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Letter "J" » James Whitcomb Riley Quotes
«The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.»
«Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.»
«When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.»
«It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.»
«The ripest peach is highest on the tree»
«It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain - Why, rain's my choice.»
«Just a wee cot - the crickets chirr - love and the smiling face of her.»
«O, it sets my heart a-clickin' like the tickin' of a clock, when the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock»
«When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery. »