A Quote by Maya Angelou on strength and perseverance

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Contributed by: Lindsay

A Quote by Carell Zaehn on spiritual practice, perseverance, and effort

In the end, all we have is the effort we've made to be the best we can be,  in mind, body and in spiritual practices. I encourage you to make that longer trip.

Carell Zaehn

Source: Dr. Carell Zaehn

Contributed by: CZ

A Quote by Josey Wales on perseverance, sticktoittiveness, righteous anger, winning, and victory

Now remember: When things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.

--from The Outlaw Josey Wales

Josey Wales

Source: The Outlaw Josey Wales

Contributed by: shawnmichel

A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on courage, dreaming, hate, forgiveness, trust, truth, patience, lies, triumph, disaster, and perseverance

If you can keep your head when all about you
   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
   But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
   Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
   And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
   If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
   And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
   Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
   And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
   And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
   And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
   To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
   Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
   Or walk with Kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
   If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
   With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
   And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: "If," poem written 1895; first published in Rewards and Fairies, 1910

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on strength, growth, and perseverance

That which does not kill me makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by 302designs on persistence, succeed, heart, resist, and perseverance

Persistence Persistence Persistence. With the wind kissing my face and the ground supplying the grace / There is very little to impede the need. The need to succeed / Standing alone I discovered the reason for heart / For there stood the enemy. Wishing to stop me before I start / They will hold your ankles. Pull you down by the wrists / They will kick, bite, and push. They will-will resist / With little life left to see. Steady came my plea / For as long as I am me. I will-will persist


Source: 302

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Seneca the Younger on perseverance

To the stars through difficulties or Ad astra per ardua

Seneca the Younger

Contributed by: Emily

A Quote by Nike on courage, determination, perseverance, and success

All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. They will tell you no, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. And you will tell them yes.


Contributed by: Jordan

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