If no one answers the phone, dial louder.
– Charles M. Schulz
I’ve known entrepreneurs who were not great salespeople, or didn’t know how to code, or were not particularly charismatic leaders. But I don’t know of any entrepreneurs who have achieved any level of success without persistence and determination.
– Harvey Mackay
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.
– Gever Tulley
Quantity and persistence will get you the outcomes you need.
– James Altucher
You’re made to feel ugly, and I made ugly beautiful. Just by sheer persistence. Nobody has the right to say that I am ugly, and I will not be a professional victim, you know. Sorry!
– John Lydon
Persistence pays off.
– Jeffrey Dean Morgan
I think I’m seen as trustworthy. I’m seen as having determination and persistence, and I’m seen as having a capacity to reach achievable answers to difficult issues.
– John Howard
Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
– Anthony J. D’Angelo
I don’t know if I discovered I had any talent. It was dogged persistence. I had to have the music.
– Bob Weir
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
– Bill Bradley
Many people in San Francisco know me, and they know my persistence.
– Cindy Sheehan
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
– Benjamin Franklin
Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent.
– Casey Neistat
I’m a big believer in persistence, don’t be greedy and, above all, work hard. It’s what keeps me going.
– Caprice Bourret
Persistence is a pretty important part of making it in this business, which, in retrospect, is the easy part. Maintaining a profile is the difficult part of the job. Somehow or another, I muddled through that system and somehow am around to still enjoy playing for people.
– Chris Squire
Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence.
– David A. Bednar
We’re designed for persistence hunting, which is a mix of running and walking. What’s built into that kind of running is a sense of pleasure. You are designed and built and perfect for this activity, and it should be enjoyable and fun.
– Christopher McDougall
I rewrote it and I took all your notes. Read it again, that kind of persistence paid off.
– David Steinberg
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
– Dale Carnegie
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
– Napoleon Hill
The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.
– Milton Glaser
With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that’s how most bonfires begin – as a simple spark.
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.
– Nicholas Brendon
The Keynesian prescription for unemployment rests on the persistence of a ‘money illusion’ among workers, i.e., on the belief that while, through unions and government, they will keep money wage rates from falling, they will also accept a fall in real wage rates via higher prices.
– Murray Rothbard
In 1989, I was on Tiananmen Square with the students, living in their makeshift tents and joining their jubilant singing of the Internationale. In the two decades since, each time that I have gone back, visions from those days seem to return with increasing persistence.
– Ma Jian
As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama’s snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.
– Michelle Malkin
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Printed books usually outlive bookstores and the publishers who brought them out. They sit around, demanding nothing, for decades. That’s one of their nicest qualities – their brute persistence.
– Nicholson Baker
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
– James Whitcomb Riley
Everyone I know who is having success in film right now is there because of persistence.
– Jay Duplass