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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. (John Quincy Adams)

I've had a million setbacks along the way--from kiln fires burning down buildings to shipping disasters--that should have put me out of business, or at least left me lying in the fetal position on my bed for a few days. Luckily, though, I've never for one second thought that I had any other option than to just keep going. (Jonathan Adler)

Slow and steady wins the race. (Aesop)

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth. (Julie Andrews)

With The Guess Who, it took us fifty-something singles before we had hits. (Randy Bachman)

Try again. Fail again. Try better. (Samuel Beckett)

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. (Henry Ward Beecher)

Part of the very nobility of the devotion of the true workman to his work consists in the fact that a man is not daunted by finding that drudgery must be done... And there is nothing which so truly repays itself as this very perseverence against weariness. (Edward Henry Bickersteth)

perseverance, n. A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. (Ambrose Bierce)

Hasten slowly, and without losing heart, put your work twenty times upon the anvil. (Nicolas Boileau)

Victory belongs to the most persevering. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

I've been knocked down a lot of times. (James Brown)

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

I hold to the doctrine that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. (Thomas Buxton)

Endurance is patience concentrated. (Thomas Carlyle)

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. (Dale Carnegie)

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. (Bill Clinton)

The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. (Paulo Coelho)

Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard. (E. Joseph Cossman)

I fall down every week, But I get up every Day! (Kris Courtney)

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. (Marie Curie)

For any artist to persevere, they must have an enthusiastic audience of at least one. (Stuart Davis)

There is one thing more powerful than kings and all the soldiers in the world, and that is a visionary who has the courage to persevere. (Paul Delaroche)

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged. (Thomas Edison)

An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down. (George Eliot)

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. (Walter Elliott)

What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. (Euripides)

It's not so hard to become the best painter in Canada... The rest just quits! (Paterson Ewen)

There are a lot of tricks you have to keep playing on yourself to keep at it because every time you hit a problem you want to walk away. (Janet Fish)

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. (Andre Gide)

In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. (Vincent van Gogh)

Energy shifts, the mind chatters, but I shall persevere in keeping that internal critic from raining on my parade. (Martine Gourbault)

The secret ingredient in development is just plain guts - the courage to continue despite disappointments, to grit your teeth and begin again, to examine a failure until it yields its flaws, and then swing back into battle. That's how we develop the confidence that tells us we can work out any answer. (Irwin Greenberg)

Being an artist is like being the condemned Sisyphus who ceaselessly rolled a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. The artist must start with a blank canvas, work and finish only to start endlessly anew. (Andrew Hamilton)

The option of quitting has long been undervalued and underused... Quitters must not be frightened by the potentially cataclysmic outcome of a particular quit. (Evan Harris)

We worked from early morning until dark in sun, grey weather or in rain. (Lawren Harris)

Perseverance 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. (Sydney J. Harris)

-said while making Fitzcarraldo...
If I abandon this project I would be a man without dreams and I don't want to live like that: I live my life or I end my life with this project. (Werner Herzog)

Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do. (Napoleon Hill)

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? (Elbert Hubbard)

You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. (Lee Iacocca)

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. (Steve Jobs)

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. (Samuel Johnson)

All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise and wonder, are instances of the restless force of perseverence. (Ben Jonson)

Too many people let others stand in their way and don't go back for one more try. (Rosabeth Moss Kanter)

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again. (Charles F. Kettering)

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!' (Rudyard Kipling)

Giving up is something a Lauda doesn't do. (Niki Lauda)

Courage... is when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. (Harper Lee)

To pursue an interdisciplinary subject is to pursue an echo, since in either case one must be reconciled to endless pursuit and uncertain victory. (William Charles Libby)

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up. (Vince Lombardi)

Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Endurance is the crowning quality, / And patience all the passion of great hearts. (James Russell Lowell)

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. (George Lucas)

The people who ultimately reach their goals are those who don't give up. Instead of wallowing in self-pity or frustration - or throwing in the towel altogether - they explore what didn't work and course-correct. (Lauren Mackler)

No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. (Ramana Maharshi)

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. (Nelson Mandela)

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. (Orison Swett Marden)

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up. (Abraham Maslow)

Painting's always a challenge. Sometimes my brush sings its wonderful song, sometimes I wade through quicksand, but always I persevere in gratitude. (Julie Nilsson)

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. (Barack Obama)

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. (Ovid)

Never give up: There are certain times that you think, 'OK, you have beaten me down to my knees. And now the challenge is, I am on my knees and you keep on beating me down. And the question is, are you going to keep beating me all the way to the ground or will I find a way to struggle my way back on to my feet.' (Randy Pausch)

It's always too early to quit. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown. (H. Ross Perot)

He conquers who endures. (Persius)

Persevere in virtue and diligence. (Plautus)

Never stop working on your statue until the divine glory of virtue shines out on you, until you see self-mastery enthroned upon its holy seat. (Plotinus)

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there. (Bob Proctor)

He who perseveres wins at last. (Italian proverb)

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. (Latin proverb)

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. (Christopher Reeve)

Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out. (Christopher Reeve)

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter 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 that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. (Jacob Riis)

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

A little boy was asked how he learned to skate. 'By getting up every time I fell down,' he answered. (David Seabury)

Perseverance nourishes artistic growth. (Ian Semple)

All experiences of life seems to prove that the impediments thrown in the way of the human advancement may for the most part be overcome by steady good conduct, honest zeal, activity, perseverance and above all, by a determined resolution to surmount. (Samuel Smiles)

In entering upon the great work before us, we anticipate no small amount of misconception, misrepresentation, and ridicule; but we shall use every instrumentality within our power to effect our object. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

The saints are the sinners who keep on going. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

When people think it's successful, I'm grateful. When they don't - OK, I'll try again. (Rod Taylor)

Learn to self-conquest; persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. (Saint Teresa of Avila)

Do not go gentle into that good night. (Dylan Thomas)

Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else. (Brian Tracy)

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance. (Mao Tse-Tung)

It's not the size of the dog in the fight – it's the size of the fight in the dog. (Mark Twain)

Constancy. Not he who begins, but he who perseveres. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances. (Virgil)

Know that the mind which is born to succeed joins itself to a determined will and perseveres. (Swami Vivekananda)

When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb. (Denis Waitley)

Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have. (Woodrow Wilson)


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