You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.— Maya Angelou
Sublime Determination And Persistence quotations
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
Determination and perseverance move the world;
thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.
Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward.
Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
Dreams can come true, but there is a secret.
They're realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring that opens the door.
Few people take objectives really seriously.
They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ''Here comes number seventy-one!''
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
Your attitude determines your direction.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
What this power is, I cannot say... All I know is that it exists.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.
You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be faint-hearted. Be resolute, but never bitter.
Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!
So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist.
For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
It is surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feeling toward themselves, and if you are not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses.
.. on your powers, instead of your problems.
I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Determine to live life with flair and laughter.
Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is élan, esprit de corps and determination.
Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
As the leader of a country, you are not free to enjoy the luxury of such feelings. The Afghan people want peace, which requires persistence. We are determined to defend our country, and the whole region and the entire world understands the justice of our cause and the principled way in which we have engaged in it.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?
Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place.
You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure.
You get some success. You run into some walls...it's how tenacious you are, how irrepressible, how ultimately optimistic and tenacious you are about it that will determine your success.
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Your word determines your day, who you are, where you are and where you are bound. You are headed somewhere and God in you wants to stand up. Here's another thought: The key to manifestation is focussing your attention powerfully and persistently on what you desire. All of this is out of my new book: The Laws of Thinking.