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I restore myself when I'm alone. A career is born in public - talent in privacy.
Marilyn Monroe

At ten years, a wonder child; at 15, a talented youth; at 20, a common man.
Japanese proverb

Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.
Michael Jordan

Generally speaking, investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves
your own talents. Nobody can take that away from you.
Warren Buffett

Doing the difficult things that you've never done awakens the talents you never knew you
had.
Robin Sharma

Since women are better at producing babies, presumably Nature has given men some talent
to compensate. But for the moment I can't think of it.
Arthur C. Clarke

Chilren's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Maya Angelou

Men of genius are like eagles, they live on what they kill, while men of talents are like crows,
they live on what has been killed for them.
Josh Billings

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life
and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly
defeated age.
Sophia Loren

Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on
your craft.
Will Smith

Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
John Wooden

Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long
experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The
discovery of reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation,
write it so that it puts men's minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the
calmness that the long view of life gives to us.
Henry Ford

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention,
than to any other talent.
Sir Isaac Newton

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

It takes great talent and skill to conceal one's talent and skill.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Women look for talent, men for beauty.
Vietnamese proverb

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess
great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society
that you love. After that, be a snob.
Salvador Dali

Just as incense emits no fragrance until it is burned, talent is not recognized until it is used.
Chinese proverb

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more
common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a
proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and
determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press on" has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

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

Many people have God-given talent, and I'm certainly one of them. But what has set me apart
throughout my entire life is that you'll never find anyone more competitive than I am. I will not
settle for second in anything.
Michael Jordan

Great talents take time to ripen.
Greek proverb

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using
it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant
genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.
Brian Tracy

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Henry van Dyke

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single
bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
Erma Bombeck

Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work.
Albert Einstein

Take me as an example. I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use
that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into. If I'd been born into a
tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can't run very fast. I'm not
particularly strong. I'd probably end up as some wild animal's dinner.
Warren Buffett

One who wastes talent throws away his blessings.
Chinese proverb

The true fruits of successful living are not material. They are contentment, the joy of
usefulness, growth through the fulfillment of our particular talent. Viewed this way God is
always on the side of success for the objective is fulfilling a talent He gave, and which He will
support and maintain.
Conrad Hilton

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