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

  Women look for talent, men for beauty.  
 -  Vietnamese proverb
  

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

  Great talents take time to ripen.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  One who wastes talent throws away his blessings.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Concealed talents benefit no one.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  All talents are not alike.  
 -  African proverb
  

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

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

  In a free government the demand for moral qualities should be made superior to that of talents.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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
  

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

  Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty leftover. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  What a fool I was to come to Hollywood where they only understand platinum blondes and where legs are more important than talent.  
 -  Bette Davis
  

  Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.  
 -  Bette Davis
  

  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
  

  With self-discipline, the average person can rise as far and as fast as his talents and intelligence can take him. But without self-discipline, a person with every blessing of background, education, and opportunity will seldom rise above mediocrity.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  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
  

  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.  
 -  Cher
  

  The biggest thing separating people from their artistic ambitions is not a lack of talent. It's the lack of a deadline.  
 -  Chris Baty
  

  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
  

  Milton Berle is an inspiration to every young person that wants to get into show business. Hard work, perseverance, and discipline: all the things you need... when you have no talent.  
 -  Dean Martin
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Stupidity is a talent for misconception.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  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
  

  A celebrity is someone who works hard all his life to become recognized for his talent and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

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

  People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  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
  

  First of all you've got to have talent. And then you've got to marry her like I did.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  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
  

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

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

  You look like a talent scout for a cemetery.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

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

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

  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
  

  First of all you've got to have talent. And then you've got to marry her like I did.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  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
  

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

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

  You look like a talent scout for a cemetery.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

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

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

  Opportunity is attracted by talent and ability. You don't present 'need' to opportunity. It's like asking the soil for an advance.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I don't really live on compliments. As a matter of fact, they have a way of distracting me. I know a whole lot of musicians, artists out there who hears the compliments and thinks 'wow, I must have been really great' and so they get fat and satisfied and they get lost and forget about their actual talent and start living in another world.  
 -  Jimi Hendrix
  

  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
  

  I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser.  
 -  Joan Crawford
  

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

  A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Put your talents in the service of the country instead of converting them into pounds, shillings, and pence.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

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

  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
  

  It is a talent by itself to pay compliments gracefully and have them ring true. It's an art in itself.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

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

  Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.  
 -  Mel Brooks
  

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

  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
  

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

  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 gift.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Each of us hopes to put our talents and knowledge to use for benefits beyond paying the bills.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  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
  

  I would like it if people would think that beyond Newman, there's a spirit that takes action, a heart, and a talent that doesn't come from my blue eyes.  
 -  Paul Newman
  

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

  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
  

  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
  

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

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

  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
  

  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
  

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

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

  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
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

  I've never really viewed myself as particularly talented, where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. While the other guy is sleeping, I'm working. While the other guy is eating, I'm working.  
 -  Will Smith
  

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

  No matter how talented you are, not everybody is going to like you. But that's life, just stay strong.  
 -  Justin Bieber
  

  Your talent makes you who your are.You should be proud of it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.  
 -  Kevin Durant
  

  Talent is natural. Excellence is choice.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A winner is someone who recognizes God's given talents develops that talent into skill and uses that skill to reach their ultimate goal.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Remember that your greatest talent is so much more powerful than your biggest fear.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The greatest talent you can possess is forgiveness of those who persecute and hate you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A life full of enthusiasm, hope and contributions through one's own talent is a life well lived.  
 -  Unknown