Talent quotes page 2
The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all
the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
In the battle of existence, talent is the punch; tact is the clever footwork.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to
turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: To give us the means
of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have
There's a wonderful truth that's so central to living. I find it extraordinary that schools do not
teach it. The essential truth is this: Each of us has some gift - a talent, a skill, a craft, a
knack - that gives us pleasure and engages us, and the path to our happiness lies within that
I haven't a clue why I've lasted so long. There's no reason. There are many people more
talented than me. I think it's luck.
Put your talents in the service of the country instead of converting them into pounds,
shillings, and pence.
The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is that I'm not afraid to die on a
treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, but if we get
on a treadmill together, there are two things: You're getting off first or I'm gonna die. It's
really that simple.
A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time,
unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are your ready?
What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God's question.
Never Outshine The Master
Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress
them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite -
inspire fear and insecurity. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will
attain the heights of power.
Confidence can get you where you want to go, and getting there is a daily process. It's so
much easier when you feel good about yourself, your abilities and talents.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except
those that sang best.
Henry van Dyke
First of all you've got to have talent. And then you've got to marry her like I did.
It's nice to believe that if you find the field where you're naturally gifted, you'll be great
from day one, but it doesn't happen. There's no evidence of high-level performance without
experience or practice.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even
beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the
environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human
competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's
standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well
equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
To win, you have to have the talent and desire - but desire is first.
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.
Discover your divinity, find your unique talent, serve humanity with it, and you can generate
all the wealth that you want. When your creative expressions match the needs of your fellow
humans, then wealth will spontaneously flow from the unmanifest into the manifest, from the
realm of the spirit to the world of form. You will begin to experience your life as a miraculous
expression of divinity - not just occasionally, but all the time. And you will know true joy and
the true meaning of success - the ecstasy and exultation of your own spirit.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Edgar Allan Poe
Who is happy? This is a person, who has a healthy body, is dowered with peace of mind and
cultivates his talents.
Thales of Miletus
I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her
Would you like to know the great drama of my life? It is that I have put my genius into my life
- I have put only my talent into my works.