How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.   G.K. Chesterton

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.  William Ward Beecher

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.  Harriet Beecher Stowe 

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.   George Whitefield

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.   Charles Spurgeon

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.   Hannah More

We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that is great.   Harry Emerson Fosdick

Princes, kings, and other rulers of the world have used all their strength and cunning against the Church, yet it continues to endure and hold its own.   John Foxe

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.  Hugh Latimer

Why should I ever resist any delay or disapointment, any affliction or oppression or humiliation – when I know God will use it in my life to make me like Jesus and to prepare me for heaven?   Kay Arthur

You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought.   John Greenleaf Whittier 

The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.   Jonathan Edwards

First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.   Martin Luther

All things are difficult before they are easy.   Thomas Fuller

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.  Robert Leighton 

Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short.   Samuel Rutherford 

Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.   Thomas a Kempis

Do not be lazy. Run each day’s race with all your might, so that at the end you will receive the victory wreath from God. Keep on running even when you have had a fall. The victory wreath is won by him who does not stay down, but always gets up again, grasps the banner of faith and keeps on running in the assurance that Jesus is Victor.   Basilea Schlink 

Winning against Satan is not a question of claiming some kind of imagined authority over him; we simply need to pursue righteousness, avoid sin, and stand firm in the truth.   John MacArthur 

If you’re running a 26-mile marathon, remember that every mile is run one step at a time. If you are writing a book, do it one page at a time. If you’re trying to master a new language, try it one word at a time. There are 365 days in the average year. Divide any project by 365 and you’ll find that no job is all that intimidating.   Chuck Swindoll

I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.  William Carey 

Prayer time must be kept up as duly as meal-time.   Matthew Henry

No man can become a saint in his sleep.   Henry Drummond

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.   Charles Wesley