It’s okay to be discouraged. It’s not okay to quit. To know you want to quit but to plant your feet and keep inching closer until you take the impenetrable fortress you’ve decided to lay siege to in your own life – that’s persistence.
It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.
Kenneth J Hutchins
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.
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. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Inspiration grows into full-scale creation through persistence and imagination.
Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.