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Talent And Ability Quotes


"I want people to appreciate talent and ability." - Michael Jackson

"Great leaders have an ability, a characteristic of analyzing very good talent, and empowering that talent." - Rick Perry

"Real ability is the child of God-given talent and rock solid diligence. Nobody maintains ability without hard work. Nobody." - Cung Le

"I question my own talent and ability to make creative work every single day." - Victoria Chang

"Talent doesn't win. Hard work, determination, and character wins. If you root your talent and ability in those things, then you have a powerful combination." - Erwin Mcmanus

"The ability to portray people in still life and in motion requires the highest measure of intuition and talent." - Albert Einstein

"The older I get, the more I believe in practice and work over natural talent and ability." - Jamie Bamber

"Not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation, but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and their ability and their motivation, to make something of themselves." - John F Kennedy

"Talent-that is to say, the ability to see the world in a unique way-matures and grows in isolation." - Mieczyslaw Jastrun

"Every skill, every talent, every capacity, and every ability of the mind are really the Soul-action made visibly tangible." - Joel S. Goldsmith

"Over the years I have found one of my best strengths is my ability to recognise talent and trust them." - Richard Branson

"My talent was the uncompromising ability to feel spite." - Natsuo Kirino

"Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work." - Michael Jordan

"Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability." - Roy L Smith

"Talent? What is talent but the ability to get away with something?" - Tennessee Williams

"You're talent, and we're the talent scouts." - Janet Morris

"The rarely the brightest person in the group. Rather they have extraordinary taste, which makes them more curators than creators. They are appreciators of talent and nurturers of talent and they have the ability to recognize valuable ideas." - Warren G. Bennis

"If you have the talent and if you have the ability, and you work for it, you can achieve your goals," - Liang Chow

"A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you." - Bob Proctor

"I keep my feet on the ground, keep dedicated, keep focused, underestimate nobody and obviously you need the ability, talent and everything else that goes with it." - Joe Calzaghe

"What makes him special? He has a mixture of physical talent and technical ability, as well as remarkable intelligence and above all a great passion for the game." - Arsene Wenger

"To be a scholar of mathematics you must be born with talent, insight, concentration, taste, luck, drive and the ability to visualize and guess." - Paul Halmos

"If you have the talent and if you have the ability, and you work for it, you can achieve your goals." - Liang Chow

"More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams." - Amy Grant

"I believe modeling is a combination of natural talent, the ability to adapt to different situations, hard work, and, most importantly, luck." - Anja Rubik

"Everything is given by God. All talent, creativity, ability, insight, and strength comes from him. In our own strength we can do nothing." - Marvin J Ashton

"It must be that to govern a nation you need a specific talent and that this may very well exist without general ability." - W Somerset Maugham

"Discussion and argument are essential parts of science; the greatest talent is the ability to strip a theory until the simple basic idea emerges with clarity." - Albert Einstein

"The computer age has arrived, and it influences everything: analysis, preparation, information. Now a different talent is required - the ability to synthesize ideas." - Boris Spassky

"I'm just a kid in a candy store right now, trying to have fun. I'm getting a chance to show my ability and my talent." - Dwyane Wade

"Mental Toughness: The ability to consistently perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of the competitive circumstances." - James E. Loehr

"I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life." - Dean Koontz

"It is the combination of reasonable talent and the ability to keep going in the face of defeat that leads to success." - Martin Seligman

"I don't want to discount talent and ability, but I still maintain that a lot of it is just sheer desire." - Don Henley

"Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability. and at the heart of the challenge is to reconstitute our sense of ability and intelligence" - Ken Robinson

"A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is ability to articulate human relationships." - Gore Vidal

"A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships." - Gore Vidal

"Talent is the ability to say things well, but genius is the ability to, well, say things." - Steve Martin

"Natural talent is a questionable phenomenon. Inclination perhaps, but innate ability is extremely rare." - Erin Morgenstern

"It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown." - Anatole France

"Unlike the talent for war, the ability to make peace has always been rare." - Lawrence Wright

"Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent." - George Allen

"Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent." - George Allen Sr

"My God given talent is my ability to stick with training longer than anybody else." - Herschel Walker

"So I have this ability, if I may say so, to spot talent." - Sally Kirkland

"Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was." - Neal Stephenson

"Her [ Onata April] great talent as an actress is that she has the ability to understand and listen to the scenario and what the story is, and then she can pretend and live that." - David A Siegel

"Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process." - Paul Rand

"I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing." - Ernie Harwell

"My husband and I believe that if you treat a child well and nurture his talent and physical ability, in a healthy environment, the child will succeed no matter what." - Dominique Moceanu

