Ability Quotes

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.

Dianne Feinstein

Leadership is the ability to do, not the ability to state

Paul Von Ringelheim

Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.

Nitin Nohria

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold H. Glasgow

Our only security is our ability to change.

John Lilly

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.

Christopher Dodd

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

Rosalynn Carter

To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness

Erich Fromm

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

Robert J. Shiller

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Stephen Hawking

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended

Alfred North Whitehead

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done

Linus Torvalds

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from the beasts

Heywood C. Broun

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.

Joan Didion
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