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- By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)
- I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve
- The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will; and the other from a strong won't.
- Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887), Seven Lectures to a Young Man, 1844
- You have to keep plugging away. We are all growing. There is no shortcut. You have to put time into it to build an audience
- John Gruber, How to Blog for Money by Learning from Comics, SXSW 2006
- Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)
- If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
- Victory belongs to the most persevering.
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
- Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
- Plutarch (46 AD - 120 AD), Lives
- Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)