persistence

A Quote by Michio Kaku on foolishness, honesty, persistence, physics, science, scientists, theory, and work

There are many examples of old, incorrect theories that stubbornly persisted, sustained only by the prestige of foolish but well-connected scientists. . . . Many of these theories have been killed off only when some decisive experiment exposed their incorrectness. .. Thus the yeoman work in any science, and especially physics, is done by the experimentalist, who must keep the theoreticians honest.

Michio Kaku

Source: Michio Kaku Hyperspace, Oxford University Press, 1995, p 263.

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A Quote by Mary Annette Russell, Countess Arnim on beauty, persistence, and vanity

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty - excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable - should persist after the beauty was gone.

Mary Annette Russell (1866 - 1941)

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A Quote by Marabel Morgan on excellence, persistence, quality, sister, and time

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.

Marabel Morgan

Source: The Electric Woman

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on boredom, persistence, and elightenment

A bore is someone who persists in holding his own views after we have enlightened him with ours.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Louis Ruthenburg on ability, accuracy, art, management, patience, persistence, progress, reflection, and sincerity

The technical progress of industry has been a reflection of our ability to apply increasingly accurate methods of measurement to material things. The art of measuring psychological human dimensions is relatively undeveloped. To all of the complexities of management we must bring to bear infinite patience and persistence, consistency and complete sincerity.

Louis Ruthenburg

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A Quote by Lewis Castle on people and persistence

If you persist in passing out stones when people ask for bread, you'll find people quit coming to the bakery.

Lewis Castle

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by L. Tom Perry on affliction, beginning, blessings, christ, consequences, destruction, familiarity, god, good, hope, hunger, inconsistency, investment, listening, love, people, persistence, possessions, pride, prosperity, providence, soul, and w

Jacob denounces his people's love of riches and the pride that has found a place in their hearts. He implores them to turn their hearts again to the Lord. He begins with these words: (Jacob 2:13-19) And the hand of providence hath smiled upon you most pleasingly, that you have obtained many riches; and because some of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff necks and high heads because of the costliness of your apparel, and persecute your brethren because ye suppose that ye are better than they. And now, my brethren, do ye suppose that God justifieth you in this thing? Behold, I say unto you, Nay. But he condemneth you, and if ye persist in these things his judgments must speedily come unto you. O that he would show you that he can pierce you, and with one glance of his eye he can smite you to the dust! O that he would rid you from this iniquity and abomination. And, O that ye would listen unto the word of his commands, and let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls! Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you. But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good--to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted. The important point is that the Lord condemns both the preoccupation with worldly possessions and the lack of occupation with building His kingdom, whether it is a consequence of having too much or to little. . . . The Lord is not telling us that we should not be prosperous. This would be inconsistent with the many records we have of Him blessing His people with prosperity. But He is telling us that we should seek prosperity only after we have sought and found Him. Then, because our hearts are right, because we love Him first and foremost, we will choose to invest the riches we obtain in building His kingdom.

L. Tom Perry (1922 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1987, pp. 39, 40., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Julian Huxley on action, books, death, individuality, influence, people, persistence, speech, tears, traditions, and writing

By speech first, but far more by writing, man has been able to put something of himself beyond death. In tradition and in books an integral part of the individual persists, for it can influence the minds and actions of other people in different places and at different times: a row of black marks on a page can move a man to tears, though the bones of him that wrote it are long ago crumbled to dust.

Julian Huxley (1887 - 1975)

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A Quote by John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire and Normanby on books, needs, persistence, and prose

Read Homer once and you can read no more; For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need.

John Sheffield (1648 - 1721)

Source: Essay on Poetry, 1682

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A Quote by John Rennie on achievement and persistence

All achievement is the triumph of persistence.

John Rennie (1761 - 1821)

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