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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) American inventor.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer.

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) American inventor.

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.


I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the USA.

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) American writer and philanthropist.

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.