A work ill done must be twice done.
Welsh (on business)
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower still in changing.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Don’t give up the ship.
God gave us the nuts but he doesn’t crack them.
If you fail to practice your art, it will soon disappear.
German (on art and creativity)
In bad luck, hold out; in good luck, hold in.
German (on luck)
Keep your head about you.
Leave no stone unturned.
Euripides (480-406 BC)
Little by little does the trick.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Little by little one walks far.
Peruvian (on journeys)
Never say die.
Never say never.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
Persevere no matter what.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Stick to your guns.
What you have, hold.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
You never fail until you stop trying.
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Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th
Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve.
Perseverance is stubborness with a purpose.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Perseverance is the will to hold on a little longer when most would have given up a long time ago.
Never give up on something you really want. It is difficult to wait but more difficult to regret.
A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
It’s not how we fall. It’s how we get back up again.
In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
It’s perseverance that’s the key. It’s persevering for long enough to achieve your potential.
It doesn’t matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
George E. Allen
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.
So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.
Its not how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
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
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.