Explore the value of Persistence

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PERSISTENCE QUOTATIONS
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.”

Josh Billings

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.”

Malcolm S. Forbes

“To persist with a goal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it.”

Richelle E. Goodrich

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”

Hal Borland

“At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train. ”

S.L. Parker

“The most essential factor is persistence—the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by discouragement.”

James Whitcomb Riley

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”

Matt Biondi

“We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.”

Tobias Wolff

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance.”

John Di Leme

“You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”

Tom Hiddleston

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Your Comments
Anthony O. from Atlanta, GA NOVEMBER 7, 2011
I only have this to say,: "If you hate anything, it means you envy something. If you like everything, it means you attract all things."

Lorenn Walker from Waialua, Hawai'i JUNE 24, 2010
Mahalo for your great work!

Martin S., President HDB from Huntington Beach, CA JANUARY 11, 2010
Thirteen years ago we formed a non-profit organization that would allow dogs to run freely on a one mile beach. We fought the Coastal Commission the City Council, and through PERSISTENCE 250,000 dogs and their families visit 'dog' beach each year and Huntington Beach, CA has just been awarded "Most Dog Friendly City in the USA." www.dogbeach.org martin@dogbeach.org