Talent And Genius Quotes

Talent And Genius Quotes by Calvin Coolidge, T. S. Eliot, Erica Jong, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Schopenhauer, Eric Hoffer and many others.

The world is full of educated derelicts.

The world is full of educated derelicts.
Calvin Coolidge
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
T. S. Eliot
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong
…because talent isn’t genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing.
Louisa May Alcott
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer
…That genius is a rare exception (:) It’s not true. Talent and genius have been wasted on enormous scale throughout our history; this is all I know for sure.
Eric Hoffer
He whose genius appears deepest and truest excels his fellows in nothing save the knack of expression; he throws out occasionally a lucky hint at truths of which every human soul is profoundly though unutterably conscious.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The true genius shudders at incompleteness.
Edgar Allan Poe
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
Benjamin Franklin
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Calvin Coolidge
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
Anna Pavlova
Talent jogs to conclusions to which Genius takes giant leaps.
Edwin Percy Whipple
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Henry Van Dyke
Modest expression is a beautiful setting to the diamond of talent and genius.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The best revenge is the massive success.
Frank Sinatra
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Calvin Coolidge