Steadfastness Quotes

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Charlotte Brontë
“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

J.R.R. Tolkien
“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Cormac McCarthy
“Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That it is always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals come easily.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Charlotte Brontë
“God surely did not create us, and cause us to live, with the sole end of wishing always to die. I believe, in my heart, we were intended to prize life and enjoy it, so long as we retain it. Existence never was originally meant to be that useless, blank, pale, slow-trailing thing it often becomes to many, and is becoming to me, among the rest.”
Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

Frida Kahlo
“I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.”
Frida Kahlo

Martin Luther
“Since then your sere Majesty and your Lordships seek a simple answer, I will give it in this manner, neither horned nor toothed. Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen."

(Reply to the Diet of Worms, April 18, 1521)”
Martin Luther, Luther's Works, 33: Career of the Reformer III

Thomas Paine
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
Thomas Paine

Jim Elliot
“Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness.”
Jim Elliot

Marcus Aurelius
“Be like the cliff against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Victor Hugo
“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
Victor Hugo, Intellectual Autobiography: Ideas on Literature, Philosophy and Religion

Charlotte Brontë
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more I will respect myself. I will keep the law given by God; sanctioned by man. I will hold the principles received by me when I was sane, not mad -- as I am now. Laws and principles are not for times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be. If at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth? They have a worth -- so I have always believed; and if I cannot believe it now, it is because I am insane -- quite insane, with my veins running fire, and my heart beating faster than I can count its throbs. Preconceived opinions, foregone determinations are all I have at this hour to stand; there I plant my foot.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Christine de Pizan
“The foolish rush to end their lives.
Only the steadfast soul survives.”
Christine de Pizan, Lyric Poetry

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Wilkie Collins
“But, ah me! where is the faultless human creature who can persevere in a good resolution, without sometimes failing and falling back?”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

Stephen King
“It's a hard life if you don't weaken.”
Stephen King

“If you want Allah to be persistent in granting you the thing you love, then be persistent in doing the things he loves.”
Imam Ahmad

H. Rider Haggard
“...For like a rugged tree you are hard and sound at the core.”
H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure

T.K. Naliaka
“The wolves of the world have no pity for the confused, the scattered, the lost or the weak.”
T.K. Naliaka, In Time of Peril

William Shakespeare
“Ay, to the proof, as mountains are for winds, that shakes not, though they blow perpetually.”
William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

Orson Scott Card
“The devil takes his victories,” the man replied, “wherever men of God lose heart, and leave the field to him.”
Orson Scott Card, Seventh Son

Erin Blakemore
“Any heroine worth reading about will one day find herself on the moors of a devastating personal crisis. For the most part, we must traverse them alone.
Chapter 10 Steadfastness Jane Eyre”
Erin Blakemore, The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder

Louis L'Amour
“Folks can’t seem to realize that it isn’t a smooth talker we need in there but a steady man, a man with judgement. Any medicine-show man can spout words, if they are written for him. It takes no genius to sound well. To act right and at the right time is something else again.”
Louis L'Amour, Comstock Lode

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Christ loved the sons of men before there were sons of men, and me before there was me. If he was going to get tired of me, he would have done so before now.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Terry A. O'Neal
“Everyone will not favor you or
respect your beliefs, passion and purpose--so be it. But do not allow the views of others to hinder your quest. Remain steadfast.”
Terry A O'Neal

Terry A. O'Neal
“Everyone will not favor you or respect your beliefs, passion and purpose--so be it. But do not allow the views of others to hinder your quest. Remain steadfast.”
Terry A O'Neal

Norhafsah Hamid
“Islam is simple, but being a Muslim in a modern world is not. Everyday is a battle that each of us have to face. It is easy to get swept away and lose one's identity. The constant struggle is to find out who we are and how to remain steadfast.”
Norhafsah Hamid, Trying to be Muslim

James C. Collins
“Then it began to dawn on us: There was no miracle moment. Although it may have looked like a single-stroke breakthrough to those peering in from the outside, it was anything but that to people experiencing transformation from within. Rather, it was a quiet, deliberate process of figuring out what needed to be done to create the best future results and then simply taking those steps, one after the other, turn by turn of the flywheel. After pushing on that flywheel in a consistent direction over an extended period of time, they'd inevitably hit a point of breakthrough.”
Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

“It takes courage with true humility and steadfastness to win confidence and admiration”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Charles Dickens
“For, though it includes what I proceed to add, all the merit of what I proceed to add was Joe's. It was not because I was faithful, but because Joe was faithful, that I never ran away and went for a soldier or a sailor. It was not because I had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, but because Joe had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, that I worked with tolerable zeal against the grain. It is not possible to know how far the influence of any amiable honest-hearted duty-going man flies out into the world; but it is very possible to know how it has touched one's self in going by, and I know right well that any good that intermixed itself with my apprenticeship came of plain contented Joe, and not of restless aspiring discontented me”
Charles Dickens

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