Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.
If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community - these are the most vital things that education must try to produce
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
The spread of markets outpaces the ability of societies and their political systems to adjust to them, let alone to guide the course they take.
The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from the beasts
I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company
Political scientists don't work at bankswhich is a problem. As political issues become more important for the markets, analysts at banks are asked all sorts of questions they don't have the ability to answer. And if you're getting paid to answer questionsas analysts at banks areyou never want to be in the position of saying you don't know.
Love's not an emotion. It's a state of being, an ability.
Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, joyfully.
There is no wasted effort. There is no wasted effort. It will all add to the path. It will all add to the journey. Somehow. You just can't even imagine how it will. But you just need to do things fully to the best of your ability. And you go towards the thing that you love. What you love to do.
When the Son of God comes to rescue us and bring us back to God, He does not find in us the ability to believe.
We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption that what is good for the world will be good for us. . . We must recover the sense of the majesty of the creation and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.
What we lack in Government is entrepreneurial ability.
Chris has an amazing ability to get the crowd going and get everyone singing along, ... He tries to make them feel very much that they're contributing to the atmosphere of the place. I think if you can make people feel involved like that, then it makes for a better experience for the audience and for us on stage.
The ability to speak exactly is intimately related to the ability to know exactly.
What is essential here is the presence of the spirit of dialogue, which is in short, the ability to hold many points of view in suspension, along with a primary interest in the creation of common meaning.
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