Perseverance

 

Norman Vincent Peale

"It's always too soon to quit!"
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Japanese Proverb
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
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Persius
“He conquers who endures.”
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Robert Louis Stevenson
“Saints are sinners who kept on going.”
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Joseph Roux
"At first we hope too much, later on, not enough."
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Author Unknown
“I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.”
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Helen Keller
"Defeat is simply a signal to press onward."
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French Proverb
“One may go a long way after one is tired.”
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Robert Schuller
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
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Hannibal
"We will either find a way or make one."
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Author Unknown
"Patience and perseverance surmount every difficulty."
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Author Unknown
"There is no point at which having arrived we can remain."
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Steve Martin
"Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent"
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Christopher Morley
“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.”
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Author Unknown
“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.”
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
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Author Unknown
“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”
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Napoleon Hill
"Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel."
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Albert Einstein
“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”
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Walter Elliott
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”
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Author Unknown
“There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.”
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Lucretius
“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.”
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Vivian Komori
“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”
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Author Unknown
“Don't be discouraged.  It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”
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Author Unknown
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”
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Thomas Foxwell Buxton
“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”
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Napoleon Hill
"No man is ever whipped, until he quits -- in his own mind."
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André A. Jackson
“Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.”
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William Feather
“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
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John Wooden
"It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it."
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Winston Churchill
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
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M.H. Alderson
"If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average."
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Author Unknown
"In order to get from what was to what will be, you must go through what is."
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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
"It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres."
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Winston Churchill
"Never give up. Never, never give up!. We shall go on to the end."
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Thomas Buxton
“With ordinary talent, and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose."
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Napoleon Hill
"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting."
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Elbert Hubbard
"There is no failure except in no longer trying."
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Samuel Johnson
"Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance."
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William James
“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.”
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Proverbs 24:16
“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”
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Madame Marie Curie
“If it takes a hundred years, it will be a pity, but I will not cease to work for it as long as I live.”
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Ecclesiastes 9:11
“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…”
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Richard L. Evans
"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
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Tommy Lasorda
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."
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Conrad Hilton
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
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John Quincy Adams
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
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George Horace Lorimer
"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
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Dale Carnegie
"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."
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Mark Twain
"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
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Woodrow Wilson
"Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have."
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Napoleon Hill
When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do."
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Ronald Reagan
"A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must....be undaunted when the going gets tough."
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Coleman Cox
"Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts."
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Vince Lombardi
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of determination."
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Abraham Lincoln
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing."
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Henry Ward Beecher
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.”
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Author Unknown
“Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”
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Newt Gingrich
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
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Josh Billings
“Consider the postage stamp:  its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.”
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G.B. Shaw
“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.”
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H. Jackson Brown
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance."
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George E. Allen
"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to."
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John D. Rockefeller
"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."
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James E. Faust
Success is usually earned by persevering and not becoming discouraged when we encounter challenges.
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Bruce R. McConkie
“What does it matter if a few barking dogs snap at the heels of the weary travelers? … The caravan moves on”
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Lord Chesterfield
"A man of sense is never discouraged by difficulties; he redoubles his industry and his diligence, he perseveres, and infallibly prevails at last."
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James E. Faust
“Perseverance is demonstrated by those who keep going when the going gets tough, who don’t give up even when others say, ‘It can’t be done.’”
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Joseph B. Wirthlin
“Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen.”
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."
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Abraham Lincoln
"Having chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts."
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Mark Victor Hansen
"You don't become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems."
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Dale Carnegie
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all."
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Vince Lombardi
"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."
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Mario Andretti
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
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Author Unknown
"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up a the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown."
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Charles F. Kettering
“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it.  I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”
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Friedrich Nietzsche
"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow."
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Napoleon Hill
"What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement."
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Paul Harvey
“Someday I hope to enjoy enough of what the world calls success so that someone will ask me, ‘What’s the secret of it?’ I shall say simply this: ‘I get up when I fall down.’”
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B.C. Forbes
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
"All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first."
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Jacob A. Riis
“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.  Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”
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Earl Nightingale
“Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
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Abraham Lincoln
"Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life."
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Walt Disney
"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
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Dale Carnegie
“Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”
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Herodotus
"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."
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Dan Gable
“Raising your level of performance requires a proper mentality and meaning from within. This gives you the ability and drive to work on the things necessary to go to a higher level. When people ask me how to raise their level of performance, the first thing I ask is, How important is it to you?”
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Richard M. Devos
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
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Joseph B. Wirthlin
I believe that perseverance is vital to success in any endeavor, whether spiritual or temporal, large or small, public or personal. Think seriously of how important perseverance, or the lack of it, has been in your own endeavors…I believe that essentially all significant achievement results largely from perseverance.”
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Calvin Coolidge
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'press on' has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race."
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Jim Corbett
“Fight one more round. When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the center of the ring, fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish that your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.”

 


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