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If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ''Here comes number seventy-one!''

Author: Richard M. DeVos (1926)

Profession: American Businessman, Co-founder of Amway Corp.

Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.

Author: Henry L. Doherty (1870-1939)

Profession: American Utilities Executive/Engineer

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.

Author: Edward Eggleston

Profession: American Writer, Historian

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

Author: Walter Elliott

Profession:

By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.

Author: Ted W. Engstrom

Profession: American Religion and Social Leader

No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet