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The Tao of Success ~ Words of Wisdom from America\’s 30th President

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“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not: nothing is more commonplace than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”– Calvin Coolidge


There is nothing you can do to replace \”Keep going.\”   Do not, in any circumstance, give up. You might change course; you might find a higher endeavor; but you do not let everything fall to pieces.  That\’s not you.

No matter how hard it is, you have the ability to keep going.  You will succeed. I believe that about you today!



Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States.  Known as a man who was always stoic and serious, he was often called “silent Cal.” He attended Amherst College and later started his own law firm in 1898. Coolidge\’s political career took off after he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1906. He later became President Warren G. Harding\’s vice president and was the first vice president to attend cabinet meetings. He was a favorite among the nation\’s conservatives and won the presidential election of 1924 despite personal hardship.

Coolidge was known to have a dry sense of humor. He embodied the dreams and hopes of the American middle class. He was a man of solid character as seen through his support of civil rights. While he was the president, he refused to appoint any known members of the Ku Klux Klan to office and allowed African Americans to hold government positions. Coolidge’s legacy remains strong and positive among the majority of political conservatives.