talent

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on architecture, existence, genius, power, society, soul, style, talent, and work

Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on joy, power, talent, and truth

Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on happiness, play, and talent

It is a happy talent to know how to play.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on talent

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Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on direction and talent

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on genius, good, prayer, and talent

Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on birth, books, existence, personality, personality, quality, and talent

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Representative Men. Goethe

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on art, books, college, genius, hope, kindness, past, purity, schools, and talent

The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. . . . They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward: the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his; - cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The American Scholar from Addresses, published as part of Nature; Addresses and Lectures

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ambition, art, character, genius, mistakes, poetry, pride, sensuality, talent, and truth

The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on adaptability, colors, men, success, and talent

A man is like a bit of Labrador spar, which has no lustre as you turn it in your hand until you come to a particular angle; then it shows deep and beautiful colors. There is no adaptation or universal applicability in men, but each has his special Talent, and the mastery of Successful men consists in adroitly keeping themselves where and when that turn shall be oftenest to be practiced.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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