talent

A Quote by William Matthews on day, laws, success, talent, and worth

One wellcultivated talent, deepened and enlarged, is  worth 100 shallow faculties. The first law of success in this day, when so many things are clamoring for attention, is concentration-to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor to the left.

William Matthews

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A Quote by William Graham Sumner on art, books, discovery, duty, force, glory, inventions, life, mankind, men, order, rest, service, talent, and welfare

In the New Testament it is taught that willing and voluntary service to others is the highest duty and glory in human life. . . . The men of talent are constantly forced to serve the rest. They make the discoveries and inventions, order the battles, write the books, and produce the works of art. The benefit and enjoyment go to the whole. There are those who joyfully order their own lives so that they may serve the welfare of mankind.

William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)

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A Quote by William G. Simms on absence, tact, and talent

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of which is often fatal to the best of talents; it supplies the place of many talents.

William G. Simms (1806 - 1870)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by William Bernbach on ideas, magic, and talent

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

William Bernbach (1911 - 1982)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on direction, good, and talent

It takes little talent to see what is under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in what direction to point that organ.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by W. Russell Bowie on contentment, danger, mediocrity, talent, and world

The virtues which keep this world sweet and the faithfulness which keeps it steadfast are chiefly those of the average man. The danger of the two-talent man is that he will be content with mediocrity.

W. Russell Bowie

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A Quote by W. Alton Jones on mind and talent

The man who gets the most satisfactory results is not always the man with the most brilliant single mind, but rather the man who can best coordinate the brains and talents of his associates.

W. Alton Jones

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on brothers, camping, children, commitment, destruction, existence, family, fatherhood, hunger, life, losing, love, meaning, memory, motherhood, possessions, sister, suffering, suicide, talent, time, value, wives, and worth

Allport, Gordon W., in his preface to Man's Search for Meaning: "WHY DO YOU NOT COMMIT SUICIDE?" Dr. Frankl asks his patients. . . . in one life there is love for one's children to tie to; in another life, a talent to be used; in a third, perhaps only lingering memories worth preserving. . . . As a long-time prisoner in bestial concentration camps he [Viktor Frankl] found himself stripped to naked existence. His father, mother, brother, and his wife died in camps or were sent to gas ovens, so that, excepting for his sister, his entire family perished in these camps. How could he - every possession lost, every value destroyed, suffering from hunger, cold and brutality, hourly expecting extermination - how could he find life worth preserving?

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Preface by Gordon W. Allport to Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963, p. 127.

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

Use the talents you possess for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by unknown on tact and talent

Tact is the rare talent for not admitting you were right in the first place.

unknown

Source: Funny Funny World

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