Talent Quotes

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.


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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.

Marilyn Monroe

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
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