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Peter Paul Rubens Quotes and Sayings

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My talent is such that no undertaking,
however vast in size...
has ever surpassed my courage.
- Peter Paul Rubens

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

 

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

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Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

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.
- Calvin Coolidge

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

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'.
- Erma Bombeck

If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

There are many people that struggle and struggle and
have all the talent in the world,
but for some reason they are not successful.
You never know why those things happen.
- Bryan White

I think people of lesser talent will become stars.
- Howard Stern

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

There is no spray can called 'Instant Stardom,'
only talent can keep you at the top.
- Jim Dale

Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't
have enough distance from what you do anymore and you
need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
- Keren Ann

Whatever talent I had, I'm sure it helped that my parents
were in the business and that I grew up around actors,
comedians and directors.
- Ben Stiller

Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most
lives strike and founder.
- Frederick William Faber

Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent.
- Larry Merchant

I totally have no other talent and I would be totally
out of work if I did anything else.
- Neil Young

The real writer is one who really writes.
Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire.
Work is its own cure.
You have to like it better than being loved.
- Marge Piercy

My bad habits aren't my title.
My strengths and my talent are my title.
- Layne Staley

I think punk rock, especially for me,
was a big middle finger to this whole talent thing.
- Mike Watt

Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool,
being told how to walk, how to talk,
how to sit.
- Gene Tierney

Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent.
- Gene Krupa

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity
prevented them from making a first effort.
- Sydney Smith

In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the
genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.
- Maurice Baring

I'll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent.
Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
- Ethel Merman

Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum.
There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
- Wislawa Szymborska

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

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
- John Wooden

Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving
around until you've discovered what it is.
- George Lucas

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created
Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool.
The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent.
- Cedric Hardwicke

I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor.
Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.
- Michael Caine

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself,
but talent instantly recognizes genius.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
- Honore de Balzac

I don't think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
- Sam Waterston

I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy,
and I performed in talent shows.
- Barry Mann

Talent is only the starting point.
- Irving Berlin

I do not think men have more talent.
There are a great many women in the arts;
novelists,
painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far
lower in the field of song writing.
- Dorothy Fields

I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my
talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not
related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone.
- Ashley Judd

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will
derive no more profit from this work than barren soil
from a treatise on agriculture.
- Quintilian

Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly,
and which we reveal without perceiving it.
- Charles de Montesquieu

The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty.
It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.
- Quentin Crisp

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson

Your talent is God's gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift back to God.
- Leo Buscaglia

The talent for discovering the unique and marketable
characteristics of a product and service is a designer's most valuable asset.
- Primo Angeli

I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say.
Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent,
if for nothing else than to increase the talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

Character is more important than talent.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

All I really had was my talent.
Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent
and I had something to contribute,
somewhere.
- Gwen Stefani

I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express,
but since words are my talent, I must try to express
clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
- William Faulkner

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
- Jessamyn West

I went to the High School for Performing Arts,
and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.
- Anthony Anderson

Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles.
- Kim Wilde

No one can arrive from being talented alone,
work transforms talent into genius.
- Anna Pavlova

It takes people a long time to learn the difference
between talent and genius,
especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our team has a lot of talent.
I hope that soon we will break out with four or five
goals and avoid overtime.
- Peter Bondra

I think I've got something when I'm onscreen,
but that's nothing to do with acting or talent.
- Julie Christie

All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer.
The voice is a wild thing.
It can't be bred in captivity.
It is a sport, like the silver fox.
It happens.
- Willa Cather

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily
outperform everyone else.
It's the people with follow-through who excel.
- Mary Kay Ash

I don't have a lot of respect for talent.
Talent is genetic.
It's what you do with it that counts.
- Martin Ritt

The standing ovation threw me...
to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
- Michael Caine


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