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.
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.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
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.
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.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
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.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Success ... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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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