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Ability Quotes

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history. -Henry Ford

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

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right! -Henry Ford

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

A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations. -William Feather

Others have done it before me. I can, too. -Corporal John Faunce

When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar. -William Faulkner

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 fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all. -Desiderius Erasmus

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

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. -Thomas Alva Edison

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill. -Charles Caleb Colton

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Ability without honor is useless. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do. -Agatha Christie

When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, I can't. -Oswald Chambers

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

What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite. -Thomas Carlyle

No letters after your name are ever going to be a total guarantee of competence any more than they are a guarantee against fraud. Improving competence involves continuing professional development ... That is the really crucial thing, not just passing an examination. -Colette Bowe

Ability is of little account without opportunity. -Napoleon Bonaparte

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. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste. -Lucille Ball

I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. Speaking Of Winston Churchill -Arthur Balfour

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

"I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, 'You're amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I'm listening to God.'" -Red Auerbach

Just do what you do best. Adele

Mildly talented in a variety of ways but with no genuine ability in any one field, she was like me, the perennial hapless self-amused dilettante, half-worried by the slippage of time but determined to enjoy failure anyway. -Edward Abbey

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