By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
~Lao Tzu (on persistence)
PATIENCE, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
“In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.”