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.
Willpower is your ability to set a course of action and say, “Engage!”
The ability to manage well doesn't make much difference if you're not even in the right jungle.
There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it
The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.
One sign of maturity is the ability to be comfortable with people who are not like us.
The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
An individual's self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.
Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They're willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to perservere in the face of many difficult odds. There's a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any task and the time they're willing to spend on it
Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government
Your ability to negotiate, communicate, influence, and persuade others to do things is absolutely indispensable to everything you accomplish in life. The most effective men and women in every area are those who can quite competently organize the cooperation and assistance of other people toward the accomplishment of important goals and objectives.
A game of great charm in the adoption of mathematical measurements to the timing of human movements, the exactitudes and adjustments of physical ability to hazardous chance. The speed of the legs, the dexterity of the body, the grace of the swing, the elusiveness of the slide - these are the features that make Americans everywhere forget the last syllable of a man's last name or the pigmentation of his skin
A ballplayer has two reputations, one with the other players and one with the fans. The first is based on ability. The second the newspapers gives him.
Let us consider what we call vicious luxury. No gratification, however sensual, can of itself be esteemed vicious. A gratification is only vicious when it engrosses all a man's expense, and leaves no ability for such acts of duty and generosity as are required by his situation and fortune. The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas would give bread to a whole family during six months.
Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.
A challenge is an opportunity to prove your ability to yourself, and others
Extraordinary individuals take one step back and two steps forward with most every challenges and sometimes two steps back to one step forward. They harvest useful lessons and knowledge from what does not work, and they display a remarkable resiliency; and ability to bounce back from adversity.
What is genius, anyway, if it isn't the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.
The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
One mark of a great educator is the ability to lead students out to new places where even the educator has never been
Every diamond has the ability to shine when there is someone to recognize its good facets and inhibit its flaws.
Too many people feel that where you start out dictates where you should end up. I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born, but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability and drive and remained in school.