By W. F. Markwick & W. A. Smith
perseverance depends upon three things - purpose, will, and enthusiasm.
He who has a purpose is always concentrating his forces.
By the will, the hopes and the plans are prevented from evaporating into dreams.
Enthusiasm keeps the interest up, and makes the obstacles seem small.
Life is in a sense a battle.
The man who thinks to get on by mere smartness and by idling meets failure at last.
Perseverance is the master impulse of the firmest souls, and holds the key to those treasure-houses of knowledge from which the world has drawn its wealth both of wisdom and of moral worth.
Great men never wait for opportunities; they make them.
They seize upon whatever is at hand, work out their problem, and master the situation.
The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given to him.