Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward
I shall either find a way, or make one (attributed)
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
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.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
Nelson Mandela said: 'It always seems impossible until it's done.' Peace is possible.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
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