Inspirational Quotes About Persistence and Determination

Practice Persistence and Determination Every Day at Work for Career Success

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Are you looking for an inspirational quote about persistence and determination for your newsletter, business presentation, employee website or inspirational posters? These quotes encourage your employees to stick with the right goals, to persist in fairly serving your customers, and in the development of their professional and personal career objectives.

Use these quotes to add stretch goals for your employees. They can meet their future objectives when they practice acting with persistence and determination. Stay the course or change the course. But, do not allow yourself to veer off-course thoughtlessly. Your persistence and determination will win the day.

These quotes about persistence and determination are useful when you want to provide inspiration and motivation for yourself and your employees.

Quotations About Persistence and Determination

"The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night." --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

”Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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

”An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.” --Thomas Fuller

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." --Maya Angelou

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

"In my experience, nothing worthwhile has ever really been all that easy. But it certainly has been worthwhile regardless how difficult it seemed." --Robert Fanney

"The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.” --Ted W. Engstrom

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

"Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here." --Donald J. Trump

"I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying. " --Tom Hopkins

"Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems." --Paul J. Meyer

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense." --Thomas A. Edison

"I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking." --Og Mandino

"If you do not have persistence then no amount of education, talent or genius can make up for it." --Stephen Richards 

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."  --Benjamin Franklin

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." --Winston Churchill 

"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

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently." --Maya Angelou

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

“Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.​"​ --Donald J. Trump

"You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain." --Tom Hiddleston

"A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failed. I well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself." --Georges Clemenceau

" It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time." --Mark Cuban

"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.” --Dennis Waitley

" If you are going through hell, keep going." --Winston Churchill

"It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer." --Albert Einstein

"Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end." --Roy Bennett

"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is, that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." --Henry Ward Beecher

”Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination.” --Gen. George C. Marshall

”We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” --Jesse Owens

“If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind. --Lao Tzu

"Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of "failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." --Barack Obama

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." --Aristotle