Here, perhaps, we should appeal to those young men who suffer from the repression of their first desires at the moment when all their forces are developing; to artists sick of their own genius smothering under the pressure of poverty; to men of talent
, persecuted and without influence, often without friends at the start, who have ended by triumphing over that double anguish, equally agonizing, of soul and body.
I do not blame him for this; he was himself, and he could not have been any other manner of man without loss; but I say that the greatest talent
is not that which breathes of the library, but that which breathes of the street, the field, the open sky, the simple earth.
genius, or only a very distinguished talent
, the gift which Amiel nursed so jealously did come into evidence.
I wish you 'd go at something, then you 'd find how much talent
and energy you really had.
I haven't any talent
, or any especial taste that I can see, and that is why I can't decide, uncle.
The defenders of religion can enter the lists against impiety without disadvantage at the present moment, for there is a great deal of talent
in the royalist press.
Among the multitude of scholars and authors, we feel no hallowing presence; we are sensible of a knack and skill rather than of inspiration; they have a light and know not whence it comes and call it their own; their talent
is some exaggerated faculty, some overgrown member, so that their strength is a disease.
She was enchanted by her talent
, and her voice and her face, but most of all by her manner, by the way Varenka obviously thought nothing of her singing and was quite unmoved by their praises.
They who wish to commit the power under consideration to a popular assembly, composed of members constantly coming and going in quick succession, seem not to recollect that such a body must necessarily be inadequate to the attainment of those great objects, which require to be steadily contemplated in all their relations and circumstances, and which can only be approached and achieved by measures which not only talents
, but also exact information, and often much time, are necessary to concert and to execute.
This little coterie of friends was composed of seven famous men, who possessed many talents
in common, being poets and musicians, alchemists, philosophers, and mostly hard drinkers as well.
But she had never felt so strongly as now the disadvantages which must attend the children of so unsuitable a marriage, nor ever been so fully aware of the evils arising from so ill-judged a direction of talents
, which, rightly used, might at least have preserved the respectability of his daughters, even if incapable of enlarging the mind of his wife.
These works, which I owe to the high talents
and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication.
Yet, be it understood, I shall not limit my ambition to this - or even to producing 'a perfect work of art': time and talents
so spent, I should consider wasted and misapplied.
I question not but the ingenious author of the Spectator was principally induced to prefix Greek and Latin mottos to every paper, from the same consideration of guarding against the pursuit of those scribblers, who having no talents
of a writer but what is taught by the writing-master, are yet nowise afraid nor ashamed to assume the same titles with the greatest genius, than their good brother in the fable was of braying in the lion's skin.
He was elected for the borough speedily after his father's demise; a magistrate, a member of parliament, a county magnate and representative of an ancient family, he made it his duty to show himself before the Hampshire public, subscribed handsomely to the county charities, called assiduously upon all the county folk, and laid himself out in a word to take that position in Hampshire, and in the Empire afterwards, to which he thought his prodigious talents
justly entitled him.