“His words, like so many nimble and airy servitors, trip about him at command.:”
~ John Milton

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27 Responses to Persistence.

  1. tammy j says:

    wise calvin.
    or is it hobbes who’s wise not to argue the obvious point!
    what’s the old saying… “persistence pays.”

  2. Mike says:

    I may have mentioned this before. My sister-in-law’s name is M. Hobbes. Her ex-husband’s name was Calvin Hobbes. I always thought that funny. (They divorced over 30 years ago. She has persistently remained single ever since. πŸ˜‰ )
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  3. πŸ˜€
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  4. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a not in it, and hang on.”- Abraham Lincoln
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  5. Ursula says:

    Scrambled eggs on today’s menu, Ramana? Or would you prefer an Omelette? I can’t thank you enough for a much needed and unsolicited laugh.

    My middle name is Persistence. And sometimes I think the other side of the coin is not knowing when enough is enough. When to stop. I appear incapable of giving up. Even if I know I should there is always that little voice egging (!) me on to try once more, just once more, just once more … And again. Of course, tragedy’s potential when the proverbial vessel has gone to fetch water one too many times and CRACKS. That’s usually the moment when I revert to my five year old self – looking in wide eyed wonderment at the ways of the world and not understanding any of it.

    Ursula recently posted..Jackson Pollock

    • You are not alone. All the casinos and gambling dens/ betting parlours in the world would go broke if people knew when to cut their losses and move on to a new bet. I have seen too many such failures in my business life too. It takes a particular frame of mind to be able to cut one’s losses and walk away.

  6. Gabbygeezer says:

    Just spent about a half-hour trying to reset my x&#*! cheap watch on the correct time. Finally got it within a half-minute. Believe I will have to rest up for a while to overcome my resistance to the persistence an exact adjustment will require.
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  7. shackman says:


    Nothing in the world
    can take the place of persistence.
    Talent will not;
    nothing is more common than
    unsuccessful men 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 β€œPRESS ON” has solved
    and always will solve
    the problems of the human race.

    ~ Calvin Coolidge
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  8. Cathy in NZ says:

    playing with persistence here at the moment as I try to right my world, my belongings and various other things – hopefully each compartment will look even better when I’m done. Quite a lot of stuff going to recyclers, some I hope to sell off and the rest corralled in a better way…

  9. Looney says:

    My point exactly. We persist so that we can make the biggest mess possible for when we are gone.
    Looney recently posted..Germany’s Kampf with Mein Kampf

  10. nick says:

    Yes, persistence usually pays off, but when do you conclude that you’ve persisted long enough and this time it just won’t pay off? Sometimes you have to know when to stop and admit you’re banging your head against a brick wall.
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  11. Mother says:

    Well, Amen, brother!
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  12. That’s why it is easier to juggle with plastic eggs — they are more forgiving!
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