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Gifts And Talents Quotes


"My talents are in demand, and my unique gifts are appreciated by those around me." - Louise Hay

"At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose" - Aristotle

"Each of us is a unique creation of our Heavenly Father. No two of us are completely alike. No one else has exactly the same gifts and talents that we have been given. We should increase those talents and gifts and use them to leverage our uniqueness." - James E Faust

"Choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You're not born this way, you get this way." - Seth Godin

"Gifts make friends and friends make gifts." - Marshall Sahlins

"Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away." - Henry Ford

"Its always important to invest in young talents and the talents of tomorrow." - Delphine Arnault

"Don't assume you have to be extraordinary to be used by God. You don't have to have exceptional gifts, talents, abilities, or connections. God specializes in using ordinary people whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for His greatness and glory." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"A girl in the middle years also becomes more centered in her soul-life, the feelings of her heart, and she needs our guidance to learn to express her uniqueness, those small seeds that will someday sprout into gifts, talents, and resources." - Jeanne Elium

"Teams use trust as currency. If it is in short supply, then the team is poor. If trust abounds, the members of the team have purchase power with each other to access each others" gifts, talents, energy, creativity, and love. The development of trust then becomes a significant leadership strategy. Trust creates the load limits on the relationship bridges among team members" - Reggie McNeal

"Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that god has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!" - Pope Francis

"Somehow we have been taught to believe that the experiences of girls and women are not important in the study and understanding ofhuman behavior. If we know men, then we know all of humankind. These prevalent cultural attitudes totally deny the uniqueness of the female experience, limiting the development of girls and women and depriving a needy world of the gifts, talents, and resources our daughters have to offer." - Jeanne Elium

"When human beings are regarded as moral beings, sex, instead of being enthroned upon the summit, administering upon rights and responsibilities, sinks into insignificance and nothingness. My doctrine then is, that whatever it is morally right for man to do, it is morally right for woman to do. Our duties originate, not from difference of sex, but from the diversity of our relations in life, the various gifts and talents committed to our care, and the different eras in which we live." - Angelina Grimke

"The Most Important Thing I Know About the Spirit of Sport... It instills in us the ability to recognize and appreciate the talents of others as well as the gifts we have been given and the ability to work with others as a team. It also allows us to face the challenge of competition, learn from our successes and failures, altogether making us true champions in life." - Dot Richardson

"Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius." - Robert Breault

"Independence is of more value than any gifts; and to receive gifts is to lose it." - Saadi

"We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail...We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart." - Julia Cameron

"Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts." - Ovid

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

"To increase your level of self acceptance, think of your unique talents and abilities." - Brian Tracy

"A man must thank his defects, and stand in some terror of his talents." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our poets are men of talents who sing, and not the children of music." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Great talents, by the rust of long disuse, Grow lethargic and shrink from what they were." - Ovid

"Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation." - Aristotle

"TVXQ has always chased after different music styles, and their members all have very strong talents." - Taeyang

"Few lack talent, but most people lack the vision and perseverance to develop their talents." - Orrin Woodward

"I don't have weird talents I'm just a weird person! And do impersonations." - Derek Holland

"The gifts of caring, attention, affection, appreciation, and love are some of the most precious gifts you can give, and they don't cost you anything." - Deepak Chopra

"Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateways to power." - Jamie Sams

"Anyone who develops his gifts and talents will become a commodity" - Myles Munroe

"Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast, With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts- O wicked wit and gifts, that have the power So to seduce!" - William Shakespeare

"Every person has God-given gifts; when you're using those gifts in your life then you're fulfilling your purpose, and that is beautiful." - Shane Harper

"Heaven would that she these gifts should have, and I to live and die her slave." - William Shakespeare

"God gives gifts and I give thanks and I unwrap the gift given: joy." - Ann Voskamp

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

"I am happy that I am a unique individual, endowed with unique talents and abilities. I never spend my precious time and energy comparing my talents with those of others." - Laurence Boldt

"Administrators need to shift from being controllers to enablers, so as to liberate the energies and talents of the teachers." - Steve Denning

"Among her other talents were forgetting what she did not like and ignoring what she preferred not to see." - Anna Godbersen

"If we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents." - Pope Francis

"No other person ever has, or ever will have, the unique blend of talents, strengths, and perspective that you have." - Marie Forleo

"Dear young people, put your talents at the service of the Gospel, with creativity and boundless charity." - Pope Francis

"My parents taught me that racial prejudice is a sin, one that robs the world of great minds and talents." - Edward Brooke

