Read the following quotes on persistence before giving up!
"Never, never, never give up!"
"Never Quit. Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit you'll regret it forever."
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
-James A. Michener
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't."
"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right."
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
- Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States
"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."
- Jacob Riis, Photographer and Journalist
"Many of life's failures are people who do not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
- Thomas Edison, Inventor
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."
- Henry Ford