“Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.” — George Herbert

“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” — Winston Churchill

“Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that’s not the place to become discouraged.” — Thomas A. Edison

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius

“There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.” — Elbert Hubbard

“The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” — Epictetus

“It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” —  Theodore Roosevelt

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touch down.” — Ross Perot

“It ain’t about how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward–that’s how winning is done!” — Rocky Balboa

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” — Calvin Coolidge