"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
"Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's
not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue
is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing.
If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought
is the problem." -- S. R. Covey