Ability Quotes

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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 Allen

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

John Abbott

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Marcus T. Cicero

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

Ambrose Bierce

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

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

Virginia Gildersleeve

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

John Henry Newman

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

Karl Marx

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.

Kofi Annan

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

Heywood C. Broun

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.

Hank Aaron

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.

Brian Tracy

The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company

Seneca

Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, joyfully.

Bryant McGill

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.

Jennifer Beals

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.

Richard Baxter

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.

Wendell Berry

What we lack in Government is entrepreneurial ability.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

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.

Guy Rupert Berryman

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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