talent

A Quote by Sparky Anderson on talent

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Talent is one thing. Being able to go from spring to October is another.

Sparky Anderson

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on genius, talent, and time

Talent warms-up the given (as they say in cookery) and makes it apparent; genius brings something new. But our time lets talent pass for genius. They want to abolish the genius, deify the genius, and let talent forge ahead.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Sir Joshua Reynolds on ability, improvement, and talent

If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792)

Source: To Royal Academy Students, 10 Dec. 1774

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on genius, mediocrity, and talent

I don't speak for others and they don't speak for me. Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Complete Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on genius, mediocrity, and talent

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Complete Sherlock Holmes, Valley of Fear

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on circumstances, individuality, and talent

However gifted an individual is at the outset, if his or her talents cannot be developed because of his or her social condition, because of the surrounding circumstances, these talents will be still-born.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on ability, discovery, limits, and talent

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Shirley Chisholm on justice, losing, society, and talent

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.

Shirley Chisholm (1924 -)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on madness and talent

There has not been any great talent without an element of madness. -Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: De tranquillitate animi, XVII.10

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A Quote by Sean Penn on culture, murder, soul, and talent

I don't think you can get away with putting your talents in a toilet bowl and not having them flushed away. Forever. There is a level of murder of one's soul and of the culture that they're supposed to be feeding vitamins to...

Sean Penn

Source: an interview in Details Magazine

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