Never Give Up… The Zebra and the Lion



Watching this astounding film clip made me remember some of my favorite quotes on perseverance and determination.


I hope that reading the words of wisdom I’ve posted below…and watching this heroic act which was caught unexpectedly on film by a camera crew making a nature show….will give you the strength that you need for whatever trials or struggles you might be going through.


– Eric Falcon


“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


“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur


“A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey


“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather


“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson


“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James A. Michener

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
– Calvin Coolidge 

“When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.”
– Unknown

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Unknown

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Never give in – Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (spoken in the early dark days of WWII on October 29, 1941)

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

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