Ability Quotes

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

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau

It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.

Corrie Ten Boom

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability - it is energy

Thomas Arnold

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz

A man of ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything.

Donald Kircher

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.

E. James 'Jim' Rohn

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.

Karl Marx

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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.

Henry Ford

Sex is more than an act of pleasure, its' the ability to be able to feel so close to a person, so connected, so comfortable that it's almost breathtaking to the point you feel you canít take it. And at this moment you're a part of them.

Unknown

Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait... Put these together and you have genius, and you have achievement.

Leo J. Muir

What a great discrepancy there is between men and the results they achieve! It is due to the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability, and concentrating them upon one point

Orison Swett Marden

The character of greatness must be measured in two ways, else the measurement is flawed. First, and by far most popular of all, is by one's ability to succeed in times of trial where others may fail. But of no less importance, and perhaps foundational to any form of greatness, is one's willingness to start over in spite of failure, when success seems farthest away.

Guy Finley

Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.

Vanna Bonta

Talent? What is talent but the ability to get away with something?

Tennessee Williams

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better… or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.

Og Mandino

Power is the ability to do good things for others.

Brooke Astor

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.

John Abbott

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.

C. W. Ceram

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.

Robert Quillen

Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent - the power to do the right thing the first time

Elbert Hubbard
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