With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
To win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit which serves as the life-blood of our own country – your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.
To achieve anything you must first have ambition and then talent, knowledge, and finally the opportunity.
The best friend will probably get the best wife, because a good marriage is based on talent for friendship.
Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target, as far as which others cannot even see.
Talent in love, as in every other art, consists in the power of forming a conception combined with the power of carrying it out.
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.