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Talent quotes and quotations

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
Baltasar Gracian

Conciseness is the sister of talent.
Anton Checkhov

Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the cpourage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
Erica Jong

Grat 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 Jung

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
Hector Berlioz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The crowning blessing of life -- to be born with a bias to some pursuit.
S.c. Tallentyre

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
Aldous Huxley

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 much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Sophia Loren

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

A career is born in public -- talent in privacy.
Marilyn Monroe

Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.
Edward Bulwer-lytton

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

Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

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

Talent works, genius creates.
Robert Schumann

All resources are not obvious; great managers find and develop available talent.
Zig Ziglar

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognises genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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

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.
Käthe Kollwitz

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
William Bernbach

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

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

I thought my talent would transcend my outspokenness. I was wrong.
Mickey Rourke

Competition is the whetstone of talent.

Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
Owen Meredith

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most under-employed, talent in the world.
Christiane Collange

Everyone according to their talent and every talent according to its work.
French Proverb

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri-Fréderic Amiel