„I was not talented enough to run and smile at the same time.“

Attributed by Mike Rowbottom, "Olympic legend Zatopek dies aged 78", The Independent, 23 November 2000 (Independent Print Limited) http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/olympic-legend-zatopek-dies-aged-78-624343.html

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tschechischer Langstreckenläufer 1922 - 2000

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„When you apologize, try not to smile at the same time. It ruins the effect“

—  Laurell K. Hamilton, buch Burnt Offerings

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„At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment of little, mean, ungenerous minds.“

—  Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719

No. 225.
The Tatler (1711–1714)
Kontext: At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment of little, mean, ungenerous minds. Discretion points out the noblest ends to us, and pursues the most proper and laudable methods of attaining them: cunning has only private selfish aims, and sticks at nothing which may make them succeed. Discretion has large and extended views, and, like a well-formed eye, commands a whole horizon: cunning is a kind of short-sightedness, that discovers the minutest objects which are near at hand, but is not able to discern things at a distance. Discretion the more it is discovered, gives a greater authority to the person who possesses it: cunning, when it is once detected, loses its force, and makes a man incapable of bringing about even those events which he might have done had he passed only for a plain man. Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life: cunning is a kind of instinct, that only looks out after our immediate interest and welfare. Discretion is only found in men of strong sense and good understandings, cunning is often to be met with in brutes themselves, and in persons who are but the fewest removes from them.

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„The sad truth is, great talent is not enough.“

—  Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947

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„Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families.“

—  George Henry Lewes British philosopher 1817 - 1878

The Physiology of Common Life (1859-60; repr. New York: D. Appleton, 1867) vol. 2, p. 322

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„And he was not old enough to talk and say nothing at the same time.“

—  William Faulkner, buch Light in August

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„Every time you smile, I smile
And every time you shine, I'll shine for you.“

—  Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989

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„I like to think of smiling as a cause not an effect. Smile all the time.“

—  Brooke Bundy American actress 1944

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„I smile. I smile all the time, but you're just not around to see it these days".“

—  Sarra Manning British writer 1950

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„I was lucky enough to be born in a time and place where society values my talent, and gave me a good education to develop that talent, and set up the laws and the financial system to let me do what I love doing — and make a lot of money doing it. The least I can do is help pay for all that.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

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Kontext: I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into. If I’d been born into a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can’t run very fast. I’m not particularly strong. I’d probably end up as some wild animal’s dinner.
But I was lucky enough to be born in a time and place where society values my talent, and gave me a good education to develop that talent, and set up the laws and the financial system to let me do what I love doing — and make a lot of money doing it. The least I can do is help pay for all that.

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„Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.“

—  Robert Herrick, buch Hesperides

"To the Virgins to Make Much of Time". Compare: "Gather the rose of love whilest yet is time", Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, book ii. canto xii. stanza 75. ; "Let us crown ourselves with rose-buds, before they be withered", Wisdom of Solomon, ii. 8.
Hesperides (1648)
Kontext: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun,
The higher he's a-getting
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.

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