I always say perseverance is nine-tenths of any art ù not that it's much help to be nine-tenths an artist, of course.
Even at the age of eight she would fall asleep by pressing one hand into the other and making believe she was holding the hand of the man whom she loved, the man of her life. So if in her sleep she pressed Tomas hand with such tenacity, we can understand why: she had been training since childhood.
With patience and calm, persistence and stoicism, good handwriting and careful labeling, they would meet persecution, indignity, and hardship head-on.
Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.
There are but two roads that lead to an important goal and to the doing of great things: strength and perseverance. Strength is the lot of but a few priveledged men; but austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time.
But when did you see her, talk to me? When did you see her go into the cave? Why did you threaten to strike a spirit? You still don't understand, do you? You acknowledged her, Broud, she has beaten you. You did everything you could to her, you even cursed her. She's dead, and still she won. She was a woman, and she had more courage than you, Broud, more determination, more self-control. She was more man than you are. Ayla should have been the son of my mate.
Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.
But somewhere, a child surprises himself with his endurance, his quick mind, his dexterous hands. Somewhere a child accomplishes with ease that which usually takes great effort. And this child, who has been blind to his past, but his heart still beats for the thrill of the race, this child's soul awakens. And a new champion walks among us.
The Squire's life was quite as idle as his sons', but it was a fiction kept up by himself and his contemporaries in Raveloe that youth was exclusively the period of folly, and that their aged wisdom was constantly in a state of endurance mitigated by sarcasm.
I am sorry I can say nothing more to console you, for love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams. Love in dreams is greedy for immediate action, rapidly performed and in the sight of all. Men will even give their lives if only the ordeal does not last long but is soon over, with all looking on and applauding as though on stage. But active love is labor and fortitude, and for some people too, perhaps, a complete science.
More to the point, I know why soldiers, home from war, seldom tell their families about their exploits in more than general terms. We who survive must go on in the names of those who fall, but if we dwell too much on the vivid details of what we've witnessed of man's inhumanity to man, we simply can't go on. perseverance is impossible if we don't permit ourselves to hope.
It would have been cruel in Miss Havisham, horribly cruel, to practise on the susceptibility of a poor boy, and to torture me through all these years with a vain hope and an idle pursuit, if she had reflected on the gravity of what she did. But I think she did not. I think that in the endurance of her own trial, she forgot mine, Estella.
I honour endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence. -St.John Rivers
Let me conclude by saying in my experience the glittering prizes in life come more to those who persevere despite setback and disappointment than they do to the exceptionally gifted who, with the confidence of the talents bestowed upon them, often pursue the tasks leading to success with less determination.
With the certitude of a true believer, Vellya Paapen had assured the twins that there was no such thing in the world as a black cat. He said that there were only black cat chaped holes in the universe.
I could see that the almost mystical aura of this legendary surgeon -- the single-mindedness, the dedication, the skill -- was mere surface. The surgical persona was something he had crafter to protect himself. But what he had created was a prison. Anytime he strayed from the professional to the personal, he knew what to expect: pain.
Somewhere in there he has recognized that this story is symbolic of faith, commitment and determination. He really went out and wanted to do this particular role. I think we have an individual here that will portray it in the proper manner and be true to the documentary information of the particular movie. And I'm looking forward to that.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
In building a firm foundation for Success, here are a few stones to remember 1. The wisdom of preparation. 2. The value of confidence. 3. The worth of honesty. 4. The privilege of working. 5. The discipline of struggle. 6. The magnetism of character. 7. The radiance of health. 8. The forcefulness of simplicity. 9. The winsomeness of courtesy. 10. The attractiveness of modesty. 11. The inspiration of cleanliness. 12. The satisfaction of serving. 13. The power of suggestion. 14. The buoyancy of enthusiasm. 15. The advantage of initiative. 16. The virtue of patience. 17. The rewards of co-operation. 18. The fruitfulness of perseverance. 19. The sportsmanship of losing. 20. The joy of winning.
It was an exciting game. We had a lot of mental errors, we looked tired at times. But we found a way to come back and score some big goals. That showed character and determination.
I think we made the determination late in the season. There's an old expression Rough seas make a great sea captain. I think we got to see the best of Sam in a very difficult time, and frankly, I was very impressed the way he handled the club on the field and in the clubhouse.
For a writer to sit before a blank page, as a painter before a white canvass or general before a bloodless field before the first scribble of creation, is a moment like no other. The writer is consumed by the trice of bliss, jollity, determination, and sensitive to a true and deepest affection.
There's some of that, and then some of that is just sheer determination, guts, and talent. He is a phenomenal competitor and he is blessed with great talent. Not to take anything away from anyone else.
At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live.
I need to add some more strength to my lower body and make sure I have the endurance to log the ice time and keep up the intensity.
The effort to reform the tax code is noble in its purpose but it requires political willpower,
What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
Basketball-wise, I see the original Thomas in him every time I watch him play. Sometimes it's like a dream that's just too real. He has that same determination, and he does it with that same confident smile Isiah always had. It's something else. Another Isiah Thomas 20 years later It's almost scary.
determination to advance our interests around the world.
I keep calling them the cardiac kids. They keep doing this to me, every time. But they all stuck together, they had the heart, the determination to finish the win.
A resolute determination is the truest wisdom.
Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our "accepting" and "willing" are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.
His belief in God and his personal convictions about a savior is what I believe was the foundation of his personal character and fortitude. He was not one to quit. He continued on his endeavors to take up the mantle and be at stand guard for his country.
with happiness and determination, but without confrontation with the security forces.
Take your body weight, put it on a rack and power clean it 74 consecutive times, and that's a good argument for moving to the outside (hitter position). He did that. That's an endurance feat, of course, but it also takes a little strength, too.
It's a story of dedication and it's a story of passion. Bob is a special person. This is just another chapter in his amazing story.
Terry Fox has really become a legendary hero and he did more to unify Canada and make the people in this country feel proud to be Canadians than anyone else. If children learn about Terry Fox and if they know his story and learn some of the great lessons about determination, perseverance and giving, it is only in this way the Terry Fox Run will go on.
They've just done so much in the community through the years, quietly behind the scenes, to help the quality of life of the people in the town. It's nice to see the local family pharmacy thriving behind the backdrop of these national companies. We're here to pay tribute to 50 years in business. That doesn't come without a lot of talent and perseverance.
He has everything a top coach has. He has the leadership, the passion, the commitment, the dedication, the vision, the human touch. He needs a real chance to go to a real team.
It took the tenacity and spirit of thousands and thousands of women who worked in an unrelenting way for many, many years.
As a youngster he was very average at best. He hardly played in middle school. But through hard work and dedication, Micah made himself into a player.
There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
I know they discussed it at the Aug. 5 meeting and the June board meeting. There were no other meetings regarding Jack, ... I think theyre just trying to give Jack time to have his fair trial that he deserves. They dont want the decision to be based on the determination of the court. Theyre looking at the whole picture.
I don't think I have the stomach Veronica has. I think I have the determination and the stubbornness and a little bit of the go-get-em. But I think I'm about 20 percent more girl than Veronica is. There's a lot of Veronica that hits home with me, the sort of feisty area. But I think that I have a little bit more girl. I'd scream my head off if I saw a body in the freezer.
When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
After meeting with each side (in the bilateral meetings) I came to think there is a way to reach an agreement on implementation plans, even if it requires endurance,
This story is about the report. Let people read it and make their own determination.
We are going to demonstrate ... the determination of the allies to see this through to the end no matter how long it takes. Our values and security will suffer if Milosevic is allowed to continue.
Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.