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12 Timeless Quotes on Persistence Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

Passion is what gets most entrepreneurs started, but what keeps them going, even when the things are not going so well…for a long time? Is there a magical key ingredient that keeps some of them motivated, while others, otherwise highly inspired, talented and skilled people, give up on their dreams of building their great startups? Probably persistence is not the only thing an entrepreneur needs in order to succeed, but it is a very important one.

Here you can find 12 timeless quotes on persistence, which will help you to keep going even though you feel like giving up!

There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers. It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody believes in a determined man. People know that when he undertakes a thing, the battle is half won, for his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do.

Orison Swett Marden

The majority of people meet with failure because they lack the persistence to create new plans to take the place of failed plans.

Mark Victor Hansen

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.  

Thomas Edison

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.  

Peter F. Drucker

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

Napoleon Hill

The majority of people meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

Napoleon Hill

Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.  

Robin Sharma

When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.

Estee Lauder

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

Marilyn vos Savant

─ September 2, 2015