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Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Henry Van Dyke
I've always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
I couldn't help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn't one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity.
Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
Hope is a talent like any other.
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life.
At the beginning, Edo was a photographer, and I was more of a talent scout and doing styling and modelling. Then all of a sudden, in 1977, he gave me a Polaroid camera, and I discovered that instead of having to go to a lab and develop the film, I could just take a click and get a picture! It was genius, and I was very good at manipulating it.
Watch the walls come down, whether it's in the South or on Wall Street. When the walls come down, what do we find? More markets, more talent, more capital and growth. Which means that the race and sex discrimination stunt economic growth. It's not good for capitalism. It's not good for America's growth. And it's not morally right.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent.
A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don't ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren't blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.
We like to think about how smart we are. But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.
Character is greater than talent, genius, fame, money, friends - there is nothing to compare with it. A man may have all these and yet remain comparatively useless - be unhappy - and die a bankrupt in soul.
George Matthew Adams
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Edgar Allan Poe
Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.
Some people think that there aren't many Aboriginal actors around, and if there are, they're not that good. It's stupid. There's such an incredible pool of talent out there, and they're still coming out of drama schools. People just need to take a leap of faith.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
There is nothing new in art except talent.
High achievers, we imagine, were wired for greatness from birth. But then you have to wonder why, over time, natural talent seems to ignite in some people and dim in others.
The astronauts put their lives at risk to help other people. There's a strength of belief in a person like that that we should study and understand. Here are very intelligent people with remarkable achievements who are willing to put their lives at risk because they realize they have a special talent to advance human knowledge in their area.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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