A Quote by Arnold W. Craft on civilization, fanaticism, improvement, liberty, life, people, progress, sacrifice, suffering, talent, and world

Unless man in the midst of all his modernism finds a middle ground upon which to adjust his differences, there can be no mutual progress, human liberty is sacrificed and talent and freewill suffer. Improvement of the standards of living of the whole people is paramount, if civilization is to escape world fanaticism.

Arnold W. Craft

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on advice, art, clarity, composers, difficulty, life, nature, proof, sons, soul, talent, trouble, understanding, and writing

Another piece of advice: when you read proof cross out as many adjectives and adverbs as you can. You have so many modifiers that the reader has trouble understanding and gets worn out. It is comprehensible when I write: "The man sat on the grass," because it is clear and does not detain one's attention. On the other hand, it is difficult to figure out and hard on the brain if I write: "The tall, narrow-chested man of medium height and with a red beard sat down on the green grass that had already been trampled down by the pedestrians, sat down silently, looking around timidly and fearfully." The brain can't grasp all that at once, and art must be grasped at once, instantaneously. And then one other thing. You are lyrical by nature, the timber of your soul is soft. If you were a composer you would avoid writing marches. It is unnatural for your talent to curse, shout, taunt, denounce with rage. Therefore, you'll understand if I advise you, in proofreading, to eliminate the "sons of bitches," "curs," and "flea-bitten mutts" that appear here and there on the pages of Life.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To Maxim Gorky, September 3, 1899

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A Quote by Antoine Rivarol on ideas, interest, and talent

Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.

Antoine Rivarol

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A Quote by André Chénier on genius, practice, reason, soul, talent, and virtue

What is virtue? reason put into practice: -talent? reason expressed with brilliance: -soul? reason delicately put forth; and genius is sublime reason.

Andre Chenier (1762 - 1794)

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on ability, death, mind, and talent

What you have in your mind, your talents, your native abilities, no one can take from you. When you die, you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on talent


There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on admiration, approval, integrity, patriotism, posterity, respect, soldiers, talent, and wisdom

In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Source: (Trinity Churchyard; New York, New York)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on talent


There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Point Counter Point, 1928

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on fantasy, gifts, talent, thinking, and thought

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Alban Berg on fulfillment, guidance, independence, individuality, music, and talent

Schoenberg commenting on the music of Alban Berg: I am proud that [I was] , , , enabled to guide this great talent . . . towards the superb fulfillment of its individual potentialities, towards the greatest independence.

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)

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