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Peter Paul Rubens Quotes

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

We believe that if men have the talent
to invent new machines that put men out of work,
they have the talent to put those men back to work.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

Where a beast would have claws, I was born with talent.
- Klaus Kinski

You can never have enough talent.
- Pat Riley

My talent for playing the drums was a gift from God.
- Keith Thibodeaux

I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
- Shania Twain

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

I started Michael years ago.
I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we'd have him on the talent shows.
He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could.
- James Brown

I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put,
to let that out in a harmless way you know,
and I don't know what it does to you,
I don't really know.
- Eric Clapton

I'm very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio.
- Anne McCaffrey

They would come down in Mississippi,
they hired me as a talent scout.
And I would go all over Mississippi,
Alabama,
Texas, and find out different artists for them.
- Ike Turner

When I was a young actor...
the more different you were from the part you played,
the more talent it reflected.
- Dirk Benedict

Its super to play with Martina, and she has huge amounts of talent.
We have a lot of fun.
- Mary Pierce

Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between.
There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it.
I am zeroing in on what I do best.
- Carla Bley

The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater.
- David Hasselhoff

For the amount of talent I had - and I couldn't dance,
act, or tell a joke - I enjoyed a tremendous career.
- Perry Como

It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype,
that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.
- Freddie Mercury

If I have any talent at all it's from God,
and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also.
- Garth Brooks

I was given talent, and if you are given it,
it is your obligation to use it.
- Dennis Potter

I simply did not want my face to be my talent.
- Gene Tierney

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Sure, the home-field is an advantage -
but so is having a lot of talent.
- Dan Marino

The talent is in the choices.
- Robert De Niro

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations.
He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
- Norman Rockwell

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,
so lesser minds have a talent of talking much,
and saying nothing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I think I do too many voices in these shows.
I think it's because we have trouble getting voice talent.
- Mike Judge

When I speak of natural drummers I'm talking about
guys that are playing with the talent God gave 'em.
- Gene Krupa

The only success worth one's powder was success in
the line of one's idiosyncrasy...
what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?
- Henry James

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me.
He was one of my all-time favorite leading men.
- Maureen O'Hara

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

Your talent is in your choice.
- Stella Adler

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty.
But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
- William Cobbett

There is no such thing as talent.
There is pressure.
- Alfred Adler

I'd go dance at talent shows, and because I was young
I had the upper hand on a lot of other crews.
People thought it was cute.
I used that to my advantage.
- Jermaine Dupri

I praise the Lord here today.
I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him,
and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
- Ernie Harwell

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting.
Monogamy requires genius.
- Warren Beatty

The primary function of a theater is not to please itself,
or even to please its audience.
It is to serve talent.
- Robert Brustein

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

But I think funny and talent will always win out;
I mean,
of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're
funny you will get over all of that.
- Wanda Sykes

If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights.
No one has made me; I made myself.
I paid my dues.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

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

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

The luck of having talent is not enough;
one must also have a talent for luck.
- Hector Berlioz

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and
scared and most likely without talent.
It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with.
- Bruce Campbell

Hope is a talent like any other.
- Storm Jameson

There are guys in the game only because of steroids.
They couldn't make it with their natural talent,
so they had to enhance themselves.
It sucks.
- David Wells

Tact is one of the first mental virtues,
the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
- William Gilmore Simms

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls.
Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
- Jonathan Swift

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention
and a shortened period of mental assimilation.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice.
I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas.
It confuses people.
- Dirk Benedict

Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet.
- Camille Paglia

I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball.
That's how I treated my career.
I didn't think I was anybody special,
anybody different.
- Carl Yastrzemski

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
- Michael Jordan

In my early days I was a contract player at Universal
and I had a wonderful mentor named Monique James,
who was head of talent there, and she used to drag me on sets to do parts.
- Sharon Gless

I have feelings too.
I am still human.
All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
- Marilyn Monroe

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
- Maya Angelou


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