Quotes with talent
I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success.
Time is a jewel more worth than a world. Time is not yours to dispose of as you please; it is a glorious talent that men must be accountable for as well as any other talent.
The Hypocrite Detected, Anatomized
America has forged this success while utilizing, in large part, only half of the country's talent. For most of our history, women -- whatever their abilities -- have been relegated to the sidelines. Only in recent years have we begun to correct that problem.
"Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women" in Fortune, published on May 2, 2013
They don't want you until you have made a name, and by the time you have made a name, you have developed some kind of talent they can't use. All they will do is spoil it, if you let them.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
It's a very, it's a very fortunate thing to have the right talent to give at the right time.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
Self-discipline without talent can often achieve astounding results, whereas talent without self-discipline inevitably dooms itself to failure.
Pieces of Eight (1982)
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
During dinner honoring Nobel Prize winners of the western hemisphere on April 29, 1962.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame.
On all sides we see men with small minds, but who are well educated, pushing ahead of those who have greater capabilities, but who are only half educated. A one-talent man, superbly trained, often gets the place when a man with many untrained or half-trained talents loses it. Never was ignorance placed at such a disadvantage as to-day.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Talent is overrated. Not because it doesn't have value, but because talent alone isn't enough to take a person through the multiple failures that life brings. Adding a strong work ethic to talent is like pouring gasoline on a fire. It's explosive!
Failing Forward (2000)
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without perceiving it.
The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
The talent of historians lies in their creating a true ensemble out of facts which are but half-true.
Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
Not because of an extraordinary talent did he succeed, but because he had a capacity of a level for business and not above it.
Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent; and this will be discernible in boys who are not diligent and never finish their drawings with shading.
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
What a man does with his wealth depends upon his idea of happiness. Those who draw prizes in life are apt to spend tastelessly, if not viciously; not knowing that it requires as much talent to spend as to make.
Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.