There may be no heroic connotation to the word “persistence,” but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.[Also known as:]Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition!
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning DESIRE to possess it.
There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.
The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
The majority of men meet with failure, because of their lack of PERSISTENCE in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
The habit of neglecting to move on ideas, or to grasp opportunity when it presents itself.[Also known as:]Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives.