Tenacity Quotes (4 quotes)
I am a great believer in the simplicity of things and as you probably know I am inclined to hang on to broad & simple ideas like grim death until evidence is too strong for my tenacity.
I hardly know of a great physical truth whose universal reception has not been preceded by an epoch in which the most estimable persons have maintained that the phenomena investigated were directly dependent on the Divine Will, and that the attempt to investigate them was not only futile but blasphemous. And there is a wonderful tenacity of life about this sort of opposition to physical science. Crushed and maimed in every battle, it yet seems never to be slain; and after a hundred defeats it is at this day as rampant, though happily not so mischievous, as in the time of Galileo.
Memory is to mind as viscosity is to protoplasm it gives a kind of tenacity to thought—a kind of pied ΰ terre from which it can, and without it could not, advance.
Those who know physicists and mountaineers know the traits they have in common: a dream-and-drive spirit, a bulldog tenacity of purpose, and an openness to try any route to the summit.