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The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in
the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
Denis Waitley

In the battle of existence, talent is the punch; tact is the clever footwork.
Wilson Mizner

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.
Ronald Reagan

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have
lain dormant.

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
Nick Vujicic

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
Will Smith

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?
Johnny Carson

What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God's question.
Hillary Clinton

Law 1
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.
Robert Greene

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.
Donald Trump

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Thomas Jefferson

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.
George Burns

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.
Geoff Colvin

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.
Marilyn Monroe

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.
Jimmy Carter

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
Nelson Mandela

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.
Les Brown

To win, you have to have the talent and desire - but desire is first.
Sam Snead

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 Jung

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.
Deepak Chopra

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
Joan Crawford

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.
Oscar Wilde

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