It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.
Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well. – Jim Rohn
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. – Winston Churchill
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist.
We are collaborators in creation. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Power is the ability to take one’s place in whatever discourse is essential to action and the right to have one’s part matter. – Carolyn Heilbrun
The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time.
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.
To know how to hide one’s ability is great skill.
The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
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.
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
They are able because they think they are able.
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale
Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love. In a modern economy it is impossible to seal oneself off from injustice. – Julian Assange
Faith in your abilities will help you face the music, even if you don’t like the tune. – Navjot Singh Sidhu
Unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. – Henry David Thoreau
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope?
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell. – Lance Armstrong
If you have the ability to desire it, the Universe has the ability to deliver it. – Esther Hicks
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. – Stephen Hawking
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James
There is far more opportunity than there is ability. – Thomas A. Edison
To accept good advice is but to increase one’s own ability. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When we live without awareness, without the ability to truly see the world around us, our life is often like a runaway train. – Thich Nhat Hanh
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good. – Luc de Clapiers marquis de Vauvenargues
Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. – Brian Tracy
A belly laugh increases the ability of your immune system to fight infections. – Elizabeth Taylor
A company’s ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad is a prime indicator of its ability to compete. – Bill Gates
A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year, and to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen. – Winston Churchill
Ability is nothing without opportunity. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one…characteristic we must possess if we are to face the future as finishers.
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. – Thomas A. Edison
How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirement’s, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and nature. On the contrary, if a man has by any chance an original idea, he hoards it as if it were old gold; and rather avoids the subject with which he is most conversant, from fear that you may appropriate his best thoughts. – Benjamin Disraeli
Ninety percent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves. – Sydney J. Harris
Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities that’s training or instruction but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed. – Thomas More
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
Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more. – Gail Hamilton
The greatest tragedy in America is not the destruction of our natural resources, though that tragedy is great. The truly great tragedy is the destruction of our human resources by our failure to fully utilize our abilities, which means that most men and women go to their graves with their music still in them. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
The question ‘Who ought to be boss?’ is like as, who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. – Henry Ford
I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life. – Oprah Winfrey
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. – Francis Bacon
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. – Liane Cardes
He is able who thinks he is able. – Buddha
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Joanne Kathleen
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. – Andre Malraux
I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one. – Mark Twain
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. – Henry David Thoreau
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
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. – Niccolo Machiavelli
I shut my eyes in order to see. – Paul Gauguin
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. – Douglas Everett
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. – Booker T. Washington
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. – John Andrew Holmes
We should not judge of a man’s merit by his great abilities, but by the use he makes of them. – François de la Rochefoucauld
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotl
People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest. – Gail Hamilton