Perseverance is persistence to continue, despite difficult obstacles.

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  • “There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.”

    —Vincent "Vince" Lombardi Athletic Coach

  • “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

    —John Quincy Adams 6th Us President

  • “There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish a single candle flame.”

    —Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Saint, Founder Of Franciscans

  • “Victory belongs to the most persevering.”

    —Napoleon Bonaparte Emporer Of France

  • “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins — not through strength but by perseverance.”

    —Jackson Browne Rock Musician

Stories About Perseverance

A Do Er

Submitted by Sarah Jo

It's hard sometimes to see the light in an ever-darkening world. Trials in life can push us to the edge and make us want to...

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Never Give Up

Submitted by Kenia Lobo

“Kenia Lobo: Window Twelve.”

My stomach flipped. “Why do you want to return to the U.S.A?” the consulado asked me. “I...

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Lance Rises

Submitted by Lance

In November 2008 I lost my job that I had for 10 years. Followed by losing my 401k. Then in May 2010 my mother was diagnosed...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Judith C

My hero is my wife. At 67, she has endured 17 years of constant struggle with Parkinson's disease. In all these years I never...

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Randy K

My husband is my hero. When we first met each other in 1996, all we seen of each other was our backs in a truck stop, in...

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Evonne W

My mom is my hero. She was 14 years of age when she gave birth to me. Instead of deciding to quit high school, my mom...

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Em um momento de seu ministério Ludmila Ferber sempre cantava sobre não desistirmos, tudo o que começa termina e enquanto isso lutamos até vencer. In a moment of your ministry Ludmila Ferber always sang about not giving up, everything begins and ends as it fought to win.
Anderson, Colatina Es, Brasil

Perseverance is being willing to go through two valleys to reach the top of the mountain. Without the valleys we would never appreciate the mount top.
John Talbert, Joyce Louisiana

It was all thanks to skateboarding for making me realize how important perseverance is. :')
Jacob , Canada

It is perhaps the Best way to Describe your feelings.
Maqsood Ahmed Soomro, Sukkur , Pakistan

This is the best way I know to express my feelings!
Kathryn V, Mingo Ia

Thank you!
Michael, Amegatse, Ghana