If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.
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.
A man of ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
The difference between one man and another is not mere ability - it is energy
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.
The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to the good leadership of others.
The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude
Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
By courage I mean the ability to face down those imaginary fears and reclaim the far more powerful life that you've denied yourself.
Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state.