It astounds us to come upon other egoists, as though we alone had the right to be selfish, and to be filled with eagerness to live. – Jules Renard
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. – George Eliot
You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself. – Ruskin
That which any one has been long learning unwillingly, he unlearns with proportional eagerness and haste. – William Hazlitt
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. – Gail Devers
It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. – William Somerset Maugham
It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge. – John J. Watson
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 alone 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
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T.S. Eliot
He conquers who endures. – Persius
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. – Henry Ward Beecher Quote
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. – Author Unknown
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. – John Christian Bovee
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie
Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped. – James Corbett
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Vince Lombardi
Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. – Anthony Robbins
Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. – Author Unknown
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten but they may start a winning game. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. – Josh Billings
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. – Unknown Quote
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. – Jimmy Carter
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great mean, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. – Charles De Gaulle
If you go through life quitting everything, you’ll never know success. If you’re going to taste the fruits of success, you’ve got to stick with something. Unknown Quote
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. – Walter Elliott
You can only become a winner if you are willing to walk over the edge. – Ronald E. McNair Kettering
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert Kennedy
Of the few innocent pleasures left to men past middle life, the jamming of common sense down the throats of fools is perhaps the keenest. – T.H. Huxley
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. – Lucretius
Why NOT upset the apple cart? If you don’t, the apples will rot anyway. – Frank A. Clark
Ever Wonder Where the Term Eager Beavers Came From?
The beaver has such a stellar reputation for being such a little go-getter that he’s often associated with the word eager. We always hear the phrases “busy as a beaver” and “eager as a beaver,” but how did this modest little animal earn such high esteem?
He worked for it. Literally.
These too-cute-for-their-own-good animals are large rodents that work with a single-minded determination. Their business is apparent when you see the dams and lodges they build from fallen limbs and trees. From late summer all the way through the end of autumn, beavers prepare for winter.
Not only do they build their homes and dams, they gather and store branches for food. These guys eat bark on branches the way we eat corn on the cob, and few things are any cuter than watching one go about it.
Beavers use sticks, mud, and rocks to build their dams in a stream to form a pond. Then, inside their home (or lodge), beavers dig out a living space above the water line. Wood chips on the floor absorb moisture, and a vent lets in fresh air.
Even on the coldest night, the temperature inside a beaver lodge stays around 32 degrees.