Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Success ... seems to be connected with action.
Each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can't take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.
The real test is not whether you avoid failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it. . .
Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power.
Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The world is full of educated derelicts.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
To succeed, you must have tremendous perserverance... tremendous will. "I will drink the ocean", says the perservering soul; at my will mountains will crumble. Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.
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