It is not enough to possess a talent: one must also have your permission to possess it;--eh, my friends?
The slothful servant, so the Good Book says, Was he who in a napkin hid his gold; But he who shrewdly other talents made The Master praised, and to him also gave The unused talent which he wisely took From him who slothfully no effort made To double that which in his care was placed, And thus by usury much wealth amass; Yet the Americanos from this learn No wisdom, but forthwith condemn The teachings of the Savior of Mankind Which we with thrift and energy apply.
Years are going by, I have not developed my talent as I should, and I am beginning to feel that my case is hopeless."
He derives pleasure from even the most trivial occupations bringing his talent into play.
14:008:018 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
When such people are not trained and educated, they are misfits always, because they do not have opportunities to use to their fullest extent the natural intellectual talents with which they have been endowed.
40:025:024 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 40:025:025 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
My opinion of the coal trade on that river is, that it may require talent, but that it certainly requires capital.
He who employs his one talent aright is as much to be honoured as he to whom ten talents have been given.
The Union was looking forward to shortly displaying its talent on the occasion of the school festival.
17:003:009 If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.
But nobody denied him talent.
She’s got enough talent to hit Broadway.”
Two months ago you were hiding your talents behind a couple of moth-eaten fans for peanuts.
So that Ihope I may with justice pronounce myself an author perfectlyblameless; against whom the tribes of Answerers, Considerers,Observers, Reflectors, Detectors, Remarkers, will never be able tofind matter for exercising their talents.
Just as finding an unusual talent for music means years and years of the most careful study and preparation, followed by incessant practice; just as finding of a talent for the law means years of work in schools, colleges and universities; so the finding of a talent for business, mechanics, science, construction, or any other vocation involves years of study, self-development, preparation, and practice, if you are to achieve a worth-while success.
If he is properly chosen for his work, he has a special scientific knowledge of human nature; he knows not only the talents and aptitudes of every member of the force, but also knows the best way for developing and bringing out these talents and aptitudes.
He knew several French and English songs, and resolved to try them upon the Japanese, who must be lovers of music, since they were for ever pounding on their cymbals, tam-tams, and tambourines, and could not but appreciate European talent.
‘My family,’ said Mrs. Micawber, who always said those two words with an air, though I never could discover who came under the denomination, ‘my family are of opinion that Mr. Micawber should quit London, and exert his talents in the country.
13:019:006 And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out of Zobah.