I was brought up on a farm, and I’ve learned that every opportunity that I’ve had in my life has come from hard work and persistence.
Susan Bysiewicz, American public servant
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher
born: December 4, 1795
died: February 5, 1881
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
Octavia Butler, American writer
born: June 22, 1947
died: February 24, 2006
Which are your favourite quotes on ‘persistence’? 🙂