Talent

 

Erasmus
“Concealed talent brings no reputation.”
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Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms.”
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Dave Weinbaum
“If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort.”
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John Wooden
“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.”
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Author Unknown
“Great talents have some admirers, but few friends.”
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Irving Berlin
“Talent is only the starting point.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.”
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Desiderius Erasmus
“No one respects a talent that is concealed.”
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Maya Angelou
“I believe that every person is born with talent.”
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1 Timothy 4:14
“Neglect not the gift that is in thee.”
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Albert Einstein
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
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Honore De Balzac
“A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent.”
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Goethe
“A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.”
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William Bernbach
“An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.”
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Author Unknown
“Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.”
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Maya Angelou
“I believe that every person is born with talent.”
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Michael Jordan
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
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Leo Buscaglia
“Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.”
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Honore de Balza
“A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent.”
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William Somerset Maugham
“Genius is talent provided with ideals.”
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Ashleigh Brilliant
“The most exciting place to discover talent is in yourself.”
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John W. Gardner
“True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.”
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J. K. Rowling
“It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
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Alexander Solzhenitsyn
“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance and does not object to sharing.”
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Seneca
“Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.”
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Baltasar Gracian
“Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.”
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Benjamin Franklin
“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?”
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James Arthur Baldwin
“Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck –but, most of all, endurance.”
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John Wooden
“I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.”
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Cheryl Janecky
“Genius is simply focus on a topic long enough to discover your own unique talent within.”
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Willa Cather
“In this world people have to pay an extortionate price for any exceptional gift whatever.”
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Warren G. Bennis
“Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.”
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Martin Ritt
“I don’t have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It’s what you do with it that counts.”
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Rosalynn Carter
“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
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Neal A. Maxwell
“The gross size of our talent inventories is less important than the net use of our talents?”
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Henri-Frédéric Amiel
“Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”

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Marvin J. Ashton
"God has given each of us one or more special talents....It is up to each of us to search for and build upon the gifts which God has given.
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Cyril Connolly
“A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he starts out, have condemned himself to second-rate thoughts, and to second-rate friends.”
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Goethe
“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.”
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John Wooden
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
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John Wooden
“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
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Woody Allen
“The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.”
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Anne Bronte
“All our talents increase in the using, and every faculty both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.”
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Erica Jong
“Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.”
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Henry Van Dyke
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
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Mary Kay Ash
“Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.”
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Goethe
“Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.”
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“All of us do not have equal talents, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”
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Hortense Canady
“If you don't realize there is always someone who knows how to do something better than you, then you don't give proper respect for others' talents.”
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Brendan Francis
“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.”
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Amy Grant
“More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.”
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Thomas Kinkade
“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.”
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Isaac Newton
“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than any other talent.”
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Mark Twain
“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.”
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Sydney Smith
“Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.”
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Phillip Sidney
“A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.”
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Smiley Blanton
“The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.”
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Erma Bombeck
“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.”
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Charles Horton Cooley
“A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.”
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Lisa Edmondson
“A talented trumpeter who toots his own horn winds up playing to an empty theatre. A talented trumpeter who lets others recognize his talent winds up a legend.”
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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 abstract, positive thinking.”
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Albert Einstein
“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.”
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Les Brown
“I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.”
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Bill Shore
“Everybody has a strength to share. If we can tap into that – if people can find ways to contribute whatever their particular unique talent or gift is, then, that really can change the world.”
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Pearl Bailey
“There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.”
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Jack Nicklaus
“He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.”
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Thomas Wolfe
“If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.”
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Sophia Loren
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
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Deepak Chopra
“Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”
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Brigham Young
"Every man and woman who has talent and hides it will be called a slothful servant. Improve day by day upon the capital you have. In proportion as we are capacitated to receive, so it is our duty to do."
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Luke 12:48
“But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”
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John F. Kennedy
“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.”
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Calvin Coolidge
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.”
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Sterling W. Sill
“One of the greatest possible sins would be to return to God the life which he has given us with our abilities undiscovered and our talents undeveloped an unutilized. One of Jesus most bitter rebukes was given to him who buried his talents in the ground.”
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Winston Churchill
“To every person there comes in their lifetime that special moment when you are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to you and your talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds you unprepared or unqualified for work which could have been your finest hour.”
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Matthew 25: 19-21
“After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
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Matthew 25:24-30
“Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
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