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Perseverance Quotes

Perhaps the most famous perseverance saying is one we’ve all heard: “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Our perseverance quotes echo that sentiment. From senators to CEO’s to professional athletes, our perseverance sayings show that success comes with hard work, patience and persistence.

 What's the point of doing anything if it's easy? It's so much more valuable when a challenge has to be overcome. 
- Scott Hamilton, gold medalist figure skating, cancer survivor
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 Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. 
- Vernon Law, former MLB pitcher
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 Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. 
- Eckhart Tolle, author
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 Never be ashamed of a scar. Scars are proof of victory. They simply mean that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. 
- submitted by cancer survivor Melissa Halsey Caudill, Creston, North Carolina
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 Scars are like battle wounds—beautiful, in a way. They show what you've been through and how strong you are for coming out of it. 
- Demi Lovato, actress
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 Failure is not meant to be final and fatal.... It is meant to refine you to be all that you are meant to be. 
- Jon Gordon, motivational speaker and author
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 Fall seven times and stand up eight. 
- Japanese Proverb
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 Missing the mark is one of the ways in which we learn to hit the target. 
- Eric Butterworth, minister, author and radio personality
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 There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. 
- Beverly Sills, opera singer
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 Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. 
- Marilyn Vos Savant, columnist
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 The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit. 
- Morgan Freeman, actor
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 God protects us not by prohibiting anything bad from happening in our lives, but by giving each and every one of us everything we need to handle anything that happens to us. 
- John E. Welshons, author
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 God broadens the back to bear the burden. 
- Irish proverb
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 In trying times, don't quit trying. 
- from Church Signs: Little Sayings to Help You on Your Way
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