Persistence without patience is just not possible.
To be courageous without patience would finish you. To be ambitious without patience would ruin your most promising career. To struggle for wealth without patience would sink down what you already own.
Patience is power. Have it used to promote your spirit, soothe your anger, bury your envy, repress your arrogance, curb your tongue, restrain your hands, and ultimately you would collect your harvest out of them.
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two - common sense and perseverance.
Persistence is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.
Every artist was first an amateur.
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!"
Iron of the best quality could only be forged by extreme heat.
Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Difficult situation won’t last forever and people with persistence will pull through.
Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit you'll regret it forever.
Great works are performed not by strength but by persistence.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body
I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary persistence, all things are attainable.
Thankfully, persistence is a good substitute for talent.
Persistence is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Genius is one percent of inspiration and ninety nine percent of toil.
With ordinary talent and extraordinary persistence, all things are attainable.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
I am convinced there is such thing like luck, and it proves that the harder I work the more luck I get.
It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.
Persistence is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field - and keep on doing it.
Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.
Never, never, never give up!
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
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