Some Thoughts On Persistence From Various People

“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.”

Tom Hiddleston

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common that 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.”

Calvin Coolidge

“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.”

Isaac Asimov

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

James A. Michener

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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