Skill and Talent Quotes


Below is a collection of the best quotes about skill and talent. If you sign up to my email list I will send you a PDF copy of Success Quotes, Foundational Elements for Lasting Success and Characteristics and Qualities of a Great Leader: A Quote Book Full of Truth and Wisdom. All you need to do is to enter your email in the box below and push “Subscribe” and your two free quote books will soon be delivered to your inbox.

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“I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.” ~Dean Koontz

“Your earning ability today is largely dependent upon your knowledge, skill and your ability to combine that knowledge and skill in such a way that you contribute value for which customers are going to pay.” ~Brian Tracy

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” ~Leo Buscaglia

“Too many employers have said that they are unable to find skilled workers.” ~Dennis Hastert

“A skilled worker, regardless of the job description, remains a treasure.” ~Madeleine M. Kunin

“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.” ~Wilbur Wright

“Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” ~James J. Corbett

“Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.” ~Tony Buzan

“Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.” ~John Ruskin

“We know that to compete for the jobs of the 21st century and thrive in a global economy, we need a growing, skilled and educated workforce.” ~Mark Pocan

“If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.” ~James A. Garfield

“Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” ~George Herbert

“Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don’t feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.” ~Jim Rohn

“Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).” ~Stephen R. Covey

“Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it.” ~Anonymous

“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.” ~Madeleine L’Engle

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” ~Larry Bird

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” ~Benjamin Franklin

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~Stephen King

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

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” ~Henry Van Dyke

“A person has the right, and I think the responsibility, to develop all of their talents.” ~Jessye Norman

“Everyone has their own talents. It’s up to the individual to see what you can actually do.” ~Win Butler

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

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” ~John Ruskin

Questions: Which of the above quotes is your favorite? Can you add to the list of quotes?

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2 thoughts on “Skill and Talent Quotes

  1. I liked the Stephen King quote but this one really hit home: “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” ~Leo Buscaglia”