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"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
— Calvin Coolidge
30th president of the United States

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."
— John Bunyon

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good."
— Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
— George Horace Lorimer

"The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."
— Dale Carnegie

"Persistence and determinationalone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
— Calvin Coolidge
30th president of the United States

"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
— Mark Twain

"Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success."
— Leigh Mitchell Hodges

"The secret of success is constancy to purpose."
— Benjamin Disraeli

"Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have."
— Woodrow Wilson

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
— B.C. Forbes

"Well begun is half done."
— Aristotle

"No is a word on your path to Yes. Don't give up too soon. Not even if well-meaning parents, relatives, friends, and colleagues tell you to get a real job. Your dreams are your real job"
— Joyce Spizer

"Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top."
— Paul Coffey
NHL star

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."
— Vince Lombardi

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
— Mario Andretti

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."
— Tommy Lasorda

"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

"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up a the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown."

"Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life."
— Abraham Lincoln
June 28, 1862 in letter to Quintin Campbell
— H. Ross Perot

"It's always too soon to quit!"
— Norman Vincent Peale

"No great thing is created suddenly."
— Epictetus

"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
— Walt Disney

"We will either find a way or make one."
— Hannibal, Carthaginian General

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of determination."
— Vince Lombardi

"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired."
— Robert Strauss

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing."
— Abraham Lincoln
November 5, 1855 in letter to Isham Reavis

"A philosopher once said, “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” I would add, “He who has a why to lead can bear almost any trial."
— Leslie Bains, CEO Modern Asset Management

"Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal."
— Elbert Hubbard

"He who does not believe in miracles is not a realist."
— Anton Rupert, Rembrandt Group

"Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent."
— Steve Martin

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
— Roger Bannister

"You gotta grow, you gotta learn by your mistakes; You gotta die a little everyday just to try to stay awake; When you believe there's no mountain you can climb; And if you get it wrong you'll get it right next time."
— Gerry Rafferty

"The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride."
— Ecclesiastes 7:8