Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

Joseph Joubert


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


Becoming genius

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

Thomas Edison