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Using Our Talents Quotes


"We can't dwell upon another's ingratitude without using up our time and talents unprofitably." - Neal A Maxwell

"Talents constitute our very essence." - Charles Rollin

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

"If we are proud of our talents we betray our lack of gratitude to God." - John Calvin

"Unhappiness lies in that gap between our talents and our expectations." - Sebastian Horsley

"Talents give a man a superiority far more agreeable than that which proceeds from riches, birth, or employments, which are all external. Talents constitute our very essence." - Charles Rollin

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

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

"God has given us our talents, not to copy the talents of others, but rather to use our brains and imagination in order to obtain the revelation of true beauty." - Louis Comfort Tiffany

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

"Nature has concealed at the bottom of our minds talents and abilities of which we are not aware." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The greatest of people in society carve niches that represent the unique expression of their combinations of talents. If everyone had the luxury of expressing the unique combination of talents in this world, our society would be transofrmed over night." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"It is not so much that we, using our brains, spin our yarns, as that our brains, using yarns, spin us." - Daniel Dennett

"Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God." - Julia Cameron

"We grow our courage muscles like we grow our physical muscles, by using them." - Gloria Feldt

"Weapons are kept from women, but such a naming suggests that perhaps men fear our talents in war as well as our desire for peace." - Alice Hoffman

"How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time?" - Henry David Thoreau

"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

"We can console ourselves for not having great talents as we console ourselves for not having great places. We can be above both in our hearts." - Luc De Clapiers

"We don't choose our talents; but we needn't hide them in a napkin because they are not just what we want." - Louisa May Alcott

"God makes provision for our holiness, but He gives us the responsibility of using those provisions." - Jerry Bridges

"When we are using this term 'basic goodness,' we are talking about our inherent completeness." - Sakyong Mipham

"What's exciting about using our mind is that we can short circuit all the excuses thrown up by our fears." - Mark Victor Hansen

"We can only learn so much about our minds, because we are using our minds to do so." - Andrew W.K.

"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

"Each of us must make the effort to contribute to the best of our ability according to our individual talents. And then we put all the individual talents together for the highest good of the group. Understanding that the good of the group comes first is fundamental to being a highly productive member of a team." - John Wooden

"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

"We cannot hoard life as we can money. When a person tries to be a miser of his health, he usually makes himself miserable. Mental talents, if buried and not used, tend to deteriorate. Whoever would save his memory by not using it will lose it." - Ralph Washington Sockman

"A considreable portion of my high school trigonometry course was devoted to the solution of oblique triangles... I have still not had an excuse for using my talents for solving oblique triangles. If a professional mathematician never uses these dull techniques in a highly varied career, why must all high school students devote several weeks to the subject?" - John G. Kemeny

"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

"No job is more vital to our society than that of the manager. It is the manager who determines whether our social institutions serve us well or whether they squander our talents and resources." - Henry Mintzberg

"All our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise." - Anne Bronte

"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

"Your life's work is something you love to do, something your talents can find full expression through. If we enjoy our work, we are sure to bring our creativity and enthusiasm to it." - Laurence Boldt

"So our building of the visible Church becomes much like any natural business function, using natural means and natural motives." - Francis Schaeffer

"We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"I don't see why religion and science can't cooperate. What's wrong with using a computer to count our blessings?" - Robert Orben

"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

"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 know when we use the full talents of our population we're more productive. And we know that when people really feel like they can have flexible lives, they're better employees." - Sheryl Sandberg

"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

"As we follow [the Savior], He blesses us with gifts, talents, and the strength to do His will, allowing us to go beyond our comfort zones and do things we"ve never before thought possible." - Robert D. Hales

"Sometimes we forget about our own advantages because we focus on what we don't have. Just because you have to work a little harder at something that seems easier to others doesn't mean you're without your own talents." - Chris Colfer

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

"By expressing our unique talents and using them to serve others, we will experience unlimited love, abundance, and true fulfillment in our lives." - Deepak Chopra

"Joy is the zest that you get out of using your talents, your understanding, the totality of your being, for great aims...That's the kind of feeling that goes with creativity. That's why I say the courage to create. Creation does not come out of simply what you're born with. That must be united with your courage, both of which cause anxiety, but also great joy." - Rollo May

"I don't have a problem with someone using their talents to become successful, I just don't think the highest calling is success. Things like freedom and the expansion of knowledge are beyond success, beyond the personal. Personal success is not wrong, but it is limited in importance, and once you have enough of it it is a shame to keep striving for that, instead of for truth, beauty, or justice." - Richard Stallman

