Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Men of great and shining qualities do not always succeed in life, but the fault lies more often in themselves than in others.
It doesn't pay to be good at something unless you are the absolute best at it.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
There is nothing new in art except talent.
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
I do not want to die... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me, until the last small twig has grown.
It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort of talent - like a carrier pigeon.
No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time.
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.
Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
Talent for talent's 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.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
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