To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government.
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have.
Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet
Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.
If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance
The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.
You will never win if you never begin.
Conscience is the internal perception of the reaction of a particular wish operating within us
2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change.
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water
The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.
Persevere, and, don't let any self-doubt distract you.
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope.
And you can do it when things are tough.