quotes tagged with 'persistence'

"Sisters, do not allow yourselves to be made to feel inadequate or frustrated because you cannot do everything others seem to be accomplishing. Rather, each should assess her own situation, her own energy, and her own talents, and then choose the best way to mold her family into a team, a unit that works together and supports each other. Only you and your Father in Heaven know your needs, strengths, and desires. Around this knowledge your personal course must be charted and your choices made."

Author: Marvin J. Ashton, General Conference, April 1984, "Choose the Good Part", Source: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/print/1984/04/choose-the-good-part?lang=engSaved by bhquoty in persistence endurance 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life ó It goes on."

Author: Robert Frost, Source: As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 261Saved by bhquoty in persistence endurance courage 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"In life, as in business, there has always been a need for those persons who could be called finishers. Their ranks are few, their opportunities many, their contributions great. From the very beginning to the present time, a fundamental question remains to be answered by each who runs the race of life. Shall I falter, or shall I finish?"

Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: Finishers Wanted, Ensign, June 1989Saved by bhquoty in persistence endurance finishing 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Stick to your task ítil it sticks to you;

Beginners are many, but enders are few.

Honor, power, place and praise

Will always come to the one who stays. Stick to your task ítil it sticks to you;

Bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it, too;

For out of the bend and the sweat and the smile

Will come lifeís victories after a while.

óAuthor Unknown

Author: Unknown, Source: Quoted by Thomas S. Monson, Finishers Wanted, Ensign, June 1989Saved by bhquoty in persistence finishing 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense."

Author: Sir Winston Churchill, Source: October 29, 1941, Harrow SchoolSaved by bhquoty in persistence commitment dedication 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We sometimes think of being good at mathematics as an innate ability. You either have "it" or you don't. But to Schoenfeld, it's not so much ability as attitude. You master mathematics if you are willing to try. That's what Schoenfeld attempts to teach his students. Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds. Put a bunch of Renees in a classroom, and give them the space and time to explore mathematics for themselves, and you could go a long way. Or imagine a country where Renee's diffedness is not the exception, but a cultural trait, embedded as deeply as the culture of honor in the Cumberland Plateau. Now that would be a country good at math.

Author: Malcom Gladwell, Source: Outliers, p. 246-247Saved by mlsscaress in success ability attitude persistence behavior honor environment time capacity math cultural 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I know that God will not give me anything I can't handle.† I just wish that He didn't test me so much.

Author: Mother Teresa, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in ability persistence trouble 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Author: unknown, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in success work persistence effort dream 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]


Julius Caesar had long wished to capture the British. He sailed to the British Isles, quietly unloaded his troops and supplies, and gave the order to burn the ships. He then called all of his men together and said, "Now it is win or perish. We have no choice." With that single order, he guaranteed the success of his campaign. He knew that people who have no other alternative-or will accept no other-always win. If you find yourself in a situation where victory seems impossible, you may benefit your cause by developing an alternate course of action. If your objective wonít yield to a full frontal assault, try an oblique approach. There are very few problems in life that are impossible to solve, and few obstacles that will not eventually give way to a determined, motivated person with a plan that is flexible enough to cope with changing condition.

Author: Napoleon Hill, Source: Thought for the Day - October 3, 2008Saved by bluesfreak in success persistence motivation 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Energy is always required to provide lift over opposing forces. These same laws apply in our personal lives. Whenever an undertaking is begun, both the energy and the will to endure are essential. The winner of a five-kilometer race is declared at the end of†five†kilometers, not at one or two. If you board a bus to Boston, you donít get off at Burlington. If you want to gain an education, you donít drop out along the wayójust as you donít pay to dine at an elegant restaurant only to walk away after sampling the salad.

Whatever your work may be, endure at the beginning, endure through opposing forces along the way, and endure to the end. Any job must be completed before you can enjoy the result for which you are working.

Author: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Source: http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1997.h...Saved by mlsscaress in opposition work will persistence energy law job endure results relationships finish sampling 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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