"Let's look at human interactions. I really believe that there is a way for us to settle disputes nonviolently, using our minds, using all of that was given to us." - Lenny Kravitz

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

"Our mission as humans is not only to discover our fullest selves in the technium, and to find full contentment, but to expand the possibilities for others. Greater technology will selfishly unleash our talents, but it will also unselfishly unleash others: our children, and all children to come." - Kevin Kelly

"Meanwhile, spiritual submissiveness brings about the wiser use of our time, talents, and gifts as compared with our laboring diligently but conditionally to establish our own righteousness instead of the Lord's (D&C 1:16). After all, Lucifer was willing to work very hard, but conditionally in his own way and for his own purposes." - Neal A Maxwell

"Each of us is born brilliant. Then we spend the rest of our lives having our brilliance buried by people, circumstances, and experiences. Eventually, we forget that we ever had genius and special talents, and our brilliance is locked away in a vault deep within. So we settle for who we are, instead of striving for who we were meant to be." - Simon T. Bailey

"Most of us live in a Jackal world where we take turns using the other person as a waste basket for our words." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"God seems to be about turning our loves around and using them toward the great love that is their true object." - Richard Rohr

"Gospel change is the Spirit of God using the story of God to make the beauty of God come alive in our hearts" - J. D. Greear

"Obedience . . . allows us to reach a higher and more spiritual level in life, using our agency to do the will of the Lord." - Athos M. Amorim

"Play and transformation were a bit part of my childhood - using whatever materials were at our disposal, my brothers and I would constantly build and create fantasy worlds." - David Rockwell

"Be as pissed off as you want to be. Don't hold back because you think it's unladylike or some such nonsense. We shouldn't be shamed out of our anger. We should be using it. Using it to make change in our own lives, and using it to make change in the lives around us. (I know, I'm cheesy.) So the next time someone calls you emotional, or asks if you're PMSing, call them on their bullshit." - Jessica Valenti

"Realizing that our minds control our bodies while our bodies reflect our minds amounts to understanding the most fundamental aspects of ourselves. It further equals a comprehension of the relationship between our "tools." And since the mind and body are interrelated, this understanding makes it easier to see why coordinating them is a practical way of using these tools to greatest effect-a way of using the mind and body to live our lives as art." - H. E Davey

"To win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit that serves as the life-blood of our own country - your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents." - Napoleon Hill

"Remember the 'Parable of the Talents' in the New Testament? Christ exhorts us to be the best we can be by developing our skills and abilities, by succeeding in all our tasks and endeavors. What better description can there be of capitalism?" - Margaret Thatcher

"The 4-H Clubs believe in and practice the full development of our talents. They believe in physical and mental health. Beyond this there is an underlying creed of honesty of purpose. These objectives and practical projects make the 4-H Clubs a tremendous influence for the betterment of our country." - Fred M. Vinson

"We just need to relax and rejoice in our divine differences. We need to realize that we all desire to serve in the kingdom, using our unique talents and gifts in our own ways." - Bonnie L. Oscarson

"Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light." - Baltasar Gracian

"As long as you have breath, someone needs your talents." - Joel Osteen

"Many talents preserve their precociousness right into old age." - Karl Kraus

"You don't want to be victimized by your lesser talents." - Gary Snyder

"I'm going to take my talents to South Beach." - Lebron James

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

"My coaching philosophy? Determine your players talents and give them every weapon to get the most from those talents." - Don Shula

"Let us remember, too, that greatness is not always a matter of the scale of one's life, but of the quality of one's life. True greatness is not always tied to the scope of our tasks, but to the quality of how we carry out our tasks whatever they are. In that attitude, let us give our time, ourselves, and our talents to the things that really matter now, things which will still matter a thousand years from now." - Spencer W. Kimball

""Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem to characterize our age. If we desire sincerely and passionately the safety, the welfare and the free development of the talents of all men, we shall not be in want of the means to approach such a state."" - Albert Einstein

"Don't underestimate the therapeutic value of gardening. It's the one area where we can all use our nascent creative talents to make a truly satisfying work of art. Every individual, with thought, patience and a large portion of help from nature, has it in them to create their own private paradise: truly a thing of beauty and a joy for ever." - Geoff Hamilton

"It appears that nature has hid at the bottom of our hearts talents and abilities unknown to us. It is only the passions that have the power of bringing them to light, and sometimes give us views more true and more perfect than art could possibly do." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The millions currently trapped in poverty and despair are a tremendous untapped resource. Just think of what it would mean for America to gain full use of the talents and abilities of all her people. They would develop new innovations to improve our lives, or help build the next great American company." - Marco Rubio

