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Effort and Persistence

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
       -
AnonymousPhoto of man riding on bike

Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
       - Anonymous

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
       - George Allen

It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
       - Anonymous

The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
       - Anonymous

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
       - Anonymous

When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
       - Anonymous

Indian girls danceFar and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
       - Theodore Roosevelt

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
       - Confucius

There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
       - Anonymous

The successful man is the average man, focused.
       - Anonymous

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.
       - Dale Carnegie

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
       - John Wooden

God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
      
 - Bambara Proverb

Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it ... we become just bychildren learning to ski performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
       - Aristotle, Ethics

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
       - Anonymous

The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
       - Levell Edwards

It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
       - Anonymous

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
       - John F. Kennedy

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
      - Annie Dillard

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