Quote of the Day
Motivational Words about Perseverance

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Find the perfect quote of the day to encourage you to dig in and work hard when the going gets tough!

Find positive motivational quotes about perseverance from successful people from all walks of life.

It's easy to make lofty New Year's goals in January...

And it's even pretty easy to carry them out for a month or two...

But by the time April rolls around, the newness and excitement has worn off, and the new habits have often become a chore.

As a college basketball player, I found pre-season and off-season workouts extremely challenging for the same reason. The tip-off for the upcoming season seemed so far away at times!

It's amazing what just the right quote of the day can do for you.

Positive quotes I read and motivational words from my coach were just the encouragement I needed to hang in there even when I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.

If you find yourself in a rut, find the perfect quote of the day that speaks to you. This collection of positive quotes is about perseverance, hard work, and practice.

If you need to be motivated in other areas, check out more sports motivational quotes on a variety of topics.

"When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win." – "Easy" Ed Macauley

"Don't look back. Somethin' might be gainin' on you." – Satchel Paige

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." – Pat Summitt

"By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could – like running the track after a two-hour practice – you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger." – Pat Summitt

"There is always someone better than you. Whatever it is that you do for a living, chances are, you will run into a situation in which you are not as talented as the person next to you. That's when being a competitor can make a difference in your fortunes." – Pat Summitt

"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." – Stephen King

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"Never give up on your dream...Perseverance is all important. If you don't have the desire and the belief in yourself to keep trying after you've been told you should quit, you'll never make it." – Tawni O'Dell

"We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow, and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endless accomplishments and satisfaction." – Chuck Gallozzi

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"He who stops being better stops being good." – Oliver Cromwell

"It's always too soon to quit!" – Norman Vicent Peale

"It's never crowded along the extra mile." – Wayne Dyer

"I will get ready and then, perhaps, my chance will come." – from They Call Me Coach by John Wooden

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." - Unknown

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." - Unknown

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"When I am through learning, I am through." – John Wooden

"Repetition is the mother of skill." – Anthony Robbins

"Our bodies are our gardens...our wills are gardeners." – William Shakespeare

"If you pour your heart into your work, or into any worthy enterprise, you can achieve dreams others may think impossible." – Howard Schultz

"If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." – Michelangelo

"I am not the smartest or most talented person in the world but I succeeded because I keep going, and going, and going." – Sylvester Stallone

"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." – Helen Keller

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." – Henry David Thoreau

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"Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance." – Samuel Johnson

"Great moments await around every corner." – Richard DeVos

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature." – John D. Rockefeller

"Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best." – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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