A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on adversity, circumstances, prosperity, and talent

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on birds, silence, and talent

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on responsibility, talent, and work

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on difficulty, genius, impossibility, and talent

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

Source: Journal, 1883

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A Quote by Louis Hector Berlioz on luck and talent

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)

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A Quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. on boldness, commitment, courage, decisions, discipline, enthusiasm, generosity, good, happiness, heart, honesty, improvement, life, love, loyalty, misery, modesty, money, people, persistence, possessions, power, quality,

1 Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2 Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3 Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4 Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5 Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6 Be generous. 7 Have a grateful heart. 8 Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9 Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 10 Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 11 Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12 Commit yourself to quality. 13 Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationship with people you love and respect. 14 Be loyal. 15 Be honest. 16 Be a self-starter. 17 Be decisive even it it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18 Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19 Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 20 Take good care of those you love. 21 Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

H. Jackson Brown

Source: web site: Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on age, death, and talent

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by George Burns on talent


With the collapse of vaudeville new talent has no place to stink.

George Burns (1896 - 1996)

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A Quote by Felix E. Schelling on education, genius, individuality, inequality, mediocrity, progress, success, superiority, talent, and world

True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world

Felix E. Schelling

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on ability, art, genius, perception, and talent

Genius . . . is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and where the man of talent sees two or three, plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Jefferson and /or Mussolini, 1935

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