Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. (Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States)

Coolidge continues: “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.” He concludes: “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” That’s good advice for anyone who wants to succeed in business, the arts, and in life.

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1).

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything (James 1:4).