Quotations: Talent

Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel

I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that.
Maya Angelou

I believe that every person is born with talent.
Maya Angelou

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.
Mary Kay Ash

Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance.
James Arthur Baldwin

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Honore de Balzac

Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.
Warren G. Bennis

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.
Erma Bombeck

The most exciting place to discover talent is in yourself
Ashleigh Brilliant

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never
Lord Byron

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Rosalynn Carter

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.
Albert Einstein

I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.
Albert Einstein

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown
Anatole France

If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
Brendan Francis

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?
Benjamin Franklin

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light.
Baltasar Gracian

The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
Thomas Jefferson

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
Carl Gustav Jung

All of us do not have equal talents, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

I do not want to die...until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
Kathe Kollwitz

There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love
Sophia Loren

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Sophia Loren

Talent works, genius creates.
Robert A. Schumann

Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
Sydney Smith

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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.
Mark Twain

If you can't excell with talent, triumph with effort.
Dave Weinbaum

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
Jessamyn West

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Oscar Wilde

Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life
Oscar Wilde

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
John Wooden

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
John Wooden

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