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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

The right thing to do

In a moment of decision, the best thing to do is the right thing to do. The worst thing to do is nothing.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

The weak's weapon

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

~ Geoges Bidault

We do not dare

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. 

~ Seneca

A good anvil

A good anvil does not fear the hammer. 

~ Italian proverb

The chain of destiny

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

~ Winston Churchill

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


Labor conquers everything.

~ Virgil

This is the answer. If everyone does his part, these seemingly impossible tasks get done.

~ George S. Patton

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. 

~ Amelia Earhart 

A man must do as he can when he cannot do as he would.

~ Thomas Draxe

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

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.

~ Helen Keller

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

~ Nelson Mandela

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

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