Favorite Quotations ~  Perseverance Guide to Personal Happiness

"You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal." ~ Mia Hamm

Little Engine Who Could

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that precedes the victory. ~ Karen Bliss Livingston

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there, then never, never, never give up." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Victory belongs to the most persevering. ~ Napoléon Bonaparte

The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. ~ David Sarnoff

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~ Confucius

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

`Onipa`a. Stand firm. ~ Queen Lili`uokalani

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. ~ James Whitcomb Riley

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~ Thomas Edison

Never ride a bike with the brakes on. If something is proving too difficult, give up and do something else. Try to live without resort to per­severance. ~ Geoff Dyer, theguardian.com, Feb 19, 2010

And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ~ JK Rowling

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