Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent

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 failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933 (President of the United States of America…

To you I’m an atheist

to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.

Promising the impossible

There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don’t say in power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible. John Galsworthy, d. 1933. English novelist and playwright. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932. Whether the “other…

Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now.

“Leave the problems of God to God and karma to karma. Today you’re here and nothing you do will change that. Today you are alive and here and honored and blessed with good fortune. Look at this suset, it’s beautiful, neh*? This sunset exists. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. Please look. It…

Any colour… as long as it is black

Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black. — Henry Ford, remark about the Model T in 1909 By ModelTMitch [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882, American philosopher, essayist, and poet. Image: By Brenda Clarke (Knife 3Uploaded by Partyzan_XXI) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Quotation, n.

The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.