Abilities Quotes

Performing the magic, for me, is not about convincing anyone I have amazing abilities. Its about providing a journey which comes to a place where the brain starts spinning. And of course, the best brains spin the most.

Derren Victor Brown

No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.

Seneca

City employees will be hired and promoted because of their abilities - without outside interference

Jane Byrne

Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves -- so how can we know anyone else?

Sydney J. Harris

With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about.

Brian Tracy

Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them

Baruch Spinoza

Any time you have an individual who is very confident in their abilities to persuade, there can be a rude awakening under cross-examination.

Catherine Crier

The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.

Anton Chekhov

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.

Maxwell Maltz

Desire is the presentiment of our inner abilities, and the forerunner of our ultimate accomplishments.

Johann Wolfgang

It is not failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.

Confucius

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities and eminent services; of instructing princes to know their true interest by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people: of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive, and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.

Jonathan Swift

Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.

Lord Melbourne

We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.

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