3 Quotes – Persistence


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
born:  1961
died:  –

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

 

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Which are your favourite quotes on ‘persistence’?  🙂

 

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19 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Persistence

  1. Found it:

    Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.

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