In fumbling through old *.txt and *.rtf and *.doc and *.docx files, hoping to find something to jar the old writer’s block loose, I came across this quote from that most laconic of our chief executives, Calvin Coolidge:
Nothing in the 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. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
À la Silent Cal, “Yep.”