Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it." It's called perseverance.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit.
Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
I believe that persistent effort, supported by a character-based foundation, will enable you to get more of the things money will buy and all of the things money won't buy.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
What you resist, persists
Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, persists after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
Resolve in advance to persist until you succeed, no matter what the difficulty.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.
You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
What this power is, I cannot say... All I know is that it exists.
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
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