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As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I think there are those individuals who are intimidated by really smart, talented people. But for me, surrounding yourself with great talent is the key to success.
When you play soccer, most of the time you got to get the ball moving, but once you get into that attacking third you gotta' be creative, you gotta' let your talent take over.
My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.
I believe in miracles. At the age of 13, I was on holiday in Moscow with my mother. It was the only trip I took in my whole childhood. We stepped off a metro train and were approached by a talent scout who told me that she wanted to sign me to her modeling agency.
We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.
John F. Kennedy
The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart.
Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.
Mary Kay Ash
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.
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.
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.
Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.
Edward de Bono
A career is born in public - talent in privacy.
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
Rock music is predictable, unless there's great talent involved.
For people who are really talented, what you don't say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop.
I've known people with exceptional talent - and some have wasted it. Ambition spurs a man on.
I have no musical talent at all. I was banned from music classes and told I would never be able to understand anything. I still don't think I can sing, but somehow I get away with it.
You can't always be in awe of someone's talent, living with them.
I can't give you 150 takes. I can't even give you 30 different ways of doing it! I don't have the talent or the range for it.
I love finding talent. Just to encourage people is a good thing. Every night, the audience encourages me. I'm just passing it on.
I firmly believe that success lies in the combination of both talent and business savvy, and that the magic comes through partnership between both.
I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.
J. K. Rowling
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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