Ability Quotes

Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Norman Thomas

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.

Robert J. Shiller

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.

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost

Our ability to achieve success depends on the strength of our wings gained through knowledge and experience. The greater our knowledge and experience, the higher we can fly.

Catherine Pulsifer

Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret . . . to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.

Leo Burnett

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams

Our brains are fairly powerful, but our conscious minds are still extremely limited in their ability to hold onto multiple simultaneous thoughts

Steve Pavlina

Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.

Rick Pitino

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.

Harry S. Truman

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Henry Ford

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalynn Carter

You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.

Robert Frost

Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful.

Unknown

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it.

Anonymous

I'm a passionate believer in the inherent creativity possessed by all people and our inherent ability--if it's not clouded by convention--to appreciate authentic beauty in all forms, whether we like it or not.

Porter Arneill

Genuine ignorance is... profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.

John Dewey

The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company

Seneca

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

Brian Tracy

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.

Rebecca West

I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.

Hank Aaron

The spread of markets outpaces the ability of societies and their political systems to adjust to them, let alone to guide the course they take.

Kofi Annan
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