Talent Quotes

A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world’s torrent. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Talent without genius isn’t much, but genius without talent is nothing whatever. Paul Valery

If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency. Joshua Reynolds

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. Henri-Frederic Amiel

The luck of having a talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. Hector Louis Berlioz

Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty. Edgar Degas

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure. Alfred Adler

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent. Marlon Brando

Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel. Mary Kay Ash

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. John Wooden

Talent isn’t genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. Louisa May Alcott

A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man. Isaac Stern

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. Norman Augustine

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. Robert Half

If a man has talent and can’t use it, he’s failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know. Thomas Wolfe