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.
The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
-- Calvin Coolidge
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
What you saw as falling apart was actually things falling into place…