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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

It is a happy talent to know how to play.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Concealed talent brings no reputation.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

No one respects a talent that is concealed.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.

Author: Andre Gide (1869-1951)

Profession: French Author

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity; easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting -- intensely); a vivid imagination as well as a grip on reality; the desire to communicate one's own experience and sensations, to make one's self heard and seen.

Author: Uta Hagen

Profession:

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.

Author: Robert Half

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Robert Half & Associates

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy.

Author: Dustin Hoffman (1937)

Profession: American Actor

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

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author