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    persistence Quotes

    My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out.
    — Zosia Mamet
    Pain, I came to feel, might well prove to be the sole proof of the persistence of consciousness within the flesh, the sole physical expression of consciousness. As my body acquired muscle, and in turn strength, there was gradually born within me a tendency towards the positive acceptance of pain, and my interest in physical suffering deepened.
    — Yukio Mishima
    For a long time I had not approached the forbidden fruit called happiness, but it was now tempting me with a melancholy persistence. I felt as though Sonoko were an abyss above which I stood poised.
    — Yukio Mishima
    For a wound to heal, you have to clean it out. Again, and again, and again. And this cleaning process stings. The cleaning of a wound hurts. Yes. Healing takes so much work. So much persistence. And so much patience. But every process has an end and an appointed term. Your healing will come... And like all created things, your worldly pain will die.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    Paralyze resistance with persistence.
    — Woody Hayes
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    Improvement of one's economic position is helped more by cool persistence than by hot enthusiasm.
    — William Feather
    Straight white males: that's the predominant moviegoing category, and the persistence of that is a dismaying maintenance of the status quo.
    — Wesley Morris
    tags: persistence 
    The people who come out on top in music business have persistence. It is key! Fall down seven times; stand up eight. It takes a lot of courage and an unwavering belief in yourself and your abilities.
    — Wendy Starland
    What people see as fearlessness is really persistence. Because I am focused on the solution, I don't see the danger.
    — Wangari Maathai
    Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does.
    — Walter Murch
    tags: persistence  film 
    At the beginning of a novel, a writer needs confidence, but after that what's required is persistence. These traits sound similar. They aren't. Confidence is what politicians, seducers and currency speculators have, but persistence is a quality found in termites. It's the blind drive to keep on working that persists after confidence breaks down.
    — Walter Kirn
    Difficulties will assail you only when you lack in concentration and persistence.
    — Walter J. Phillips
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    I want to remind you that success in life is based on hard slogging. There will be periods when discouragement is great and upsetting, and the antidote for this is calmness and fortitude and a modest yet firm belief in your competence. Be sure that your priorities are in order so that you can proceed in a logical manner, and be ever mindful that nothing will take the place of persistence.
    — Walter Annenberg
    Nothing worthwhile was ever accomplished without the will to start, the enthusiasm to continue and, regardless of temporary obstacles, the persistence to complete
    — Waite Phillips
    tags: persistence 
    In my view, it's irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others.
    — Vinod Khosla
    Persistence prevails, like a stream that is temporarily blocked by boulders and then collects force enough to overflow onward.
    — Vernon Howard
    tags: persistence 
    I guess my mantra is you have to work really hard if you want something. You have to be committed to hard work and persistence even when it gets tough.
    — Vanessa Amorosi
    tags: work  persistence 
    There's no such thing as a lost cause, or a dead end. Through persistence, attitude, and creativity, there's always an escape route.
    — Urijah Faber
    Living the dream is simply a form of living out your passion, of making that passion gradually, through persistence and effort, a central part of your life.
    — Urijah Faber
    The lifeblood of Christianity is not our persistence in moving toward God but God's persistence in moving toward us.
    — Tullian Tchividjian
    One quality of entrepreneurship is just persistence, not giving up because you have road blocks and also not giving in because other people tell you that you're nuts. You are nuts and you should be proud of it. Stick with what you believe in.
    — Trip Hawkins
    No one ever achieved a goal by being interested in its achievement. One must be committed. In fact, in studying the source of people's success, I've found that persistence overshadows even talent as the most valued and effective resource in creating and shaping the quality of life. Most people give up a maddening five feet from their goal!
    — Tony Robbins
    Persistence overshadows even talent as the most valuable resource shaping the quality of life.
    — Tony Robbins
    While persistence offers no guarantees, it does give 'luck' a chance to operate.
    — Tom Shippey
    tags: chance  luck  persistence 
    We never really know and the very fact that there are such words in the language as disappointment, regret, etc., is testimony to the pervasiveness and persistence of this feature of the human condition.
    — Thomas Sowell
    We live in a world where economic positions - income and wealth - are very unevenly distributed, and this leads to the widespread persistence of poverty.
    — Thomas Pogge
    It seems far-fetched, even preposterous, to blame the global economic order for the persistence of severe poverty in countries that are ruled by obvious thugs and crooks.
    — Thomas Pogge
    Wherever we are, we can call for and create these kinds of settings for authentic dialogue. This is the seedbed of social change. In a voiced community, we all flourish. But it's not easy. Revolutionary patience and persistence is required. It can be messy, it is unpredictable, and change, especially structural change takes time - time and leadership and the will of an engaged community. What is needed? In a word, courage.
    — Terry Tempest Williams
    I don't think I'm stubborn. I just focus on the task at hand and do what it takes. Persistence is the single most important thing for success.
    — Terry Matthews
    The single most important route of success is persistence - never, ever give up!
    — Terry Matthews
    Being gifted intellectually is only a small part of the equation of success. Concentrate on the factors you have control over: persistence, self-discipline, confidence. Far more failures are due to lack of will than lack of ability.
    — Terry Bradshaw
    The customs of the Jews are base and abominable and owe their persistence to their depravity. Jews are extremely loyal to one another, always ready to show compassion, but towards every other people they feel only hate and enimity. As a race (the Jews are not a race, because they have mingled with the other races to the point that they are only a people, not a race), they are prone to lust; among themselves nothing is unlawful.
    — Tacitus
    Parents, it seems, have an almost Olympian persistence when it comes to suggesting more secure and lucrative lines of work for their children who have the notion that writing is an actual profession. I say this from experience.
    — Susan Orlean
    Persistence isn't very glamorous. If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent. We love its flash and dazzle. But great power lies in the other ninety-nine percent.
    — Susan Cain
    Persistence goes a lot farther than brains.
    — Stephen Young
    tags: brain  persistence 
    The vigorous branching of life's tree, and not the accumulating valor of mythical marches to progress, lies behind the persistence and expansion of organic diversity in our tough and constantly stressful world. And if we do not grasp the fundamental nature of branching as the key to life's passage across the geological stage, we will never understand evolution aright.
    — Stephen Jay Gould
    Friendships offer good practice in accepting the transience of experience and the persistence of feeling.
    — Stephanie Mills
    I remember as a child of eight being told by a young friend that I had killed Christ. That was news to me. It's a common experience for the Jewish young. Should later generations of Germans be burdened with the guilt arising from the profound inhumanity of their ancestors? Revenge may be sweet, but guilt is non-transferable. Still, hatreds survive with the persistence of cockroaches.
    — Sid Fleischman
    See, Sway, that's what you get for flunking your pilot's test six times"which I'm pretty sure is a record of some sort. If not for the actual flunking, definitely for the persistence in pursuing that which you obviously have no talent for. Personally, I wouldn't let you fly a remote-control kid's plane. (Vik) Shut up before I find a can opener. (Sway)
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
    tags: talent  persistence  kids 
    Success is when persistence meets preparation.
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
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