From what I understand this is a pretty popular quote so…I guess I’ll just add to it’s popularity.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men and women 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.”
While our politics don’t jive, I have to give Mr. Coolidge a nod on this one.