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Persistence Quotations

PERSISTENCE
Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin

PERSISTENCE
Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin

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Personal Stories About ‘Persistence’

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    My First Management Job

    When I started my career in management I was really green, but I always tried to stay upbeat and positive on the job. I was working for a new company that was having a rocky time with their only major customer. Actually, there was one point where my General Manager told me he liked me and suggested I should start...

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    A Strange Example

    Is it strange to tell a story about a cat? I know cats don't have the higher moral capabilities humans are said to posses, but my cat is nothing if not persistent. And he's always pleasant about it. When he's ready to get up, he'll let you know. And if you don't get up, he'll persist in trying to wake you until...

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    Momentum

    When looking at our problems it can seem quite impossible to even budge them, much less make a significant impact. Often momentum matters more than strength, and persistence more than initial impact. I heard about this being done when I was in high school: A teacher hung a bowling ball from the ceiling and...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’

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    Duong V

    As a child growing up in Vietnam, Duong found that a large amount of his time was spent in the rice fields. However he was not alone in this rice field, he spent most of his time being bullied by the other children there. Duong did not give in to the constant bullying he stood up for himself day after day. Until...

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    Brett E

    My hero is someone who inspires me to never give up, Brett Eastburn. He inspires me to never give up and to never think you can't do something. My hero was born with no legs or arms. Even without these he was on his school basketball, football and wrestling team because he never gave up

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    Travis Pastrana

    My hero is Travis Pastrana. He is my hero because he makes a living doing what he loves, he treats people with respect, is hard working, doesn’t care what other people think of him, and can overcome injuries. If I could be like him when I grow up I would be very happy.

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EQUALITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
DO THY BEST
PERSISTENCE
INNOVATION
VOLUNTEERING
BELIEVE
EDUCATION
HONOR
GENEROSITY
FRIENDSHIP
INCLUDING OTHERS
LOYALTY
UNITY
FITNESS
LEADERSHIP
HEALTH
SPORTSMANSHIP
COMPLIMENTS
MENTORING
TRUST
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
KINDNESS
CONFIDENCE
FORGIVENESS
PREPARATION
TEAM WORK
RESPONSIBILITY
COMPROMISE
PASSION
SHARING
DRIVE
SMILE
PURPOSE
COMMITMENT
PEACE
HARD WORK
GRATITUDE
ENCOURAGEMENT
COURAGE
CHARACTER
CARING
MOTIVATION
INTEGRITY
DEVOTION
MINDFULNESS
PRACTICE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
RIGHT CHOICES
SERVICE
SACRIFICE
RESPECT
REACHING OUT
PIONEERING
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
GRIT
LOVE
LITERACY
COURTESY
CONNECTING
AMBITION
CLASS AND GRACE
BEING THERE
GIVING BACK
OPPORTUNITY
VISION
SOUL
LISTENING
CREATIVITY
PERSEVERANCE
APPRECIATING NATURE
INSPIRATION
INGENUITY
LAUGHTER
GREAT MUSIC
IMAGINE
PARENTING
STEWARDSHIP
GOOD EXAMPLES
JUSTICE
DEDICATION
HONESTY
ACHIEVEMENT
HOPE
GOOD MANNERS
LIVE LIFE
COMPASSION
CHARITY
PATIENCE
DO YOUR PART
APPRECIATION
JOY
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
FORESIGHT
FAMILY
EXCELLENCE
DETERMINATION
COMMON GROUND
CIVILITY
LEARNING
RISING ABOVE
HELPING OTHERS
HUMILITY
STRENGTH
TRUE BEAUTY
Pass It On®

I only have this to say,: "If you hate anything, it means you envy something. If you like everything, it means you attract all things."
Anthony O., Atlanta, GA

Mahalo for your great work!
Lorenn Walker, Waialua, Hawai'i

Thirteen years ago we formed a non-profit organization that would allow dogs to run freely on a one mile beach. We fought the Coastal Commission the City Council, and through PERSISTENCE 250,000 dogs and their families visit 'dog' beach each year and Huntington Beach, CA has just been awarded "Most Dog Friendly City in the USA." www.dogbeach.org martin@dogbeach.org
Martin S., President HDB, Huntington Beach, CA