It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.
Irresolute men are sometimes very persistent in their undertakings, because if they give up their designs they would have to make a second resolution.
Never, ever, ever give up.
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Saving New York City from bankruptcy is like making love to a gorilla. You don't stop when you're tired; you stop when he's tired.
Make the second effort your second nature.
Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal.
You can eat an elephant one bit at a time.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
If you are doing all you can to the fullest of your ability as well as you can, there is nothing else that is asked of a soul.
Focus on the solution, not the problem
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