”

― Aisha Tyler

“The successful entrepreneurs that I see have two characteristics: self-awareness and persistence. They’re able to see problems in their companies through their self-awareness and be persistent enough to solve them.”

― Alan Schaaf

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

― Albert Ellis

“Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.”

― Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Persistence pushes me to be bold and seek out the opportunities I’ve wanted. It starts by envisioning what you want, no matter how big or small, and believing that you can achieve it.”

― Belinda Johnson

“One of my best qualities is my persistence.”

― Ben Askren

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I don’t know if I discovered I had any talent. It was dogged persistence. I had to have the music.”

― Bob Weir

“Persistence is half the battle. That’s what I love about independent movies. They don’t have to be made. There’s no studio with an agenda to set up a franchise like ‘Batman’ or to make a vehicle for a celebrity actor. My films are made because I love the process.”

― Brad Anderson

“Success is all about persistence and doing the right thing for the long term.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I’m a big believer in persistence, don’t be greedy and, above all, work hard. It’s what keeps me going.”

― Caprice Bourret

“Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent.”

― Casey Neistat

“Success is about persistence. You can only afford to be persistent in something you deeply enjoy.”

― Cenk Uygur

“We’re designed for persistence hunting, which is a mix of running and walking. What’s built into that kind of running is a sense of pleasure. You are designed and built and perfect for this activity, and it should be enjoyable and fun.”

― Christopher McDougall

“Many people in San Francisco know me, and they know my persistence.”

― Cindy Sheehan

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

― Dale Carnegie

“Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence.”

― David A. Bednar

“I rewrote it and I took all your notes. Read it again, that kind of persistence paid off.”

― David Steinberg

“With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that’s how most bonfires begin – as a simple spark.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Wes Anderson deserves an award for sheer persistence of vision.”

― Edgar Wright

“I’ve always wanted, notionally, to be a mother. And I was certain I would be, because everyone I know, gay or straight, married or single, rich or not so much, who truly wants to have a child figures out a way, some way, to have one – whether through adoption, fostering, surrogacy, fertility, accident, or persistence.”

― Faith Salie

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.”

― Gever Tulley

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”

― Hal Borland

“Quantity and persistence will get you the outcomes you need.”

― James Altucher

“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

“Everyone I know who is having success in film right now is there because of persistence.”

― Jay Duplass

“Persistence pays off.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“The secret to my success is persistence.”

― Jinder Mahal

“When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty.”

― John Bates Clark

“I think I’m seen as trustworthy. I’m seen as having determination and persistence, and I’m seen as having a capacity to reach achievable answers to difficult issues.”

― John Howard

“When you collect bad loans… you sure learn a lot about making good ones. You also learn a lot about the power of persuasion, persistence and desperation.”

― John Stumpf

“The only recipe is hard work, persistence, and belief.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“I love all my scoop children. But consistency and persistence is really my aim.”

― Kara Swisher

“Effective networking isn’t a result of luck – it requires hard work and persistence.”

― Lewis Howes

“Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one’s own genes in the generations to follow.”

― Lewis Thomas

“Persistence is a secret weapon for everyone.”

― Liu Wen

“In 1989, I was on Tiananmen Square with the students, living in their makeshift tents and joining their jubilant singing of the Internationale. In the two decades since, each time that I have gone back, visions from those days seem to return with increasing persistence.”

― Ma Jian

“As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama’s snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.”

― Michelle Malkin

“The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.”

― Milton Glaser

“The Keynesian prescription for unemployment rests on the persistence of a ‘money illusion’ among workers, i.e., on the belief that while, through unions and government, they will keep money wage rates from falling, they will also accept a fall in real wage rates via higher prices.”

― Murray Rothbard

“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

“Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.”

― Napoleon Hill

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

― Napoleon Hill

“Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.”

― Nicholas Brendon

“Printed books usually outlive bookstores and the publishers who brought them out. They sit around, demanding nothing, for decades. That’s one of their nicest qualities – their brute persistence.”

― Nicholson Baker

“Persistence is incredibly important. Persistence proves to the person you’re trying to reach that you’re passionate about something, that you really want something.”

― Norah O’Donnell

“The big talent is persistence.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.”

― Ralph Bunche

“Writing is the only thing I’ve ever done with persistence, except for being married.”

― Richard Ford

“The truth of the matter is that the people who succeed in the arts most often are the people who get up again after getting knocked down. Persistence is critical.”

― Scott Turow

“Public, noncommercial broadcasting is also giving kids social-emotional skills like persistence and self-control that are fundamental to success in school, not to mention in the military, the institution where I spent most of my career.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“It seems far-fetched, even preposterous, to blame the global economic order for the persistence of severe poverty in countries that are ruled by obvious thugs and crooks.”

― Thomas Pogge

“I think the most important trait for an entrepreneur is persistence. When you try to do something new and difficult, you are more likely to fail than to succeed.”

― Trip Adler

“In my view, it’s irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others.”

― Vinod Khosla

“In life, an abundance of confidence gives us higher motivation, persistence, and optimism and can allow us to accomplish things we otherwise might not have undertaken.”

― Whitney Tilson

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”

― Woody Hayes

“I think all musicians have at one time or another experienced one physical problem or another. I have had tendinitis a couple of times, so I try to be really careful. It takes patience and persistence to overcome injury.”

― Yo-Yo Ma

“My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out.”

― Zosia Mamet
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