Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
You can't go through life quitting everything. If you're going to achieve anything, you've got to stick with something.
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort. Full effort is full victory.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.
Whenever you get knocked down in the game of life, immediately get up, get better and get going again.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.
A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't.
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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little 'extra'.
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.
Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential.
A man of sense is never discouraged by difficulties; he redoubles his industry and his diligence, he perseveres, and infallibly prevails at last.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. "
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
One of the commonest mistakes and one of the costliest is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic - something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course of reading, train yourself physically. Will it be success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word "decide" contains. The decision that nothing can overrule, the grip that nothing can detach will bring success. Remember the Chinese proverb, "With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.”
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.
My parents always told me that people will never know how long it takes you to do something. They will only know how well it is done.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
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