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Grudge no expense-yield to no opposition-forget fatigue-till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love shall have overcome.
There is an incredible amount of magic and feistiness in black men that nobody has been able to wipe out. But everybody has tried.
To look back is to relax one's vigil.
There's nothing in this world that comes easy. There are a lot of people who aren't going to bother to win. We learn in football to get up and go once more.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective ... if you want it, if you will to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.
If you don't wake up with something in your stomach every day that makes you think, "I want to make this movie," it'll never get made.
There are but two roads that lead to an important goal and to the doing of great things: strength and perseverance. Strength is the lot of but a few privileged men; but austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time.
We conquer by continuing.
When you stop talking, you've lost your customer.
When it goes wrong, you feel like cutting your throat, but you go on. You don't let anything get you down so much that it beats you or stops you.
To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
Any man can work when every stroke of his hands brings down the fruit rattling from the tree ... but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement... that requires a heroism which is transcendent.
Until I die, I'm going to keep doing. My people need me. They need somebody that's not taking from them and is giving them something.
Be like a postage stamp-stick to one thing until you get there.
Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
For me, at least, there came moments when faith wavered. But there is the great lesson and the great triumph: keep the fire burning until, by and by, out of the mass of sordid details there comes some result.
Nothing in the world can take place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
In the game of life nothing is less important than the score at half time.
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance.
Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.
Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
Dear God, I pray for patience. And I want it right now!
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
If you want your ship to come in, you must build a dock.
By perseverance the snails reached the ark.
Hope: A pathological belief in the occurrence of the impossible.
Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who put them into action are priceless.
As an entrepreneur, I am often asked how I kept my perseverance. Well, persevere comes from the Latin roots purse, as in "money," and sever, as in "cut off." That's why I persevered.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races, one after another.
The waters wear the stones.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.
Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.


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