Quotes on Persistence

That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do; not that the nature of the thing is changed, but that our abilities are increased.  (Heber J. Grant, Conf. Report, April 1901, p. 63) — Bryant S. Hinckley, Heber J. Grant:  Highlights in the Life of a Great Leader, p. 49

Our task is to become our best selves.  One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final. — President Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, May 1987, p. 68

The strait and narrow path, though clearly marked, is a path, not a freeway nor an escalator.  Indeed, there are times when the only way the strait and narrow path can be followed is on one’s knees!  And we are to help each other along the path. — Elder Neal Maxwell, Ensign, May 1982, p. 38