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Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties.

Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.

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

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Talent is the capacity of doing anything that depends on application and industry; it is a voluntary power, while genius is involuntary.

Talent made a poor appearance. Until he married Perseverance.

Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.

Talents of the highest order, and such as are calculated to command universal admiration, may exist apart from wisdom.

Talents, angel bright, if wanting worth, are shining instruments in false ambition's hand, to render faults illustrious, and give infamy renown.

Talents, to strike the eye of posterity, should be concentrated. Rays, powerless while they are scattered, burn in a point.

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.

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

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.


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