A life devoted to trifles, not only takes away the inclination, but the capacity for higher pursuits. The truths of Christianity have scarcely more influence on a frivolous than on a profligate character.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
The result of the educative process is capacity for further education.
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
Entrepreneurs innovate. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. It is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God
Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary
Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.
If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this.
Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves.
The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature
Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains