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Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein


 

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

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

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday


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The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

We believe that if men have the talent
to invent new machines that put men out of work,
they have the talent to put those men back to work.
- John F. Kennedy

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

I think this is the most extraordinary
collection of talent, of human knowledge,
that has ever been gathered at the White House -
with the possible exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
- John F. Kennedy

He's got everything.
He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships,
but it's a matter of time.
He's an outstanding talent.
I didn't realize how tall he is.
- Nick Price

As a teenager I was so insecure.
I was the type of guy that never fitted in because
he never dared to choose.
I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all.
For nothing.
And that thought took away all my ambition too.
- Johnny Depp

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man.
- Isaac Stern

People think I must have been so talented at an early age,
but I don't know - was it talent or hard work? Who knows?
- Monica Seles

At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent,
but I did know I had a fear of failure,
and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.
- Gordon Parks

Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.
- Neal Stephenson

I think children have talent and insight,
but it gets beaten out of them.
- Rita Dove

Your talent is your art.
It is not to be taken for granted.
- Paula Abdul

Talent is a flame.
Genius is a fire.
- Bern Williams

It's a prizefight.
Get off the stool, take your beating,
go back to your corner, rest, and take a beating again.
Believe in your own talent.
Marry well.
- Bruce Paltrow

Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent.
They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
- Alan Jay Lerner

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.
- John Petit-Senn

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided,
but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.
- Christiane Collage

I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that.
I was into books and studying real hard.
- Cheryl Lynn

If I have a talent for making some fourth-grader who
hates school and reading to hate it a little less,
then I have to do the most with what I've been issued.
- Brian P. Cleary

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

After Proust, there are certain things that simply cannot be done again.
He marks off for you the boundaries of your talent.
- Francoise Sagan

Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't
have enough distance from what you do anymore and you
need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
- Keren Ann

My main job was developing talent.
I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people.
Of course, I had to pull out some weeds,
too.
- Jack Welch

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women,
they usually make such an infernal mess of it.
I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.
- Willa Cather

I was given talent, and if you are given it,
it is your obligation to use it.
- Dennis Potter

I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it -
who were dying to be in it,
whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do
the work that was necessary.
- Kenneth Branagh

I do not think men have more talent.
There are a great many women in the arts;
novelists,
painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far
lower in the field of song writing.
- Dorothy Fields

An actress must never lose her ego -
without it she has no talent.
- Tom Lehrer

Everyone the world over talks about British actors
and British talent and I think that's because we were trained -
until now -
in theatre.
- Brenda Blethyn

To be a dramatic writer takes hard work,
talent, and discipline.
And that's why I just make up crap.
- Colin Mochrie

Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn
to play in three or four years or that you can just
get because you have some talent for music.
- Wynton Marsalis

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put,
to let that out in a harmless way you know,
and I don't know what it does to you,
I don't really know.
- Eric Clapton

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist;
there can only be promise of the coming woman.
- Honore de Balzac

Write verse, not poetry.
The public wants verse.
If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it,
but try your hand at verse.
- Robert W. Service

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain
for our athletes to compete properly,
and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
- Linford Christie

The talent is in the choices.
- Robert De Niro

I guess I just don't have a talent for it,
some women just aren't the marrying kind -
or anyway,
not the permanent marrying kind, and I'm one of them.
- Jane Wyman

No one can arrive from being talented alone,
work transforms talent into genius.
- Anna Pavlova

Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply
evaluate people on the basis of talent.
- Norman Granz

I totally have no other talent and I would be totally
out of work if I did anything else.
- Neil Young

There is only one school of literature -
that of talent.
- Vladimir Nabokov

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or
inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

There's tons of people with talent; it's the system that's all screwed up.
- John Kricfalusi

Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.
- Maude Adams

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.
- Richard Linklater

I think it is an inborn talent - just luck.
Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball.
Most people have something.
My talent is drawing and painting.
- Mike Thompson

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

It's one thing to have talent.
It's another to figure out how to use it.
- Roger Miller

Concealed talent brings no reputation.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater.
- David Hasselhoff

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive,
is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius,
or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
- Andre Breton

Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles.
- Kim Wilde

The worst thing in this business is to be thought of as a no-talent.
- Jerry Stiller


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