"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races
one after the other."
- Walter Elliot
"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired
of doing the hard work you already did."
- Newt Gingrich
"When nothing seems to help,
I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock,
perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.
Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two,
and I know it was not that last blow that did it,
but all that had gone before."
- Jacob A. Riis
"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished
by tired and discouraged men who kept on working."
- Albert Einstein
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."
- Douglas MacArthur
"How long should you try? Until."
- John Rohn
"When the world says, 'Give up,'
Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'"
- Author Unknown
"Believe that you can do it, under any circumstances.
Because if you believe you can, then you really will.
That belief just keeps you searching for the answers,
then pretty soon you will get it."
- Wally "Famous" Amos
"Facing it - always facing it- that's the way to
get through it. Face it!!"
- Joseph Conrad
"When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another."
- Helen Keller
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight -
it's the size of the fight in the dog."
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground."
- Jerry Bivens
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt