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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
  ―  Thomas Jefferson
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On This Day In:
2014 Sure Experiments And Demonstrated Arguments
2013 Irrational Complacency
2012 Why Criticize?
Giants Sweep 2012 World Series With Game 4 Win (4 To 3)!!!
2011 Saying Just Enough
2010 Giants Win Game 2 Shutout of Rangers – 9 to 0!!!

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I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious.
    —  Albert Einstein
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On This Day In:
2013 Eureka
2012 Slow Me
2011 He Said What?!?
2010 Gritty
3 and 3
Just A Hunch
Wall Street – Movie Review
2nd Pair – Shoe Review (Aborted and Final)

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I am no more humble than my talents require.
   —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2013 Science Is Trial And Error
2012 Franklin’s Creed
2011 First Steps
2010 Home Ill…

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If the power to do hard work is not talent, it is the best possible substitute for it.
  —  President James A. Garfield
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On This Day In:
2012 Heroes Restored
2011 As You Should

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Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
  —  Norman R. Augustine
[“Get up, Rocky!  Get up!”  —  Adrianne Balboa]
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The question is this: is there such a thing as innate talent?  The obvious answer is yes.
… Achievement is talent plus preparation.  The problem with this view is that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play and the bigger the role preparation seems to play.
  —  Malcolm Gladwell
from his book: “Outliers
[It helps to be good when you start.  But, what really counts is work, work, work…  —  KMAB]
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