January 11, 2016

Motivation Monday: Calvin Coolidge

 Nothing in this 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. 

Calvin Coolidge was a U.S. president, not a writer, but his quote is a great one. As with every single president ever, some people liked him. Some didn't.

Fun Facts about Calvin Coolidge:

  • Before politics, he worked as a commercial lawyer.
  • He was quiet and withdrawn, earning the nickname "Silent Cal."
  • His 16 year old son, Calvin, died of blood poisoning from an infected blister.
  • I have a kid named Calvin! We lean more toward the Calvin and Hobbes type rather than the Coolidge variety, but I think it's a great name.
So What?
I love this quote. It means I can be a talentless hack, not very smart, unaccomplished as a literary genius, and I still have a chance at getting published some day, because I'll never give up! I can work with that.

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