Delta State University
SOC 101: Principles of Sociology
Summer II Semester 2007



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The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

~Henry Ward Beecher~


Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

~Walter Elliott~


Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

~Newt Gingrich~


The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

~Author Unknown~


With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.

~Thomas Foxwell Buxton~


When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

~Author Unknown~


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt~


It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

~Albert Einstein~


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

~Josh Billings~


Fall seven times, stand up eight.

~Japanese Proverb~


The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.

~Author Unknown~


He conquers who endures.



The race is not always to the swift... but to those who keep on running.

~Author Unknown~


The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.



Saints are sinners who kept on going.

~Robert Louis Stevenson~


If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.

~Buddhist Saying~


One may go a long way after one is tired.

~French Proverb~


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

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~


Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.

~F. Scott Fitzgerald~


Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.

~William James~


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

~William Feather~


Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

~Christopher Morley~