Ability Quotes

Ability is a set of unique talent, skills, and natural capacity that enables a person to perform a task with desirable results or outcome. We develop abilities through experiences, education, genetics, or from observing others.

We need abilities to survive in this world. Abilities could range from intelligence, verbal, critical thinking, technical skills, personal abilities when dealing with stress and/ or abstract reasoning.

Browse through a collection of ability quotes from famous philosophers, writers and others.

Steven Redhead- Be a visionary

Steven Redhead- Be a visionary

Be a visionary, focused upon your ability to create your desires within your reality. Steven Redhead ...
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John Wooden- Don't measure yourself by accomplishments

John Wooden- Don’t measure yourself by accomplishments

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.      John Wooden ...
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Will Smith- The first step is you have to say that you can

Will Smith- The first step is you have to say that you can

The first step is you have to say that you can. Will Smith ...
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Ty Howard- Good enough is never good enough

Ty Howard- Good enough is never good enough

Good enough is never good enough, when extraordinary is expected and is the standard. Ty Howard ...
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My disability has opened my eyes to see my true abilities-- Robert M. Hensel

My disability has opened my eyes to see my true abilities– Robert M. Hensel

My disability has opened my eyes to see my true abilities.      Robert M. Hensel ...
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Being comfortable isn't the way to learn- Thomas Wellnowski

Being comfortable isn’t the way to learn- Thomas Wellnowski

Being comfortable isn't the way to learn to expand your abilities.      Thomas Wellnowski ...
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Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities- Charles Stanley

Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities- Charles Stanley

Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life.      Charles Stanley ...
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Charm is The Ability to Be Interested In Other People-Richard Avedon

Charm is The Ability to Be Interested In Other People-Richard Avedon

Charm is the ability to be truly interested in other people. Richard Avedon ...
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It Takes Character to Keep You On Top- Zig Ziglar

It Takes Character to Keep You On Top- Zig Ziglar

Ability can take you the top, but it takes character to keep you there. Zig Ziglar Getting to the top ...
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-Each man has his own fortune in his hands

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-Each man has his own fortune in his hands

Each man has his own fortune in his hands; as the artist has a piece of rude matter, which he ...
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Charles Erwin Wilson- A Good Boss

Charles Erwin Wilson- A Good Boss

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently ...
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Brad Henry- You Can Accomplish Anything

Brad Henry- You Can Accomplish Anything

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there ...
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Toba Beta- Believe In Something Wrong

Toba Beta- Believe In Something Wrong

Human has the ability to believe in something wrong as if it is true. Toba Beta ...
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Vincent Peale- Confidence In Yourself

Vincent Peale- Confidence In Yourself

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot ...
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Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness ...
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Benjamin Franklin Quote On Age and Ability

Benjamin Franklin Quote On Age and Ability

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber. Benjamin Franklin ...
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Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert

Survival is the ability to swim in strange water ...
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Jane Wagner

Jane Wagner

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool ...
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Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams

I have the ability to build myself up or break myself down. I stay positive. Strength comes from within ...
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John Wooden Quote On Ability

John Wooden Quote On Ability

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.    John Wooden    ...
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Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot ...
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Zig Ziglar- Forget About Excuses

Zig Ziglar- Forget About Excuses

Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. Zig Ziglar ...
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Kerry Magro

Kerry Magro

Autism is not a disease, rather a disability that every day I strive to become an A-bility ...
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Stuart Duncan

Stuart Duncan

Autism is not a disability, it's a different ability.      ...
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Sherry K. White

Sherry K. White

Authority is ability to rule. Dominion is rulership.      ...
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Miguel Angel Ruiz- Thoughts on Attention

Miguel Angel Ruiz- Thoughts on Attention

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate and to focus only on that which we want to perceive. Miguel ...
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Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.      ...
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Doug Williams

Doug Williams

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle ...
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Stephen Bayley

Stephen Bayley

The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability ...
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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

The assumption that men were created equal, with an equal ability to make an effort and win an earthly reward, ...
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Robert E. Hall

Robert E. Hall

If I could tell soldiers one thing, it would be: have faith. Faith in the Army, the leadership, and their ...
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John Major

John Major

I think the biggest mistake I made was this wretched ability to see both sides of an argument ...
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Stephen King- Being Scared Of Alzheimer's​

Stephen King- Being Scared Of Alzheimer’s​

What really scares me is Alzheimer's or premature senility, losing that ability to read and enjoy and to write. And ...
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Brian Tracy on limitation of abilities

Brian Tracy on limitation of abilities

The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there ...
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Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey

Accountability breeds response-ability.      ...
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Colin Mochrie

Colin Mochrie

My most important professional accomplishment to date is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever.      ...
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Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy

Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the master skill of success.      ...
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Michael Porter

Michael Porter

The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity.      ...
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Darryl Anka

