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Bette DavisI will not retire while I've still got my legs and my makeup box.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

Steve JobsI'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Charles de GaulleFrance has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

Zig ZiglarFailure is often the line of least persistence.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

William BlakeIf the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Dorothy ParkerBut I don't give up; I forget why not.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

Mahatma GandhiFirst they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Winston ChurchillContinuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Winston ChurchillThis is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never!

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Albert EinsteinIt is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Thomas EdisonWhen you've exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You Haven't!

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Thomas EdisonA diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Samuel BeckettEver tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

Samuel BeckettYou must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on.

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

Paul ValeryAlways, start again.

Toujours recommancer.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Frank TygerProgress results from persistence with purpose.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Elbert HubbardA little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Samuel JohnsonFew things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

George W. BushWe will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

Funny Quotes

Laurence J PeterIf two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator


German proverbStarting is easy, to keep on going is an art.

—  German proverb


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