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Quotes About Ability

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

Ability is of little account without opportunity.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.  ~ Charles M. Schulz

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.  ~ Elbert Hubbard

If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability.  ~ Cicero

Success is due less to ability than to zeal.  ~ Charles Buxton

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.  ~ Stevie Wonder

He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.  ~ Aristotle

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

I can levitate birds. No one cares.  ~ Steven Wright

They are able who think they are able.  ~ Virgil

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do.  ~ Lin Yutang

The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.  ~ Jewish proverb

It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.  ~ Corrie ten Boom

What one has to do, usually can be done.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Ability without honor is useless.  ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.  ~ Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.  ~ Confucius

God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability.  ~ Neal A. Maxwell

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.  ~ Andrew Carnegie

The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve.  ~ Brian Tracy

Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours. ~ Barack Obama

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.  ~ Robert Half

If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.  ~ Bill Gates

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.  ~ Raymond Chandler

The difference between one man and another is not mere is energy.  ~ Thomas Arnold

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.  ~
Baltasar Gracian

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.  ~
James A. Froude

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