I'm proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up.
Author: Orel Herhiser
Profession: American Baseball Player
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
Profession: Greek Historian
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
Success... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Author: Conrad Hilton (1887-1979)
Profession: American Hotelier, Businessman, Founder, Hilton Hotels
The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
Author: A. E. Housman (1859-1936)
Profession: British Poet, Classical Scholar
If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed.
Author: Curly Howard
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?
Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)
Profession: American Author, Publisher
Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Author: Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)
Profession: British Biologist, Educator
One should act in consonance with the way of heaven and earth, which is enduring and eternal. The superior man perseveres long in his course, adapts to the times, but remains firm in his direction and correct in his goals.
Author: I Ching
Profession: Chinese Book of Changes
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.
Author: Lee Iacocca (1924)
Profession: American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler