47 Talent Quotes

  • Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express. – Brenda Ueland

 

  • Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty. – Edgar Degas

 

  • The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling. – Andre Gide

 

  • Talent without working hard is nothing. – Cristiano Ronaldo

 

  • In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork. – Wilson Mizner

 

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

 

  • It is a happy talent to know how to play. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight. – Plautus

 

  • 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

 

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

 

  • Talent is never static. It’s always growing or dying. – Stephen King

 

  • Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation. – Constantin Stanislavski

 

  • No one respects a talent that is concealed. – Desiderius Erasmus

 

  • I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent. – John Wooden

 

  • However you make your living is where your talent lies. – Ernest Hemingway

 

  • Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything. – Patrick Süskind

 

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

 

  • Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie

 

  • Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. – Leo Buscaglia

 

  • Talents, to strike the eye of posterity, should be concentrated: rays powerless while they are scattered, burn in a point. – Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott

 

  • Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz

 

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

 

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

 

  • This is how I define talent; it is a gift that God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it. – Montesquieu

 

  • The idea that talent is directly proportional to your trophy cabinet is one I oppose. – Alex Turner

 

  • Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King

 

  • If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room. – Austin Kleon

 

  • We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but its own talents. – Eric Hoffer

 

  • Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force. – Stephen King

 

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

 

  • Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. – Maya Angelou

 

  • Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it. – Pope John Paul II

 

  • Talent for talent’s sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

  • Talent isn’t genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won’t be a commonplace dauber, so I don’t intend to try any more. – Louisa May Alcott

 

  • Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. – Erica Jong

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  • 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 person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • 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. – Pearl Bailey

 

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

 

  • Not he deserves praise that has talents, but he that uses them. – Ivan Panin

 

  • Talent is a tenant in the house owned by genius. – Austin O’Malley

 

  • Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred. – Jules Renard

 

  • Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steel-making. – Richard Florida