In his later years, Winston Churchill gave a speech at the English prep school he attended as a boy. The headmaster told the boys, "This is an historic moment. Winston Churchill is the greatest speaker of the English Language."
When Churchill walked out to give his speech, he peered over the top of his glasses and said: "Never! Never! Never! Never! Give Up!"
The headmaster felt this might have been one of Churchill's greatest speeches. If one quality epitomized Winston Churchill, it was persistence. He never gave up.
Ken Blanchard: The heart of a leader
Do you give up easily?