Seamus Heaney on Perseverance

“Macoige of Lismore, for instance,
Who, when asked which attribute
Of character was best, replied
“Steadiness, for it is best

When a man has set his hand to tasks
To persevere. I have never heard
Fault found with that.”

~ Seamus Heaney

George Foreman on Perseverance

“Defeat is never easy; but you gotta getup, brush off your backside, spit in your palms and say “I can go one more round.” Do it 100 times”

~ George Foreman

Marcus Aurelius on Obstacles

“Our actions may be impeded … but there can be no impeding our intentions or our dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting.”

~ Marcus Aurelius