Quotes on Perseverance

I needs LOTS of coaching on perseverance because this essential virtue depends on another one called patience, which God ran out of the day He made me. Here are some beautiful quotes on perseverance:

“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” –Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice

“Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.” –Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”–T.S. Eliot Poet

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” –Robert G. Ingersoll, Poet

“We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough.”–Helen Keller

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”–Abraham Lincoln

“The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle–the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.”–Douglas MacArthur, American general

“True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.”–John Petit-Senn, French Poet

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.”–Theodore Roosevelt

“The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.”–George Santayana, American philosopher and poet
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”–Japanese Proverb

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”–Author Unknown
“Saints are sinners who kept on going.”–Robert Louis Stevenson

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”–Buddhist Saying

“When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.”–Author Unknown

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”–Jacob A. Riis

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Originally published on Beyond Blue at Beliefnet.com

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