Scoutmaster Minute—Persistence

February 12, 2012
Calvin Coolidge, President of the United State...

SM Minute—Persistence

Ahead of the Presidents’ Day holiday, I’d like to share a quote from Calvin Coolidge, who was our thirtieth president, serving from 1923 to 1930.  He was known as a man of few words—one of his nicknames was “Silent Cal,” but here’s one thing he said:

“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 are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

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(adapted from Troop Program Resources, p.9)

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