Archive for April 27th, 2011

Never Quit!

April 27, 2011

As I was growing up, my parents were constantly extolling the value and/or virtue of perseverance . . . from the proverb “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” to the dogged tenacity of simple sticktoitiveness, quitting never seemed to be an option.  I daresay that this attitude or approach to life has held me in good stead.  Here is a wonderful quotation that accurately (and humorously) compares and contrasts perseverance and obstinancy with a single phrase — simply brilliant!

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is, that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”  — Henry Ward Beecher