There is no such thing as great talent without great will-power.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, not should they be.
Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.
You can judge the height of someone's talent by what he aspires to. Only a great thing can satisfy a great talent.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Throne of Glassreaders tend to be passionate, talented, clever, and welcoming - in fact, I'm consistently moved by just how welcomingTOGreaders are to new fans.
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.