Thursday, 16 January 2014


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

All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents. - John F Kennedy

At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. - Eric Hoffer

But talent – if you don’t encourage it, if you don’t train it, it dies. It might run wild for a little while, but it will never mean anything. Like a wild horse. If you don’t tame it and teach it to run on track, to pace itself and bear a rider, it doesn’t matter how fast it is. It’s useless. - Elizabeth Hand

Concealed talent brings no reputation. - Desiderius Erasmus

Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. Whats a sundial in the shade. - Ben Franklin

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein

I see the notion of talent as quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application, industry, assiduity, will, will, will, desire, desire, desire. - Gordon Lish

If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and  a triumph few men ever know. - Thomas Wolfe

If we have a talent and cannot use it, we have failed. If we have a talent and use only half of it, we  have partly failed. If we have a talent and learn somehow to use all of it, we have gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few individuals ever know. - Thomas Wolfe

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. - Arthur Conan Doyle

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. - Billy Sunday

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. Each of us has some unique capabilities waiting for realization. - Sydney Smith

Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do. - Myrtle Auvil

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better. - Carl Jung

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

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. - Hector Berlioz

The man who was born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more talents you have, the greater is your responsibility to use them for your own benefit and those of mankind. - Unknown

The most eminent authority does not always have the right answer. No matter what the source of discouraging advice, pay no attention to it until you have given your talent a fair trial. - Henry N. Gerguson

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

The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use that one talent. - Edgar W. Work

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower. - Unknown

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but also its own talents. - Unknown

When you are able to set free the talents in others, you automatically set free some of your own in the process. - Unknown

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. - Unknown

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. - Henri Frederic Amiel

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