Career Advice from Former Presidents

February 21, 2017

Career Advice from Former Presidents

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Calvin Coolidge

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“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 ... Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

 

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Every year, Americans celebrate Washington's birthday (more commonly known as Presidents' Day), honoring the wisdom and courage past presidents have shown during their presidencies. From ending slavery to ending wars, the Presidents of the United States have accomplished phenomenal feats, both large and small. We’ve selected some of the most inspirational quotes from US presidents that can also be applied to the workplace. Here are some of our picks, which follow the trajectory of one's career.

by Kristina Rudic 

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