When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness - its opposite - never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Opportunities are not offered; they must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance and tenacity, determination and courage.
You can only stumble if you're moving.
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
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.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
A terrace nine stories high rises from a handful of earth; A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.
Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
Real salesmen stick until the buyer has used up his lastNo.