Perseverance is an important skill to cultivate. It is what drives us to better ourselves and achieve our goals. Quotes about perseverance are a wonderful source of inspiration for those moments when perseverance can feel just out of reach. Turning to perseverance quotes is a reliable way to shore up your inner reserves and get back to the work at hand.

In trying times, don't quit trying.

from Church Signs: Little Sayings to Help You on Your Way

A diamond is a piece of coal that didn't quit under pressure.

submitted by Guideposts reader Elly Derr of Auburn, California

Every outcome of every challenge should reveal how God supplies the grace to make it through the seemingly impossible.

Father Leo Patalinghug

People, although having their own cross to carry, can minister to others through their own pain.

Actor Martin Sheen

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Authors Ruma Bose and Lou Faust

If you are going to do large-scale invention, you have to be willing to do three things: You must be willing to fail; you have to be willing to think long term; and you have to be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of

Affirm and continue to affirm, until you believe that, with God's help, you can cope with your difficulty.

submitted by Guideposts reader Charles Pantino

You begin to move mountains when you start carrying away small stones.

Guideposts reader Doris A. Dillon

Always remember no matter how many people say no, all you need to find is one single person to say yes. Just one person.

Hannah Storm

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

Dottie Walters

Endings are beginnings—if we allow them to be.

Laura Day

All my life I’ve believed in myself. And I have never given up.

Curtis Pride