Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn't quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.
In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
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.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Success ... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
When I arrived at Columbia, I gave up acting and became interested in all things French. French poetry, French history, French literature.
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