"The saints differ from us in their exuberance, the excess of our human talents. Moderation is not their secret. It is in the wildness of their dreams, the desperate vitality of their ambitions, that they stand apart from ordinary people of good will." - Phyllis Mcginley

"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

"How do we work together? For if we want liberation for women, then we're committed to building a society in which these distances-of class and economics-dissolve, and all our authentic differences-cultures, personalities, sexualities, talents, and aspirations-emerge and are equally nourished." - Irena Klepfisz

"Nature seems to have treasured up the depth of our mind talents and abilities that we are not aware of; it is the privilege of the passions alone to bring them to light, and to direct us sometimes to surer and more excellent aims than conscious effort could." - Francois Alexandre Frederic, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt

"But the morbidity of sorrow-not cultivated sorrow, but that which comes inevitably-is often a productive sluggishness, a time when the soul slows down, too weary to go on, and takes stock of where it's been and where it's going. During these gloomy pauses, we often discover parts of ourselves we never knew we possessed, talents that, properly activated, enrich our lives." - Eric G. Wilson

"In a perfect world perhaps we would all see more clearly. But this is not a perfect world, and it is enough to hope that each of us will share our talents, and find the balance between greed and benevolence that will allow us to live and thrive and help the world around us grow." - Kent Nerburn

"During our session, I told Tove about how I'd done mind-speak on Duncan, but it only worked when I was irritated. Using that logic,Tove spent most of the morning trying to irritate me into using it. Sometimes it worked, but most of the time I just got pointlessly annoyed." - Amanda Hocking

"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

"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 keys Elijah restored to Joseph Smith permit our hearts to be bound and each of us linked to those of our ancestors who are waiting for our help. Through our efforts in holy temples here on earth using the authority delegated by the Savior, our progenitors receive the saving ordinances that allow them to enjoy eternal happiness." - Richard G Scott

"There is a clear connection between developing the skills and talents of young people, and our economic success as a province. Initiatives like the Make Your Pitch competition and the Ontario Social Impact Voucher help us nurture the next generation of business leaders. We will continue creating an inviting environment for our next generation of entrepreneurs, ensuring they develop the right skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive economy and build the future of Ontario." - Brad Duguid

"Prayer is the risen Jesus coming in with His resurrection power, given free rein in our lives, and then using His authority to enter any situation and change things." - Ole Hallesby

"Today, in directly harnessing the power of the Sun, we're taking the energy that God gave us, the most renewable energy that we will ever see, and using it to replace our dwindling supplies of fossil fuels." - Jimmy Carter

"We begin every act of choice and avoidance from pleasure, and it is to pleasure that we return using our experience of pleasure as the criterion of every good thing." - Epicurus

"Tis better using France than trusting France; Let us be back'd with God, and with the seas, Which He hath given for fence impregnable, And with their helps only defend ourselves; In them, and in ourselves, our safety lies." - William Shakespeare

"By using affirmations and by surrounding ourselves with people who are positive and will support us in holding thoughts about what we want to experience (and not what we don't) we'll naturally start to shift our experience" - Cheryl Richardson

"Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word "art". If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all." - Nhat Hanh

"Only a teenage boy would agree to this: deceiving both our parents while repairing dangerous vehicles using money meant for my college education. He didn't see anything wrong with that picture. Jacob was a gift from the gods." - Stephenie Meyer

"Obsessed with success and wealth and despising failure and poverty, our society is systematically dividing the population into winners and losers, using institutions like the courts to speed the process." - Matt Taibbi

"First, we need good, stable relations with Russia. Second, we must make every effort to save energy and focus on using various sources to meet our energy needs. We must not allow ourselves to become dependent." - Angela Merkel

"Travel requires a great deal of energy - whether you go by car, by bus, by train or plane. We'll likely be using hydrogen as our main energy for transport." - Hermann E. Ott

"our unconscious reactions come out of a locked room, and we can't look inside that room. but with experience we become expert at using our behavior and our training to interpret - and decode - what lies behind our snap judgment and first impressions." - Malcolm Gladwell

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

"How did we make the transition from using wood to using coal, from using coal to using oil, from using oil to using natural gas? How in God's name did we make that transition without a Federal Energy Agency?" - Milton Friedman

"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

"We should all develop the mind to rejoice in, praise and share in the gift of those who have artistic talents and a richness of heart, whether they achieve wide recognition or not. Cultivating such a beautiful mind is a very worthy effort. Culture and art are not just decorations. They are not just accessories. What matters is whether culture enriches the essential substance of our lives." - Daisaku Ikeda

