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Talent

It is a happy talent to know how to play.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The American white man (not to speak of the Indian, the Negro, the Mexican) hasn't a ghost of a chance. If he has any talent he's doomed to have it crushed one way or another. The American way is to seduce a man by bribery and make a prostitute of him. Or else to ignore him, starve him into submission and make a hack of him.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.

Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer.

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-?) Russian novelist, dramatist and historian.

Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American author.

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

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) English-born poet and man of letters.

Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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