Talent Quotes

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without perceiving it

Charles de Montesquieu

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.

Edmond de Goncourt

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you

Malcolm Cowley

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.

Aldous Huxley

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.

John W. Gardner

Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.

Albert Einstein

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.

Thomas Wolfe

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.

Dylan Thomas

A best seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent

Logan Pearsall Smith

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.

Brazzzle Jean-Paul Sartre

I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success

Ingrid Bergman

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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