Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Proverbs 30:5) Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) Faith without works is dead. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful (Proverbs 27:6).
If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke. / Brendan Francis
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. / Cicero
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. / Erica Jong
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through./ Rosalynn Carter
A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one. / Alexander Hamilton