We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
If you have a talent use if in every which way possible. Don’t heard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.