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Effort and Persistence

A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting. Photo of hikers walking on snowy mountain
       - Anonymous

Keep trudging or you'll never reach the top

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
       - Anatole France

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
       - Anonymous

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
       - Bill Blackman

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
       - Marian Wright Edelman

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
       - John Quincy Adams

The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
       - Anonymous

The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
 - Blood of the Martyr

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
       - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Photo of child crawling on woody floorDefeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
       - Bruce Lee

Most things in life require effort even if, years later, they seem easy

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
       - Oliver Wendell Holmes

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
       - Anonymous

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
       - Anonymous

The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept,
were toiling upward in the night.
       - Thomas S. Monson       

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
       - Anonymous

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
       -Jane Addams

He who seeks rest finds boredom....He who seeks work finds rest.
       -AnonymousHikers climb a mountain

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
       - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
       - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
       - Henry J. Kaiser

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
       - St. Francis De Sales

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
       - Seneca

Never, never, never give up.
       - Winston Churchill

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