Top 5 favourite quotes on persistence

Beeing a found reader of, I often see they publish articles on quotes to keep motivated, quotes by Bill Gates etc. Here I will present to you my 5 favourite ones.

Bettre byrdi du ber’kje i bakken enn mannevit mykje – Håvamål

This is translated as “There’s no better burden than knowledge when walking uphill”. To me, it means that the knowledge I get today will help me when I struggle, and that when I struggle my knowledge will be of value. It’s kinda obvious, but a good reminder.

Gir du opp har du tapt – Bestefar

My grandpa always says: “If you give up, you’ve lost”. This is a tough one, because there’s almost an art to knowing when to fight on and when to fold your cards.

Den som er redd for å få vondt i armene, får vondt i tarmene – Norsk ordtak

“He who is afraid of getting sore arms, get sore guts”, meaning that if you’re afraid of working, you will get sore intestines because you won’t get fed.

Man fanger ikke fisk med tørre fingre – Norsk ordtak

“You won’t catch a fish with dry hands”. It means something like if you want to reach your goal, you’ll have to get your hands dirty.

Innsats gir resultater – Chito Ryu Karate Do

This one is from the Karate-style I used to practice: “Efforts produce results”. It’s actually from the showa, which is a text that gets recited in the beginning or end of the training at some clubs. Anyways, I think it’s a good qoute and it sums up the general idea of all success. It needs hard work!

Do you have any favourite quotes or proverbs? Feel free to share them in the comment section below!

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