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Persists Quotes

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What you resist, persists.
- Carl Jung

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Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

If genetic memory or racial memory persists,
is it possible that individual memory also exists from previous lives?
- Taylor Caldwell

The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists
in setting after her eggs are taken away.
- Fisher Ames

 

What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself,
who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
- George Orwell

Where anti-Semitism persists, the well being of all our people is at risk.
- Paul Sarbanes

What we resist persists.
- Sonia Johnson

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Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
- William Blake

All the best performers bring to their role something more,
something different than what the author put on paper.
That's what makes theatre live.
That's why it persists.
- Stephen Sondheim

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible
for living his own life and for "finding himself."
If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else,
he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
- Thomas Merton

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied
by barbarous refinements,
has been trying to hold crime in check;
yet crime persists.
Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not,
as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
- Albert Camus

Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect
for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of
where to look for the threads,
how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of
the tangle what clear line persists.
- Eudora Welty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I persist in performing.
- David Tudor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every nation sincerely desires peace;
and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in,
must make peace impossible.
- Norman Angell

Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the
shipping from American ports of any merchandise to
either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone.
- George William Norris

You just don't give up.
There have been times when everything seemed to conspire
against getting a book done or printed,
and I would feel like turning my back on the whole thing.
But I came back and persisted.
- Dee Brown

The historical circumstance of interest is that the
tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts
of the continents since their origins as stronghold
of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.
- E. O. Wilson

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up...
persisting...
eloquently expressing the depth of your love.
What simple action could you take today to produce
a new momentum toward success in your life?
- Tony Robbins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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