15 Stoic Quotes on Perseverance That’ll Keep You Going

The ability to keep pushing on during harsh times is an incredibly difficult skill to cultivate. To be honest, there are numerous times within a single day where the overwhelming stress makes me want to give up. Here are 15 stoic quotes on perseverance that keep me going. Hopefully, it’ll do the same for you.

Stoic Quotes on Perseverance

stoic quotes on perseverance

Marcus Aurelius

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.”

If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining.” 

“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.”


It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it.

“We must take a higher view of all things, and bear with them more easily: it better becomes a man to scoff at life than to lament over it.” 

Viktor Frankl

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him.”

Maxime Lagacé 

Be stoic: Just do the right thing. Just keep going.” 

David Goggins

Success is based off of your willingness to work your ass off no matter what obstacles are in your way.” 

“Don’t get mad at others because life is kicking your ass.” 

Robert Greene 

stoic quotes on perseverance


Short-term thinking makes people desperate, ungenerous, impulsive. Long-term thinking makes people calm, gracious, controlled.” 

Amit Kalantri

“Common man’s patience will bring him more happiness than common man’s power.” 

Winston Churchill 

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” 

Mokokoma Mokhonoana 

“Change is not always a bad thing: it sometimes takes the form of progress. And is not always a good thing: it sometimes takes the form of regress.” 

Thomas Edison 

stoic quotes on perseverance


If these quotes have been of any help, then you may want to check out our other stoic quote articles. We have one on failure, uncertainty, and staying present. Better yet, the Simple Stoic Project may be of some interest to you.

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