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.

It's always too early to quit.

Norman Vincent Peale

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant
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

God broadens the back to bear the burden.

Irish proverb

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