Your Gifts & Talents
Motivational Quotes ...




Finding Your Gifts & Talents

Do you wonder if you have any gifts and talents? Curious how to find yours or what to do with them once you have found them?

If so, you will find in these famous and motivational quotes will help, along with our list of inspiring movies.


Work You Are Naturally Great At

When you start using your gifts and talents to earn a living, you naturally gravitate towards work you are naturally great at and can excel at.


It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

- Walt Disney


To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

- John Dewey


Your Gifts and Talents Quotes


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

- Sydney Smith


People of talent resemble a musical instrument more closely than they do a musician. Without outside help, they produce not a single sound, but given even the slightest touch, and a magnificent tune emanates from them.

- Franz Grillparzer


Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.

- Lady Blessington


We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. 

- Mary Dunbar


Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

- Benjamin Franklin


Work while you have light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.

- Henri Frederick Amiel


Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity; easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting—intensely); a vivid imagination as well as a grip on reality; the desire to communicate one's own experience and sensations, to make one's self heard and seen.

- Uta Hagen


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

- Albert Einstein  


But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's. 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


E raka te mauï, e raka te katau

A community can use all the skills of its people.

- Maori proverb

E iti noa ana, na te aroha

Translation: Though my present be small, my love goes with it.

- Maori proverb


Critical Tasks

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

- Erica Jong

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

- Attributed to both William Blake and Henry Van Dyke


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

- Emile Zola


. . . talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it.

- Maya Angelou



In the battle of existence, talent is the punch: tact is the clever footwork.

- Wilson Mizmer


Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.

- Owen Meredith


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

- Henry Van Dyke


The principle mark of a genius is not perfection but originality -- the opening of frontiers.

- Arthur Koestler


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

- Helen Keller


Everyone has a talent, what is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

- Erica Jong, The Craft of Poetry


From him to whom much is give, shall much be expected.

- Gospel of Saint Luke


Talent counts thirty percent; appearance counts seventy.

- Chinese proverb


Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.

- C. G. Jung

Men only take their needs into consideration, never their abilities.

- Napoleon Bonaparte


Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.

- John Dryden

Some Gifts & Talents


.. my special gift ... impossible relationships.

- Pretty Woman (movie quote)


Beethoven … when he looked at a piano he just knew how it worked.

- Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting (movie)


For some reason, ping pong came very natural to me. So I started playing it all the time. The hospital's people said it made me look like a duck in water ... whatever that means.

- Forest Gump (movie)


I start out hearing it in my head ... in the voice of whoever said it. Then the voice changes into something else. The word's voice. And then I can see it .... the Word. I can see the word.

- Bee Season (movie)


Doggie, I'll tell you something. If you've got skill and talent ... the world (key 21) is yours. I've never stolen or begged from anyone. I've relied solely (soull.y) on my skills. Higher!

- King of Masks (movie)


sweet of speech, the clear voiced orator of the Pylians, from whose tongue flowed a voice sweeter than honey.

- Homer talking about Nestor's talent for speaking in the Iliad


wise Polydamas ... a comrade of Hector ... born on the same day one excelled in speech, the other with spears.

- Homer [Iliad]


Thanks to his native intelligence [Themistocles] ... was most excellent at improvising solutions to pressing problems.

- Thucydides [The Peloponnesian War]

Understanding How Rare & Valuable Each Talent Is

Becoming a top fighter takes time. Unless you're a natural-born kung fu genius. And they're one in a million.

- Land lady in Kung Fu Hustle


To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability.

- Matthew 25:15 {1 talent = 60 = 3,000 - 3,600 she.kels hmmm .... 3,600 seconds in an hour, 60 minutes in an hr}





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