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It's gonna be a long hard drag, but we'll make it.
      - Janis Joplin

God is with those who persevere.
      - Koran, ch. VIII

Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail of success.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

There is no creature so contemptible but by resolution may gain his point.
      - Sir Roger L'Estrange

For thine own purpose, thou hast sent
  The strife and the discouragement!
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        Christus--The Golden Legend (pt. II)

Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt;
  Nothing so hard but search will find it out.
      - Richard Lovelace

A falling drop at last will carve a stone.
      - Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)

The soft droppes of raine perce the hard Marble, many strokes overthrow the tallest Oke.
      - John Lyly (Lylie or Lyllie), Euphues
         (p. 81), (Arber's 1579 reprint)

The practice of perseverance is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the fighting but the conquering that gives a hero his title to renown.
      - Elias L. Magoon

The virtue lies
  In the struggle, not the prize.
      - Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton,
        The World to the Soul (9, 1)

No worthy enterprise can be done by us without continual plodding and wearisomeness to our faint and sensitive abilities.
      - John Milton

So Satan, whom repulse upon repulse
  Met ever, and to shameful silence brought,
    Yet gives not o'er though desperate of success.
      - John Milton, Paradise Regained
         (bk. IV, l. 21)

Yet I argue not
  Again Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot
    Of right or hope; but still bear up and steer
      Right onward.
      - John Milton, To Cyriack Skinner

All the great captains have performed vast achievements by conforming with the rules of art--by adjusting efforts to obstacles.
      - Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
      - Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)

Want of perseverance is the great fault of women in everything--morals, attention to health, friendship, and so on. It cannot be too often repeated that women never reach the end of anything through want of perseverance.
      - Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
      - Plutarch

Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.
      - Plutarch, Of the Training of Children

The drop hollows out the stone not by strength, but by constant falling.
  [Lat., Gutta cavat lapidem non vi, sed saepe cadendo.]
      - prob. first used by Richard,
        quoted in the "Menagiana", 1713

Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back.
      - Zhu Rongji

We shall escape the uphill by never turning back.
      - Christina Georgina Rossetti, Amor Mundi

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

Perseverance is irresistible.
      - Quintus Sertorius

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
  That you resolv'd to effect.
      - William Shakespeare

Much rain wears the marble.
      - William Shakespeare

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