Talent Quotes

Genius is talent provided with ideals.

William Somerset Maugham

Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.

Robert Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

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

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Oscar Wilde

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Wooden

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

John Wooden

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

All of us do not have equal talents, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

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

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

Talent does things tolerably well; genius does then intolerably better

Unknown

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

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

Honore de Balza

Great talents have some admirers, but few friends

Unknown

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do

Thomas Jefferson

The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all. And I think the reason I knew most of them at the beginning was because they were of Bogie's generation, 25 years my senior, not mine. But they were the most talented people of all.

Lauren Bacall

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 is not universal but it is widely spread: Give enough people the capacity to create, and inevitably gems will emerge.

Chris Anderson

I'm a very talented person, I know that. I'm a very gifted person. I have a lot of imagination. I work hard. I feel I have the attributes within myself to have achieved what I have done. There has been no luck, no miracles. The only miracle has been this voice.

Sarah Brightman

Genius discovers a system; average talent stereotypes it till it is shattered by fresh genius. It is dangerous for an army to be led by veterans; for on the other side God may place Napoleon.

Sri Aurobindo

Chaplin you got to go with. Chaplin is a man whose talents is such that you have to gamble. First off, comedy is his backyard. He's a genius, a cinematic genius. A comedic talent without peer.

Marlon Brando

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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