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.
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
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