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Talents Quotes and Sayings
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Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

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Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

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.
- Carl Jung

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

There is a natural aristocracy among men.
The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
- Thomas Jefferson

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never
be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way
people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back -
and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles
that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents
God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
- John W. Gardner

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A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents,
works his tail off to develop them into skills,
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world,
not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital -
the world's best talents and greatest ideas.
- Jack Welch

Our opportunities to do good are our talents.
- Cotton Mather

But I would have executed much greater things,
had not government always opposed my exertions,
and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents.
- Adam Weishaupt

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected
talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
- Doris Lessing

Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some
men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings,
with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness.
- Joseph Lancaster

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men
is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability,
but it never came out in school.
- Francis Ford Coppola

No man can discover his own talents.
- Brendan Francis

Desire!
That's the one secret of every man's career.
Not education.
Not being born with hidden talents.
Desire.
- Bobby Unser

Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the
limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics,
and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

These are extremely talented actors who are all putting
their talents into the Lost in Space movie.
- Mark Goddard

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity,
no matter how impressive their other talents.
- Andrew Carnegie

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not
only its own opportunities,
but its own talents.
- Eric Hoffer

Only the really plain people know about love -
the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an
impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
- Katharine Hepburn

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents
meriting an education which his parents cannot afford,
he should be carried forward at the public expense.
- James Madison

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents,
which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace

Utility is the great idol of the age,
to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
- Friedrich Schiller

I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my
deep feelings about humanity,
and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had,
had been recognized.
- Tom Glazer

If you have great talents, industry will improve them:
if you have but moderate abilities,
industry will supply their deficiency.
- Joshua Reynolds

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons,
and talents as materials you can mine,
assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
- John Hersey

Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents.
- Edward Hoagland

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life.
It starts with recognizing your talents and finding
ways to serve others by using them.
- Thomas Kinkade

Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains,
we are all creative.
And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents.
- Jeff Hawkins

I'm a song and dance girl.
I can act enough to get by.
But that's the limit of my talents.
- Betty Grable

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out,
will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts
and to second-rate friends.
- Cyril Connolly

I worked with the world's greatest talents and then
went home to the world's greatest woman.
It was, and is, a great life.
- Perry Como

We can't take any credit for our talents.
It's how we use them that counts.
- Madeleine L'Engle

In the absence of willpower the most complete collection
of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
- Aleister Crowley

I am no more humble than my talents require.
- Oscar Levant

Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life.
Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that,
seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities
even more sharply by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between
our talents and our expectations.
- Edward de Bono

I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody's talents.
- David Bowie

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

Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work,
because of having the big band.
Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents.
- Norman Granz

I just feel like sometimes I'm a force to be dealt with.
My talents are sometimes overused and also sometimes underused.
It's not easy being me.
- Ben Affleck

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can:
by making the best choices,
by making the most of the talents we've been given.
- Mary Lou Retton

My talents fall within definite limitations.
I am not as versatile an actress as some think.
- Greta Garbo

Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.
- J. G. Holland

Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.
- Junius

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness,
and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding
of his capacities and talents.
- Eric Hoffer

I think it talks about the fact that there are black
people in the world who have tremendous amount of talents
and have no channel through which they can those talents.
- Joe Morton

Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor;
who can produce more and better,
has talents; who can produce what none else can,
has genius.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

I respect his talents, even as he does mine.
- Jayne Meadows

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase.
I can with ease become an ordinary fool.
I may be one now.
But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
- Dylan Thomas

My sport taught me what I could do with my talents,
whether in the rink or in the rest of my life.
- Peggy Fleming

A job should employ God-given talents in a way that glorifies Him.
- Marvin Olasky

It always amazed me that he was able to do it,
and that Orson Welles was able to do it.
I never understood it because the talents are absolutely opposite -
polar opposites.
- Mark Rydell

But only if I believe that my directing talents will
improve the material I'd be working on.
I want to make sure I don't sacrifice beautiful material
on the altar of my direction.
- Andre Braugher

In the time one is given, the steward must make the
most of the talents one is given by the Lord.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

I believe I am a person with unusual talents.
I think I'd be a liar or stupid if I were to deny that.
- Joshua Lederberg

The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry,
"Thus far and no farther."
- Ludwig van Beethoven

What I do not accept is the fact that so many people's talents were ripped off.
- Ruben Blades

In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf,
and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple,
real talents of other people.
Everything I do is collaborative.
- Godfrey Reggio

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities.
But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates
not only its own opportunities,
but its own talents.
- Eric Hoffer

Reviewers are usually people who would have been,
poets, historians, biographer, if they could.
They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed;
therefore they turn critic.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians,
bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military -
that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious
talents in a free market,
unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners.
- L. Neil Smith

I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other
critical issues related to America's future technological competitiveness.
We must work together to encourage the creative talents
that have made our country the world leader in technology.
- Dan Lipinski

In a movie you have all these logistical problems;
all these practical problems.
But you're also going to have people come who can do
things that you can't do,
and you get to direct their talents.
- John Sayles

But we live in a modern world, you know,
and, and also it does seem to me that if you -
that whatever talents you have,
it...
I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I,
I think it's your, absolutely your duty to resolve them,
you know?
- Tim Curry

A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid;
particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers;
in literature,
talents not much above the average are usually regarded
by their contemporaries as geniuses.
- Robert Musil

I call upon the scientific community in our country,
those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great
talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace:
to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
- Ronald Reagan

We should seek a system that provides outlets for those
skills and talents so that everyone can find a way
to work and serve in a manner that best suits the strengths of each individual.
- Lee R. Raymond

We have to put in our time every day to try and achieve
and learn so that we can develop our talents and each of you,
thank goodness, have special talents;
each of you are special persons.
- Bruce Vento


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