"I admire Obama, and I like him. I think he has a great deal of talent. He should be applauded for his eloquence and for his ability to motivate millions." - John Mccain

"Creativity depends on a number of things: experience, including knowledge and technical skills; talent; an ability to think in new ways; and the capacity to push through uncreative dry spells." - Teresa Amabile

"Talent will only take you so far, and it is your ability to feel the music and explore a movement that will bring you the greatest pleasure in dance." - Karen Kain

"With the Spirit and magnifying your call, you can do miracles for the Lord in the mission field. Without the Spirit, you will never succeed, regardless of your talent and ability." - Ezra Taft Benson

"I see someone like John Williams, the classical player, and the amount of discipline and the natural ability that man has is so frightening. That requires so much natural talent. And I think my talent came from just practising, and I feel a bit intimidated when I see players that good." - Ritchie Blackmore

"Many people know how to work hard; many others know how to play well; but the rarest talent in the world is the ability to introduce elements of playfulness into work, and to put some constructive labor into our leisure." - Sydney J Harris

"Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and the man of talent sees two or three, plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art." - Ezra Pound

"The greatest good we can do for anyone is not to share our wealth with them, but rather to reveal their own wealth to them. It's astonishing how much talent and ability rests inside a human being" - Zig Ziglar

"If you have the ability to work with people smarter than you, always try to be the least smartest person in the room and surround yourself with talent, because iron sharpens iron." - Jake M. Johnson

"Sebastian Vettel's brilliant talent will ultimately come forth and he'll continue to show what he's capable of. I will never ever degrade Vettel's ability. Sooner or later, he'll prove anyone so wrong" - Mario Andretti

"You have to take chances - working in film is a mixture of luck, talent, and ability to take the risk. You have to be optimistic. You can't be a pessimistic person." - Nathan Crowley

"Angelo is a brilliant jazz talent. His receptivity, seriousness, his ability to execute ideas simple or complex, combined with his love and feel for the substance of jazz reveal why he is an exceptional artist." - Mulgrew Miller

"Chess, like any creative activity, can exist only through the combined efforts of those who have creative talent, and those who have the ability to organize their creative work" - Mikhail Botvinnik

"What you are capable of achieving is determined by your talent and ability. What you attempt to do is determined by your motivation. How well you do something is determined by your attitude." - Lou Holtz

"Talent (a natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving) Investment (time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base) = Strength (the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance)" - Tom Rath

"I used to play cello. My mother kept me out of school a whole year to study music and counterpoint. She thought I had ability, but I was absolutely without talent." - Ernest Hemingway

"I believe that acting is a talent while being a great person encompasses so much more: being a good father, a good husband and the ability to show compassion for others." - Michael Ealy

"Talent (a natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving) &215; Investment (time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base) = Strength (the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance)" - Tom Rath

"Here was a man with loads of talent, loads of ability, lots of love to give; but that had been stifled and aborted. I became very fond of that character." - Michael Zaslow

"An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself." - Irwin Shaw

"Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him." - Mel Brooks

"Talent is a gift, but our character is a choice. Talent is natural ability, our gift from God, but we have the power to determine our character. That power rests on a foundation consisting of the choices we make in life. And those choices almost always dictate the amount of trust others have in us, and to what level of leadership we rise." - John C Maxwell

"They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor." - Eric Hoffer

"Natural talent means to have the ability to transform, to evolve, to play and role-play with the photographer and the stylist. And really be an actress rather than just a mannequin. So that involves a tremendous amount of confidence and your ability to expose yourself to anything that will make a better photograph." - Michael Flutie

"We often say that psi is like musical ability: it is widely distributed in the populate, and everyone has some ability and can participate to some extent - in the same way that the most nonmusical person can learn to play a little Mozart on the piano. On the other hand, there is no substitute for innate talent, and there is no substitute for practice." - Russell Targ

"Opportunity shies away from need, but opportunity is attracted by talent and ability. What you don't want to happen is opportunity to turn cool on you. You don't want to offend opportunity. So the only thing you present to opportunity is ability, performance and skill. Don't present need to opportunity." - Jim Rohn

"Everybody has talent and it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is. A talent is a combination of something you love a great deal and something you can lose yourself in - something that you can start at 9 o'clock, look up from your work and it's 10 o'clock at night - and also something that you have a talent, not a talent for, but skills that you have a natural ability to do very well. And usually those two things go together." - George Lucas

"Creative ability is often mistakenly attributed to inborn talent. It is about all the ability to connect one thing with another." - Corita Kent

"I have come to the definite conclusion that musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed." - Shinichi Suzuki

