Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) American Inventor
"The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense."
Edison tried to suppress N. Tesla's invention of alternating current, (which is in current usage), in favor of his [Edison's] direct current concept, (which is not in general usage today). Edison had some good ideas; direct current for long-distance transmission of electrical power wasn't one of them, neither was attempting to suppress Tesla's more efficient a/c idea, (as history has demonstrated).
Thomas N. Carruther
"Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement."
I like how Carruther says that faith is essential in reaching those achievements or end goals.
If you're conflating religious "faith" with secular 'confidence', that's a common logical error of religious adherents. The difference being that "confidence" either has a basis in pre-existing factual abilities or capacities or, is merely 'hopeful' with such basis, (like "faith"). Carruther's quote therefore becomes either a confidence in one's own capabilities or, a blind faith in unproven capacity.
Wow, you have such a deep worry inside when you start equating the word "faith" as to always having to do with belief in God. Good grief man, go chill, and rest your brain for awhile. That "faith" I spoke of had nothing to do with "religion." This is a daily thought thread, so I was sticking to that, outside of religion.
Hope you feel better cutting on my quotes, too. You just really seem to enjoy being ornery, and have nothing better to do than to visit threads and chop chop chop on posts, especially those posts who belong to Christians, which shows your deep issues/disrespect for them.
Wow, it appears you cannot separate Christians from themselves also being average, normal people who enjoy posting other things outside of religion.