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Perseverance is more prevailing than violence;
by Plutarch

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence;
and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together,
yield themselves up when taken little by little.
- Plutarch

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings,
which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch

 

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear;
but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
- Plutarch

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended,
but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Plutarch

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world:
but each of them,
when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
- Plutarch

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and
most fatal ailment of all republics.
- Plutarch

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
- Plutarch

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
- Plutarch

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated
men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
- Plutarch

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than
such a one as is unworthy of him;
for the one is only belief -
the other contempt.
- Plutarch

In words are seen the state of mind and character and
disposition of the speaker.
- Plutarch

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness,
one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
- Plutarch

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
- Plutarch

Medicine to produce health must examine disease;
and music,
to create harmony must investigate discord.
- Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
- Plutarch

Silence at the proper season is wisdom,
and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men,
is at least human.
- Plutarch

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man;
but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good
learn wisdom for the future.
- Plutarch

When the strong box contains no more both friends and
flatterers shun the door.
- Plutarch

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
- Plutarch

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

No man ever wetted clay and then left it,
as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
- Plutarch

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
- Plutarch

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity;
nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
- Plutarch

Moral habits, induced by public practices,
are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives,
than the failings and faults of individuals are in
infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent,
than in the extent of my power and possessions.
- Plutarch

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds,
though he risk everything.
- Plutarch

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only
balance to weigh friends.
- Plutarch

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb)

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot


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