"The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets." - Robert Shea

"The ability to work hard for days on end without losing focus is a talent. The ability to keep absorbing new information after many hours of study is a talent." - Garry Kasparov

"There is no talent so ardently supported, nor generously rewarded, as the ability to convince parasites they are victims." - Thomas Sowell

"Presence of mind, penetration, fine observation, are the sciences of women; ability to avail themselves of these is their talent." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"The ability to write compelling emails may be the single most useful talent an organizer can possess." - Bill Mckibben

"My greatest talent is in my ability to choose good friends. It's about as important as things get." - Hunter S Thompson

"With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"I have this ability to find this hidden talent in people that sometimes even they didn't know they had." - Berry Gordy

"Talent comes from experience and failure" - Richard Branson

"Art depends on luck and talent." - Francis Ford Coppola

"Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent." - Larry Merchant

"We get talent and scale from mergers." - Angela Braly

"Spiritual knowledge improves intuitive ability, innovative ability and communication." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Many people don't have the ability to be rich, because they're too lazy or they don't have the desire or the stick-to-itiveness. It's a talent. Some people have a talent for piano. Some people have a talent for raising a family. Some people have a talent for golf. I just happen to have a talent for making money." - Donald Trump

"I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people's ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That's the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent." - Rahul Dravid

"the distinction between talent and genius is definite. Talent combines and uses; genius combines and creates." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"The ability to fantasize is the ability to survive, and the ability to fantasize is the ability to grow" - Ray Bradbury

"People have assumed that I have to run the ball before I can throw it most all of my career, all the way back before high school. It's a stereotype put on me for a long time because I'm African-American and I'm a dual-threat quarterback. I don't know why that stereotype is still around. It's about talent and the ability to throw the ball, not the color of your skin or your ability to also be a dangerous runner." - Deshaun Watson

"Though talent is wonderful, dance is 80% work and 20% talent." - Tad Williams

"Average talent, plus hard work and dedication, will always beat talent by itself." - Clinton Anderson

"Demonstration of individual talent involves originality and it is easy to destroy natural talent." - Viacheslav Platonov

"Every person is born with a talent, and happiness depends on discovering that talent in time ..." - Isabel Allende

"I've always believed in my talent. And I've always had more guts than talent." - Dolly Parton

"Everyone according to their talent and every talent according to its work." - Proverbs

"Good writing of course requires talent, and no one can teach you to have talent." - Peter Carey

"You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft." - Alan Shepard

"We tend to minimize the things we can do, the goals we can accomplish, and for some equally strange reason we think other people can accomplish things that we cannot. I want you to understand that that is not true. You have deep reservoirs of talent and ability within you that you can bring to the surface and achieve all that you desire" - Earl Nightingale

"The greatest barrier to achievement and success is not lack of talent or ability but rather the feeling that achievement and success, above a certain level, are outside our self-concept-our image of who we are and what is appropriate to us." - Nathaniel Branden

"Government employees move up the ladder through educational credentials rather than merit. People are given jobs and promotions based on seniority, race and gender rather than ability or talent. Such a system often overlooks the deserving and rewards the incompetent. There is no payoff for achievement." - James Cook

"There really has been only one thing in my life that has made me feel complete, and that is the game of football. The ability to throw a football was my God-given talent. That was my blessing and my passion; that was my calling in live, and everything that I've accomplished has derived from that." - Terry Bradshaw

"My talent is working very hard and having a decent nose. A good nose for a story and the ability to get a little bit dirty sometimes, to get a little bit physical sometimes chasing a story. And to feel it, I mean I feel it." - Steve Bunce

"Virat Kohli has so far shown that he has more ability and talent than anybody else, and if he can play till 32 or 34 with same fitness and without injuries, he will come to a point where not even Vivian Richards neither Sachin Tendulkar had such a record." - Kapil Dev

"Yes, look, social class is definitely an issue in Britain, it is definitely an issue and I think that most people across the country would sympathise with the idea that there are lots of people with talent and ability all across this country who want to make more of themselves and part of the responsibility of government is to make that happen." - Ed Miliband

"Every day the word 'gift' is used to define talent, ability, and performance. Being gifted has an even deeper meaning, a meaning that isn't always measured in points per game or win/loss records - it's measured by heart, effort, and desire." - Alan Cohen

"You were born with the seeds of your talent, the ability to observe the world around you and weave piece of it into a story. I believe that most - if not all - people are born with these seeds. What separates the writers from the non-writers is that the writers actually sit down and, you know... write." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"Dane Cook is one of the most exciting comedy stars to emerge on the scene in many years, and his ability to connect with audiences is truly remarkable. HBO will be able to give this gifted performer the broadest, most unrestricted showcase for his talent, and we're delighted to welcome him to the network." - Chris Albrecht

