Perseverance

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, © Flavia.com
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, lifeblazing.com
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. ~Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
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
Pull yourself together and use what you have. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com
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
…I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”…
~© Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitation, www.oriahmountaindreamer.com
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, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
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

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