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Persistence Quotations

PERSISTENCE
One may go a long way after one is tired.

French Proverb

PERSISTENCE
Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin

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Personal Stories About ‘Persistence’

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    Speeches

    I'm in 7th grade and I have an AVID class. At first, I dreading having to present and make speeches to the class. I've only had that class for a trimester, but we've done at least 6 speeches and I think I've become way better at presenting. It was really awkward and I kept making mistakes on my 2nd presentation,...

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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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    I Believe In You.

    I am young and a writer. I have no money and no published books. I work nonstop, trying to get up the nerve to finish the story. I have great ideas and plot lines,but I could never get up the nerve to write a book through, only about a page or two. Then, I would tell myself that it was stupid and never would be...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’

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    Those Who Don't Give Up

    When I was trying to decide who was my biggest hero, I realized I couldn't make up my mind. And then another idea came. I've seen people in poverty, people struggling to hold a job, and in many hard, stressful situations. The fact that these people don't give up, and try their hardest for the sake of others makes...

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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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    Robert F

    My dad is my hero because he was always there for me no matter what and he was always ready to teach me things. He taught me the value of perseverance and that in order to make it in the world you had to get out there and make it happen yourself. He died a few days ago and now I realize all that he meant to me...

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