Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Feed Your Persistence

June is a month to celebrate graduations. One message all graduation degrees bring is a proof of persistence. A course of learning was laid out, followed, completed. The result of that path is persistence.

This week’s Soul Food for Friday is dedicated to all graduates and their persistence in getting their degree.

“Being stubborn is a virtue when you’re right; it’s only a character flaw when you’re wrong.” — Chuck Knoll

“You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him.” — Robert C. Savage

“Slump? I ain’t in no slump … I just ain’t hitin’.” — Yogi Berra (Didn’t know he played for the San Diego Padres?)

“Never give up. Never give up! Never give up! Never, never, never, never!” — Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill, Thanks to British Government [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Victory is the ability to fight five minutes longer than any other army in the world.” — General Wellington

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison

“We will either find a way, or make one.” — Hannibal

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrecorded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination along are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.” — Calvin Coolidge

“Perseverance is very important to success. How else would two snails have made it to the ark?”

“The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.” — Mark Twain

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.” — Woody Hayes

“Great people are just ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of determination. They simply don’t know how to quit. They just keep on ‘keepin’ on’.” — Rick Warren

“My God-given talent is the ability to stick with something longer then anyone else.” — Herschel Walker

“Persistence is stubbornness with a purpose.” — Rich De Vos

“In life or in football, touchdowns rarely take place in seventy yard increments. Usually it’s three yards and a cloud of dust.” — Rush Limbaugh

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” — Paul, Philippians 3:14, NIV

“Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.” — Coleman Cox

“In order to be successful, all you’ve got to do is show up 80 percent of the time.” — Woody Allen

“There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done. There are thousands to prophesy failure. There are thousands to point to you, one by one. The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin, Then take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That ‘cannot be done,’ and you’ll do it.” — Edgar A. Guest

“Never try to outstubborn a cat.” — Robert A. Heinleim

“Never give up. Never give up! Never give up! Never, never, never, never!” — Winston Churchill

“It just seems that if you hang on for a while longer, there is always something bright around the corner, or the dark clouds will go away and there will be sunshine again.” — Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts comic strip

“One hundred percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.” — Wayne Gretzky

“Persistence means giving full concentration to whatever you are doing right now. … Persistence is success through trial, error, resetting your goals, and moving toward the target.” — Denis Waitley, The Double Win

What quotes keep you keeping on with persistence?

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