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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett
The persistence of public officials varies inversely with the importance of the matter on which they are persisting Bernard Levin
My life I was raised to believe that you should never give in—that you should never give up. Bill Clinton
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Calvin Coolidge
The secret to legislative success in Virginia is courtesy, patience, and persistence; you usually get what you want. You won’t get it if you scream about it, and you won’t get it if you’re not willing to wait a long time. Clive L. DuVal II
If we lose Kansas to freedom, an example will be set which will prove fatal to freedom in the end. We, therefore, in the language of the Bible, must "lay the axe to the root of the tree" . Temporizing will not do longer; now is the time for decision—for firm, persistent, resolute action. Abraham Lincoln
I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded. Gail Borden
I’m not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. Nelson Mandela
Fewer than 13 percent of high school students will continue to study math and science in college—usually the most well-prepared and persistent students who often come from families where encouragement and enrichment is fundamental National Academy of Education
To Err Is Human. To Persist is Diabolical. Errare humanum est, sed perseverare diabolicum. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Entrepreneurs … benefit greatly from being willing to fail, willing to experiment. Good entrepreneurs tend to be stubborn on the vision but flexible on the details. They’re persistent on what they’re trying to accomplish, but they are willing to rewrite the details as needed as they learn and as things fail. Jeff Bezos