Darryl Anka

Abundance is the ability to do what you need to do, when you need to do it.      ...
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Jack Brown

Jack Brown

Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them ...
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Jim Lovell

Jim Lovell

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.      ...
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Michael Milken, financial alchemist, junk-bond prodigy (Drexel Burnham Lambert)

Michael Milken, financial alchemist, junk-bond prodigy (Drexel Burnham Lambert)

"Finance can change the world and create millions of jobs by empowering people with ability." ...
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Michael Dell, founder, Dell Technologies

Michael Dell, founder, Dell Technologies

"Companies will succeed and fail based on their ability to translate data...into insights and actions and products and services." ...
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Einstein

Einstein

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend ...
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Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. founder

Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. founder

Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.” ...
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Steve Case, AOL co-founder

Steve Case, AOL co-founder

“In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” ...
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Chinese Proverb- Strength From Difficulties

Chinese Proverb- Strength From Difficulties

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Chinese Proverb ...
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Oprah Winfrey- God's Plan For You

Oprah Winfrey- God’s Plan For You

What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine. Oprah Winfrey ...
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote On Accepting Advice

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote On Accepting Advice

To accept good advice is but to increase one's own Ability. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ...
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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

"It always seems impossible until it is done." - ...
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Oscar Wilde- On True Wealth

Oscar Wilde- On True Wealth

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from ...
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Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

"I am where i am because i believe in all possibilities."  ...
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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

"All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes ...
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Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."  ...
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Robert Brault

Robert Brault

"The little money I have - that is my wealth, but the things i have for which I would not ...
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Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez

"It's not about having the skill to do something. It's about having the will, desire and commitment to be your ...
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Robert Frost

Robert Frost

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence."  ...
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Lawrence G

Lawrence G

"Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to Forgive Quickly."  ...
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Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead

"Any idea is only as valuable as its ability to solve a problem." ...
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Leo Tolstoy Quote On Happiness

Leo Tolstoy Quote On Happiness

Happiness is in your ability to love others. Leo Tolstoy ...
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Unknown

Unknown

Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do better job of being you than you."- ...
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Oprah Winfrey- Great Victory Belongs To You

Oprah Winfrey- Great Victory Belongs To You

It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from. The ability to triumph beings with you. Always. Oprah ...
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Abraham Hicks

Abraham Hicks

"Your ability to imagine will help the next logical steps come to you faster. Use your imagination until your big ...
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Celestine Chua

Celestine Chua

"It takes 10,000 hours to develop talent. How many hours have you clocked today ?"  ...
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James F. Lincoln

James F. Lincoln

"Latent abilities are like clay. It can be mud on shoes, brick in a building or a statue that will ...
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Edward G. Seubert

Edward G. Seubert

"The young man of native ability, the will to work and good personality will, in the long run, get the ...
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 Lisa Lutz

 Lisa Lutz

"Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular." ...
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Stephen Hawking Quote On Intelligence and Change

Stephen Hawking Quote On Intelligence and Change

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking ...
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Jim Rohn- Life Will Get Better By Making Changes

Jim Rohn- Life Will Get Better By Making Changes

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim Rohn ...
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Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan

"Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt."  ...
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Billy Lawrence

Billy Lawrence

"One of the things I'm proud of is my ability to change directions if something's not working." ...
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Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod

"You have the ability to change or create anything in your life, starting now." ...
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Rhonda Byrne

Rhonda Byrne

"No-one is destined to live a life of poverty, because each of us has the ability to change everything in ...
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Jack D. Schwager

Jack D. Schwager

"The ability to change one's mind is probably a key characteristic of the successful investor. Dogmatic and rigid personalities rarely, ...
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 Rodman Philbrick

 Rodman Philbrick

"I believe that we have the ability to change our lives using our imaginations. Imagination is a muscle—the more you ...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The barrier between success is not something which exists in the real world: it is composed purely and simply of ...
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Guy Finley- Creating Precious Moments

Guy Finley- Creating Precious Moments

Each moment of life is only as precious as is our ability to attend to it. Guy Finley ...
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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." ...
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Emile Coue

Emile Coue

"When the imagination and willpower are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception ...
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Susan Cain

Susan Cain

"Everyone shines, given the right lighting." ...
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Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy

"You are never asked to do more than you are able without being given the strength and ability to do ...
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David Allio

David Allio

"If you have real abilities prove them. Accomplish something of value with your gifts and talents." ...
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Douglas Adams- Having The Ability To Learn From The Experience of Others

Douglas Adams- Having The Ability To Learn From The Experience of Others

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable ...
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M. Wren

M. Wren

"Ability is a poor man’s wealth." ...
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Zig Ziglar- Use Your Ability

Zig Ziglar- Use Your Ability

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. Zig Ziglar ...
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Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracian

"Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment."  ...
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Edgar W. Work

Edgar W. Work

"The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use the ...
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Virgil

