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    If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ''Here comes number seventy-one!''

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    If you walk along the street you will encounter a number of scientific problems. Of these, about 80 per cent are insoluble, while 19½ per cent are trivial. There is then perhaps half a per cent where skill, persistence, courage, creativity and originality can make a difference. It is always the task of the academic to swim in that half a per cent, asking the questions through which some progress can be made.

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    I guess my mantra is you have to work really hard if you want something. You have to be committed to hard work and persistence even when it gets tough.

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    If your plan isn't working, adjust your plan. Never give up.

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    Implement your plans with courage and persistence. Have complete faith in your ability to succeed and never, ever give up.

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    If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

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    I have for many years been puzzled by the persistence of Hugh Hefner. Why is he still here?

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    In 1989, I was on Tiananmen Square with the students, living in their makeshift tents and joining their jubilant singing of the Internationale. In the two decades since, each time that I have gone back, visions from those days seem to return with increasing persistence.

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    I never thought I didn't have a card to play.

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    I seek the truth...it is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance that does harm.

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    I think persistence in the face of adversity is an essential part of a writer’s job description. If you don’t care enough about it to avoid being easily disheartened that way, you really should be doing something else.

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    Individual and team discipline ultimately come down to practicing a small set of principles over a long period of time. Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory, but rather embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Said in yet another way, discipline is to an athlete what scales are to a musician. Mastering the scales is what allows the musician to perform music. Mastering the skills of self discipline is what enables a person to become an accomplished elite athlete.

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    In my view, it’s irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others.

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    I think that with a lot of hard work and dedication, I feel that I could be the best in the world. I'm still only 35 years old... I have a fresh start physically and mentally, and I feel that I can achieve my goal to be the best again.

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    I think you just have to keep knocking down doors, you have to keep being aggressive, and even if somebody says 'No', then you have to knock on the next door.

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    I think a mantra I always told myself is, "No matter how many times somebody pitches the ball at you, if you swing every time, eventually one of them is going to connect." Being yourself and persistence are two things that became my daily mantras, I suppose.

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    It is sad to witness the persistence in our society of the racism and xenophobia that seems to be a permanent part of our political culture. It is shameful to see politicians exploiting these human weaknesses in order to gain political power. It is most depressing of all to contemplate a future in which politicians who do this will continue to have influence over people's lives.

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    It only 'doesn't work out' if you quit. Never, ever quit!

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    I think that persistence and stubbornness and hard work are probably, at the end of the day, more important than the willingness to take a risk.

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    It is the manner of (Cadel) Evan's triumph that has particularly endeared him to his countrymen and women... Australians place a premium on persistence in adversity... His win in the year's tour was much more than an exhibition of pure sporting talent; it was a display of grit that will long be treasured by all who saw it.

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    It's easy .... it's a mind that is open to everything, yet attaches to nothing ... it's called freedom that's what it is, plain and simple!

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    It's all about patience and persistence - you often have to expose a child to a new food numerous times before he or she will begin to like it. So keep trying!

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    It’s easier to have courage and trust the process when you feel you’re making headway. Mastery is not persistence when you see a light at the end of the tunnel. True mastery is persistence when you don’t yet see the light.

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    It's not a sin to get knocked down; it's a sin to stay down

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    It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.

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    I've never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

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    It seems far-fetched, even preposterous, to blame the global economic order for the persistence of severe poverty in countries that are ruled by obvious thugs and crooks.

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    I've heard a lot of great success stories from writers - how so many of them struggled to get where they are and how persistence pays off. I learned that some writers are good at doing readings and some are not so good at it.

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    Keep showing up for your side of the job and give genius a chance to do its part.

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    I will dance and resist and dance and persist and dance. This heartbeat is louder than death.

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    Leaders don’t complain about what’s not working. Leaders celebrate what is working and work to amplify it.

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    Life is just the same as learning to swim. Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!

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    Lions don't have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don't talk, and those who talk don't work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan.

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    I was relentless, even in the face of total lack of encouragement, because much more often than you'd think, sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.

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    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.

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    Little strokes fell great oaks.

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    Lucky is where skill meets persistence.

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    Lawsuits are not pink teas. They are battles.

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    Literature simply becomes richer after you've been fired, rejected, stranded, or had to change a few midnight diapers.

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    Lying is common in social life, often done for benign purposes, seldom draws severe sanctions, and many of the most notable leaders, including the late Steve Jobs, were consummate prevaricators. Told with enough persistence and conviction, what was once untrue can become true, in a self-fulfilling prophecy sort of way.

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    Making the absolute best of ourselves is not an easy task. It is a pleasurable pursuit...but it requires patience, persistence, and perseverance.

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    Mastery is not a function of I.Q. or natural talent or wealthy parents who can send you to the best school, but rather the result of going through a learning process, fueled by the desire to grow and the persistence to push past any obstacles.

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    Many people in San Francisco know me, and they know my persistence.

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    Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is élan, esprit de corps and determination.

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    My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out.

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    My mum used to say to me, 'Spit on yer 'ands and take a fresh 'old.' Keep going even if you have setbacks.

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    Motivation fuels the attitude that builds the Confidence necessary to sustain the Persistence.

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    Nick Diaz is a champion so he's got the spirit that comes with it. So he's not going to give up mentally. You see a lot of guys give up mentally and that's why they get knocked out or submitted. They give up mentally before they lose.

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    Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.

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    Most fisherman, including this one, cling to their pet stupidities as they would to a battered briar or an old jacket; and their dogged persistence in wrong methods and general wrong-headedness finally wins the a sort of grudging admiration, if not many fish.