Persistence

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I’d like to share a quote from Calvin Coolidge, who was our thirtieth president, serving from 1923 to 1929. He was known as a man of few words—one of his nicknames was “Silent Cal,” but here’s one thing he said that I really like:

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. “Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”