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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. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Quote from a program at a Coolidge memorial service (1933); cited in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999).
Posted in: Calvin Coolidge

When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.

As reported in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/), July 27 2012

Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.

As reported in The Huffington Post, July 27 2012
Posted in: Kristi Yamaguchi

Ralph: Is there any way I could go with you to get one of those medals?
Markowski: Negatory.
Ralph: Does that mean maybe?

Posted in: Wreck-It Ralph

Defeat—I do not recognise the meaning of the word!

The Battle for the Falklands by Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins