You will be wounded many times in your life. You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." It's just an experience, just an experience.
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
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.
Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause.
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
Work hard, don't quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.
All experiences of life seems to prove that the impediments thrown in the way of the human advancement may for the most part be overcome by steady good conduct, honest zeal, activity, perseverance and above all, by a determined resolution to surmount.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Perseverance is a choice. It's not a simple, one-time choice, it's a daily one. There's never a final decision.
It's always too early to quit.
Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
One of the hardest decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
Take It From Me: Life's a Struggle but You Can Win
Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
Success ... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.
I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process.
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