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I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve

Perseverance is the quality of continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure.

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~ Thomas Buxton, 1st Baronet

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  • The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
    • Henry Ward Beecher, as quoted in Proverbial Wisdom : Proverbs, Maxims and Ethical Sentences, of Interest to All Classes of Men. (1903) by Abram N. Coleman, p. 233
  • With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
  • Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
    • Walter Elliott, in The Spiritual Life : Doctrine and Practice of Christian Perfection (1918)
  • What destiny sends, bear! Whoever perseveres will be crowned.
    • Johann Gottfried Herder, as quoted in Beautiful Thoughts from German and Spanish Authors (1868) by C.T. Ramage (Craufurd Tait Ramage)
  • Victory belongs to the most persevering.
    • Napoleon I of France, as quoted in Treasury of Thought : Forming an Encyclop√¶dia of Quotation from Ancient and Modern Authors (1894) by Maturin Murray Ballou
  • Perseverance is the master impulse of the firmest souls, the discipline of the noblest virtues, and the guaranty of acquisitions the most invigorating in their use and inestimable in their worth.
    • Elias Lyman Magoon, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 450.
  • The practice of perseverance is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the fighting but the' conquering that gives a hero his title to renown.
    • Elias Lyman Magoon, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 450.
  • Invariably will you find perseverance exemplified as the radical principle in every truly great character. It facilitates, perfects, and consolidates the execution of the plan conceived, and renders profitable its results when attained. By continuing to advance steadily in the same way, light constantly increases, obstacles disappear, efficient habits are confirmed, experience is acquired, the use of the best means is reduced to easy action, and success becomes more sure.
    • Elias Lyman Magoon, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 450.
  • I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
  • Perseverance, dear my lord,
    Keeps honour bright: to have done, is to hang
    Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail
    In monumental mockery.
  • By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
    • Proverb, published by Charles Spurgeon in The Salt-cellars : Being a Collection of Proverbs, Together with Homely Notes Thereon (1889), p. 89

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