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Sometimes and when the world seems particularly unresponsive, I have found myself to want to give it all up.

One day it got so horrible that Michael, King of Enlightened Positivity, sent me select hand-picked quotes on perseverance and the need to hang on, especially when you feel that you are barely hanging by the skin of your teeth.

We all have those days, but next time it happens to you, please find comfort in the words below. Print these quotes, or re-write them with your most beautiful hand-writing, frame it and place it at eye level somewhere you can always have access to it.

“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 derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”
— Calvin Coolidge

Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!
— Hector Crawford

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
— Marie Curie

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence.”
— Joyce Brothers (1928-) U.S. psychologist and talk show host

“If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. ”
— Joseph Addison

“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one has given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort which might have saved the world.”
— Jane Addams