Wisdom on Perseverance

The difference between failure and success lies in a person’s ability to persevere.

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The difference between failure and success lies in a person’s ability to persevere.

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – General Dwight Eisenhower


Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one`s liberty. – Henri Frederic Amiel


If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison 

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein


Persistence is to the character of man what carbon is to steel. – Napoleon Hill 


As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better. – Dr. Steve Maraboli


Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich


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


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. – Flavia Weedn


Jeanne Yizhen Yin


Special acknowledgement to Symphony of Love: Inspiring Love, Peace, and Happiness for the beautiful and insightful photo.



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