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Perseverance

A very long distance

Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.

~ Edward Albec

A man's work

In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: "I am rising to a man's work."

~ Marcus Aurelius

The weak's weapon

The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong. 

~ Geoges Bidault

We must attack

We are so outnumbered there's only one thing to do: We must attack. 

~ Sir Andrew Browne Cunningham, British WWII Admiral

A good anvil

A good anvil does not fear the hammer. 

~ Italian proverb

Never give up

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

~ Harriet Stowe

Arguing with an east wind

The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

~ James Russell Lowell

We must

If we can we must.

~ A. E. Housman

Labor

Labor conquers everything.

~ Virgil

All clouds are not rain clouds.

~ Latin proverb

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.

~ Georg Lichtenberg

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
~ William McFee

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
~ Thomas Carlyle

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

~ Nelson Mandela

It’s never paid to bet against America. We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride.
~ Warren Buffett

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.

~ Ulysses S. Grant

The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. 
~ Abraham Lincoln

Today not possible, tomorrow possible. 

~ Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee 

If the sky falls, hold up your hands.
~ Spanish proverb

Providence requires three things of us before it will help us - a stout heart, a strong arm, and a stiff upper lip.
~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton