Persistence & Determination – Today’s Quote

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 failures.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

President Calvin Coolidge

NUTS – Today’s Quote


General (then Brigadier General) Anthony C. McAuliffe

Andrew’s Note:  The government of my grandfather’s generation helped wiped fascism from the face of the world in a little over three years.  In a similar amount of time the government of my generation can’t even seem to make a website that allows people to buy a product they’re now forced to purchase by a U.S. government that looks ever more fascist itself.

Churchill Says NEVER – Today’s Quote

Never give in!  Never give in!  Never never never never…. In nothing great or small large or petty never give in except to convictions or honor and good sense!

Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill

Shackleton on Perseverance – Today’s Quote

Ernest ShackletonDifficulties are just things to overcome, after all.

Sir Ernest Shackleton, CVO, OBE FRGS

Long Term Goals – Today’s Quote

You must have long term goals to keep from being frustrated by short term failures.

Charles C. Noble

MacArthur on Soul Wrinkles – Today’s Quote

Age wrinkles the body.  Quitting wrinkles the soul.

General of the Army & Field Marshall (of the Philippine Army) Douglas MacArthur

Churchill on Perseverance – Today’s Quote

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill

Kingsley on Work – Today’s Quote

Thank God every morning when you get up, that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not.  Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.

Charles Kingsley

Paine on Principles – Today’s Quote

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine

Sparks on Better or Worse – Today’s Quote

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.

Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight

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