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Perseverance Quotes

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. ~Henry Ward Beecher The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Author Unknown When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown 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. ~Dale Carnegie 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. ~Author Unknown When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~Josh Billings The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~Author Unknown Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ~Newt Gingrich If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker He conquers who endures. ~Persius Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits. ~Robert Brault You can't go through life quitting everything. If you're going to achieve anything, you've got to stick with something. ~From the television show Family Matters I frequently-regularly-often trip while reaching for my high ideals. Then I giggle, or cry, and get back up. ~Erika Harris The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. ~Author Unknown It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~Walter Elliott, The Spiritual Life People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. 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. ~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893 There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author Unknown Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery. ~William Shakespeare The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. ~Lucretius But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author Unknown The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Saints are sinners who kept on going. ~Robert Louis Stevenson If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown 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. ~Charles F. Kettering One may go a long way after one is tired. ~French Proverb Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. ~Georges-Louis Leclerc Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert Schuller Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~Thomas Foxwell Buxton As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent - that it does not have to be recognized by others. ~Robert Brault When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. ~Author Unknown Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. ~William James Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer. ~André A. Jackson 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. ~Earl Nightingale A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943 Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~William Feather Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. ~Christopher Morley 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. ~Jacob A. Riis