Monday, April 18, 2016


I love quotes, even some of the corny ones on posters.


Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
– Calvin Coolidge

     Great things have been achieved by those who persist in a working towards a goal.   There is no guarantee,  but odds are increased exponentially.

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

                                                    -Wayne Gretzky

Except I sometimes see a lot of hopeless flailing around and wild shots at the goal when I watch hockey.  


                                                                                    Ambition is the path to success.

                                                                             Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. 

                                                                                                                       - Bill Bradley

If your ambition includes wanting to be rich and you persist in buying lottery tickets, it's probably a ride to nowhere.

              But since I have a habit of questioning everything (one of the benefits/detriments of advanced education)  I have to consider the converse side:

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

                                             - Anthony J. D'Angel

  In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome,              
                                                            stubbornness is stupid. 

                                                                                                 -  Simone de Beauvoir

Check out other interesting quotes at Brainy Quote.

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