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Quotes on Perseverance

I needs LOTS of coaching on perseverance because this essential virtue depends on another one called patience, which God ran out of the day He made me. Here are some beautiful quotes on perseverance:

“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” –Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice

“Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.” –Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund


“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”–T.S. Eliot Poet

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” –Robert G. Ingersoll, Poet

“We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough.”–Helen Keller

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”–Abraham Lincoln

“The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle–the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.”–Douglas MacArthur, American general


“True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.”–John Petit-Senn, French Poet

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.”–Theodore Roosevelt

“The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.”–George Santayana, American philosopher and poet
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”–Japanese Proverb

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”–Author Unknown
“Saints are sinners who kept on going.”–Robert Louis Stevenson

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”–Buddhist Saying


“When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.”–Author Unknown

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”–Jacob A. Riis

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  • Elizabeth

    I love all the quotes you have posted this week.

    I hope your recovery is going well.


  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jack West

    Therese, don’t feel sorry for yourself. Stop having a pity party, get angry (in a constructive way) and find that patience! God don’t make no junk! He didn’t leave out patience, it’s buried somewhere in your soul. Seek it! “If you search for me, I will be found!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Razz2

    “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” – Walter Elliott

    “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

    “A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.” – Chuck Norris

    “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

    Hope you’re feeling better.
    Be good to you – Razz

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Diana

    I’m sure you know the drill Therese, one second, one moment, one minute, one hour, one day, as YOU need to take to heal.

    Hugs and Prayers

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment barb

    i can relate! besides all the maladies you already know about, i have to have my gallbladder out 3 weeks from now, may have to have another back surgery, and need a knee replacement. patience? perseverence? you have it all, in your soul. just take one step at a time. baby steps if you must.
    we are all praying for you. feel like i am walking in your shoes! hugs and prayers, barb

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment namaste2

    Hope you are recovering well…am thinking of you

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Cheryl

    When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.
    1 new adage with humor is worth 3 in the dust can, or something like that..

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