Refuse To Quit – Today’s Quote

If you steadfastly refused to quit, you rapidly narrowed your options to only winning.

Brad Thor, from his book Hidden Order: A Thriller

Perseverance – Today’s Quote

Fall seven times and stand up eight.

Japanese Proverb

Lewis on Achievement – Today’s Quote

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

C.S. Lewis

Perserverance – Today’s Quote

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.



Labor & Perserverance – Today’s Quote

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Former Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Adviser and General (RET) Colin Powell


Confucius on Perseverance – Today’s Quote

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.



Powell On Success – Today’s Quote

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Former Secretary of State, National Security Adviser and General (RET) Colin Powell


Happy Kansas Day

Today is the 153rd birthday of the State of Kansas.  The State motto at the top of the Kansas State seal contains the latin phrase “ad astra per aspera” which translates roughly into ‘to the stars through difficulties.’

Good thing that our pioneer forefathers selected State mottoes such as Kansas’ otherwise a modern citizenry might pick something more topical like ‘success through a Reality TV contract or EBT card’  …less so in the Great State of Kansas than some other parts of the country at least…gotta love ‘flyover country.’ (more…)

Don’t Give Up – Today’s Quotes

You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing.  You back up but you don’t give up.

Brigadier General Chuck Yeager

Persistence & Determination – Today’s Quote

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated failures.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

President Calvin Coolidge

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