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.

— Calvin Coolidge

Taken from A lesson in strategy, taught by a Cat, by Mark Hurst

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  1. This quote can also be found in the below book. Not attributed to Coolidge.

    Page 31

  2. (say it Loud, in the sing-song voice of a fire and brimstone Southern Black Preacher)

    “Persistence, Patience and Perseverance
    are the Triple-P
    That defeat the Triple Threat of Lunacy!”