" To me, perseverance is like a long and winding road with bursts of energy, self-directed forward motion and the occasional pothole of inactivity ..."
"Perseverance is like wearing combat boots to the finish line. You may find yourself ragged and worn, but your muscles are stronger for having ..."
"Perseverance is like being a miner. You have to keep digging; sooner or later, you'll find the diamond."
"This is why they have become heroines and heroes in the labor movement. Their perseverance is like a light in the window, or a beacon in rough weather. It symbolizes commitment to thousands of rank and file workers, who take heart because in Stockton they keep fighting, no matter how long it takes, or how hard it gets."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.