persistence

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on life and persistence

I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on authority, credulity, doubt, faith, life, persistence, and reason

. . . There can be no doubt about faith and not reason being the ultima ratio. Even Euclid, who has laid himself as little open to the charge of credulity as any writer who ever lived, cannot get beyond this. He has no demonstrable first premise. He requires postulates and axioms which transcend demonstration, and without which he can do nothing. His superstructure indeed is demonstration, but his ground his faith. Nor again can he get further than telling a man he is a fool if he persists in differing from him. He says "which is absurd," and declines to discuss the matter further. Faith and authority, therefore, prove to be as necessary for him as for anyone else.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: The Way of All Flesh.

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A Quote by Robert Collier on good, luck, and persistence

All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck - who keeps right on going - is the man who is there when the good luck comes - and is ready to receive it.

Robert Collier

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A Quote by Rita Buchanan on achievement, commitment, control, empowerment, patience, people, persistence, reward, satisfaction, sculpture, vision, and world

[A sheared hedge] . . . "signifies vision, persistence, and patience - qualities we crave in today's world. Yet many people do make the commitment. They create hedges, care for them eagerly, and gain much satisfaction from the process. Why? Perhaps it's because shaping a hedge is the closest most of us will ever come to doing sculpture or erecting a monument, but I think the real reward is more mundane. Shearing is very empowering - it gives you an exhilarating sense of control and achievement. You can stand back afterward and say, look what I've done.

Rita Buchanan

Source: All About Hedges

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ability, nature, and persistence

That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on boldness, bravery, despair, fear, fortune, persistence, and timidity

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on patience, persistence, and success

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on failure, majorities, men, persistence, and planning

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.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on jobs and persistence

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on character and persistence

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

Napoleon Hill

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