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Positive Quotes about Talent

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talent does whatever it wants to do.
Genius does only what it can.
- Eugene Delacroix

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily
tied into excellence or talent;
an artist is somebody who,
if you took away their freedom to make art,
would lose their mind.
- Richard Price

Talent is a faculty that is highly developed,
but genius commands all the faculties.
- Francis Herbert Hedge

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

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,
so lesser minds have a talent of talking much,
and saying nothing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Talent works, genius creates.
- Robert Schumann

The relationship between talent and management is uneasy,
at best.
- Jessica Savitch

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Our team has a lot of talent.
I hope that soon we will break out with four or five
goals and avoid overtime.
- Peter Bondra

And I told her point blank, you've got everything to live for.
You've got such talent.
You're back singing great, lose the weight.
And she went and did it, and look at her now!
- David Gest

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
- William Cobbett

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

If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights.
No one has made me; I made myself.
I paid my dues.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
- Michael Jordan

I don't consider myself to be a major talent,
so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing.
- Paul Simon

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created
Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool.
The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent.
- Cedric Hardwicke

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

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
- Marlon Brando

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

I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could,
but it takes devotion and talent.
- Marguerite Young

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

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

The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.
- Charles Barkley

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

I feel the producers really exploited my lack of talent at this time.
I looked like an idiot up there.
I want to be good, not something that people will laugh at.
- William Hung

The talent is in the choices.
- Robert De Niro

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.
- Fred Allen

But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction,
because when you have three or four elements in hand,
you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent.
- Joseph Roux

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful,
to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle
to attempt what is difficult,
is to strip talent of its dignity.
- Jose Marti

The only success worth one's powder was success in
the line of one's idiosyncrasy...
what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?
- Henry James

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

Success is what you do with your ability.
It's how you use your talent.
- George Allen, Sr.

Detroit is full of talent.
- Martha Reeves

My lips are big, but my talent is bigger.
- Fantasia Barrino

The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of
programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that.
So I thought I might have some talent.
- Donald Knuth

There are many people that struggle and struggle and
have all the talent in the world,
but for some reason they are not successful.
You never know why those things happen.
- Bryan White

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson

There is such amazing talent at Disney.
My job is 100% creative, and I am very excited to creatively lead them.
- John Lasseter

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting.
Monogamy requires genius.
- Warren Beatty

It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose,
a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ.
- W. H. Auden

We're all generous, but with different things,
like time, money, talent - criticism.
- Frank Howard Clark

Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving
around until you've discovered what it is.
- George Lucas

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

So I have this ability, if I may say so,
to spot talent.
- Sally Kirkland

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

Talent hits a target no one else can hit;
Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

When I was a young actor...
the more different you were from the part you played,
the more talent it reflected.
- Dirk Benedict

Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent.
- Gene Krupa

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

An artist should remain true.
Otherwise his talent, like his stomach,
grows fat and stuffy.
- Norman Reilly Raine

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

Hopefully, I have a certain amount of what you call musical talent.
- Leo Ornstein

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

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


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