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Quotations about Perseverance
Don't be ashamed to fail. Be too proud to cease trying. ~Minna Thomas Antrim (1861–1950), Don'ts for Girls, 1902
[K]eep it going! You never can do anything by spasmodic efforts. It's the eternal hammering that does the thing. ~Edward Mott Woolley, "Adventures in Business: The Merchant Who Needed a Press Agent," in The Saturday Evening Post, 1912 September 21st
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Author unknown
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author unknown
Sometimes you feel like giving up, but then you look at other people who have given up, and the results aren't that good. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Author unknown
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on! ~Author unknown
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~Author unknown
Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese proverb
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Marie Register Weedn (1929–2015), Flavia and the Dream Maker, 1988, flaviastore.archivea.com
Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Talent made a poor Appearance
Until he married Perseverance.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Persistence," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924
The lesson of history is that most advances are by half-step, most progress by partial success. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com, 2019
While I might find pleasure in your approval, your disapproval will not deter me. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Life, 1912
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ~Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893 [Vivie —tg]
There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author unknown
...perseverance, dear my lord,
Keeps honour bright: to have done is to hang
Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail
In monumental mockery.
~William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, c.1601 [III, 3, Ulysses]
Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author unknown
You may not hit a home run — but that's no reason to stop swinging. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer, lumpenbangenpiano.com
Experiment with Many Things, until
Through learning what Won't Work, you find what Will.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Indomitability," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924
Never stop pedaling to power your dreams. ~Terri Guillemets
Never get discouraged at difficulties... When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you could n't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that 's just the place and time that the tide 'll turn. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Last Days in Cloudland," Oldtown Folks, 1869
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author unknown
Climb Mount Fuji,
But slowly, slowly!
~Issa (1763–1828), translated by R. H. Blyth, 1947
Strength will ease a can't to a can. ~Kak Sri, @kaksri, September 2010 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden
when a rose stands alone,
thriving where no others thrive,
a rare bouquet of one
still strong, still alive....
and I smile...
~Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott, "A Breath of Heaven"
Nature remembers every injury but forgives by going on. ~Terri Guillemets, "Hatchets, Shoetread, Storms, & Disdain," 2007
One may go a long way after one is tired. ~French proverb
Pull yourself together and use what you have. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, betsygarmon.com
Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Oliver Goldsmith, c.1760 [Thanks, Garson O'Toole of QuoteInvestigator.com! Follow link for details. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]
The heroine stumbled, but each time she picked herself up was another victory. ~Terri Guillemets
You can move a lot of water with a thimble. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent — that it does not have to be recognized by others. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. ~Author unknown
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!" ~Oriah, © Mountain Dreaming, from "The Invitation," 1994, oriah.org [This is one of those pieces that is difficult to quote from because the entire prose-poem needs to be read to be fully appreciated. Read in its entirety on her website, oriah.org. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]
The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time. ~Lady Aberdeen
Spring is on the way; summer is on the way; storms are on the way; wars are on the way; sorrow and happiness are on the way; they are all on the way, they are coming! Everything is on the way! Life is a highway; while we are moving on the way, all else is coming towards us! Devil is on the way; angel is on the way! Stay firm on the way! ~Mehmet Murat ildan
A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
Persistence is a virtue — as long as you don't carry it too far. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer, lumpenbangenpiano.com
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