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Hope: A pathological belief in the occurrence of the impossible.

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

I argue not against heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot of heart or hope, but still bear up, and steer right onward.

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.

I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not touch, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.

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

I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.

Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who put them into action are priceless.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation.

If you want your ship to come in, you must build a dock.

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.

In the game of life nothing is less important than the score at half time.

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As fail.

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

It is all very well to tell me that a young man has distinguished himself by a brilliant first speech. He may go on, or he may be satisfied with his first triumph; but show me a young man who has not succeeded at first, and nevertheless has gone on, and I will back that young man to do better than most of those who have succeeded at the first trial.

It is with many enterprises as with striking fire; we do not meet with success except by reiterated efforts, and often at the instant when we despaired of success.

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Let us only suffer any person to tell us his story, morning and evening, but for one twelve-month, and he will become our master.


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