Ability Quotes

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.

James Thurber

If intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, then wisdom is to know how and why to adapt for more than personal or economic gain.

Ivan Urlaub

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

Aristotle

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

Mary Kay Ash

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.

Andrew Carnegie

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.

Doug Williams

Witchcraft is not evil. At least not any more than lighting a votive candle, praying for a sick friend, or carrying a lucky charm is. However, there are some who do view witchcraft as evil. This is only because organized religion (primarily the Christian church) has conditioned them to fear anything which strays from their narrow condemning view. After all, if you have the ability to fend for yourself, solve your own problems, and choose your own method of spiritual expression, why would you need the confined structure of a church?

LADY SABRINA

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language

James Earl Jones

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to

George Herbert Allen

In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn

Nathaniel Branden

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalyn Carter

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.

Fred Perry

Strategic communication is at the core of effective leadership. Through a leader's use of verbal and written symbols employees are motivated or deflated, informed or confused, productive or apathetic. A leader's ability to carve off the verbal fat and get to the meat of an issue, idea or plan will find success at every turn.

Reed Markham, PhD

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Dianne Feinstein

The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to the good leadership of others.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

Robert Frost

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

Hans Hofmann

Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit

Aristippus

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.

Bill Gates

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

John Wooden

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Robert Half

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

John G. Pollard
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