Quotation Explorer - 'Persist'

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you can persist your originality at every situation without masking your face, undoubtedly you are an achiever! - Nelson Jack
You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. - Isaac Asimov
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Do we ever have to abandon all hope? Is it not perhaps a good thing that by refusing to give in to the evidence, the dreams that lie half awake in us all may persist? - Théodore Monod
Faith does not make things happen. It merely breeds perseverance; which helps one persist in making things happen. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To focus solely on endings is to trade conclusions for the very beginnings that created them. And if this cycle should persist, we will likewise miss the beginning that will follow this ending. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Habits - the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction. You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - by finding that it is a means of satisfaction.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Confidence that one's impressions are God-given is no guarantee that this is really so, even when they persist and grow stronger through long seasons of prayer. Bible-based wisdom must judge them. - J.I. Packer
Setbacks are common enemies of both achievers and people whose dream cut short. The difference is that the former persist against continual setbacks while the latter quit. - Assegid Habtewold
Civilization is in fact the longest story of all. Civilization can persist through a series of economies. - Fernand Braudel
errare humanum est, sed perseverare diabolicum: 'to err is human, but to persist (in the mistake) is diabolical. - Seneca
In an era of global abundance, our world has the resources to reduce dramatically the massive divides that persist between rich and poor, if only those resources can be unleashed in the service of all peoples.
Be consistent with what you believe and do. Persist and insist that you will do it till it's done and done well. - Israelmore Ayivor
Never quit-- persist. - Debasish Mridha
To my own demise, I rarely ask why I’m hungry because I’m focusing all of my energies on getting fed. And if I persist in such a diminishing cycle, in all probability I will eventually starve to death because I have chosen to gorge myself on the very things that will keep me empty. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Don’t desire kindness but desire courage so that you may persist on the right path. - Debasish Mridha
We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. - Tobias Wolff
Persist in the pursuit of your passion. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Management, a science? Of course not, it's just a waste-paper basket full of recipes which provided the dish of the day during a few years of plenty and economic growth. Now the recipes are inappropriate and the companies which persist in following them will disappear. - Leon Courville
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. - Hannah Whitall Smith
I must dislike those who, whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me; I must resist those who punish me unjustly. - Charlotte Bronte
That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our power to do so is increased. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fact that we see something as evil may not necessarily make that thing evil. Evil cannot contest good; succeed and persist - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Persist with great passion and fulfill your great dreams. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Early violence and early abandonment damages people and family systems, and can persist for decades if not healed. - Christine Mason
Hope is the whisper of our soul. It is always with you. So never give up. Persist with love. - Debasish Mridha
If you encounter defeat, you must persist to be a winner. - Debasish Mridha
The practice of forgiveness is very much like the practice of meditation. You have to do it often and persist at it in order to be any good. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
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