“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. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” from Calvin Coolidge 3 years ago
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“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”
- Harry S. Truman
I happened to see this one on here and liked it. So it’s in. 3 years ago
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”.
I was just been reminded of this when I came across this post. I hope they don’t mind me linking to it.
I don’t just like that exerpt from Man in the arena, I love it. I work with a lot of people who this applies to; they are out there where it matters, making a difference to peoples’ lives. There are also people here on 43T that are working to overcome obstacles of varying shapes and sizes who have had knock-backs, dusted themselves off and got back on it.
It’s a reminder to me, to make sure I am taking my place in the arena. No smiley emoticons here, I actually mean this! 3 years ago
I had a few quotes lined up for this goal, but then I read through them again and they didn’t really speak to me in the same way as when I first noted them down a few months ago. Strange.
I don’t really want to send you away empty handed on your first visit to this goal, it’s probably not good manners. It is a bit of a struggle to come up with something briliant at short notice though, but…
... if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… Bill & Ted.
My first ‘quote that I like’ then, is…‘Be excellent to each other’.
I thank you. 3 years ago