Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
Talent? What is talent but the ability to get away with something?
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
I believe in wishes and in a person's ability to make a wish come true, I really do. And a wish is more than a wish... it's a goal that your conscience and subconscience can help make reality.
The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.
Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.
The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there
Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
People with no morals often considered themselves more free, but mostly they lacked the ability to feel hate or love.
After I asked him what he meant, he replied that freedom consisted of the unimpeded right to get rich, to use his ability, no matter what the cost to others, to win advancement.
The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Our only security is our ability to change.
Power is the ability to do good things for others.
If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.