Talent Quotes

Having talent is like having blue eyes. You don't admire a man for the colour of his eyes. I admire a man for what he does with his talent.

Michael Caine

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

If you can't excell with talent, triumph with effort.

Dave Weinbaum

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The most exciting place to discover talent is in yourself

Ashleigh Brilliant

Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.

Warren G. Bennis

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

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

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

John Wooden

Talent works, genius creates.

Robert A. Schumann

There is nothing new in art except talent.

Anton Chekhov

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

William Bernbach

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

Thomas Jefferson

It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown

Anatole France

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

Hermann Hesse

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.

Edmond de Goncourt

Talent is a flame, but genius is a fire.


No man can discover his own talents.

Brendan Francis

God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools let them use their talents

William Shakespeare

Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.


The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.

Frederick W. Faber

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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