Selected Quotes about Talent

A thick skin is a gift from God. -- Konrad Adenauer

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

Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? -- a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance. -- Jean Anouilh

It is not enough to have a talented designer; the management must be inspired too. The creative process is very disorganised; the production process has to be very rational. -- Bernard Arnault

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

God didn't have time to make a nobody, only a somebody. I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition. -- Mary Kay Ash

I think our company is well-prepared for the future. We have great talent. If you take a look at it, we're a hot place to work, which means we're getting more great talent. -- Steve Ballmer

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. -- Smiley Blanton

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

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

Often we don't have a good notion of what our talents are, because we have never had a chance to try them out. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

One problem people have is that they lie to themselves. You may think you are more talented then the next guy. Which is exactly what the next guy thinks as well. -- Mark Cuban

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

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

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

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder. -- Frederick W. Faber

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

No man can discover his own talents. -- Brendan Francis

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

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

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

Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude and to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads. -- Erica Jong

Great 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 Gustav Jung

Succession planning has been a major priority at Southwest for quite some time. We think we have come up with a winning combination of talent for our company reorganization. -- Herb Kelleher

In our common struggle, I rely heavily on the vibrant energy, talent and courage of people across the length of the country, but for my words to be heard all over Russia and all over the world, I need to run in Moscow. -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance. -- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

I don't believe you are simply born with the ambition of becoming chancellor. But if you want to make a difference, if you enjoy putting ideas into practice, then the post of chancellor has to be the one presenting the biggest opportunity of all. -- Angela Merkel

Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult. -- Sir Laurence Olivier

Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other. -- Seneca

Truly great talents with capabilities and strategy are extremely rare and the extra margin on inventiveness, courage and prudence is even rarer and must be rewarded. -- Li Ka Shing

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

Try to see beyond a person's title. You can find talent in unlikely places. -- Donald Trump

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

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

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas. -- Jack Welch

Harry can paint but I can't. He has our father's talent while I, on the other hand, am about the biggest idiot on a piece of canvas. I did do a couple of drawings at Eton which were put on display. Teachers thought they were examples of modern art, but in fact, I was just trying to paint a house! -- Prince William

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