Favorite Quotations ~† Tenacity & Stubbornness Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

"Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when confronted by my superior tenacity." ~ Margaret Halsey, No Laughing Matter

William Styron

When you're out of willpower you call on stubbornness, that's the trick. ~ Henri Matisse

I'm a little shot that just kept on shooting. ~ Harvey Mackay

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. ~ Louis Pasteur

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves. ~ W. G. Sumner

Never stay down. ~ Dan Rather

Storms make oaks take deeper root. Kites rise highest against the wind-- not with it. ~ Winston Churchill

Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow. ~ Glen Beaman

If you never budge, don't expect a push. ~ Malcolm Forbes

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~ Dale Carnegie

The best lesson my mom taught me was how to be scrappy. ~ George Clooney

The world doesn't come to the clever folks, it comes to the stubborn, obstinate, one-idea-at-a-time-people. ~ Mary Roberts Rinehart

Iím neither giving up nor giving in. ~ Charlton Heston

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

I'm just going to keep going and goind and going until I can't go anymore. ~ Larry Bossidy, Attitude Attitude Attitude