Explore the value of Perseverance
Sir Winston Churchill
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins — not through strength but by perseverance.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Henry Ward Beecher
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.
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Personal Stories About ‘Perseverance’
PerseveranceSubmitted by Tommy
When I was little, I would always go to Canada for hockey camps. I always played up with the bigger kids. It was long and grueling, but I never stopped skating. It was because of this, that I was able to play hockey for 12 years, never quitting once. Perseverance is an amazing value to have, it allows the...
PerseveranceSubmitted by Ibrahim Gambo
I was born and brought up in northern Nigeria as the first son of a rich businessman. At 9, my dad went bankrupt and later became mad due to frustration. I sold charcoal to pay for my high school.I supported my younger sister after our mum died of aids in 2003 and secured her admission into a Nigerian university....
Stand Up GuySubmitted by Cory Ryan King
The past two years of John T.'s life may have been, arguably, his best. Two years ago he was voted Teacher of the Year in his elementary building where he teaches math and science to 5th grade students. This past year he was not only voted Teacher of Year for his building for the second consecutive year, but also...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Perseverance’
Jim MSubmitted by Loretta
My dad is 81 years old and is a true hero. He has lost sight in one eye and hearing in one ear due to earlier medical conditions. And now fights daily against Parkinson's disease that is trying to take over his body. Dad gets up every morning to spend his day working in his yard and garden. He says that he has...
Howard MSubmitted by Teresa Miller
My husband was born premature, as a infant blind in a incubator, at the hands of doctors and nurses. The oxygen burned his retinas. Since then he has overcome physical abuse and had left a blind school at 17. He got the skill of piano tuning and has tuned for 40 years. We have been married for 28 years.
Walt DSubmitted by Bob Bayley
Leaving New York with no source of income, Walt Disney boarded a train to the West coast via Kansas City where he once housed a mouse named Mortimer. Always the optimist, Mr. Disney thus created another optimist, a mouse named Mickey. The two, never say die characters, "worked" together to create the foundation...
Explore Another Value
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO YOUR PART
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO THY BEST
CLASS AND GRACE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
Em um momento de seu ministério Ludmila Ferber sempre cantava sobre não desistirmos, tudo o que começa termina e enquanto isso lutamos até vencer. In a moment of your ministry Ludmila Ferber always sang about not giving up, everything begins and ends as it fought to win.
Anderson, Colatina-ES, Brasil
Perseverance is being willing to go through two valleys to reach the top of the mountain. Without the valleys we would never appreciate the mount top.
John Talbert, Joyce Louisiana
It was all thanks to skateboarding for making me realize how important perseverance is. :')
Jacob , Canada
It is perhaps the Best way to Describe your feelings.
Maqsood Ahmed Soomro, Sukkur , Pakistan
This is the best way I know to express my feelings!
Kathryn V, Mingo IA
Michael, Amegatse, Ghana