People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit.
What are you doing for others?
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent.
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
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.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
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.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.
Quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
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.
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
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