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PERSEVERANCE
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[ Also see Ability Constancy Courage Decision Diligence Effort Endurance Impatience Industry Labor Obstinacy Patience Persistence Purpose Resolution Strength Success Tenacity Work ]

But Hercules himself must yield to odds;
  And many strokes, though with a little axe,
    Hews down and fells the hardest-timbered oak.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part III
         (Messenger at II, i)

I am tied to the stake, and I must stand the course.
      - William Shakespeare, King Lear
         (Gloucester at III, vii)

Perseverance, dear my lord,
  Keeps honor bright; to have done, is to hang
    Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail
      In monumental mock'ry.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The History of Troilus and Cressida
         (Ulysses at III, iii)

Perseverance is king.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back.
      - William Gilmore Simms

The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to things when you have outlived the first interest, and not yet got the second which comes with a sort of mastery.
      - Janet Erskine Stuart

There are two ways of attaining an important end--force and perseverance. Force falls to the lot only of the privileged few, but austere and sustained perseverance can be practiced by the most insignificant. Its silent power grows irresistible with time.
      - Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine (Soimonoff)

Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

Those who would attain to any marked degree of excellence in a chosen pursuit must work, and work hard for it, prince or peasant.
      - Bayard Taylor

No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson

To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny.
      - George Washington

Hard pounding, gentlemen; but we will see who can pound the longest.
      - Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley,
        at Waterloo

Even in social life, it is persistency which attracts confidence, more than talents and accomplishments.
      - Edwin Percy Whipple


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