Persistence Quotes


Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.

Beauty    Concrete    Dreams    Hardship    Persistence    Roses

You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.

Ambition    Business    Calling    Career    Commitment    Determination    Dreams    Entrepreneur    Faith    Genius    Hobbies    Insanity    Living    Passion    Patience    Peace    Perfection    Perfectionist    Perseverance    Persistence    Power    Priorities    Risk    Sanity    Strategy    Strength    Success

Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.

One mistake does not have to rule a person's entire life.

Any Minute

Joyce Meyer

Any Minute

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.

Writers remember everything...especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.
Art consists of the persistence of memory.

Misery

Stephen King

Misery
Art    Hurts    Memory    Misery    Novels    Persistence    Remember    Requirements    Scars    Stephen king    Stories    Talent    Writers

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,
pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up.

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!

The only things you learn are the things you tame

Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing!

Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.

No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.

When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's work is all I can permit myself to contemplate.

Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.

...When you die, the energy that kept you alive filters into the people you loved. Did you know that? It's like a fire you've tended all your life, and the sparks are all scattered into the wind.... That's why we survive as long as we do, because the people who loved us keep us going.

Death    Energy    Life    Love    Persistence    Survival

We are made to persist.
that's how we find out who we are.

Whether you like it or not, you are committed to the human endeavor. I cannot ally myself with such a purely negative goal as avoidance of suffering. Suffering is a chance you take by the fact of being alive.

Everything passes, but nothing entirely goes away.

If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.

In my experience, nothing worthwhile has ever really been all that easy. But it certainly has been worthwhile regardless how difficult it seemed.

Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it.

I wrote a book. It sucked. I wrote nine more books. They sucked, too. Meanwhile, I read every single thing I could find on publishing and writing, went to conferences, joined professional organizations, hooked up with fellow writers in critique groups, and didn’t give up. Then I wrote one more book.

When I have
tried
and failed, I shall have failed.

Antigone

Sophocles

Antigone

The devil's happy when the critics run you off.

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is, that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

Never rebel for the sake of rebelling, but always rebel for the sake of truth.

Conform    Conformity    Honest    Honesty    Perseverance    Persistence    Rebel    Rebelling    Rebellion    Spite    Stand up    Standing out    Take a stand    True    Truth    Wisdom    Wise

Waiting is a form of passive persistence.

They key of persistence opens all door closed by resistence

Life has moments that feel as if the sun has blackened to tar and the entire world turned to ice.  It feels as if Hades and his vile demons have risen from the depths of Tartarus solely for the purpose of banding to personally torture you, and that their genuine intent of mental, emotional, and spiritual anguish is tearing you to shreds.  Your heart weighs as heavily as leaden legs which you would drag yourself forward with if not for the quicksand that pulls you down inch by inch, paralyzing your will and threatening oblivion.  And all the while fire and brimstone pour from the sky, pelting only you.  
Truly, that is what it feels like. But that feeling is a trial that won't last forever.  Never give up.

There is no such thing as helplessness. It's just another word for giving up.

Life isn't as magical here, and you're not the only one who feels like you don't belong, or that it's better somewhere else. But there ARE things worth living for. And the best part is you never know what's going to happen next.

The Summer King

O.R. Melling

The Summer King

Cat, I'll let you in on a little secret. We don't all love our jobs every day. And doing something you have passion for doesn't make the work part of it any easier...It just makes you less likely to quit.

Career    Georgia    Job    Knitting    Life    Passion    Persistence    Work

Listen, Stephen King used to write in the washroom of his trailer after his kids went to sleep. Harlan Ellison wrote in the stall of a bathroom of his barracks during boot camp. Elmore Leonard got up at 5 AM every morning to write before work.
Every time my alarm goes off at 5 AM and I don’t want to get up, or I would rather sit down after work and play a videogame, I think about those guys. Take care of your family. They need you and love you. Make time for them. Then stop screwing around and finish your damn book.

Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.

Success doesn't come to you; you go to it.

The crazy creatives are the creatives who never go completely mad. They aren't so easily disheartened by the seemingly endless amounts of scrutiny that creative individuals tend to receive because they, like insanity, are the ones who feed off of opposition and negative feedback and manage to continue along with a healthy ambition. It is the crazy that teaches us to use our gifts wisely and own all the attackers.

It may take little time to get where you want to be, but if you pause and think for a moment, you will notice that you are no longer where you were. Do not stop—keep going.

The real test of love is loving those who we feel are the hardest ones to love.

A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failed. I well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself.

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