Saints are sinners who kept on going.
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
Each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can't take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you could n't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that 's just the place and time that the tide'll turn.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
How long should you try? Until.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
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