Category Archives: People

Calvin Coolidge on persistance

“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 alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”

John Calvin Coolidge Jr., thirtieth (1923–1929) President of the United States

Risk versus reward

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker
(September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009)

Hard work

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

-Thomas A. Edison, US inventor
(1847 – 1931)