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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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