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Quotes of persistence

  1. Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence – Hal Borland
  2. To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up. – Ralph Bunche
  3. Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. – Thomas Carlyle
  4. When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty. – John Bates Clark
  5. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. – Calvin Coolidge
  6. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill
  7. As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end. – Paul Kane
  8. Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. – Herbert Kaufman
  9. What staggers me is not the persistence of illusion, but the persistence of the world in the face of illusion. – A. G. Mojtabai
  10. This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation. – Carroll Quigley
  11. Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these. – James Whitcomb Riley
  12. I rewrote it and I took all your notes. Read it again, that kind of persistence paid off. – David Steinberg
  13. Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. – Denis Waitley

Usage examples for persistence

  1. In a certain degree this persistence is true of all races not come from an historic common stock. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. A systematic campaign designed to proclaim the Faith to the masses through the press and radio must moreover be launched and maintained with vigilance, persistence and vigor. – Citadel of Faith by Shoghi Effendi
  3. Only a persistence in your original policy. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  4. At last the bishop, annoyed by her persistence but at the same time moved by her tears, answered with a roughness mingled with kindness and compassion: Go, go! – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  5. I confess that I consider your keeping, with such persistence the knowledge of his mother's existence from your son a mistake. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  6. He is full of ambition, persistence and courage. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  7. The persistence of their regard even after Bobby's entrance suggested to him that the evidence remained secreted, that the officers, under the circumstances, were scarcely interested in his return. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  8. If Page had been scared away from the Gap, for a time, he probably had no information that de Spain wanted, and de Spain knew his cunning and persistence well enough to be confident he would be back on the Gap road, and within the cover of the mountains, before a storm should overtake him. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  9. It is the persistence of the thing that wears you out in the end. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  10. It was in fact from among those very persons, Natives as well as English, that thirteen years later, at Mr. Galton's request, I obtained the repeats which, by their much longer persistence then, went so far to prove his case to universal conviction. – The Origin of Finger-Printing by William J. Herschel
  11. Then: " Pardon my persistence fair lady," he said. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  12. It was there, however, and the Irish in the army exhibited dash and persistence as duty demanded. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  13. The persistence with which he dwelt upon this fact, the importance he attached to being treated as a cousin by the Harfinks, touched Paula as well as her mother. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  14. He understood quite sufficiently the advantages of wealth, and was prepared to go considerable lengths for the sake of enjoying them, but his character lacked persistence – The Nether World by George Gissing
  15. It may have been the strength of the wind that had taken him by surprise; but, there being now no remedy, it was clearly the speed and persistence of the wind that alone could save him. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  16. The belief in the separate unity and persistence of the soul, said Kant, is not a scientifically- warranted conclusion. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  17. To measure one's quality of daily life by this is always to fall short of satisfactory achievement; and still there is always the realization that its achievement is only a question of persistence and of time. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  18. A glance under the table in the little dining- room showed that no corpse lay hidden there, but the lovely lady's persistence put the idea of a secret entrance into their heads. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  19. But she had lately become aware of Bryce's curiously dogged persistence in following up whatever he had in view, and she reflected that if he were sent away then he would be sure to come back and come back until he had got whatever it was that he wanted. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  20. There are years of patient scornful persistence in every line. – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton