100+ Quotes on Talent that Will Inspire and Motivate You

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Here, in this article, you’ll find some of the best inspirational and motivational quotes on talent!

There are a lot of sayings on talents that stand apart from the crowd. Talent is something that is roused inside a person out of the curiosity that he/she develops in their field of interest. 

Talent Definition

talent

/ˈtalənt/

  1. natural aptitude or skill.

Talent is an intangible fundamental skill of any person that helps them to excel in a specific field, interest, artistic, or professional aptitude. 

Besides, talent is also described as anyone who has a genetic ability to be good at something, particularly without being trained.

So, we have curated the list of some top sayings and quotes on talent for everyone to boost up their conscience. 

Best Quotes on Talent

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“Talent is awakened.” Wallace Stegner

“Talent is a gift, but the character is a choice.” John C. Maxwell

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”

“Talent is a tenant in the house owned by genius.”

“Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don’t be afraid to be the best.” Paulo Coelho

“Talent is truth on display.” Terry Rossio

“Talent develops through hard work and dedication.” ATGW

“Why hide your talent in the closet of complacency when you have greatness within you?” Robin Sharma

“Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work.”

“Sure, the home-field is an advantage — but so is having a lot of talent.”

“Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

“Talent must be viewed as the most indispensable ingredient for success, but success also depends on how that talent is managed.”

“We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but its own talents.”

“Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steel-making.”

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“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work.” Tim Notke

“If you have talent, use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly, like a millionaire intent on going broke.” Brenda Francis

“A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.” Sydney Smith

“We are told that talent creates opportunity, yet it is desire that creates talent.” Bruce Lee

“Talent is like a flower, you have to fully tend to it if you want something beautiful.” Marinela Reka

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” Leo Buscaglia

“Too much ego will kill your talent.” 

“Talent is a tenant in the house owned by genius.”

“If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.”

“Talent is never static. It’s always growing or dying.”

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“Talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it.” Maya Angelou

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

“Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke

“If talent without persistence is a tragedy … persistence without talent is a comedy. And, boy, is it a painful one.”

“Mediocre ability, well developed and properly planted, will produce a larger tree of success than will extraordinary ability, scattered or uncared for.”

“Great and decided talent is a tower of strength which cannot be subverted. Envy, detraction, and persecution, are missiles hurled against it only to fall harmless at its base, and to strengthen what they cannot overthrow. It seeks not the applause of the present moment, in which folly or mediocrity often secure the preference; but it extends its bright and prophetic vision through the “dark obscure” of distant time, and bequeaths to remote generations the vindication of its honor and fame, and the clear comprehensions of its truths.”

“Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

“Embrace your talent and pursue it. You won’t believe what you can accomplish.” Anonymous

“You are a super duper amazing talented go-getter, let nothing stand in your way ever.” Anonymous

“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

“All of us are talented in our unique way. We just need to recognize our capacity and develop our talents to their full potential.” 

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” Hilary Clinton

“Real talent shines through regardless of how many others there are around you.” Paloma Faith

“I believe that every person is born with talent.” Maya Angelou

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” Thomas Foxwell Burton

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“If you’ve got a talent, protect it.” Jim Carrey

“A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius, which is apt to be perturbable and to wear itself out before fruition.” -Charles Horton Cooley

Great talents, such as honor, virtue, learning, and parts, are above the generality of the world, who neither possess them themselves, nor judge of them rightly in others; but all people are judges of the lesser talents, such as civility, affability, and an obliging, agreeable address and manner, because they feel the good effects of them, as making society easy and pleasing. -Chesterfield

Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

“You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.”

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”

“When you have wit of your own, it’s a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.”

“…because talent isn’t genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing.”

“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”

“You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can’t do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it’s just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard”

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.”

“According to this law [the law of Dharma], you have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world–and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.”

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“If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.”

“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.”

“Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. Art consists of the persistence of memory.”

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. ”

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”

“It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don’t like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.”

“Every artist was first an amateur.”

“YOU COULD LOCK the Gasman in a padded cell with some dental floss and a bowl of Jell-O, and he’d find a way to make something to explode.”

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

“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.”

“Talent for talent’s sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor.”

“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.” -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“It’s not the act of arrogance to draw, it’s humbling you must use your God-given talent. And of all the people I sketch, in most cases I feel I have to measure up to the subject.”

“Not he deserves praise that has talents, but he that uses them.”

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“Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.” 

“The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.” 

“Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steel-making.”   

“There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.”

“In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork.”

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.”    

“Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.”

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” 

“The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.”   

“If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.” 

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

“The idea that talent is directly proportional to your trophy cabinet is one I oppose.”

“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.”

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“Talent is never static. It’s always growing or dying.”

“It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one’s nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ.”

“Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force.”

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.”

“Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.”  

“However you make your living is where your talent lies.”

“Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.”

“I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.”

“Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. the time you spent with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time.”

“Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.”

“Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.”

Now, the list has come to an end. However, we will keep updating this list for new quotes. Hope, this list “Quotes of Talent” or “Sayings on Talent” would help you find out the punch line that best suits yours. You can also have good inspiration from some of them.

Besides, if you find any quote worth including in this list, then please let us know in the comment box below.

Cheers to your talent!

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