Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not.
Nothing in the world 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 uneducated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
(Plaque given to McDonald’s Hamburger University’s Managerial Graduates)
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” St. Paul in Romans 5