* Note: The Big Book and 12&12 sometimes use persistence synonymously with perseverance and sometimes not. This is because, unlike perseverance, persistence can be exercised for wrong reasons and toward wrong ends (as some of the passages show). The meanings of persistence and perseverance are not coextensive.
For more PTP123 passages on perseverance, see pp. 13 and 26. For PTP4 passages, see, among others, pp. 142, 197, 223, 264, 265, 298, 314, 376, 387, 396, 398, 404; as intellectual virtue, 380; as differing from persistence, 408–410. For more Big Book and 12&12 passages, click on 164andmore.com and search perseverance and persistence and their cognates. On this site, see In All Our Affairs: Practicing Patience and The Virtue of Courage.