June 14, 2009

Quotable Sunday - Perseverance to the Max

Looky here! I get to participate in Quotable Sunday! Of course this week I chose quotes on Perseverance, because apparently my multiple phone calls to technical support and working my way up the chain of command gave me some positive results. Our internet and phone are back, and I didn't have to wait a whole week! I'm writing all about it and will post all the dirt tomorrow....but for today, I'm doing a happy dance because I don't have to be transported back to the dark ages of pre-internet! ;)

"Nothing is easy to the unwilling. Nothing is EASY to the unwilling."
Thomas Fuller

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
Maya Angelou

"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders."
Ben Stein

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine

"How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?"
Elbert Hubbard

"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit."
Mark Twain

"The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come."
James Whitcomb Riley

"Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity."
Arthur Pine

"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."
Herodotus

This next one is my favorite:

"If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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23 Random Sassy Comments:

Casey said...

That Longfellow guy sounds like a stalker. Maybe the people inside are ignoring the knocking on purpose? ;)

Martha in PA said...

Great quotes to be remembered!

otin said...

It is interesting that most people don't know that Ben Stein was a presidential speech writer, as was Jerry Springer! Nice Quotes!

Hit 40 said...

Otin is full of laughs... and now trivia?? What the F??

Grant said...

My favorite is still George Carlin's observation, "The existence of the flame thrower is proof that at some time, somebody said 'Gee...I'd really like to set those people over there on fire...but they're just too far away'".

Suzanne said...

Love these quotes, especially the last one too. I'm borrowing it for the weekly quote in my house. Thanks!

kiddiescorner said...

I love the quotes. I really like Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity."
Arthur Pine Have a wonderful day!

LT said...

Great quotes today! Glad you got your internet fixed so you could join in! I really like the one by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow too!

kyooty said...

One problem solved, now i want to hear bout the mail perseverance?:)

Just Breathe said...

Glad your up and running.

JAN'S PLACE said...

wow ... all are excellent quotes.. I think I like this one best..

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."

Sweet Serendipity said...

Wow, great selection. I love this one: "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine


And I love the photo!

Jennifer said...

Excellent quotes! The one calling loudest to me at the moment is:
"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
Maya Angelou

Stacie said...

Loved the quotes!

This Is Me, Doing What I Do said...

GREAT QUOTES...THINGS WE SHOULD REMEMBER WHEN WE ARE FIGHTING FOR WHAT'S RIGHTFULLY OURS.

I am Harriet said...

Hang in there.
:)

http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/06/sunday-is-cool.html

Kekibird said...

Small world! I almost did perseverance what with all the junk I'm going through with AT&T over my phone and internet issues. Glad yours got resolved!
Thanks for sharing.

AudreyO said...

"How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?"

I really do try to remember this when I'm not seeing an end in site or when I'm feeling I'll never accomplish something. I do try to push just a bit harder.

~~tonya~~ said...

Great quotes!! Love them.

Glad you have the internet back. I hate it when ours is out.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh my, no internet?! Glad to see they got you up and running.

My fav~

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
Maya Angelou

Happy Sunday!

Brooke said...

I'm glad you were able to get your internet back so soon! My favorite quote is "Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity." Arthur Pine
I hope you have a great week!

Equidae said...

nice quotes

sunnymama said...

Great quotes! Thanks for sharing :)