Chapter 15. Staying Power


Persistence can grind an iron beam down into a needle.

 --Chinese proverb

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 will always solve the problems of the human race.

 --Calvin Coolidge, U S president.Broadside distributed to agents of the New York Life Insurance Company, 1932.Former President Coolidge was at the time a director of the New York Life Insurance Company.


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