"Somewhere out there are a few men with more innate talent at golf than Jack Nicklaus, or women with greater ability at tennis than Chris Evert or Martina Navratilova, but they will never lift a club or swing a racket and therefore will never find out how great they could have been. Instead, they'll be content to sit and watch stars perform on television." - Donald Trump

"Be guided by the Spirit. I have said so many times to my Brethren that the Spirit is the most important single element in this work. With the Spirit, and by magnifying your call, you can do miracles for the Lord in the mission field. Without the Spirit you will never succeed regardless of your talent and ability." - Ezra Taft Benson

"The caliber of play in professional football compared to college is better and everybody knows it. They don't realize how much better. What a giant leap forward in the ability of talent level, the speed, and even the grasp of what you are trying to do. There is no other distractions before the players." - Marv Levy

"A great deal of Roosevelt's almost magical talent for persuading and manipulating the American people lay in his ability to state his thoughts in simple, homely phrases, in the language of the working neighborhood where visitors sat in the kitchen, with puppies frolicking under the stove, husbands wearing working clothes and wives their one-dollar housedresses." - David Brinkley

"I learned in my Ph.D. the discipline I needed to be successful. Most boxers are not that disciplined. They have talent, but the self-organization - the ability to schedule yourself and your priorities - is lacking. My studies were about the control of training on both the psychological and the physical side." - Wladimir Klitschko

"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." - Pearl Bailey

"Louie Bellson represents the epitome of musical talent. His ability to cover the whole musical spectrum from an elite percussionist to a very gifted composer and arranger never ceases to amaze me. I consider him one of the musical giants of our age." - Oscar Peterson

"The true measure of a successful leader is their ability to discover the hidden talent in those they lead and challenge them to achieve greatness. If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you are right." - Henry Ford

"I think talent has a huge amount to do with concentration, concentration rather than the athletic ability of your neurons. If you can concentrate on an esoteric piece of math, how can you think about the rest of your life? That's why people can leave their car keys in the gutter; they're in the midst of obsession and concentration." - Ethan Canin

"Dre couldn't have given me those words to write, and he couldn't have given me that voice to sing. I couldn't have given him that musical talent or the ability that he has. What we made came from putting things together. I've always said that." - Michel'le

"The third component of the Law of Dharma is service to humanity-to serve your fellow human beings and to ask yourself the questions,"How can I help? How can I help all those that I come into contact with?" When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of the Law of Dharma." - Deepak Chopra

"I think if you have ability and talent in one way, you have it in all ways. I'm not a jack of all trades; I'm a master of many. I don't feel there is anything I can't do if I want to." - Evel Knievel

"I've seen guys come along with more ability - they've been faster or bigger or stronger - but they never worked hard to develop themselves. Sometimes I've wondered what I could have done with their talent. On the other hand, the tag that I was too small and slow made me work hard." - Steve Largent

"I think that young Australians ought to be taking language education much more seriously. I mean, you know, every day I'm meeting people with expertise, ability and talent in fields where I want to learn so much more; science, for example." - Quentin Bryce

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent, it is hypocrisy." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"The extraordinary ability of a woman to forget is not the same as the talent of a lady not to be able to remember." - Karl Kraus

"My distinguishing talent is the ability to put people under the microscope, perhaps to go one or two layers farther down than some other directors." - David Lean

"When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of The Law of Dharma." - Deepak Chopra

"Few golfers are born with the natural talent for hitting the ball, but every player is blessed with the God-given ability to throw a club." - Henry Beard

"I've found that what most people call luck is often little more than raw talent combined with the ability to make the most of opportunities. (Talon Karrde)" - Timothy Zahn

"By giving every child a fair start, we are improving our collective future, including the private sector's ability to find talent in a very competitive global marketplace." - Shakira

"No talent in management is worth more than the ability to master facts-not just any facts, but the ones that provide the best answers." - Robert Heller

"A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar." - Stephen King

"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." - Nolan Ryan

"Talent may frolic and juggle; genius realizes and adds." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Talent means energy and persistence and nothing more!" - Heinrich Schliemann

"TALENT and WORK ETHIC, the most important and RARE combination." - Hubie Brown

"Ability and guts is an unbeatable combination." - Eamon Dunphy

"Ability and necessity dwell near each other." - Pythagoras

"In business there's people who have talent and there's people whose talent is to take advantage of people who have talent." - Curtis Jackson

"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited." - Shinichi Suzuki

"Golf is 20 percent talent and 80 percent management." - Ben Hogan

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." - Michael Jordan

"I have an eye for new and refreshing talent," - Liberace



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