Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecœur Quote
“Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world.”
―Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecœur
Letters from an American Farmer Letter 3 (1782)
“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
Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecœur
Bio: Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecœur, naturalized in New York as John Hector St. John, was a French-American writer. He was born in Caen, Normandy, France, to the Comte and Comtesse de Crèvecœur (Count and Countess of Crèvecœur).