Natural Talent Quotes

Natural Talent Quotes by Bob Barker, Marcus Buckingham, Plato, John Wooden, John McEnroe, Viacheslav Platonov and many others.

I’ll tell you one thing, in what I do for a living, there’s no substitute for experience. I don’t care how much natural talent you may have… In the type of show I do, you can depend on surprises.
Bob Barker
You shouldn’t take pride in your natural talents any more than you should take pride in your sex, your race or color of your hair
Marcus Buckingham
Those who have a natural talent for calculation are generally quick-witted at every other kind of knowledge; and even the dull, if they have had an arithmetical training, although they may derive no other advantage from it, always become much quicker than they would have been.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
John Wooden
He [Roger Federer] is the greatest natural talent in tennis I’ve ever seen. I love to watch the guy play, he’s an awesome talent
John McEnroe
Demonstration of individual talent involves originality and it is easy to destroy natural talent.
Viacheslav Platonov
There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
Pearl Bailey
One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non – sales selling isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.
Daniel H. Pink
Lack of discipline. First of all, I think some of them fail because they just don’t have natural talent, and they shouldn’t even be in the business to begin with.
Michael Flutie
Let each citizen contribute their natural talents or acquired skills to the greater benefit of all in the community.
Michael Tellinger
A great cook is made from having a great sense of hospitality and trying to make people happy. Then there’s natural talent. Perhaps you have a feel for ingredients, the pots, the pans and stoves, that type of thing.
Paul Rankin
First of all a natural talent is required; for when Nature opposes, everything else is in vain; but when Nature leads the way to what is most excellent, instruction in the art takes place.
Natural talent only determines the limits of your athletic potential. It’s dedication and a willingness to discipline your life that makes you great.
Billie Jean King
It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product.
Jim Sensenbrenner
Mastery is not a function of I.Q. or natural talent or wealthy parents who can send you to the best school, but rather the result of going through a learning process, fueled by the desire to grow and the persistence to push past any obstacles.
Robert Greene
The older I get, the more I feel.
Sharon Olds
While it’s a fact that a voice begins with natural talent, any talent must be nurtured, cajoled, wrestled with pampered, challenged, and, at every turn, examined.
Renee Fleming
Entertainers wrongly assume that their fame, money, and influence arise from broad knowledge rather than natural talent, looks, or mastery of a narrow skill.
Victor Davis Hanson
Whatever may be our natural talents, the art of writing is not acquired all at once.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Few golfers are born with the natural talent for hitting the ball, but every player is blessed with the God-given ability to throw a club.
Henry Beard
If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
Zig Ziglar
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong
I wasn’t born with a natural talent for songwriting.
Natalie Imbruglia
Let art, then, imitate nature, find what she desires, and follow as she directs. For in invention nature is never last, education never first; rather the beginnings of things arise from natural talent, and ends are reached by discipline.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Managers are, and should be, totally responsible for recognizing individual strengths (both natural talents and skills), getting those strengths in proper alignment (i.e. in the right “seats”), and then leveraging them.
Marcus Buckingham
What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Calvin Coolidge
Citizens should be looked to for what they can give of their own nobility, virtue, creative thinking, passion, and natural talent for community building and relating to others.
Marianne Williamson
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan
Natural talent means to have the ability to transform, to evolve, to play and role-play with the photographer and the stylist. And really be an actress rather than just a mannequin. So that involves a tremendous amount of confidence and your ability to expose yourself to anything that will make a better photograph.
Michael Flutie
Whether one has natural talent or not, any learning period requires the willingness to suffer uncertainty and embarrassment.
Gail Sheehy
Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough.
Alex Ferguson
When I look at the kids training today… I can tell which ones are going to do well. It’s not necessarily the ones who have the most natural talent or who fall the least. Sometimes it’s the kids who fall the most, and keep pulling themselves up and trying again.
Michelle Kwan
It is a part of Christianity to convert every natural talent to a religious use.
Hannah More
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Calvin Coolidge
I believe modeling is a combination of natural talent, the ability to adapt to different situations, hard work, and, most importantly, luck.
Anja Rubik
The older I get, the more I believe in practice and work over natural talent and ability.
Jamie Bamber