Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else’s brain, who knows how good a player I might have been.
If the power to do hard work is not talent, it is the best possible substitute for it.
James A. Garfield
Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What’s a sundial in the shade?
Sometimes we fight who we are, struggling against ourselves and our natures. But we must learn to accept who we are and appreciate who we become. We must love ourselves for what and who we are, and believe in our talents.
And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the Lord hath commanded.
Exodus 35:10 (KJV)
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.
We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.
There are two kinds of talent; man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent, you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it out.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.
Sister Mary Lauretta
Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.
Russell H. Conwell
I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.
Some people today are wandering generalities instead of meaningful specifics because they have failed to discover and mine the wealth of potentials in them.
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Each man has to seek out his own special aptitude for a higher life in the midst of the humble and inevitable reality of daily existence. Than this, there can be no nobler aim in life.
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
1 Corinthians 12:5–6 (KJV)
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.
John C. Maxwell
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
Roy T. Bennett
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
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