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I am continually amazed by the resilience and persistence shown by people who experience tragedy and hardship.  Being able to carry on despite challenging circumstances is one of the keys to success in any area of your life.With that in mind, I have put together my favourite quotes about persistence to encourage anyone who is going through a challenging time and may need building up.

Here are 10 of my favourites:

“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, 30th President of the USA

“My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.”  Bjorn Borg, 11 Time Grand Slam Winner

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”  Dale Carnegie, Author of How to Win Friends and Influence People

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

“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.”  Sophia Loren

“We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character and character, hope.”  Romans 5:3-4

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.”  Marilyn vos Savant

“Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never. Never — in anything great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”  Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War 2

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9

I hope that you find these quotes to be helpful.

Do you have any other quotes about persistence that you would like to add?

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