"I know that great gifts come at a price, and that not all talent inspires admiration." - Sally O'Reilly

"Doesnt matter what your skill and physical gifts are if you cant get your head right." - Mark Cuban

"Brands and branding are the most significant gifts that commerce has ever made to popular culture." - Wally Olins

"Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God." - Martin Luther

"We don't have to be perfect to experience the blessings and gifts of our Heavenly Father." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"We are forced to respect the gifts of nature, which study and fortune cannot give." - Luc De Clapiers

"The sea's only gifts are harsh blows and occasionally the chance to feel strong." - Primo Levi

"It is not what talents or genius a man has, but how he is to his talents, that constitutes friendship and character. The man thatstands by himself, the universe stands by him also." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When you are in school, your talents are without number, and your promise is boundless...But at a certain point, you begin to feel your talents dropping away, like feathers from a molting bird." - Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

"Talents constitute our very essence." - Charles Rollin

"Unfounded fears about your competence and abilities can cripple your unique talents and gifts, which are waiting to be released." - Dan Miller

"What you should want from life is an arena big enough to express your talents and gifts." - Pleasant Rowland

"Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we've been blessed with." - Steve Maraboli

"No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities." - Joseph Campbell

"To understand and be understood, those are among life's greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them" - Maria Popova

"This Christmas and every Christmas will be richer by sharing and enjoying gifts that cannot be held but only felt." - James E Faust

"Happiness and a positive attitude are gifts you can pass along. So get out there and start giving." - Denise Austin

"Second-rate knowledge, and middling talents, carry a man farther at courts, and in the busy part of the world, than superior knowledge and shining parts." - Lord Chesterfield

"To find the gifts we have been given, we must pray and fast. Often Patriarchal blessings tell us the gifts we have received and declare the promise of gifts we can receive if we seek after them. I urge you each to discover your gifts and to seek after those that will bring direction to your life's work and that will further the work of heaven." - Robert D. Hales

"I always brought up my children not to believe in Mothers Day gifts, and now I regret it." - Lauren Bacall

"I now see how gifts like courage, compassion, and connection only work when they are exercised. Every day." - Brene Brown

"We serve the world by finding out what feeds us, and, having been fed, then share our gifts with others." - James Hollis

"As we give the gifts of compassion and humility, our lives become demonstrations of the truth of God's Word." - Floyd McClung

"God has bestowed two gifts on man: hope and ignorance. Ignorance is the better of the two." - Victor Hugo

"Sometimes, you get no second chance and that its best to accept the gifts the world offers you." - Paulo Coelho

"There is certainly something of exquisite kindness and thoughtful benevolence in that rarest of gifts,-fine breeding." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"I cant believe anybody would celebrate a holiday where a jolly prowler breaks into your house and leaves gifts." - Squidward Tentacles

"God is inexhaustible in His gifts to men? Everywhere we see plenty and joy; only the greedy rich lay their hands on and keep in their treasuries too many of God's gifts, which might plentifully nourish hundreds and thousands of poor. Man! Believe firmly in God's inexhaustibility in His gifts, and willingly 'deal your bread to the hungry' (Isa. 58:7)?" - John of Kronstadt

"The greatest tragedy in life is not death; the greatest tragedy takes place when our talents and capabilities are underutilized and allowed to rust while we are living." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"They, and they only, advantage themselves by travel, who, well fraught with the experience of what their own country affords, carry ever with them large and thriving talents." - Frances Osborne

"The key to creating passion in your life is to find your unique talents, and your special role and purpose in the world." - Stephen Covey

"I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!" - Carolyn Wells

"Many ... have tremendous God-given gifts, but they don't focus on the development of those gifts. Who are these individuals? You've never heard of them- and you never will ." - John Wooden

"Liberty is of more value than any gifts; and to receive gifts is to lose it. Be assured that men most commonly seek to oblige thee only that they may engage thee to serve them." - Saadi

"Do' make stuff because you want to make money - it will never make you enough money. And do' make stuff because you want to get famous - because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people - and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts." - John Green

"Artists have no less talents than ever, their taste, their vision, their sentiment are often interesting; they are mighty in their independence and feeble only in their works." - George Santayana

"Don't die with your music (stories/talents) still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul." - Wayne Dyer

"Who a person is will ultimately determine if their brains, talents, competencies, energy, effort, deal-making abilities, and opportunities will succeed." - Henry Cloud

"... the genius never makes anything new, but always something that is just different, and the average talents provide him the possibility within which his genius condenses into achievements." - Robert Musil

