Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.
But it is a blessed provision of nature that at times like these, as soon as a man's mercury has got down to a certain point there comes a revulsion, and he rallies. Hope springs up, and cheerfulness along with it, and then he is in good shape to do something for himself, if anything can be done.
You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I'm telling you that's a pretty illusion.
The question is not whether you have the money. It is whether you have the hustle. There's a difference!
There are no shortcuts to excellence
Being supportive and building students’ confidence is not accomplished by blindly telling them they are doing a great job every day. It involves assessing weaknesses and strengths and delivering feedback in a timely manner so that they can build their skills to complete the task at hand.
Millennials get a bad rap sometimes about their grit and perseverance.
Grit may carry risk because it's about putting all your eggs in one basket, to some extent.
Heroes are never perfect, but they're brave, they're authentic, they're courageous, determined, discreet, and they've got grit.
Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.
Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint.
Grit and self-control are related, but they're not the same thing.
'The Iliad' includes some snappy sports reporting, and writers ever since have been probing athletes for signifiers, for metaphor amped by grit under pressure.
From 'Midnight Cowboy' to 'Taxi Driver' is a brief era whose grit, beauty, and violence has been quite mythologized.
In 'True Grit,' we had a vulture, a trained vulture... that was a pain and that was - even by vulture standards - probably a stupid vulture, and that was frustrating.