“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.” -Calvin Coolidge
“Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.” -Eric A. Burns
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -M. Gandhi
“When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” -Sydney Harris
“The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.”
Ambition is an uncomfortable companion many times. He creates a discontent with present surroundings and achievements; he is never satisfied but always pressing forward to better things in the future. Restless, energetic, purposeful, it is ambition that makes of the creature a real man.
-Lyndon B Johnson