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quote by Swami Vivekananda: Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Steve Jobs: I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. with background image: photo of author Steve Jobs with quote

I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

--Steve Jobs
quote by Stephen Covey: Beginners are many; finishers are few. with background image: photo of author Stephen Covey with quote

Beginners are many; finishers are few.

--Stephen Covey
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. Those that persevere will see the light, sooner or later. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. Those that persevere will see the light, sooner or later.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Elvis Presley: When things go wrong, don't go with them. with background image: rocks on sea side at daytime
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When things go wrong, don't go with them.

--Elvis Presley

quote by J. K. Rowling: We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. with background image: photo of author J. K. Rowling with quote

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

--J. K. Rowling
quote by Hector Crawford: Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it! with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!

--Hector Crawford
quote by A. A. Milne: Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. with background image: yellow and white balloons on orange surface
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Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

--A. A. Milne
quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson: Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. with background image: photo of author Henri Cartier-Bresson with quote

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.

--Henri Cartier-Bresson
quote by Neville Longbottom: We're all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that? with background image: shallow focus photography of white flowers
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We're all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?

--Neville Longbottom
quote by Drew Barrymore: Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. with background image: photo of author Drew Barrymore with quote

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.

--Drew Barrymore
quote by Joel Osteen: Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. with background image: photo of author Joel Osteen with quote

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.

--Joel Osteen

quote by Helen Keller: A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn. with background image: photo of author Helen Keller with quote

A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.

--Helen Keller
quote by Jocko Willink: Everyone wants some magic pill -- some life hack -- that eliminates the need to do the work. But that does not exist. with background image: photo of author Jocko Willink with quote

Everyone wants some magic pill -- some life hack -- that eliminates the need to do the work. But that does not exist.

--Jocko Willink
quote by Terry Pratchett: A crowbar is a universal pass key. with background image: photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

A crowbar is a universal pass key.

--Terry Pratchett
quote by Henry Rollins: I don't have talent, so I just get up earlier. with background image: man smiling while facing other person
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I don't have talent, so I just get up earlier.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Santosh Kalwar: You will receive most when you will expect least. with background image: sunflowers
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You will receive most when you will expect least.

--Santosh Kalwar
quote by Leigh Mitchell Hodges: Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success. with background image: white stars in the sky during night time
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Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.

--Leigh Mitchell Hodges
quote by Robin Sharma: The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance. with background image: red
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The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance.

--Robin Sharma
quote by Adam Grant: The seeds of greatness are planted in the daily grind. with background image: photo of author Adam Grant with quote

The seeds of greatness are planted in the daily grind.

--Adam Grant
quote by Persius: He conquers who endures. with background image: photo of author Persius with quote

He conquers who endures.

--Persius
quote by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam: If four things are followed -- having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance -- then anything can be achieved. with background image: person holding white book
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If four things are followed -- having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance -- then anything can be achieved.

--A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
quote by Victor Hugo: There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come. with background image: photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The magnitude of a progress is gauged by the greatness of the sacrifice that it requires. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The magnitude of a progress is gauged by the greatness of the sacrifice that it requires.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance. with background image: photo of author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe with quote

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: No conqueror believes in chance. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

No conqueror believes in chance.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Santosh Kalwar: Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering. with background image: green and white painted wall
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Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.

--Santosh Kalwar
quote by Sogyal Rinpoche: There is no armor like perseverance. with background image: photo of author Sogyal Rinpoche with quote

There is no armor like perseverance.

--Sogyal Rinpoche
quote by Maya Angelou: I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Epictetus: No great thing is created suddenly. with background image: sunset
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No great thing is created suddenly.

--Epictetus

Longer Version:

No great thing is created suddenly. There must be time. Give your best and always be kind.


quote by Albert Einstein: I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

--Albert Einstein
quote by Criss Jami: The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. with background image: birds flying over boat
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The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

--Criss Jami
quote by Og Mandino: If I persist long enough I will win. with background image: person's hand holding round silver analog watch with black leather strap
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If I persist long enough I will win.

--Og Mandino
quote by Maya Angelou: You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Confucius: It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

--Confucius
quote by Herbert Kaufman: The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. with background image: man in black pants sitting on chair
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The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

--Herbert Kaufman
quote by Arthur Schopenhauer: Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. with background image: photo of author Arthur Schopenhauer with quote

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.

--Arthur Schopenhauer
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Thomas Edison: Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged. with background image: photo of author Thomas Edison with quote

Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.

--Thomas Edison
quote by Thomas Edison: When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes. with background image: photo of author Thomas Edison with quote

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.

--Thomas Edison
quote by Napoléon Bonaparte: Victory belongs to the most persevering. with background image: snow mountains under nightsky
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Victory belongs to the most persevering.

--Napoléon Bonaparte
quote by Victor Hugo: Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. with background image: photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Woodrow Wilson: The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. with background image: photo of author Woodrow Wilson with quote

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

--Woodrow Wilson
quote by Winston Churchill: Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. with background image: photo of author Winston Churchill with quote

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.

