Persistence & Perseverance

“Nothing is the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not;… Genius will not;… Education will not;… Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Calvin Coolidge

“The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.”
Milton Glaser

“My greatest point is my persistence, i never give up in a match. however down I am, i fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that i have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.”
Bjorn Borg

“If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.”
Calvin Coolidge

“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance”
Samuel Johnson

“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
John D. Rockefeller

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
Napolean Bonaparte

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish”
John Quincy Adams

“The heights by great men reached and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The difference between a successful person and others isn’t lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.”
Vince Lombardi

“Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.”
Eric Butterworth

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”
Tom Krause

“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”
E. Joseph Cossman

“Losing doesn’t eat at me the way it used to. I just get ready for the next play, the next game, the next season.”
Troy Aikman

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
Mark Victor Hansen