Famous Inspirational Quotes
Perseverance & Hard Work

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"Skill to do comes from doing." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" – Muhammad Ali

"If you're going through hell, keep going." – Winston Churchill

"In front of excellence, the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it." – Hesiod, C. 700 B.C.

"To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first." – Shakespeare

"Sweat plus sacrifice equals success." – Charles O. Finley

"Practice is the best of all instructors." – Publius Syrus

"There's no satisfaction without a struggle first." – Marty Liquori

"Abilities not used are abilities wasted." – Unknown

"One thing that keeps a lot of people from being a success is work." – Unknown


"It is hard to create a great thing suddenly." – Unknown

"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." – Thomas A. Edison

"We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough." – Unknown

"Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth." – J. Andrews

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

"Endurance is patience concentrated." – Thomas Carlyle

"You can't hope to be lucky. You have to prepare to be lucky." – Timothy Dowd

"It ain't over till it's over." – Yogi Berra

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"When I played with Michael Jordan on the Olympic team, there was a huge gap between his ability and the ability of the other great players on that team. But what impressed me was that he was always the first one on the floor and the last one to leave." – Steve Alford

"Hard work breeds self-respect." – Pat Summitt

"You spend more of the game preparing to win in the final seconds. And that is what separates winners from losers." – Pat Summitt

"Goals achieved with little effort are seldom appreciated and give no personal satisfaction." – from They Call Me Coach by John Wooden

"Even when I went to the playground, I never picked the best players. I picked guys with less talent, but who were willing to work hard and had the desire to be great." – Magic Johnson

"Give me 100 percent. You can't make up for a poor effort today by giving 110 percent tomorrow. You don't have 110 percent. You only have 100 percent, and that's what I want from you right now." – John Wooden

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