Some of My Favorite Quotes on Persistence…
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated failures.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
–Calvin Coolidge (30th President of The United States)
"Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best."
–Michael Johnson (American sprinter and winner of 5 Olympic gold medals and 9 World Championships)
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
–Dale Carnegie (American writer, trainer and lecturer)
"When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
–Harriet Beecher Stowe (19th-century American novelist and slavery abolitionist)
"By perseverance the snail reached the ark."
–Charles H. Spurgeon (19th-century British Baptist minister)
"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
–Michael Jordan (American basketball player, 3-time NBA champion and 2-time Olympic gold medalist)
Fall seven times, stand up eight.