Wise words on perseverance, from them what know

“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
Winston Churchill

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.”
Mark Twain

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”
Publilius Syrus

“If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what’s said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.”
Plato

“To be worn out is to be renewed.”
Lao Tzu

“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”
Abraham Lincoln

“All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one… characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.”
Henry David Thoreau

“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.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.”
George Bernard Shaw

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
Albert Einstein

“Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.”
Winston Churchill

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
Mark Twain

“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.”
Samuel Johnson

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

4 responses to “Wise words on perseverance, from them what know

  1. Pingback: Wise words on perseverance… « Nu Yang

  2. “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours.”
    ― Noam Chomsky
    (not necessarily preserverance – but without it sure won’t bother)

  3. Chomsky is a good’un – should do a Guy Quote on him…

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