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One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never -- in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Never, never, never, never give up.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, Here comes number seventy-one!
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Success... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
All great achievements require time.
With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
I'm proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged.
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.
There's only one way you can fail, and that's to quit.
If you've got the guts to stick it out... you're going to make it.
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired.
You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. [Proverbs 24:16]
Never give up. Keep your thoughts and your mind always on the goal.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits.
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
A jug fills drop by drop.
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
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.
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
I am confident. I never give up.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed.
The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
How long should you try? Until.
Stars are good too. I wish I could get some to put in my hair. But I suppose I never can. You would be surprised to find how far off they are, for they do not look it. When they first showed last night I tried to knock some down with a pole, but it didn't reach, which astonished me. Then I tried clods till I was all tired out, but I never got one. I did make some close shots, for I saw the black blot of the clod sail right into thee midst of the golden clusters forty or fifty times, just barely missing them, and if I could've held out a little longer, maybe I could've got one.
Persevere and get it done.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. [James 1:4]
They, that unnamed they, they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up -- and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me.
Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
Paralyze resistance with persistence.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody.
Endurance is the crowning quality...
You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.
Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliance and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bull doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Never say die.
The most essential factor is persistence -- the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
I am a kind of burr; I shall stick.
It's always too soon to quit.
Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained -- who can say this is not greatness?
If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
I never gave up, even when people told me I'd never make it.
Neither evil tongues, rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, shall ever prevail against us.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. [Hebrews 10:36]
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
God Almighty hates a quitter.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
To be somebody you must last.
It matters if you just don't give up.
The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they have gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you. Except the Will which says to them; Hold on!
Persevere in virtue and diligence.
If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
I will hold.
The only way to overcome is to hang in.
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals -- this alone is worth the struggle.
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.
He conquers who endures.
No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning.
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.
If you are truly flexible and go until... there is really very little you can't accomplish in your lifetime.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.
You have to persevere. You have to do it. I have insecurities. But whatever I'm insecure about I don't dissect it, but I'll go after it and say, What am I afraid of? I bet the average successful person can tell you they've failed so much more than they've had success. I've had far more failures than I've had successes. With every commercial I've gotten, there were 200 I didn't get. You have to go after what you're afraid of.
No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years.
Don't worry about genius. Don't worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. And the best motto for a long march is: Don't grumble. Plug on!
When the going gets tough, the tough hang in there.
Your persistence is your measure of faith in yourself.
We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there.
Either I will find away or I will make one
Plodding wins the race.
A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves a glorious success.
Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty give way.
Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.
Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time.
Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world's wealth. It spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and buds the choicest flowers and fruits spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briars.
Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.
Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
One should act in consonance with the way of heaven and earth, which is enduring and eternal. The superior man perseveres long in his course, adapts to the times, but remains firm in his direction and correct in his goals.
Boys, there ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.
Never despair, keep pushing on!
I never thought I didn't have a card to play.
The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.
There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers. It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody believes in a determined man. People know that when he undertakes a thing, the battle is half won, for his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do.
Through struggle to the stars.
When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.
Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity.
Don't halt before you are lame.
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on.
When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.
A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
If you keep working at it, in the last analysis, you win. They've got to kill us a hundred times. All we have to do is kill them once.
Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players' minds the next time out.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
This lady is not for turning.
The person who wins may have been counted out several times, but didn't hear the referee.
Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when your rise to battle again.
It's when things get rough and you don't quit that success comes.
Believing the fact that we cannot be perfect does never mean to abandon the ceaseless quest for improvement.
If you haven't struck oil in the first three minutes - stop boring!