Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge.
I just had to share this – last week I saw the most incredible nest. It was found in a diseased tree which was cut down, and thought to be a magpie nest. It is made almost entirely of wire – insulated, rusty and even barbed!