Ability Quotes

Leadership is the ability to do, not the ability to state

Paul Von Ringelheim

Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.

Nitin Nohria

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold H. Glasgow

Our only security is our ability to change.

John Lilly

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.

Christopher Dodd

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalynn Carter

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka

To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness

Erich Fromm

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Stephen Hawking

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended

Alfred North Whitehead

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done

Linus Torvalds

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from the beasts

Heywood C. Broun

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.

Joan Didion

History has become more important than ever because of the to unprecedented ability of the historical sciences to take in man's life on earth as a whole.

Alfred Kazin

One of the Internet's strengths is its ability to help consumers find the right needle in a digital haystack of data.

Jared Sandberg

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

Thor-Heyerdahl

Instinct is untaught ability.

Alexander Bain

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Confucius

Ability without honor is useless.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?

Wilt Chamberlain

The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.

George J. Seidel

The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live.

Kin Hubbard

Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.

Ambrose Bierce
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