A jug fills drop by drop.

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.

A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves a glorious success.

A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits.

All great achievements require time.

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Austere perseverance, hash and continuous… rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time.

Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliance and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bull doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.

Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

Boys, there ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You've got to say, ''I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.'' It's called perseverance.

By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.

Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.

Don't halt before you are lame.

Don't worry about genius. Don't worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. And the best motto for a long march is: ''Don't grumble. Plug on!''

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