Quotes About Effort and Persistence

Perfect for when you need to get through something.


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To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.

— Anonymous

There’s always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain’t happy.

— Anonymous

The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept,were toiling upward in the night.

— Thomas S. Monson

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

— Anonymous

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

— Jane Addams

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

— Anonymous

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

— Henry J. Kaiser
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