Perseverance, patience

Quotations : Perseverance,Patience

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as you ever can.
— John Wesley, evangelist and founder of Methodism (1703-1791)

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
— T. S. Eliot, poet, dramatist, critic (1888-1965)

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
— Theodore Roosevelt, American adventurer and 26th president (1858-1919)

A person’s character is what it is. It’s a little like a marriage – only without the option of divorce. You can work on it and try to make it better, but basically you have to take the bitter with the sweet.
— Henrik Hertzberg, 20th-century American editor and journalist

Character is simply habit long continued.
— Plutarch, Greek biographer (47-120 A.D.)

The force of character is cumulative.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, philosopher and poet (1803-1882)

If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.
— Beryl Markham, English adventurer and author (1902-1986)

The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.
— Unknown

Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use.
— Ruth Gordon, American actress (1896-1985)

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
— Eleanor Roosevelt, American stateswoman, First Lady (1884-1962)

Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what nerves let you do.
— Bruce Crampton, professional golfer (b. 1935)

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
— Bernard M. Baruch, American financier (1870-1965)

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
— William Congreve, English dramatist (1670-1729)

In times of stress, be bold and valiant.
— Horace, Roman poet (65-8 B.C.)

What worries you, masters you.
— Haddon W. Robinson, American preacher, author, professor and TV show host

Morality is stronger than tyrants.
— Louis-Antoine-Leon de Saint-Just, French revolutionary (1767-1794)

Morality, when formal, devours.
— Albert Camus, French existentialist novelist (1913-1960)

The belly comes before the soul.
— George Orwell, British journalist and novelist (1903-1950)

You’ve got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body’s sermon on how to behave.
— Billie Holiday (Eleanor Fagan), American singer (1915-1959)

Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, dramatist and scientist (1749-1832)

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
— Edgar J. Mohn

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
— George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist (1819-1880)

I believe a man is born first unto himself — for the happy developing of himself, while the world is a nursery, and the pretty things are to be snatched for, and pleasant things tasted; some people seem to exist thus right to the end. But most are born again on entering manhood; then they are born to humanity, to a consciousness of all the laughing, and the never-ceasing murmur of pain and sorrow that comes from the terrible multitudes of brothers.
— D.H. Lawrence, British author (1885-1930)

There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften.
— Cicero, Roman orator, lawyer, politician and philosopher (106-43 B.C.)

Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.
— William Shakespeare, English playwright,(1564-1616)

Our joys as winged dreams do fly; Why then should sorrow last? Since grief but aggravates thy loss, Grieve not for what is past.
— Thomas Percy, English poet (1729-1811)

Grief is the agony of an instant: the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
— Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister and author (1804-1881)

I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process.
— Thomas Edison, American inventor) (1847-1931), responding to a reporter who asked how it felt to fail 2000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb

Be patient and calm—for no one can catch fish in anger.
— Herbert Hoover, American public servant and 31st president (1874-1964)

Fall seven times. Stand up eight.
— Japanese proverb

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
— Mary Pickford (Gladys Louise Smith), American actress (1893-1979)

The way to succeed is never quit. Thats it. But really be humble about it.
— Alex Haley, American author (1921-1992)

Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets. We attempt nothing great but from a sense of the difficulties we have to encounter, we persevere in nothing great but from a pride in overcoming them.
— William Hazlitt, English essayist and literary critic (1778-1830)

The greater the obstacle the more glory in overcoming it.
— Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), French dramatist (1622-1673)

What does not destroy makes me stronger.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them—every day begin the task anew.
— Saint Francis de Sales, bishop of Geneva (1567-1622)

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
— Oliver Goldsmith, English author (1730-1774)

Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty.
— John Ruskin, British critic and author (1819-1900)

By and by never comes.
— St. Augustine, philosopher and bishop of Hippo (354-430)

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
— Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father, inventor and statesman (1706-1790)

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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, 30th American president (1872-1933)

People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else.
— Unknown

One is defeated only when one accepts defeat.
— Marshal Foch, French general and war hero (1851-1929)

It is not falling into the water, but lying in it, that drowns.
— Unknown

Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.
— Dennis DeYoung, songwriter and member of the pop rock band Styx (b. 1947)

Any mans life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.
— Booker T. Washington, American educator (1856-1915)

A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.
— Albert Schweitzer, French Nobel Peace Prize-winning mission doctor and theologian (1875-1965)

Football is like life. It teaches work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness, and respect for authority.
— Vince Lombardi, football coach

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
— Ronnie Lott, football player

The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will.
— Vince Lombardi, football coach

It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.
— Vince Lombardi, football coach

The will must be stronger than the skill.
— Muhammed Ali, boxer

In golf and in life, it’s the follow-through that makes the difference.
— Anonymous

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
— Vince Lombardi, football coach

When the game is over, it is really just beginning.
— Jerry Kramer, football player

Value is that which one acts to gain and/or keep. Virtue is the act by which one aims and/or keeps it.
— Ayn Rand, Russian-American philosopher and author (1905-1982)

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
— Lao-tzu, Chinese founder of Taoism (fl. 6th century B.C., possibly apocryphal)

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
— Demosthenes, Athenian orator and statesman (384-322 B.C.)

The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.
— Hamilton Wright Mabee

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time.
— Confucius, Ancient Chinese philosopher

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
— The Most Rev. Dr. Desmond Tutu, first black South African Anglican Archbishop

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.
— John Wooden, UCLA basketball coach (1910-2010)

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
— Ethiopian proverb

A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit.
— Greek proverb

Hurrying does not result in success.
— Swahili proverb

Failure is the mother of success.
— Chinese proverb

Beginning is easy – to keep going is hard.
— Japanese proverb

A good guitarist will play even if he has only one string.
— South American proverb

He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes; he who asks no questions stays a fool forever.
— Chinese proverb

A melon forced off its vine is not sweet.
— Chinese

If you are an anvil, be patient; if you are a hammer, be strong.
— Kurdish proverb

Control of mental conduct, not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai.
— Japanese proverb

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
— Mother Teresa, Catholic nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (1910-1997)

Doubt is the key to knowledge.
— Persian proverb

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.
— –Ornette Coleman, jazz musician and composer

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end; it’s already tomorrow in Australia.
— Charles Schultz