Quotes for
the Journey:


Talent is always conscious of
its own abundance and does
not object to sharing.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn


What can any of us do with our talent but try to develop our vision, so that through frequent failures we may learn better what we have missed in the past.     -William Carlos Williams

According to 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.     -Deepak Chopra
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.       -Charles Horton Cooley
Every person has his or her own vocation, talent is the call.     -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.     -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.     -Leo Buscaglia
Hidden talent counts for nothing.      -Nero

No one respects a talent that is concealed.     -Desiderius Erasmus
Talent is only the starting point.     -Irving Berlin
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.     -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.     -Eric Hoffer
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.     -Owen Meredith

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.     -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.     -Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is how I define talent; it is a gift that God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it.     -Charles de Montesquieu
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.     -Aldous Huxley

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.     -Robert Half
Use those talents you have.   You will make it.  You will give joy to the world.  Take this tip from nature:  The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.     -Bernard Meltzer
God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use.     -Iron Eagle
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Talent alone cannot make a writer.  There must be a human being behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ordinary people think that talent must be always on its own level and that it arises every morning like the sun, rested and refreshed, ready to draw from the same storehouse -- always open, always full, always abundant -- new treasures that it will heap up on those of the day before; such people are unaware that, as in the case of all mortal things, talent has its increase and decrease, and that independently of the career it takes, like everything that breathes... it undergoes all the accidents of health, of sickness, and of the dispositions of the soul -- its gaiety or its sadness.  As with our perishable flesh. talent is obliged constantly to keep guard over itself, to combat, and to keep perpetually on the alert amid the obstacles that witness the exercise of its singular power.     -Eugene Delacroix
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
I believe talent is like electricity.  We don't understand electricity.  We use it.  You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it.  Electricity will do all that.  It makes no judgment. I think talent is like that. I believe every person is born with talent.     -Maya Angelou
Everyone has talent.  What is rare is the courage to follow that "talent" to the dark place where it leads.     -Erica Jong

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No one can arrive from being talented alone.  God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.      -Anna Pavlova
Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it out.     -Marguerite Blessington
Not everyone possesses boundless energy or a conspicuous talent.  We are not equally blessed with great intellect or physical beauty or emotional strength.  But we have all been given the same ability to be faithful.     -Gigi Graham Tchividjian


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