talent

A Quote by John William Gardner on poverty and talent

For every talent that poverty has stimulated, it has blighted a hundred.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by John Owen on ability, addiction, business, christ, day, gifts, good, heart, jesus, judgment, kindness, learning, men, mind, preparation, prejudice, rest, sermons, spirit, spirituality, study, talent, thought, trade, and work

I do not know a warning that I judge more necessary to be given to those who are called this day, than to charge them not to trade too much with their natural gifts, and abilities, and learning. These are talents in their kind; but it is the Spirit that must manage all that learning they have, or it will prejudice them, and you also. I have known some good men who have been so addicted to their study, that they have thought the last day of the week sufficient to prepare for their ministry, though they employ all the rest of the week in other studies. But your business is to trade with your spiritual abilities. . . . A man may preach a very good sermon, who is otherwise himself; but he will never make a good minister of Jesus Christ, whose mind and heart [are] not always in the work. Spiritual gifts will require continual ruminating on the things of the Gospel in our minds.

John Owen

Source: An Ordination Sermon

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A Quote by John Milton on darkness, day, death, gifts, god, needs, patience, rest, soul, talent, present, work, and world

When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He returning chide, "Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?" I fondly ask; But patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies "God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts. Who best Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best. His state Is kingly: thousands at His bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest; They also serve who only stand and wait."

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XIX: On His Blindness

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A Quote by John Keats on ideas, kindness, and talent

To the very last, he [Napoleon] had a kind of idea; that, namely, of la carrière ouverte aux talents, - the tools to him that can handle them.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on opportunity and talent

All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on knowledge and talent

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: at a dinner honoring Nobel prize winners, April, 1962

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A Quote by John Dryden on nations and talent

But 'tis the talent of our English nation, Still to be plotting some new reformation.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Prologues and Epilogues

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A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on determination, education, genius, men, persistence, problems, proverbs, talent, and world

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. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on happiness and talent

The man who is born with a talent which he is meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on execution, happiness, and talent

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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