--Winston Churchill
quote by William Blake: What is now proved was once only imagined. with background image: photo of author William Blake with quote

What is now proved was once only imagined.

--William Blake
quote by William Feather: Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. with background image: red coupe parked in front of black and gray building during daytime
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Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

--William Feather
quote by William Ellery Channing: Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. with background image: photo of author William Ellery Channing with quote

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

--William Ellery Channing
quote by Truman Capote: Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. with background image: rainbow
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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

--Truman Capote
quote by Thomas Carlyle: Endurance is patience concentrated. with background image: bonfire on focus photography
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Endurance is patience concentrated.

--Thomas Carlyle
quote by Thomas Carlyle: Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. with background image: photo of author Thomas Carlyle with quote

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

--Thomas Carlyle
quote by Samuel Smiles: Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. with background image: man standing on cliff under white sky
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Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.

--Samuel Smiles
quote by Samuel Johnson: If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. with background image: photo of author Samuel Johnson with quote

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

--Samuel Johnson
quote by Samuel Johnson: Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. with background image: photo of author Samuel Johnson with quote

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

--Samuel Johnson

Longer Version:

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Those that walk with vigor, three hours a day, will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe.


quote by Roger Bannister: The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. with background image: person standing on rock formation during daytime
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The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

--Roger Bannister
quote by Orison Swett Marden: Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. with background image: green trees under white clouds
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Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.

--Orison Swett Marden
quote by Nelson Mandela: After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

--Nelson Mandela

Longer Version:

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.


quote by Napoleon Hill: Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. with background image: photo of author Napoleon Hill with quote

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

--Napoleon Hill
quote by Napoleon Hill: Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. with background image: photo of author Napoleon Hill with quote

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

--Napoleon Hill
quote by Mike Tyson: As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. with background image: photo of author Mike Tyson with quote

As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.

--Mike Tyson
quote by Marian Wright Edelman: You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. with background image: photo of author Marian Wright Edelman with quote

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.

--Marian Wright Edelman
quote by Marian Wright Edelman: Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for. with background image: photo of author Marian Wright Edelman with quote

Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for.

--Marian Wright Edelman
quote by Lincoln Diaz-Balart: Perseverance and perspective until victory. with background image: woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime
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Perseverance and perspective until victory.

--Lincoln Diaz-Balart
quote by Lou Holtz: You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance. with background image: photo of author Lou Holtz with quote

You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.

--Lou Holtz
quote by Leonardo da Vinci: He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. with background image: mountains with trees under white star at night
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He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

--Leonardo da Vinci
quote by James A. Michener: Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. with background image: photo of author James A. Michener with quote

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

--James A. Michener
quote by Julie Andrews: Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. with background image: photo of author Julie Andrews with quote

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

--Julie Andrews
quote by Josh Billings: Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. with background image: photo of author Josh Billings with quote

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

--Josh Billings
quote by John Quincy Adams: Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. with background image: photo of author John Quincy Adams with quote

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

--John Quincy Adams

Longer Version:

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. These qualities have ever been displayed in their mightiest perfection, as attendants in the retinue of strong passions.


quote by John D. Rockefeller: I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. with background image: person using laptop computer
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I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

--John D. Rockefeller
quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. with background image: silhouette of off-road car
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
quote by Henry Ward Beecher: The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. with background image: photo of author Henry Ward Beecher with quote

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

--Henry Ward Beecher
quote by Henry David Thoreau: Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. with background image: black vehicle on road between trees during daytime
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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Hank Aaron: My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. with background image: brown wallpaper
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My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.

--Hank Aaron
quote by Hal Borland: Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. with background image: brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime
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Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

--Hal Borland
quote by George Eliot: Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

--George Eliot
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. with background image: photo of author Sir Francis Bacon with quote

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: The great end of life is not knowledge but action. with background image: photo of author Sir Francis Bacon with quote

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. with background image: two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by Earl Nightingale: Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. with background image: photo of author Earl Nightingale with quote

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

--Earl Nightingale

quote by Christopher Reeve: A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. with background image: photo of author Christopher Reeve with quote

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

--Christopher Reeve
quote by Charles H. Spurgeon: By perseverance the snail reached the ark. with background image: photo of author Charles H. Spurgeon with quote

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

--Charles H. Spurgeon

Longer Version:

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. A mouse may find a hole, be the room ever so full of cats.


quote by Carl Sagan: For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. with background image: photo of author Carl Sagan with quote

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

--Carl Sagan
quote by Billie Jean King: Champions keep playing until they get it right. with background image: photo of author Billie Jean King with quote

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

--Billie Jean King
quote by Bill Bradley: Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. with background image: person holding gray leaf
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Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

--Bill Bradley
quote by Babe Ruth: Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. with background image: photo of author Babe Ruth with quote

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

--Babe Ruth
quote by Andrew Carnegie: People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. with background image: photo of author Andrew Carnegie with quote

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

--Andrew Carnegie
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