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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Perseverance

Perseverance
per·se·ver·ance noun
\pər-sə-ˈvir-ən(t)s\

Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness

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PERSEVERANCE

“Stay the course, light a star,
Change the world where ever you are.”
~ Richard Le Gallienne English Author

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
~ Charles H. Spurgeon English Preacher

“For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man
works with perseverance.”
~ Lao Tzu Chinese Taoist Philosopher, Founder of Taoism

"As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent - that it does not have to be recognized by others."
~ Robert Brault American Free Lance Writer

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished
by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.”
~Anonymous

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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 30th President of the United States

"Saints are sinners who kept on going."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish Novelist, Poet, Essayist

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground."
~ Anonymous

"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the
strength of it."
~ Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is
what makes it permanent."
~ Marilyn vos Savant American Author, Lecturer, Playwright

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in
moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge
and controversy."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. American Clergyman, Nobel Prize Winner

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all
obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this,
that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
~Thomas Carlyle Scottish Historian, Essayist

"When the world says, Give up,
Hope whispers, Try it one more time."
~ Anonymous

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
~ Albert Einstein Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner

"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in
your heart you were meant to do."
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. American Author

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven
into practice with courageous patience."
~ Admiral Hyman Rickover Four-Star Admiral, United States Navy

“You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice
will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will
ever make.”
~ Gorden B. Hinkley Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“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 French Physicist, twice winner of the Nobel Prize

"It always seems impossible until its done.”
~ Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, Nobel Prize Winner

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting."
~ Buddhist Proverb

"To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it."
~ Mother Teresa Founder Missionaries of Charity, Nobel Prize Winner

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead American Anthropologist

"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 American Writer, Lecturer

“There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.”
~ Kingman Brewster American Diplomat, President of Yale University

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