WEEK 123


The big talent is persistence.
— Octavia E. Butler
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
— Calvin Coolidge
Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
— Calvin Coolidge
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
— Bill Bradley
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
— Albert Ellis
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
— Benjamin Franklin
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
— Elbert Hubbard
Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.
— David D. Burns
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
— Denis Waitley
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
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
— Napoleon Hill
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
— Octavia Butler
When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.
— Kiana Tom
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
— Bjorn Borg
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
— Napoleon Hill
At the beginning of a novel, a writer needs confidence, but after that what’s required is persistence. These traits sound similar. They aren’t. Confidence is what politicians, seducers, and currency speculators have, but persistence is a quality found in termites. It’s the blind drive to keep on working that persists after confidence breaks down.
— Walter Kirn
People seldom refuse help, If one offers it in the right way.
— A. C. Benson
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
— Dale Carnegie
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
— Duke Ellington
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
— Leo Tolstoy
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
— Michel de Montaigne
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. A memorable repeat.
— Hal Borland
I dwell in possibility.
— Emily Dickinson
There are no facts, only interpretations.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
— Voltaire