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Quotations about perseverance

Joss WhedonThe thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is.

 - Joss Whedon

Garry KasparovSolving new problems is what keeps us moving forward as individuals and as a society, so don't back down.

 - Garry Kasparov

Plutarch  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

Nothing in the 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 are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

 - Calvin Coolidge

Ayn RandDo not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.

 - Ayn Rand

Martin Luther KingIf you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

 - Martin Luther King

Maya AngelouYou may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
Rut still, like air, I'll rise,


 - Maya Angelou

ConfuciusOur greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

 - Confucius

Friedrich NietzscheNo one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across; but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don't ask, walk!

 - Friedrich Nietzsche

Marie CurieLife is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

 - Marie Curie

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass . . . It's about learning how to dance in the rain.

 - Vivian Greene

Henry FordWhen everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

 - Henry Ford

Randy PauschWe send our kids out to play football or soccer or swimming or whatever it is, and it's the first example of what I'm going to call a head fake, or indirect learning. We actually don't want our kids to learn football. I mean, yeah, it's really nice that I have a wonderful three-point stance and that I know how to do a chop block and all this kind of stuff. But we send our kids out to learn much more important things. Teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, etcetera, etcetera. And these kinds of head fake learning are absolutely important. And you should keep your eye out for them because they're everywhere.

 - Randy Pausch