Diligence!

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

Joseph Joubert

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Persistence and determination

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 derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

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Becoming genius

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

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