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Quotations about talent

Stephen KingTalent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

 - Stephen King

Tags: labor  success  talent  work  

Madeleine L'EngleWe can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.

 - Madeleine L'Engle

Tags: talent  

William HazlittLet a man's talents or virtues be what they may, we feel satisfaction in his society only as he is satisfied in himself. We cannot enjoy the good qualities of a friend if he seems to be none the better for them.

 - William Hazlitt

Tags: Self-worth  talent  virtue  

Arthur SchopenhauerTalent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.

 - Arthur Schopenhauer

Tags: genius  talent  

Marcus Tullius CiceroI add this also, that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

 - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Tags: abilities  education  talent  

Elbert HubbardThere is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

 - Elbert Hubbard

Tags: abilities  talent  

Thomas JeffersonA man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employments.

 - Thomas Jefferson

Tags: calling  employment  talent  

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 are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

 - Calvin Coolidge

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

 - Horace

Tags: adversity  talent  

Walt DisneyA person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.

 - Walt Disney

Tags: goals  life  rewards  talent