"There must always be some advantage on one side or the other, and it is better that advantage should be had by talents than by chance." - Samuel Johnson

"You cannot help being a female, and I should be something of a fool were I to discount your talents merely because of their housing." - Laurie R King

"I suggest to everyone: Look in the mirror. Ask yourself: Who are you? What are your talents? Use them, and do what you love." - Sylvia Earle

"The talents lost-the moments run To waste-the sins of act, of thought, Ten thousand deeds of folly done, And countless virtues cherish'd not." - John Bowring

"To say that God has given a man many and great talents frequently means that he has brought his heavens down within reach of his hands." - Henry David Thoreau

"Who is happy? This is a person, who has a healthy body, is dowered with peace of mind and cultivates his talents." - Thales

"As you train and as you develop your talents, you do get better, hopefully, or you get out of the business." - Debbie Reynolds

"No man can discover his own talents." - Brendan Francis

"Anyone with a normal brain has the capacity to do almost anything, but when one has special gifts or talents (and everyone has) and takes advantage of and develops these talents - that person is likely to excel." - Benjamin Carson

"As you give God your time, your gifts, your resources and talents, He will use them to have a critically important and eternal impact on this world." - Christine Caine

"We are all born with a grab bag of gifts and gaps. Identify your true talents, then find out how to use them to make money." - Bill O'Reilly

"Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that." - Tom Krause

"I think everyone has gifts and everyone has talents. If you are successful at it, it feels really good but it never really penetrates completely." - Gwen Stefani

"I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal." - Benjamin Carson

"'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get, And keep the ones we give away, How happy were our Christmas day!" - Carolyn Wells

"Find your vision, and let it guide you in all that you do. If you lack vision, look inside yourself. Draw on your natural gifts and desires." - John C Maxwell

"Individuality doesn't just mean individualism-standing alone. It means developing one's unique gifts, and being able to share them for the enjoyment of oneself and others." - Frances Moore Lappe

"The shape and texture of fruit is sensuous and fascinating, but the true delight blossoms when you experience the flavor of these colorful gifts of nature." - DeBarra Mayo

"Few and mean as my gifts may be, I actually am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I wish that Christmas may be happy and heavenly, and the holidays glow with the gifts of the inner life that God will give to each one." - Janet Erskine Stuart

"And so long as I can laugh, never will I be poor. This then, is one of nature's greatest gifts and I will waste it no more." - Og Mandino

"Riches are the pettiest and least worthy gifts which God can give a man. What are they to God's Word, to bodily gifts, such as beauty and health; or to the gifts of the mind, such as understanding, skill, wisdom! Yet men toil for them day and night, and take no rest. Therefore God commonly gives riches to foolish people to whom he gives nothing else." - Martin Luther

"I've always wanted to be a mom. Because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave me, such as love and friendship." - Jennifer Love Hewitt

"Santa is having a tough time this year. Last year he deducted eight billion for gifts, and the IRS wants an itemized list" - Milton Berle

"Were it not for the shepherds, there would have been no reception. And were it not for a group of stargazers, there would have been no gifts." - Max Lucado

"Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There's none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold." - Rupert Brooke

"[The natural world cleans water, pollinates plants and provides pharmaceuticals, among many other gifts.] Thirty trillion dollars worth of services, scot-free to humanity, every year." - E O Wilson

"Authentic gratitude is much more rare and precious than expressions of gratitude which are often empty courtesies or simply tactical ploys to encourage further gifts or kindnesses." - Michael Josephson

"Melissa Pritchard's prose, that darkly lyrical firmament, is brightened by the dizzy luminous arrangement of her stars and satellites, her great gifts to us: humor, irony, kindness, brilliance." - Antonya Nelson

"Fame and money are gifts given to us only after we have gifted the world with our best, our lonely, our individual truths." - Ray Bradbury

"I've found that giving gifts is transformative. It makes me better. It clarifies my thinking and allows me to do better work." - Seth Godin

"If you do not answer the noise and urgency of your gifts, they will turn on you. Or drag you down with their immense sadness at being abandoned." - Joy Harjo

"And what would we be, we sinful creatures, without fear, perhaps the most foresighted, the most loving of the divine gifts?" - Umberto Eco

"By reason of gifts and bribes the offices be given to rich men, which should rather have been executed by wise men." - Thomas More

"Society will pardon much to genius and special gifts; but, being in its nature conventional, it loves what is conventional, or what belongs to coming together." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Bridget cried for the leavers and the left. For the people, like herself, grimly forsaking what precious gifts they would ever get." - Ann Brashares

