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Charles Noel Douglas

By virtue, integrity, perseverance and true modesty it is poss

Character | Integrity | Modesty | Perseverance | Virtue | Virtue |

Hermann Boerhaave

The surest method against scandal is to live it down by perseverance in well doing.

Method | Perseverance | Scandal | Wisdom |

James "Jim" L. Foster

But little is accomplished, because but little is vigorously attempted, because difficulties are magnified. A timorously cautious spirit, so far from acting with resolution, will never think itself in possession of the preliminaries for acting at all. Perhaps perseverance has been the radical principle of every truly great character.

Character | Little | Perseverance | Resolution | Spirit | Will | Wisdom | Think |

Elias L. Magoon

The practice of perseverance is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the fighting but the conquering that gives a hero his title to renown.

Discipline | Fighting | Hero | Perseverance | Practice | Title | Wisdom |

George Augustus Sala, fully George Augustus Henry Sala

Thought engenders thought. Place one idea upon paper, another will follow it, and still another, until you have written a page. You cannot fathom your mind. It is a well of thought which has no bottom. The more you draw from it, the more clear and fruitful will it be. If you neglect to think yourself, and use other people's thoughts, giving them utterance only, you will never know what you are capable of. At first your ideas may come out in lumps, homely and shapeless; but no matter; time and perseverance will arrange and polish them. Learn to think, and you will learn to write; the more you think, the better you will express your ideas.

Better | Giving | Ideas | Mind | Neglect | People | Perseverance | Thought | Time | Will | Wisdom | Learn | Think | Thought |

Arthur Warwick

There are two things necessary for a traveler to bring him to the end of his journey - a knowledge of his way, a perseverance in his walk. If he walk in a wrong way, the faster he goes the farther he is from home; if he sit still in the right way, he may know his home, but never come to it: discreet stays make speedy journeys. I will first then know my way, ere I begin my walk; the knowledge of my way is a good part of my journey.

Good | Journey | Knowledge | Perseverance | Right | Will | Wisdom | Wrong |

Henri Bergson, aka Henri-Louis Bergson

An innate knowledge, or rather an acquired ignorance, suggests to it straightaway the step to be taken, the decisive act, the unanswerable word. Yet effort remains indispensable, endurance and perseverance likewise. But they come of themselves, they develop of their own accord, in a soul acting and acted upon, whose liberty coincides with the divine activity.

Effort | Endurance | Ignorance | Indispensable | Knowledge | Liberty | Perseverance | Soul |

Marva Collins, born Marva Delores Nettles

Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.

Determination | Perseverance | Thinking | Will | World |

American Proverbs

Sooner or later perseverance achieves.

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

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Henry Ward Beecher

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

Perseverance | Will |

Joseph Addison

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

Caution | Experience | Friend | Genius | Hope | Life | Life | Perseverance | Success | Wise |

John Ruskin

There's no music in "rest," but there's the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too.

Courage | Fortitude | Life | Life | Melody | Music | Patience | People | Perseverance | Rest | Talking |

Maltbie Babcock, fully Maltbie Davenport Babcock

One of the commonest mistakes and one of the costliest thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic - something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding one, and failure to letting go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course of reading, train yourself physically. Will it be success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word “decide” contains. The decision that nothing can overrule, the grip that nothing can detach will bring success.

Decision | Failure | Genius | Language | Magic | Music | Nothing | Perseverance | Reading | Study | Success | Thinking | Will | Failure | Learn |

John Quincy Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

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John Quincy Adams

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

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Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.

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Lydia Sigourney, fully Lydia Huntley Sigourney, née Lydia Howard Huntley

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.

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