"For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred."
"Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
"I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school."
"After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty."
"Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world."
"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous."
"You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
"Put your blog out into the world and hope that your talent will speak for itself."
"A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort."
"Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age."