Talent Quotes

Let the path be open to talent.

Napoleon

But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent

Honore de Balza

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.

Sydney Smith

Talent does things tolerably well; genius does then intolerably better

Unknown

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.

Lisa Edmondson

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 Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that.

Maya Angelou

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.

Walt Disney

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

Robert Benchley

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

And I told her point blank, you have got everything to live for. You have got such talent. You are back singing great, lose the weight. And she went and did it, and look at her now.

David Gest

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.

Bruce Barton

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

The first thing they were told was how to hone their talent. Then they were told how to market their talent, discipline their talent and type their talent. And then they were told they might as well forget about talent.

Esther B. Fein

Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.

Marguerite Gardiner

Talent? What is talent but the ability to get away with something?

Tennessee Williams

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

John W. Gardner

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.

Wendell Phillips

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork

Wilson Mizner
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