Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.
Talent works, genius creates.
I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that.
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work
Talent does things tolerably well; genius does then intolerably better
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork
Talent? What is talent but the ability to get away with something?
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
The first thing they were told was how to hone their talent. Then they were told how to market their talent, discipline their talent and type their talent. And then they were told they might as well forget about talent.
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience.
I believe talent is like electricity. We don`t understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no
Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success