When the ancients said a work well begun was half done, they meant to impress the importance of always endeavoring to make a good beginning.
We can profit only by our own misfortunes and those of others. The former, though they may be the more beneficial, are also the more painful; let us turn, then, to the latter.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
Topics: Persistence, Perseverance, Goals, Endurance, Resolve