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I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.
Honore de Balzac
Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.
William Butler Yeats
Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both.
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
John W. Gardner
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Concealed talent brings no reputation.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Henry Van Dyke
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Effort without talent is a depressing situation... but talent without effort is a tragedy.
The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball's different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There's a lot of great individual talent.
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.
Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them.
My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.
Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.
Robert W. Service
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.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.
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.
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
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