Category Archives: persistence

Men are born to succeed, not fail.


Men are born to succeed, not fail. – Henry David Thoreau What does that mean? While some might feel this quote is overly optimistic, I believe it is exactly right. When we are born, we can do nothing. We can … Continue reading

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. – Colin Powell What does that mean? Well, this one pretty much says it on the level. People are always looking for the magic bullet, … Continue reading

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.


Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is about the human condition, and one of our primary jobs as a human being. While we can be kind … Continue reading

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If we make consistent effort, based on proper education, we can change the world.


If we make consistent effort, based on proper education, we can change the world. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about changing the world. Not just one person, but as all of us together. I presume that because … Continue reading

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If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.


If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. – Anonymous What does that mean? If you have never been hectored by a small flying insect, this quote probably have no … Continue reading

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Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.


Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater. – Epictetus What does that mean? This quote is also stated in a slightly older English, but with better punctuation (see 2nd link at bottom of this … Continue reading

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I can give you a six-word formula for success: “Think things through – then follow through.”


I can give you a six-word formula for success: “Think things through – then follow through.” – Edward (Eddie) Rickenbacker What does that mean? Success, it means a lot of things to a lot of different people. But the path provided … Continue reading

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