Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright: to have done is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery.
So, I mean to say, as for those who are proving their allegiance with what I would call sickening perseverance, and who are urging the president to brush away the constitution, those I would like to remind of a Russian proverb: “Don’t spit into the well, it’ll come in handy once you’re thirsty.vladimir posner
I feel convinced that every man has given him of God much more than he has any idea of, and that he can help on the world's work more than he knows of. What we want is the single eye that will see what our work is, the humility to accept it, however lowly, the faith to do it for God, the perseverance to go on till death.norman macleod
Invariably will you find perseverance exemplified as the radical principle in every truly great character. It facilitates, perfects, and consolidates the execution of the plan conceived, and renders profitable its results when attained. By continuing to advance steadily in the same way, light constantly increases, obstacles disappear, efficient habits are confirmed, experience is acquired, the use of the best means is reduced to easy action, and success becomes more sure.elias lyman magoo
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.Henry Ward Beecher, as quoted in Proverbial Wisdom : Proverbs, Maxims and Ethical Sentences, of Interest to All Classes of Men. (1903) by Abram N. Coleman, p. 233.
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.Thomas Buxton, 1st Baronet, as quoted in Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine Vol. XIX (January - June 1886), p. 89.
If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities.George Lucas. From the George Lucas Interview, ‘A Life Making Movies’, for the Academy of Achievement organization, June 19, 1999, Washington, D.C.
The practice of perseverance is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the fighting but the' conquering that gives a hero his title to renown.Elias Lyman Magoon, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 450.
A natural talent is required; for, when Nature opposes, everything else is in vain; but when Nature leads the way to what is most excellent, instruction in the art takes place, which the student must try to appropriate to himself by reflection, becoming an early pupil in a place well adapted for instruction. He must also bring to the task a love of labor and perseverance, so that the instruction taking root may bring forth proper and abundant fruits.hippocrates
Desire , to know why, and how, CURIOSITY; such as is in no living creature but Man ; so that Man is distinguished, not only by his Reason; but also by this singular Passion from other Animals ; in whom the appetite of food, and other pleasures of Sense, by predominance, take away the care of knowing causes; which is a Lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of Knowledge, exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal Pleasure.thomas hobbes
The life of man is made up of action and endurance; and life is fruitful in the ratio in which it is laid out in noble action or in patient perseverance.Henry Liddon, p. 3. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.Proverb, published by Charles Spurgeon in The Salt-cellars : Being a Collection of Proverbs, Together with Homely Notes Thereon (1889), p. 89.
Patience and perseverance are never more thoroughly Christian graces than when features of prayer.P. 461. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Many a man acquires a fortune by doing his business thoroughly, while his neighbour remains poor for life , because he only half does it. Ambition, energy, industry, perseverance, are indispensable requisites for success in business.P. T. Barnum. 'Whatever You Do, Do With All Your Might', The Art of Money-Getting.
Patience and perseverance are never more thoroughly Christian graces than when features of prayer.Samuel I. Prime, p. 461. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
No matter what an amount of talent employed in the organization of propaganda, it will have no result if due account is not taken of these fundamental principles. Propaganda must be limited to a few simple themes and these must be represented again and again. Here, as in innumerable other cases, perseverance is the first and most important condition of success.Variant: No amount of genius spent on the creation of propaganda will lead to success if a fundamental principle is not forever kept in mind. Propaganda must confine itself to very few points, and repeat them endlessly. Here, as with so many things in this world, persistence is the first and foremost condition of success.
The basis of self-government and freedom requires the development of character and self-restraint and perseverance and the long view. And these are qualities which require many years of training and education.John F. Kennedy in his Address at the University of Washington's 100th Anniversary Program (16 November 1961).
perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.Walter Elliott, in The Spiritual Life : Doctrine and Practice of Christian Perfection (1918).
perseverance is the master impulse of the firmest souls, the discipline of the noblest virtues, and the guaranty of acquisitions the most invigorating in their use and inestimable in their worth.Elias Lyman Magoon, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 450.
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