Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Persistence and God...

Here is a quote I found while researching for my new book on Marriage, it's taken from Sharon Jaynes book, Dreams of a Woman.

"Calvin Coolidge said, "Nothing n 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. Educatoin 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 probelms of the human race.
While this is a wonderful quote, I'd like to modify Mr. Coolidge's words of encouragement. God is the only One who is omnipotent, but persistance and determination while relying on His power are a holy combination that's hard to beat!"

Tricia's thoughts:
Press ON!


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

I wonder how much of persistence is native to an individual, and how much is acquired. To me, it is not so much a matter of will, as of character. Consistently quitting can require more will power than pushing on through. And staying drunk or stoned takes a great deal of determination. Face it, persistent sinners convert into persistent saints.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Persistence requires determination (will power). Impossible is nothing.

6:28 PM  

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