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Failure And Persistence Quotes


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

"Failure cannot cope with persistence." - Napoleon Hill

"Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement." - Matt Biondi

"Failure is the path of least persistence." - Anonymous

"Attitude, humor and action (persistence) will whip fears and rejection. Fear of failure doesn't exist, if you believe it doesn't." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Failure is often the line of least persistence." - Zig Ziglar

"Persistence, persistence, and persistence. The Power can be created and maintained through daily practice - continuous effort." - Bruce Lee

"Often, failure is success trying to be born in a bigger way, and persistence helps you to experience that greater result." - Catherine Ponder

"I was relentless, even in the face of total lack of encouragement, because much more often than you'd think, sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure." - Donald Trump

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge

"Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches." - Napoleon Hill

"Success requires persistence, the ability to not give up in the face of failure. I believe that optimistic explanatory style is the key to persistence." - Martin Seligman

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose." - Elbert Hubbard

"Talent means energy and persistence and nothing more!" - Heinrich Schliemann

"The secret of success is conviction and persistence." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Persistence is the answer, and a sense of humor helps." - Quentin L. Cook

"The Warrior knows the value of persistence and of courage." - Paulo Coelho

"Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence." - Denis Waitley

"Persistence isn't using the same tactics over and over. Persistence is having the same goal over and over." - Seth Godin

"Replace perfectionism with persistence. After all, in recovery and life, it's persistence that really pays off. Forget about perfection." - Jenni Schaefer

"The line between failure and success is so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a person has thrown up his or her hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success." - Elbert Hubbard

"Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification, but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort, is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and self-awareness. The path to success is punctuated by failure, consolidation, and renewed effort." - Mark Twight

"The persistence of erroneous beliefs exacerbates the widespread anachronistic failure to recognize the urgent problems that face humanity on this planet." - Murray Gell-Mann

"Persistence, persistence, persistence. I'm surprised how few entrepreneurs follow up." - Mark Suster

"Character never quits; and with patience and persistence; Dreams do come true!" - Pete Maravich

"Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance." - Anthony J. D'Angelo

"They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor." - Eric Hoffer

"Thoughts mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire are powerful things." - Napoleon Hill

"There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices, and persistence." - Michelle Obama

"Patience, persistence, and power to do are only acquired by work." - J. G. Holland

"Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor." - Joseph Pilates

"Book marketing is a skill: it takes knowledge, effort, and persistence to really be successful." - Heather Hart

"I seek the is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance that does harm." - Marcus Aurelius

"What is important is what inspires persistence and determination- in other words what you care about." - David Maister

"Patience, persistence, and power to do are only acquired by work." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

"No matter how difficult a task may look.. Persistence and steady action will get you through" - Lucretius

"There's no genius behind it. It's persistence and listening to people." - Craig Newmark

"I don't believe in luck. ... It's persistence, hard work, and not forgetting your dream." - Janet Jackson

"While no road is ever straight, dedication and persistence will always lead you to your dreams." - Arte Moreno

"The recalcitrant forces in the historical drama have a power and persistence beyond our reckoning." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan; if this new plan fails to work, replace it in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan which does work. Right here is the point at which 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

"Passion + Persistence = Possibility" - Jon Bon Jovi

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding" - Burt Rutan

"Lack of persistence is one of the major causes of failure. Moreover, experience with thousands of people has proved that lack of persistence is a weakness common to the majority of men. It is a weakness which may be overcome with effort." - Napoleon Hill

"In life there is nothing more common than talent and intelligence. What is missing is passion, persistence, commitment, and dedication." - Calvin Coolidge

"Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint." - Zig Ziglar

"Implement your plans with courage and persistence. Have complete faith in your ability to succeed and never, ever give up." - Brian Tracy

"Your persistence is, in fact, the true measure of your belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. Each time that you persist in the face of adversity and disappointment, you build the habit of persistence." - Brian Tracy

"The test of character is not persistence when you expect a light at the end of the tunnel. The true test is performance and persistence when you see no light coming." - James Arthur Ray

"If gymnastics were easy, it would be called football. 10% talent, 90% hard workEnergy and persistence conquer all things." - Benjamin Franklin

"Persistence prevails, like a stream that is temporarily blocked by boulders and then collects force enough to overflow onward." - Vernon Howard

"Eventually, if it's on your mind, you stumble on it. You need a certain amount of luck and persistence." - Jules Feiffer

"The two most powerful weapons are courage and persistence. Nothing can stop a person armed with both." - Scott Sorrell

"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most often makes for success." - Dale Carnegie

"Successful charitable fund-raising has much in common with managing a business: It requires leadership, persistence, and creativity." - David Rockefeller

