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Persistent Quotes

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The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Wisdom

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
- John H. Johnson

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Judge men less by the labels they wear than by their
persistent labour for sure if slow progress.
- John Burns

We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace,
acting forever as a strong defender of world peace
and a persistent proponent of common development.
- Jinato Hu

I think that realistically we can shoot for the title this year.
If we stay healthy and be persistent throughout the season,
I think we have good chance to go all the way.
- Jason Kidd

At the very top state institutions, like UCLA,
Berkeley and the University of Texas,
however, the trend of downward minority enrollment
remains persistent and discouraging.
- Adam Schiff

I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense
that I was being pursued,
and also the conviction that under the political order of the times,
our lives had no meaning.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not
a patient is in a persistent vegetative state,
and it should not matter what politicians think.
- Bobby Scott

One thing of the many things that I know about Jesse Jackson,
he is persistent.
- Jackie Jackson

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is.
It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the
best possible under any and all circumstances.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth,
the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
- Dorothy Thompson

An organization is a set of relationships that are persistent over time.
- Kevin Kelly

Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.
- George Gissing

Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience,
they're tender.
They have to be persistent.
- Ralph Fiennes

There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent
and universal as that of hatred.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The most persistent sound which reverberates through
man's history is the beating of war drums.
- Arthur Koestler

One of the strongest and most persistent elements in
national development has been that inheritance of political
traditions and usages which the new settlers brought with them.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
- Edward Eggleston

Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and
other remarkable leaders,
women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920.
- Louise Slaughter

Hence, even in the domain of natural science the aid
of the experimental method becomes indispensable whenever
the problem set is the analysis of transient and impermanent phenomena,
and not merely the observation of persistent and relatively constant objects.
- Wilhelm Wundt

I think it's imperative to follow your heart and choose
a profession you're passionate about,
and if you haven't found that "spark" yet,
if you're not sure what you want to do with your lives -
be persistent until you do.
- Steve Kerr

Any long work in which poetry is persistent,
be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession
of separate poetic experiences governed into a related
whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
- John Drinkwater

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper,
the country demands bold, persistent,
experimentation.
It is common sense to take a method and try it,
if it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something.
- Anthony Burgess

Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel.
Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion.
To that strain Christians have looked back,
and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Actually, I would love to make a music video.
Maybe it would finally put to rest those persistent
rumours that have followed me throughout my career -
particularly when I was on camera performing -
that I had died.
- Perry Como

The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard,
easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what
combinations work for them.
They have to learn to be persistent and patient with
their training and racing.
- Frank Shorter

I think the American Dream says that anything can happen
if you work hard enough at it and are persistent,
and have some ability.
The sky is the limit to what you can build,
and what can happen to you and your family.
- Sanford I. Weill

We always carry out by committee anything in which
any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
- Frank Moore Colby

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
- Ovid

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it
really is than to persist in delusion,
however satisfying and reassuring.
- Carl Sagan

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses,
can persist even after sexual desires have weakened,
withered, and disappeared.
- Mortimer Adler

We find Japan a little more difficult to understand
because it has proven its 20th century prowess though
the ancient traditions still persist.
- Arthur Erickson

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable,
possible.
- Lord Chesterfield

The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist.
- Vannevar Bush

Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
- Isaiah Berlin

I persist in performing.
- David Tudor

One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic
in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination
to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father.
- Lincoln Ellsworth

We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups,
to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.
- Chen Shui-bian

The true secret of giving advice is,
after you have honestly given it,
to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not,
and never persist in trying to set people right.
- Henry Ward Beecher

This contradiction lies here: they wish God,
and they wish humanity.
They persist in connecting two terms which,
once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.
- Mikhail Bakunin

But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem
strong enough to leave pictures that persist;
the good are ever too luke-warm.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but
the ability to start over.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really
is than to persist in delusion,
however satisfying and reassuring.
- Carl Sagan

If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong,
possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause,
they can break the chain of any negative environment.
- Dave Pelzer

There's an old maxim that says, 'Things that work persist,'
which is why there's still Cobol floating around.
- Vinton Cerf

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
- William Blake

I do recognise that, where recruitment difficulties persist,
teachers can be put under great pressure.
- Estelle Morris

One of the functions of an organization,
of any organism, is to anticipate the future,
so that those relationships can persist over time.
- Kevin Kelly

No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
- Thomas Hobbes

After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the
world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality.
The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even
though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor.
- George William Russell

In the councils of government,
we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists and will persist.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your performance depends on your people.
Select the best, train them and back them.
When errors occur, give sharper guidance.
If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong,
help them move on.
The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
- Donald Rumsfeld

As winter weather settles in around the country,
millions of American families are facing skyrocketing
home heating prices with even greater impact if cold
temperatures persist into the spring.
- Russ Carnahan

It is not enough to be well-intentioned;
one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way.
One must consider the effect his actions will have on others.
Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.
- Andrew Cohen

And if thought and emotion can persist in this way
so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust,
how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart,
and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

So long as these kinds of inequalities persist,
all of us who are given expensive educations have to
live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated
because the game has been rigged to our advantage.
- Jonathan Kozol

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts,
and persist in doing so, generation after generation,
through all changes of opinion and detail,
is the one that must rule all observation.
- Adam Smith

As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue,
I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action
on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans
in North Central Washington.
- Doc Hastings

You are capable of more than you know.
Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best,
however hard the path.
Aim high.
Behave honorably.
Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure.
Persist!
The world needs all you can give.
- E. O. Wilson

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise
of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination
endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
We should take nothing for granted.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower in his Farewell Address of January, 17 1961

Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus
Christ persistently manifested.
- Oswald Chambers

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Faith is an invisible and invincible magnet,
and attracts to itself whatever it fervently desires
and calmly and persistently expects.
- Ralph W. Trine

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ.
On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous;
yet the poison works its way persistently,
until the entire fabric is doomed.
- Emma Goldman

Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently
concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that
enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum
of force and maximum of reason.
- Archibald Cox


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