Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
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. Deterination. 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."
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.
Failure is the path of least persistence.
Vincent Van Gogh
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
The greater the dificuly the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
John D. Rockefeller
I do not think there is any other quality so esential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
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