Virgil

They are able because they think they are able." ...
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Edgar A. Whitney

Edgar A. Whitney

"No talent can survive the blight of neglect." ...
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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Alas for those who never sing, but die with all their music in them." ...
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John Ruskin- Expect a Masterpiece From Love and Skills

John Ruskin- Expect a Masterpiece From Love and Skills

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin ...
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George Eliot

George Eliot

"There is a great deal of unmapped country within us." ...
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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

"A problem is a chance for you to do your best." ...
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F.D. Van Amburgh

F.D. Van Amburgh

"Contrary as it may seem, most people have more ability for their work than they have ambition to do it." ...
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Cicero Quote On Education and Ability

Cicero Quote On Education and Ability

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson

"My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure." ...
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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

"We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails." ...
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Napoleon Bonaparte Quote On Using Ability

Napoleon Bonaparte Quote On Using Ability

Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities. Napoleon Bonaparte ...
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 Zig Ziglar- Making a Difference

 Zig Ziglar- Making a Difference

It’s not what you’ve got; it’s what you use that makes a difference.  Zig Ziglar ...
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F.D. Van Amburgh

F.D. Van Amburgh

"If you possess marked ability, it will show in your work. Capable people do not need to talk about themselves ...
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Helen Keller On Praying

Helen Keller On Praying

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks ...
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Unknown

Unknown

"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools." ...
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Mother Teresa Quote On Being Faithful

Mother Teresa Quote On Being Faithful

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa ...
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Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton

"As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best ...
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Napoleon Bonaparte Quote on Ability and Opportunity

Napoleon Bonaparte Quote on Ability and Opportunity

Ability is of little account without opportunity. Napoleon Bonaparte ...
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Liane Cardes

Liane Cardes

"Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential." ...
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Lucille Bal

Lucille Bal

"Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste." ...
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Unknown

Unknown

"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito." ...
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Mahatma Gandhi- The Power of Believing In Yourself

Mahatma Gandhi- The Power of Believing In Yourself

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. if I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do ...
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Les Brown

Les Brown

No one rises to low expectations." ...
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Dr. Joyce

Dr. Joyce

"Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They’re willing to spend more time accomplishing a ...
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Hausa legend

Hausa legend

"Strategy is better than strength." ...
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Victor Hugo- The power of Ideas

Victor Hugo- The power of Ideas

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo ...
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F.D. Van Amburgh

F.D. Van Amburgh

"Ambition may have to advertise, but ability advertises itself." ...
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Dizzy Dean

Dizzy Dean

"It isn’t bragging if you can do it." ...
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More Dale Carnegie

More Dale Carnegie

"For better or worse, you must play your own instrument in the orchestra of life." ...
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Roy L. Smith

Roy L. Smith

"Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability." ...
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George Herbert Allen

George Herbert Allen

"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they ...
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Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

"Do a common thing in an uncommon way." ...
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Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow

"If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the ...
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John Gardner

John Gardner

"The maturing of any complex talent requires a happy combination of motivation, character, and opportunity. Most talent remains undeveloped." ...
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Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz

"Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." ...
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow- Judging Ourselves By Accomplishments

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow- Judging Ourselves By Accomplishments

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done ...
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A.N. Whitehead Quote On Intelligence

A.N. Whitehead Quote On Intelligence

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. A.N ...
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F.D. Van Amburgh

F.D. Van Amburgh

"The most interesting income you will receive from doing good work is the increased ability to do better work." ...
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John Wooden- Make it to The top with Character and Ability

John Wooden- Make it to The top with Character and Ability

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden ...
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Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk

"To be granted some kind of usable talent and to be able to use it to the fullest extent of ...
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Confucius Quote On Abilities

Confucius Quote On Abilities

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men ...
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Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard

"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test." ...
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Orison Swett Marden

Orison Swett Marden

"The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do." ...
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Henry David Thoreau-  Elevate Your Life

Henry David Thoreau- Elevate Your Life

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. Henry ...
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Unknown

Unknown

God does not ask about our ability, but our availability." -Unknown Other quotes to explore: ...
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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it." ...
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Red Auerbach

Red Auerbach

"Just do what you do best." ...
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Francis Bacon Quote On Natural Ability

Francis Bacon Quote On Natural Ability

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. Francis Bacon ...
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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

"No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor." ...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote On Employment

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote On Employment

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. Ralph Waldo Emerson ...
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe- Work Quote

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe- Work Quote

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe ...
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Robert Half 

Robert Half 

"There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. - ...
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Geoffrey Gaberino quote on measuring yourself

Geoffrey Gaberino quote on measuring yourself

"The real contest in life is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself ...
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Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes

"Ability will never catch up with the demand for it" - ...
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Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."   ...
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Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab

"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people, the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop ...
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William James Quote: Weapon Against Stress

William James Quote: Weapon Against Stress

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James ...
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