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  • Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
    * Sir Winston Churchill

  • The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
    * Cecil B. De Mille

  • Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
    * F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.
    * Hesiod

  • The troubles of our proud and angry dust
    Are from eternity, and shall not fail.
    Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
    Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
    * A. E. Housman

  • Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
    * Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Somehow life doesn't always pay off to those who are most insistent.
    * Max Lerner

  • 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

  • Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
    * Seneca