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Quotes About Persistence

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Maya Angelou
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
Maya Angelou

Winston Churchill
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

Robert Frost
“The best way out is always through.”
Robert Frost

Tupac Shakur
“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Tom Hiddleston
“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”
Tom Hiddleston

Thomas A. Edison
“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
Thomas A. Edison

Calvin Coolidge
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge

Joyce Meyer
“One mistake does not have to rule a person's entire life.”
Joyce Meyer, Any Minute

Winston Churchill
“If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.”
Winston Churchill

Isaac Asimov
“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.”
Isaac Asimov

James A. Michener
“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”
James A. Michener

Hal Borland
“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”
Hal Borland

Edgar Allan Poe
“If you run out of ideas follow the road; you'll get there”
Edgar Allan Poe

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,
pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Tempter's Snare

Louis Sachar
“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”
Louis Sachar

John Wesley
“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing!”
John Wesley

Peter F. Drucker
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
Peter F. Drucker

Kobayashi Issa
“O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!”
Kobayashi Issa

Criss Jami
“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”
Criss Jami

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“The only things you learn are the things you tame”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Robert Fanney
“In my experience, nothing worthwhile has ever really been all that easy. But it certainly has been worthwhile regardless how difficult it seemed. ”
Robert Fanney

Kevin Brockmeier
“...When you die, the energy that kept you alive filters into the people you loved. Did you know that? It's like a fire you've tended all your life, and the sparks are all scattered into the wind.... That's why we survive as long as we do, because the people who loved us keep us going.”
Kevin Brockmeier, The View from the Seventh Layer

Octavia E. Butler
“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.”
Octavia E. Butler, Bloodchild and Other Stories

Rodolfo Costa
“Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.”
Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

John Steinbeck
“When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's work is all I can permit myself to contemplate.”
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

William S. Burroughs
“Whether you like it or not, you are committed to the human endeavor. I cannot ally myself with such a purely negative goal as avoidance of suffering. Suffering is a chance you take by the fact of being alive.”
William S. Burroughs, Letters to Allen Ginsberg, 1953-1957

Tobias Wolff
“We are made to persist.
that's how we find out who we are.”
Tobias Wolff

Robin S. Sharma
“Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.”
Robin S. Sharma, The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life

Beth Revis
“I wrote a book. It sucked. I wrote nine more books. They sucked, too. Meanwhile, I read every single thing I could find on publishing and writing, went to conferences, joined professional organizations, hooked up with fellow writers in critique groups, and didn’t give up. Then I wrote one more book.”
Beth Revis

Henry Ward Beecher
“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

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