Dedication/Determination—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it—but all that had gone before.
Those on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.
The value of courage, persistence, and perseverance has rarely been illustrated more convincingly than in the life story of this man (his age appears in the column on the right):
Failed in business 22
Ran for Legislature—defeated 23
Again failed in business 24
Elected to Legislature 25
Sweetheart died 26
Had a nervous breakdown 27
Defeated for Speaker 29
Defeated for Elector 31
Defeated for Congress 34
Elected to Congress 37
Defeated for Congress 39
Defeated for Senate 46
Defeated for Vice President 47
Defeated for Senate 49
Elected President of the United States 51
That’s the record of Abraham Lincoln.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
--Thomas Alva Edison
Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
--Thomas A. Edison
I wouldn’t listen to the naysayers and haters. Who cares? The people who succeed are the people who don’t quit.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins—not through strength, but through persistence.
--H. Jackson Brown
It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s that I stay with problems longer.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.
Grit—perseverance plus the exclusive pursuit of a single passion—is a severely underrated component of career success.
I never once made a discovery … I speak without exaggeration that I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light … Yet in only two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory.
--Thomas A. Edison
[Thomas Edison] ate at this desk and slept in a chair. In six weeks he had gone through the books, written a volume of abstracts, and made two thousand experiments…and produced a solution.
—Edward Hibberd Johnson
I never lose. Either I win or I learn.
On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%…and that’s pretty good.
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