If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
The best way out is always through.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
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.
There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
The miracle or the power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
Success ... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Nelson Mandela said: 'It always seems impossible until it's done.' Peace is possible.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
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.
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
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