A. "Persistence counts."
A. I do not look like Tom Selleck or sound like Sam Elliott.
A. Hannibal, for unrelated reasons.
First, I grew up around exotic animals and would really like to know how got any of those elephant(s) over the Alps.
Secondly, he's an intriguing figure: extremely smart, one of the great captains, and a man who pursued his life's goal with single-minded zealotry, came within reach of that goal--and narrowly missed it.
A. Honesty, intelligence, and coping ability.
A. My wife, who proves that persistence and determination can overcome years of illness.