Persistence. 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. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
No friendly hands constructed and placed for his ambition a ladder upon which he might climb. His own brave hands framed and nailed the cleats upon which he climbed to the heights of public usefulness and fame.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself.
look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
If you disagree with anything in this video, you need to have your head examined.
The New Electric Sound’s music video for their single “Heart Beat” off their debut self-titled album.
Fifteen months ago, a prominent constitutional law professor explained why bypassing Congress to change our nation’s immigration laws would violate the system of checks and balances established by the Constitution. Last week, the President of the United States ignored the professor’s advice, doing exactly what the professor already explained the president could not do.
Not a huge deal, except the prominent con law professor and the President are the same person:
What on earth is the less-than-smooth David Axelrod doing all these interviews for?
The new economy!