"Integrity and firmness are all I can promise:
these, be the voyage long or short,
shall never forsake me,
although I may be deserted by all men."
- George Washington
(four weeks prior to his Presidency)
"Permanence, perseverance, and persistence
in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities:
It is this that in all things
distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."
- Sir Frances Drake
"... but he who stands firm to the end will be saved."
- Matthew 10:22 NIV