"Even our most difficult moments bring us gifts. The trick, of course, is gratitude. Therein will you find both your peace and your joy." - Neale Donald Walsch

"The goal in life is not to attain some imaginary ideal; it is to find and fully use our own gifts." - Gay Hendricks

"One of the great gifts of being a human being is that you can get rid of yourself and enter into the oneness of music." - Ray Manzarek

"If you delight more in God's gifts than in God Himself, you are practically setting up another God above Him, and this you must never do." - Charles Spurgeon

"My limitations make space for the gifts of other people. Without the grace of our limitations we would be isolated, dry, and insufferable creatures indeed." - Joan D. Chittister

"I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly." - R Buckminster Fuller

"What if the beauty around us is meant as a reminder for the many gifts we have been given and our need to give thanks to them?" - P C Cast

"You just have to determine to settle for nothing less than being FULLY ALIVE, to show up, be who you are, and share your gifts." - Gabrielle Roth

"The Younger Generation comes, bringing its gifts. They are the first fruits of the Negro Renaissance. Youth speaks, and the voice of the New Negro is heard." - Alain LeRoy Locke

"O my God, how true it is that we may have of Thy gifts and yet may be full of ourselves!" - Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon

"My philosophy about the whole thing is that awards are like gifts: it's lovely to receive them, and it is very bad form to covet them." - Charlie Hunnam

"Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame." - William Blake

"I have always admired men and women who used their talents to serve the community, and who were highly respected and admired for their efforts and sacrifices, even though they held no office whatsoever in government or society." - Nelson Mandela

"Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism." - Claude Pepper

"Collectively, we have all it takes to create a just and peaceful world, but we must work together and share our talents. We all need one another to find happiness within ourselves and within the world." - Craig Kielburger

"All citizens including women are equally admissible to all public dignities, offices, and employments, according to their capacity, and with no other distinction than that of their virtues and talents." - Olympe de Gouges

"Belief in the supernatural or belief in wild talents like precognition and telepathy and telekinesis and things like that, it seems to me that belief in those things is just very, very freeing." - Stephen King

"The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents; and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"Among the popular and representative systems of government I do not approve of the federal system: it is too perfect; and it requires virtues and political talents much superior to our own." - Simon Bolivar

"Choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You're not born this way, you get this way." - Seth Godin

"Confidence can get you where you want to go, and getting there is a daily process. It's so much easier when you feel good about yourself, your abilities and talents." - Donald Trump

"As we give of our time, talents and resources to tend the needs of the sick, offer food to the hungry and teach the dependent to stand on their own, we enrich ourselves spiritually beyond our ability to comprehend." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"I believe the real difference between success and failure in a corporation can be very often traced to the question of how well the organization brings out the great energies and talents of its people." - Thomas Watson Jr

"We must realize our own talents and, having realized, accept them; and play on them like a symphony in which all other instruments are harmonized to make a better universe." - Jeane Dixon

"We are what we think we are. The habitual inclination of our thoughts determines our talents and abilities, and our personality. So whatever you want to be, start to develop that pattern now." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"My advice is: Don't take yourself too seriously, laugh a lot, enjoy your time with family, and appreciate the unique talents of others. Trust in God, love your neighbor, say you're sorry, forgive, and work hard." - Willie Robertson

"During the latency years, American children need experiences that promote academic talents, a sense of responsibility, and most important, a belief that they can attain the goals valued by self and community. They need reassurance that these goals are attainable." - Jerome Kagan

"The true bureaucrat is a man of really remarkable talents. He writes a kind of English that is unknown elsewhere in the world, and an almost infinite capacity for forming complicated and unworkable rules." - H L Mencken

"We all enjoy giving and receiving presents. But there is a difference between presents and gifts. The true gifts may be part of ourselves-givin g of the riches of the heart and mind-and therefore more enduring and of far greater worth than presents bought at the store." - James E Faust

"Since we have received everything from the Gods, and it is right to pay the giver some tithe of his gifts, we pay such a tithe of possessions in votive offering, of bodies in gifts of (hair and) adornment, and of life in sacrifices." - Sallust

"In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust." - Alexander Hamilton

"The only way to drive out bad culture is to create good culture. We need to recognize that artistic talent is a gift from the Lord - and that developing those talents is the only way to create good culture." - C S Lewis

"Make a point to continually search for a better way of doing things, even when things are going well, to ensure that a better alternative has not been overlooked and to keep your creative talents in practice." - John C Maxwell



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