Thursday, July 17, 2008

Persistence: Something to Think About

"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


My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. ~Hank Aaron

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 A. Edison

Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful. ~Brian Tracy

Never discourage anyone... who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. ~Plato

Never, never, never, never give up. ~Winston Churchill

No matter how far you walk, how hard you work, or how bad it hurts, you'll always get to where you need to be. ~Unknown

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. ~Vincent Lombardi

One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. ~Edward B. Butler

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. ~Johann Friedrich von Schiller

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 comments:

The Voice said...

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. ~Vincent Lombardi

I have acquired some nasty habits--although I tend to call it 'running'. I get to the hardest breath, slide to a mind jerking stop, and backtrack. Then I wonder what the fear was all about.

Great quotes.

Erica Vetsch said...

For some strange reason, whenever I read that quote by Winston Churchill, tears come to my eyes. When I ponder all that Britain and the world faced in those dark hours and the sacrifices they made on a daily basis, my struggles seem so small and perservering seems the logical choice. I do wonder who encouraged Winston when he grew weary.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

My husband says I am like a dog with a dish rag, I never give up. In doing so I have found I am really good at nothing but persistant about everything. These are remarkable quotes, thanks for sharing.