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Perseverance Quotes

  • man grumpyWhat doesn't kill you gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor.

  • tennis ball 2"Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row."
    - Vitas Gerulaitis (having finally triumphed after losing 16 times in a row to Jimmy Connors)

  • quote 1457

    "At the end of the day, God's power is not primarily about victory over your particular situation. It's about the glory of His name on earth. Sometimes He does that by giving you victory over an obstacle; other times He does that by letting you suffer, to show a watching world that He is better than anything else on earth."

    - J.D. Greear

  • quote 1464

    "When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during a test."

    - Anonymous

  • quote 1466

    We will never be the person we wish to be, but that’s no excuse to be a jerk. We will never be the person we wish to be, but we can die trying.

    – Leonard Sweet

  • quote 1477

    "Some burn up in the fire. Others are refined by it."

  • quote 1486

    "Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t."

    – Richard Bach

  •  quote 1491

    You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.

    - Psalm 18:28-29

  • quote 1497

  • quote 1502

    "Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."

    – Josh Billings

  • quote 1503

    "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

    - C.S. Lewis

     

  • quote 1522

    "A crisis doesn’t make a man; it shows what a man is made of."

    - Warren Wiersbe

  • quote 1534

    "Sometimes you have to tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to just sit down and shut up."

    - TobyMac #Speak Life

  • quote 1539

    "Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous."

    – George Bernard Shaw

  • quote 1558

    "You fearful saints fresh courage take, the clouds you so much dread are big with mercy and will break in blessings on your head."

    - Anonymous

  • quote 1560

    "The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."

    - Albert Schweitzer

  • quote 1588

    "Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."

    - Frederick Buechner

  • quote 1607

    "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." 

    - Suzy Kassem

  • quote 1639

    "Experience is a difficult teacher because she gives the test first and then the lesson afterwards."

    - Vernon Law

  • quote 1645

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

    - Theodore Roosevelt

  • quote 1655

    "Don't underestimate what God is doing in your season of waiting."

    - Toby Mac #SpeakLife

  • quote 1661

    "If you're tired of starting over, stop givingstarting over fix up."

    - Autumn Calbrese

  • Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein quote

    "When trials persist, God's intention is not that we give up; rather He wants us to grow up!"

    - Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

  • quote 1684

    "All great Christians have been wounded souls."

    - A. W. Tozer

  • A quotable Oscar Wilde quote

    "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account."

    - Oscar Wilde

  • Goethe quote

    Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • quote 1709

    Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. The things we try to avoid and fight against— tribulation, suffering, and persecution— are the very things that produce abundant joy in us.  A saint doesn’t know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it.

    - Oswald Chambers 

  • God's primary objective quote.

    "God's primary objective is not to make our lives easy but to make our lives matter."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1714

    "The devil is not the only one allowed to influence the culture." 

    - Unknown

  • A quote about waiting.

    "Joseph waited 15 years. Abraham waited 25 years. Moses waited 40 years. Jesus waited 30 years. If God is making you wait, you're in very good company."

    - unknown

  • quote based on Micah 6 8

    "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

    - unknown, although it has often been sourced to the Talmud, and refers to Micah 6:8

  • quote 1727

    "Faith means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse."

    - Philip Yancey