"Success never resides in the world of weak wishes, but in the palace of purposeful plans and prayerful persistence." - William Arthur Ward

"Whatever you accomplish in a lifetime will be in direct proportion to the intensity and persistence of your faith" - Bob Proctor

"Tough times test your valor, persistence and ability to make decisions. They force you to fight for your dreams." - Paulo Coelho

"So long as the man with ambition is a failure, the world will tell him to let go of his ideal; but when his ambition is realized, the world will praise him for the persistence and the determination that he manifested during his dark hours, and everybody will point to his life as an example for coming generations. This is invariably the rule. Therefore pay no attention to what the world says when you are down. Be determined to get up, to reach the highest goal you have in view, and you will." - Christian D. Larson

"The big talent is persistence." - Octavia Butler

"I learned failure early and mastered it." - Gregory Maguire

"Failure isn't fatal, and success isn't final." - Don Shula

"Talent comes from experience and failure" - Richard Branson

"Failure builds muscle, determination, and dreams." - Michael Jordan

"Success takes communication, collaboration and, sometimes, failure." - Jessica Alba

"With patience and calm, persistence and stoicism, good handwriting and careful labeling, they would meet persecution, indignity, and hardship head-on." - Michael Chabon

"Failure is an event, not a person. Think of failure as 'it' and not 'me'." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Both half success and half failure must be considered as a full failure!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"This idea that failure is not an option: It makes failure invisible, inconceivable and inevitable." - Rory Stewart

"Success attracts success and failure attracts failure because of the law of harmonious attraction." - Napoleon Hill

"Mediocrity results first and foremost from management failure, not technological failure." - James C Collins

"There is but one failure in life and that is the failure to try." - Robin S. Sharma

"When you chase a dream, you learn about yourself. You learn your capabilities and limitations, and the value of hard work and persistence." - Nicholas Sparks

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

"With some basic skills, ambition and persistence, then there is little limit to what you can achieve, and by trying you can often surprise yourself." - Joe Gold

"The challenge of statesmanship is to have the vision to dream of a better, safer world and the courage, persistence, and patience to turn that dream into reality." - Ronald Reagan

"I think that persistence and stubbornness and hard work are probably, at the end of the day, more important than the willingness to take a risk." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Learning to deal with setbacks, and maintaining the persistence and optimism necessary for childhood's long road to mastery are the real foundations of lasting self-esteem." - Lilian Katz

"Startup success is driven most by the product passion, quality, vision, team-work and persistence of the founding team and the talent that the team attracts." - Jim Breyer

"You need to recognize and sweep aside certain weaknesses which stand between you and your goals. Your persistence develops into a respected, proved, progressive power." - Napoleon Hill

"Average people and the average community can change the world. You can do it just based on common sense, determination, persistence and patience." - Lois Gibbs

"Nowhere can it rain harder and with a more tiresome persistence than in California during the brief season when it rains at all." - Gertrude Atherton

"Extreme patience and persistence are required, Yet everybody succeeds at this before being handed The surprise box lunch of the rest of his life." - John Ashbery

"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

"There is no such thing as a quantum leap. There is only dogged persistence - and in the end you make it look like a quantum leap." - James Dyson

"Nothing worthwhile was ever accomplished without the will to start, the enthusiasm to continue and, regardless of temporary obstacles, the persistence to complete" - Waite Phillips

"The future of the world depends on the full restoration of the Sacred Feminine in all its tenderness, passion, divine ferocity, and surrendered persistence." - Andrew Harvey

"Living the dream is simply a form of living out your passion, of making that passion gradually, through persistence and effort, a central part of your life." - Urijah Faber

"Success Recipe: 2 cups faith, 2 cups love, 1 cup hard work, 1 cup persistence, 1 tbsp vision and a dash of swagger." - Jim Rohn

"Straight white males: that's the predominant moviegoing category, and the persistence of that is a dismaying maintenance of the status quo." - Wesley Morris

"Such a courageous boy I was. To act brazenly under scrutiny and risk further injury to my wounded heart. Ah, the resilience, the blind, dumb persistence of youth." - Meg Rosoff

"Real excellence does not come cheaply. A certain price must be paid in terms of practice, patience, and persistence - natural ability notwithstanding." - Stephen Covey

"Making the absolute best of ourselves is not an easy task. It is a pleasurable pursuit...but it requires patience, persistence, and perseverance." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Success in any endeavor does not happen by accident. Rather, it's the result of deliberate decisions, conscious effort, and immense persistence...all directed at specific goals." - Gary Ryan

"If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that's not because you're a failure. It's because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend." - Jordan Belfort

