A best seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent
Never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a "talent"; my sole concern has been to save myself by work and faith.
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
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.
Talent is not universal but it is widely spread: Give enough people the capacity to create, and inevitably gems will emerge.
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.
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.
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never
The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
Talent works, genius creates.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
Talent is a flame, but genius is a fire.
No man can discover his own talents.
God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools let them use their talents
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