• WordNet 3.6
    • n perseveration the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
    • n perseveration the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
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  • George Allen
    George Allen
    “Persevere and get it done.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.”
  • Euripides
    “To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.”
  • Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich
    “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
  • Lee Iacocca
    “You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”


In literature:

This is a history which pledges us to perseverance.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
The captain told me that he was well pleased with my progress, and this encouraged me to persevere.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The success, however, of the main body of their army encouraged them to persevere.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
Patience and unceasing perseverance will in this, as in all other matters, achieve the desired result.
"Style in Singing" by W. E. Haslam
Notwithstanding their perseverance, the work was not finished when Tom set off alone to have another look out from Flag-staff Hill.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Wounded as he was, he still resolved to persevere.
"Ben Burton" by W. H. G. Kingston
You'll begin low down, but by perseverance and industry you will, in the course of a few years, rise to a respectable position.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Perseverance overcomes all difficulties.
"The Young Rajah" by W.H.G. Kingston
Though the sheikh did not appear a man likely to be won over by soft speeches, I determined to persevere.
"Saved from the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Next trust to yourself, to your own energies, courage, and perseverance.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

Oft did the battle seem severe,
Sometimes defeat seemed nigh,
But pride and love must persevere
When all our powers we try.
"My Room In Boyhood's Days" by Jared Barhite
My muse and I are sorted ill,
I'm in my yellow leaf and sere;
While she is young and ardent still
And urges me to persevere.
"To Miss Mary Bain" by David John Scott
Owt 'at's worth a body's winnin
Mun be toiled for long an hard;
An tho' th' struggle may be pinnin,
Perseverance wins reward.
"Take Heart!" by John Hartley
What tho' th' claads aboon luk dark,
Th' sun's just waitin to peep throo;
Let us buckle to awr wark,
For ther's lots o' jobs to do:
Tho' all th' world luks dark an drear,
Let's ha faith, an persevere.
"Persevere" by John Hartley
"O, never mind--the case will do,
If Walpole has been spoken to.
Like a philosopher, 'tis clear,
It rests with me to persevere;
Must stedfast hold, be silent still,
Though bullied, kick'd, and cuff'd at will."
"Preferment" by William Hutton
Yet, for I threaten'd oft the siege to raise,
Not simpring all mine age,
Thou often didst with academick praise
Melt and dissolve my rage.
I took thy sweetned pill, till I came neare;
I could not go away, nor persevere.
"Affliction (I)" by George Herbert

In news:

Hops growers persevere in the Lowcountry's subtropical climate.
Shore towns persevere , despite power of Hurricane Irene.
Perseverance is a key ingredient when seeking success in entrepreneurship.
The Packers' perseverance , of course, shouldn't come as any surprise.
's middle schools persevere , even thrive.
US will persevere , prison will be torn down.
The Red Tail Project is based on the idea that the perseverance and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen need to be more widely recognized and supported by the American people in general, and aviation enthusiasts in particular.
Akiko Nishijima Rotch — Perseverance Theatre.
Bruna was recognized for her achievements and perseverance as a Steppingstone Scholar.
Perseverance allows MTSU's Cunningham to catch fire in a 'microwave world'.
Harris County knows the meaning of perseverance.
SPACCONI': Faith, perseverance yield man's dream dogs.
God bless African-American voters nationwide for their perseverance and persistence .
For the Ques, manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift are all major factors in what they believe in.
Dedication, perseverance and hard work.

In science:

But the two groups did not differ much in attention, initiation/perseverance, construction and conceptualization subscales.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
It is a tribute to Berndt’s talents and perseverance that he has completed this rather terrifying pro ject.
And free lunch for all...
So the precise study of the top quark will persevere as the Tevatron is continuing to deliver collision data.
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
In their epochal experimental researches these individuals have demonstrated originality, perseverance (i.e., stubbornness), and enormous achievement.
Summary Talk: International Symposium on Neutrino Astrophysics, Takayama/Kamioka (10/'92)
Indeed, recognizing that he could not possibly have known about these flaws in his results permits us to admire him all the more for his dedication and perseverance in pursuing these measurements.
An Explanation of Dayton Miller's Anomalous "Ether Drift" Result