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Quotes About Perseverance

Get Motivated to Keep Running


Updated April 03, 2014

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Get inspired with these quotes about perseverance from famous athletes, coaches, and other notable people.

1. "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."
-Walter Elliott

2. "No matter how far you walk, how hard you work, or how bad it hurts, you'll always get to where you need to be."
- Unknown Author

3. "I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win."
- Arnold Palmer

4. "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."
-Vincent Lombardi

5. "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
-Unknown author

6. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so."
-Mark Twain

7. "It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top."
-Henry Ward Beecher

8. "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."
-Newt Gingrich

9. "I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards."
-Abraham Lincoln

10. "I don't rate myself as a fantastic, talented athlete. I just have perseverance. I'm a cart horse. I work hard."
-Colleen DeReuck, Four-time Olympian

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