Monday, July 21, 2014

Quote of the day 21st July 2014

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. The desire and ability to press on has and always will solve the problems of the human race and divide those who achieve from those who might have been.”
( Jeffrey Fry )


Jim said...

I have a slight problem with this comment, it shall become evident as to why in few seconds.

You see persistence in the wrong thing is often much worse than giving up on the right thing.

Once there was a Chancellor of the Exchequer, who used this idea to push the wrong idea, he went on and, rightly or wrongly, became the Prime Minister. Thanks to his persistence we ended up in one heck of a mess. His name was "He whom shall not be named"

You see my problem there :)

Chris Whiteside said...

There is a saying that "All generalisations are dangerous including ths one."

I accept that perseverance in a disastrously bad cause will exacerbate the harmful effects of the fact that you have chosen the bad cause to work.