Sunday, April 25, 2010


Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Thomas Carlyle

Press on! A better fate awaits thee.
Victor Hugo

Perseverance is king.
Josh Billings

The waters wear the stones.
The Book of Job 14:19

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Chinese Proverb

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.

The important thing in life is to have great aim and to possess the aptitude and the perseverance to attain it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Without sweat and toil no work is made perfect.
Latin Proverb

Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance.
C. W. Wendte

I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
Sir T. F. Buxton

Those who would attain to any marked degree of excellence in a chosen pursuit must work, and work hard for it, prince or peasant.
Bayard Taylor

It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Washington Irving

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
Lucretius 95 BC - From Perseverance: (persistence...endurance...persevere... ) - Happy Otter

He who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces as to the idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.
John Foster

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

Do not think that what is hard for thee to master is impossible for man; but if a thing is possible and proper to man, deem it attainable by thee.
Marcus Aurelius

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

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