"Persistence is self-discipline in action." - Brian Tracy

"Persistence is the mother of personal change" - Robin S. Sharma

"Lucky is where skill meets persistence." - Robin S. Sharma

"Persistence is the soul of a champion." - Alan Webb

"Success is when persistence meets preparation." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Continued persistence overcomes almost all resistance." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Temporary setbacks are overshadowed by persistence." - Quentin L. Cook

"In every human endeavor, persistence is everything." - Joan Rivers

"Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure." - Joseph Heller

"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

"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

"Failure is awesome. Failure means you tried something, you tested it, and you learned some things. Failure gives you the tools to move forward." - Leah Busque

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all." - John Wooden

"At the beginning of a novel, a writer needs confidence, but after that what's required is persistence. These traits sound similar. They aren't. Confidence is what politicians, seducers and currency speculators have, but persistence is a quality found in termites. It's the blind drive to keep on working that persists after confidence breaks down." - Walter Kirn

"It's easier to have courage and trust the process when you feel you're making headway. Mastery is not persistence when you see a light at the end of the tunnel. True mastery is persistence when you do' yet see the light." - James Arthur Ray

"Most people with a big idea, great talent and/or something to say don't get lucky at first. Or second. Or even third. It's so easy to conclude that if you're not lucky, you're not good. So persistence becomes an essential element of good, because without persistence, you never get a chance to get lucky." - Seth Godin

"It's easier to have courage and trust the process when you feel you're making headway. Mastery is not persistence when you see a light at the end of the tunnel. True mastery is persistence when you don't yet see the light." - James Arthur Ray

"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal." - Don Francis

"Success doesn't make you and failure doesn't break you." - Zig Ziglar

"Failure and success are not accidents, but the strictest justice." - Alexander Smith

"I hate failure and I am in love with achievement." - Lil Wayne

"Let's try and fail because through failure you learn" - Jared Leto

"Success is not forever, and failure is never final." - Don Shula

"Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It's not optional." - Jeff Bezos

"Success is never permanent, and failure is never final." - Mike Ditka

"Both success and failure are largely the results of HABIT!" - Napoleon Hill

"We will not have failure - only success and new learning." - Queen Victoria

"The difference between success and failure is work." - Jack Hyles

"There is no success without failure and losses." - John C Maxwell

"I always go heavy and I always go to failure." - Branch Warren

"There is a vast difference between failure and temporary defeat." - Napoleon Hill

"Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It's not optional." - Jeff Bezos

"I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing." - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

"The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment." - Deborah Moggach

"Each success brings with it the potential of failure and each failure brings with it the potential of success." - John F Kennedy

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success." - Elbert Hubbard

"Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Franklin's illness...gave him strength and courage he had not had before. He had to think out the fundamentals of living and learn the greatest of all lessons - infinite patience and never ending persistence." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Time and persistence has shown me that I can succeed at sharing my art with others as a musician while running my own music business. And that kind of success is as good as I could have ever wished for." - Bradley Joseph

"There is a groan that unites men and women, rich and poor, in any nation. These muscle pains are "explained" in every culture, but the universal fact of this persistence must mean that no adequate therapy exists." - Patrick David Wall

"Vigilance in watching opportunity, tact and daring in seizing upon opportunity, force and persistence in crowding opportunity to its utmost of possible achievement - these are the martial virtues which must command success" - Austin Phelps

"The unhappy persistence of both the practice and the lingering effects of racial discrimination an unfortunate reality...and the government is not disqualified from acting in response to it." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"Healing the wounds of the earth and its people does not require saintliness or a political party, only gumption and persistence. It is not a liberal or conservative activity; it is a sacred act." - Paul Hawken

"Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds." - Malcolm Gladwell

"But hope has an astonishing resilience and strength. Its very persistence in our hearts indicates that it is not a tonic for wishful thinkers but the ground on which realists stand." - Kathleen Norris

"Persistence is the direct result of habit. The mind absorbs and becomes a part of the daily experiences upon which it feeds. Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage." - Napoleon Hill

"When the problem [quantum chromodynamics] is finally solved, it will all be by imagination. Then there will be some big thing about the great way it was done. But it's simple -it will all be by imagination, and persistence." - Richard P Feynman

"The great ones in life are not those who are handed silver spoons. Their excellence comes from digging into the raw ore of their own character, through hard work, persistence and faith turning whatever they touch into gold." - Guy Finley

"The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion." - Dalai Lama

"Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They're realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks." - Elbert Hubbard

"Yes! to this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice." - Octavia Butler

"Obstinacy is will asserting itself without being able to justify itself. It is persistence without a reasonable motive. It is the tenacity of self-love substituted for that of reason and conscience." - Henri Frederic Amiel



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