Quotations on Persistence and Perseverance




“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

                                                                  H. G. Wells




“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

                                                                  Theodore Roosevelt




“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

                                                                 Eleanor Roosevelt


22 thoughts on “Quotations on Persistence and Perseverance

  1. I don’t like your post, I love it! If there is one gift a parent, sibling, teacher, or friend can pass to another, it’s these two virtues. CF, one of the principles I include in the fiction I write is an illustrative sociological theme. My near-history novel, “Blue Water, Red Blood,” is devoted to extolling the need for persistence and perseverance as exhibited by Don Roebling and Holland Smith the book’s historical figures that helped win WWII.

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  2. Yes, we must do the thing we think we cannot do! Being fierce, not angry, being determined, not violent in our convictions, but going forward, standing up, standing against tyranny, in all its forms, allows one to see that a bully is just a bully, a coward that falters when faced against true courage, runs away, hides behind another and eventually cowers in some dark corner.

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  3. What perfect quotes to read on Veterans Day. Thank you, Charles. Imagine if people never quit. Then a positive attitude and a feeling of self worth would emerge. And that is the foundation within one’s self to then begin to give.


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