Ability to see the cultural value of wilderness boils down, in the last analysis, to a question of intellectual humility. The shallow-minded modern who has lost his rootage in the land assumes that he has already discovered what is important.
Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in part, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language. The quality of cranes lies, I think, in this higher gamut, as yet beyond the reach of words.
Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks.
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. [You must] reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.
We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, G-d gives us the sun-and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that.
Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do. It has increased my range, my ability to reach into myself and accept myself.
The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share.
“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”
You cannot increase the quality or quantity of your achievement or performance except to the degree in which you increase your ability to use your time effectively.
Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life.
The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability to maintain the highest standards while at the same time getting things done with lockstep execution.
Execution is the ability to mesh strategy with reality, align people with goals, and achieve the promised results.
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
My character was formed by mountaineering. Enduring rainy slopes and cold bivouacs to spend an hour at the top of the world shaped my ability to handle adversity.
The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better.
We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.
Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed -- but never the husband).
Given elephants' ability to transform an entire landscape, action is needed, or the result will be the mass starvation of elephants and other species.
The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.