"If ever you are tempted to become discouraged or to lose faith, remember those faithful Saints who remained true in Kirtland. Hold on a little longer. You can do this! You are part of a special generation. You were prepared and preserved to live at this important time in the existence of our beautiful planet earth. You have a celestial pedigree and therefore have all the necessary talents to make your life an eternal success story." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"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

"In 1996, the late, great New York Times columnist William Safire published a column, 'Blizzard of lies,' in which he laid out a series of falsehoods by Hillary Rodham Clinton and declared 'Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -?? a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -?? is a congenital liar.'" - Marc Thiessen

"Unlike rational thought, intuition cannot be 'taught' or even turned on. In fact, it is impossible to find or manipulate this intuitive consciousness using our rational mind-any more than we can grasp our own hand or see our own eye." - Tom Hoover

"Our human awareness is so powerful that even if we tap only a small part of it we can accomplish more that we ever thought possible. Using our complete potential, we can soar to the height where our accomplishments have great and lasting value for both ourselves and for future generations." - Tarthang Tulku

"Through constant familiarity, we can definitely establish new behavior patterns, using our tendency to form habits to our advantage. If we make a steady effort, I think we can overcome any form of negative conditioning and make positive changes in our lives. But we need to remember that genuine change doesn't happen overnight." - Dalai Lama

"Using adverbs is a mortal sin." - Elmore Leonard

"using parking meters as walking sticks." - Tom Waits

"I believe in using words, not fists." - Susan Sarandon

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

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

"Blending the talents of your team members is crucial to basketball success." - John Kundla

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

"Unless a man has the talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden." - Eric Hoffer

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

"I have talents aplenty. Unfortunately, precious few of them have any redeeming social value." - David Letterman

"My view is not just to find young talents, it's to support them too." - Franca Sozzani

"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

"Doing the difficult things that you've never done awakens the talents you never knew you had." - Robin S. Sharma

"It is not great talents God blesses so much as likeness to Jesus." - Charles Spurgeon

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

"Research shows that the happiest people are those who use their natural talents to the utmost." - T Harv Eker

"It was sometimes difficult to reconcile a man's talents with his personality." - Christopher Moore

"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

"Depression doesn't take away your talents - it just makes them harder to find." - Lady Gaga

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

"God has given you talents and opportunities. Seize them today - not tomorrow." - Laura Story

"The good will is all - and all the talents are ways to fulfill it." - Abraham Isaac Kook

"Unused talents gives you no advantage over someone who has no talent at all." - Mark Twain

"Find your own 'sweet spot'. Take your talents and enjoy them, share them, expand them." - Kofi Awoonor

"What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God's question..." - Hillary Clinton

"If you are too busy to develop your talents, you are too busy." - Julia Cameron

"The talents of an artist, small or large, are God-given... They are a sacred trust." - Paul Robeson

"One's single greatest strength may be uncovering the hidden talents of another person." - Tom Rath

"You cannot take credit for your talents. It is what you do with them that counts." - Madeleine L'Engle

"It is not so much great talents that God blesses, as great likeness to Christ." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"Storytelling was the most honored of all talents, for it benefited everyone." - Stephenie Meyer

"All kids have tremendous talents - and we squander them pretty ruthlessly." - Ken Robinson

"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do." - Thomas Jefferson

"Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef." - Tom Robbins

"While thinking when sober, our success at reaching our goals by using the First Baltic Front troops, the Memel operation, it can't be disregarded, that they [the troops] not only honorably accomplished their powerful strategic operation, but also an infusion of victory for the Soviet armed forces and an entrance into the final stages of the war." - Ivan Bagramyan

"I believe the American people have the capacity to create a new movement, which would change the direction of our nation from being a military power to being a peaceful nation, using our enormous wealth for human needs, here and abroad." - Howard Zinn

"Most of our days are filled with routine duties required for life to continue with any sort of sanity. But if we take the time look closely, we might discover that God is using these normal activities to prepare us for future tasks, each duty pointing to His blessing in our lives." - Priscilla Shirer

"Who planted terrorism in our area? Some came and took our land, forced us to leave, forced us to live in camps. I think this is terrorism. Using means to resist this terrorism and stop its effects - this is called struggle." - Leila Khaled

"We are using the neurons, our identity, to constantly maintain our identity. Whether you are awake, asleep, or dreaming, this process is carried on. But, it is wearing you out.That is why I say the tragedy that is facing mankind is not AIDS or cancer, but Alzthiemer's disease." - U.G. Krishnamurti

"Believing isn't thinking, but we've been programmed to believe that believing is thinking. To use our intelligence to think means we're keeping the energy active, we're thinking, we're really using the power of our intelligence in a thinking way. But when we've been programmed to believe, we're no longer thinking, because energy flows." - John Trudell



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