Talent Proverbs

Saying about Talent

Talent without skill is like a desert without an oasis. ~ Arabian Proverbs 

A man gift will make a way for him. ~ Bible

Competition is the whetstone of talent. ~ Traditional Proverb

Everyone according to their talent and every talent according to its work. ~ French Proverbs

Great talents mature late. ~ Japanese Proverbs 

Without perseverance talent is a barren bed. ~ Welsh Proverbs

Quotations about Talent

Talent is always queer-tempered. ~ Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt. ~ Shirley Chisholm

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. ~ John Wooden

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

Talents go by nature not by birth. ~ Frederick II

The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight. ~ Titus Maccius Plautus

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ~ Henry Van Dyke

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. ~ Michael Jordan

However you make your living is where your talent lies. ~ Ernest Hemingway

We each after a while have to become reconciled to what it is that our talents and appetites lead us to. ~ Tobias Wolff

Concealed talent brings no reputation. ~ Desiderius Erasmus

I have had enough success for two lifetimes. My success is talent put together with hard work and luck. ~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. ~ Erica Jong

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death. ~ Gerald Brenan

To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Anyone can be great with money. With money, greatness is not a talent but an obligation. The trick is to be great without money. ~ Author Unknown

Talent isn’t genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Talent is never static. It’s always growing or dying. ~ Stephen King

Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. ~ Robert Half

It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one’s nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ. ~ W. H. Auden

It is unfortunate that superior talent and superior men are so seldom united. ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. ~ Goethe

I believe that every person is born with talent. ~ Maya Angelou

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life. ~ Goethe

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out. ~ Marguerite Gardiner

Talent works, genius creates. ~ Robert Schumann

Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation. ~ Aristotle

To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel

Talent is only the starting point. ~ Irving Berlin

Hidden talent counts for nothing. ~ Nero

Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty. ~ Edward Degas

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will-power. ~ Honore de Balzac

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. ~ Pearl Bailey

It is a happy talent to know how to play. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well. ~ John Templeton

It is not always the highest talent that thrives best. Mediocrity, with tact, will outweigh talent oftentimes. ~ Joseph Cook

Your talent is God’s gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God. ~ Leo Buscaglia

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation. ~ Konstantin Stanislavisky

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing. ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail. ~ Aldous Huxley

Brevity is the sister of talent. ~ Anton Chekhov

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best. ~ Bernard Meltzer

This is how I define talent; it is a gift that God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it. ~ Charles De Montesquieu

I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent. ~ John Wooden

Not he deserves praise that has talents, but he that uses them. ~ Ivan Panin

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius. ~ Charles Horton Cooley

The true eye for talent presupposes the true reverence for it. ~ Thomas Carlyle

It is a proof of great talents to recall the mind from the senses, and to separate thought from habit. ~ Cicero

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel

Exceptional talent does not always win its reward unless favored by exceptional circumstances. ~ Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can. ~ Owen Meredith

Talent is a tenant in the house owned by genius. ~ Austin O’Malley

Some bad qualities form great talents. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it. ~ Goethe

No one respects a talent that is concealed. ~ Desiderius Erasmus

I don’t have a lot of respect for talent; talent is genetic. It’s what you do with it that counts. ~ Martin Ritt

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you. ~ Malcolm Cowley

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Talent for talents’ sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. ~ Woody Allen

God doesn’t give people talents that he doesn’t want people to use. ~ Iron Eagle

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. ~ Oscar Wilde

Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force. ~ Stephen King

There is no greater joy under the sun than the joy of giving: giving of one’s time, energy, talent, and money to help one’s fellow man. ~ William H. Taylor

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