Gerald Vann Quotes (8 quotes)
“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.”
Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer (Harper & Row, 1982), p. 67
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Born: August 24, 1906
Died: July 14, 1963 (aged 56)
Bio: Gerald Vann, O.P. was a British Roman Catholic theologian and philosopher. He was born in St Mary Cray, Kent. He was joined the Dominican Order in 1923 and was ordained a priest in 1929. His books include works on just war theory and St. Thomas Aquinas. He died in Newcastle after a long illness.