Never Give Up (Perseverance)Paper Rating: Word Count: 655 Approx Pages: 3
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. "I think I can; I think I can. Most people in the world have heard these phrases at some point in his or her life. Both of these quotes can be used to demonstrate the idea of perseverance. Perseverance is endurance, patience, and "hanging in there in spite of obstacles, adversity, or suffering. The idea of perseverance can be traced back all the way to biblical times, as will be discussed later. It was important back then to persevere, and to this day it is still a very important and vital virtue to have.
The story of "The Little Steam Engine which is found in The Book Of Virtues is a good example of perseverance. The little steam engine was faced with a problem. It was too hard for him to pull his cars up a hill by himself. Instead of just giving up and quitting, he decided to ask others for help. He came across many obstacles though.