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"We find our calling or it finds us, and it's a sin against the fates not to use your talent when you have it." ~ Erica Jong

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

Talent, will and genius are natural phenomena like the lake, the volcano, the mountain, the wind, the star, the cloud. ~ George Sand

I believe that 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. ~ Maya Angelou

Your talents are not yours to keep. ~ Kalamu Chache

In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent. It constrains men to recognize it. ~ Carter G. Woodson

Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent. ~ Irving Berlin

I believe a 'talented' person is one who has learned how to effectively cultivate and polish any of the many desirable capabilities with which most of us are born but few of us nurture. ~ Marilyn Vos Savant

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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

Hide not your Talents they for use were made. what's a Sun-Dial in the Shade. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never. ~ Samuel Coleridge, Table Talk

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

Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity; easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting—intensely). ~ Uta Hagen

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