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Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Talent is only the starting point.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me..
God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
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.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
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.
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.
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.
Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.
The American white man (not to speak of the Indian, the Negro, the Mexican) hasn't a ghost of a chance. If he has any talent he's doomed to have it crushed one way or another. The American way is to seduce a man by bribery and make a prostitute of him. Or else to ignore him, starve him into submission and make a hack of him.
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.
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.
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
This is how I define talent; it is a gift that God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it.
Talent is something, but tact is everything. It is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles.
Talent works, genius creates.
Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.
A man gift will make a way for him.
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
If I have any talent at all it's from God, and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also.
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
Ordinary people think that talent must be always on its own level and that it arises every morning like the sun, rested and refreshed, ready to draw from the same storehouse -- always open, always full, always abundant -- new treasures that it will heap up on those of the day before; such people are unaware that, as in the case of all mortal things, talent has its increase and decrease, and that independently of the career it takes, like everything that breathes... it undergoes all the accidents of health, of sickness, and of the dispositions of the soul -- its gaiety or its sadness. As with our perishable flesh. talent is obliged constantly to keep guard over itself, to combat, and to keep perpetually on the alert amid the obstacles that witness the exercise of its singular power.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
It is a happy talent to know how to play.
Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.
Talents go by nature not by birth.
Concealed talent brings no reputation.
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity; easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting -- intensely); a vivid imagination as well as a grip on reality; the desire to communicate one's own experience and sensations, to make one's self heard and seen.
If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy.
The great rule: If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Hidden talent counts for nothing.
He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.
The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.
Everyone according to their talent and every talent according to its work.
Premature development of the powers of both mind and body leads to an early grave.
Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.
I thought my talent would transcend my outspokenness. I was wrong.
I don't have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It's what you do with it that counts.
A man with a talent does what is expected of him, makes his way, constructs, is an engineer, a composer, a builder of bridges. It's the natural order of things that he construct objects outside himself and his family. The woman who does so is aberrant. We have to expiate for this cursed talent someone handed out to us, by mistake, in the black mystery of genetics.
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.
I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
Never doubt of your talents, all you wait for is just a right opportunity. Then, you can fly high up to where you belong.......
A talent is not a talent until it is discovered.