Friday, April 13, 2007

Quote of the Day

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great 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
(HT: John Majors)

* A note for those who stumble at the last line of the quote. God alone is omnipotent. The point that Coolidge seems to be making is the key role that persistence and determination play in one's life. However, without God's divine enabling and blessing even the most persistent and determined person will merely be grasping at straws. Thus, pray that the All- Powerful God of the universe will indeed enable you to live a life of undistracted focus that exudes the character traits of persistance and determination.

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