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For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred. ...
by John W. Gardner

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

Related topics: Politics

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
- John W. Gardner

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential
and Congressional campaigns,
the U.S.
government is virtually up for sale.
- John W. Gardner

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

 

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
- John W. Gardner

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

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True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
- John W. Gardner

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
- John W. Gardner

Some people have greatness thrust upon them.
Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
- John W. Gardner

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
- John W. Gardner

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations
and sluggish institutions.
- John W. Gardner

Our problem is not to find better values but to be
faithful to those we profess.
- John W. Gardner

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities -
brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
- John W. Gardner

If you have some respect for people as they are,
you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
- John W. Gardner

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as
a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy
because it is an exalted activity will have neither
good plumbing nor good philosophy:
neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John W. Gardner

One of the reasons people stop learning is that they
become less and less willing to risk failure.
- John W. Gardner

Political extremism involves two prime ingredients:
an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills,
and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.
- John W. Gardner

The cynic says, "One man can't do anything."
I say,
"Only one man can do anything."
- John W. Gardner

Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing,
some kind of excellence is within my reach.
- John W. Gardner

Men of integrity, by their very existence,
rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above
the level of moral squalor.
We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
- John W. Gardner

The creative individual has the capacity to free himself
from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught.
He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.
- John W. Gardner

The idea for which this nation stands will not survive
if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity.
Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life.
- John W. Gardner

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities.
There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county.
Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment,
some in courage.
- John W. Gardner

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift
to the individual the burden of pursing his own education.
This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get
over our odd conviction that education is what goes
on in school buildings and nowhere else.
- John W. Gardner

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we
will look back at education as it is practiced in most
schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
- John W. Gardner

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights.
No one has made me; I made myself.
I paid my dues.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
- Honore de Balzac

A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man.
- Isaac Stern

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience
than a lot of experience and a little talent.
- John Wooden

Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world,
and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
- Jose Marti

Theatre is about people, not buildings.
Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs -
from wardrobe to lighting technicians.
- Edward Hall

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful,
to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle
to attempt what is difficult,
is to strip talent of its dignity.
- Jose Marti

I think this is a very good look at how to tackle this effort.
The resources and the talent are here,
but now we've got to move forward with some sort of direction.
- Alvin Williams

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Talent works, genius creates.
- Robert Schumann

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
- Jonathan Swift

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations.
He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
- Norman Rockwell

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
- Michael Jordan

You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are
just paying more attention to what you are doing.
- Alan Shepard

I guess I just don't have a talent for it,
some women just aren't the marrying kind -
or anyway,
not the permanent marrying kind, and I'm one of them.
- Jane Wyman

Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which
he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against
the cultivation of his talent.
- James A. Baldwin

Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool,
being told how to walk, how to talk,
how to sit.
- Gene Tierney

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world.
Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous.
That's easy.
It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.
- Kevin Bacon

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.
- Fred Allen

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women,
they usually make such an infernal mess of it.
I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.
- Willa Cather

I totally have no other talent and I would be totally
out of work if I did anything else.
- Neil Young

Character is more important than talent.
- Edwin Louis Cole

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- J. B. Priestley

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.
There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward,
backwards, or sideways.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

God would not give us the same talent if what were
right for men were wrong for women.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

So I have this ability, if I may say so,
to spot talent.
- Sally Kirkland

I still have my talent to produce and direct.
- Marc Wallice

Joe Walsh is a great guy and and an unbelievable talent,
I'd like to work with him again someday.
- Lita Ford

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or
inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

Writing is no dying art form in America because most
published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity
of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
- Elizabeth George


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