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Ability Quotes

Ability quote - Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of p
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.

Steve Maraboli , Life, the Truth, and Being Free


Ability quote - I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

Edward Everett Hale


Ability quote - It shouldn't be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and stru
It shouldn't be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder―or impossible―to lose.

Sarah Dessen , Along for the Ride


7 things negative people will do to you. They will...
1. Demean your value;
2. Destroy your image
3. Drive you crazily!
4. Dispose your dreams!
5. Discredit your imagination!
6. Deframe your abilities and
7. Disbelieve your opinions!
Stay away from negative people!

Israelmore Ayivor


Ability quote - Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in you
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


Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It's one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they're the four hugest words in the world when they're put together.
You can do it.
I can do it.
Let's do it.

Sherman Alexie


Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems.
Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them.

Toba Beta


Ability quote - You have the ability to choose your reactions.
You have the ability to choose your reactions.

Steve Maraboli , Life, the Truth, and Being Free


Ability quote - Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte


Ability quote - Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves f
Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can't be a good leader because leadership is built on inspiring others to face challenges.

Israelmore Ayivor


Ability quote - By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the s
By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.

Eileen Kennedy-Moore


If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalynn Carter


You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.

Kamila Shamsie , Kartography


Tell him,' the colonel said, smiling, 'that a person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.

Gabriel García Márquez , One Hundred Years of Solitude


Ability without honor is useless.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Ability quote -  In the privacy of my dreams, I'm a warrior.
In the privacy of my dreams, I'm a warrior.

Kimberly Derting


I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.
[
Cormac McCarthy's Venomous Fiction
, New York Times, April 19, 1992]

Cormac McCarthy


Some girls have to go to college to discover what they are good at; some are born doing what they must without even truly knowing why. I felt a hole in my heart shaped like a dark door I needed to guard.

Catherynne M. Valente


I was doing something I'd never done before. And what will I be able to do tomorrow that I cannot yet do today?

Elizabeth Gilbert


The most self-damaging words in the English language are: try, might, and if. These are words of uncertainty. Will you fail? That is possible. But continue doubting your abilities and you’ll never succeed.

Dannika Dark


Dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude" ("He who has begun is half done: dare to know!").

Horace


We are like the moon. The moon shines anyway, but it does not produce its own light. It reflects the light illuminated onto its surface by the Sun and is never proud to say "I am the source of light". God shines through us, hence He deserves the glory; not us.

Israelmore Ayivor


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


CHAPTER VI
Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired By One's Own Arms And Ability
LET no one be surprised if, in speaking of entirely new principalities as I shall do, I adduce the highest examples both of prince and of state; because men, walking almost always in paths beaten by others, and following by imitation their deeds, are yet unable to keep entirely to the ways of others or attain to the power of those they imitate. A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savour of it. Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.

Niccolò Machiavelli , De Principatibus / Il Principe


The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.

Muhammad Yunus , Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty


The greatest thing a man can do in this world, is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.

Orison Swett Marden , Learn To Expect A Great Deal Of Life


Not all can believe anything they want to,
because not all have the ability to believe.

Toba Beta , Master of Stupidity


[The wives of powerful noblemen] must be highly knowledgeable about government, and wise – in fact, far wiser than most other such women in power. The knowledge of a baroness must be so comprehensive that she can understand everything. Of her a philosopher might have said: "No one is wise who does not know some part of everything." Moreover, she must have the courage of a man. This means that she should not be brought up overmuch among women nor should she be indulged in extensive and feminine pampering. Why do I say that? If barons wish to be honoured as they deserve, they spend very little time in their manors and on their own lands. Going to war, attending their prince's court, and traveling are the three primary duties of such a lord. So the lady, his companion, must represent him at home during his absences. Although her husband is served by bailiffs, provosts, rent collectors, and land governors, she must govern them all. To do this according to her right she must conduct herself with such wisdom that she will be both feared and loved. As we have said before, the best possible fear comes from love.
When wronged, her men must be able to turn to her for refuge. She must be so skilled and flexible that in each case she can respond suitably. Therefore, she must be knowledgeable in the mores of her locality and instructed in its usages, rights, and customs. She must be a good speaker, proud when pride is needed; circumspect with the scornful, surly, or rebellious; and charitably gentle and humble toward her good, obedient subjects. With the counsellors of her lord and with the advice of elder wise men, she ought to work directly with her people. No one should ever be able to say of her that she acts merely to have her own way. Again, she should have a man's heart. She must know the laws of arms and all things pertaining to warfare, ever prepared to command her men if there is need of it. She has to know both assault and defence tactics to insure that her fortresses are well defended, if she has any expectation of attack or believes she must initiate military action. Testing her men, she will discover their qualities of courage and determination before overly trusting them. She must know the number and strength of her men to gauge accurately her resources, so that she never will have to trust vain or feeble promises. Calculating what force she is capable of providing before her lord arrives with reinforcements, she also must know the financial resources she could call upon to sustain military action.
She should avoid oppressing her men, since this is the surest way to incur their hatred. She can best cultivate their loyalty by speaking boldly and consistently to them, according to her council, not giving one reason today and another tomorrow. Speaking words of good courage to her men-at-arms as well as to her other retainers, she will urge them to loyalty and their best efforts.

Christine de Pizan


I think humans are only capable of small moments of honesty. Then they get tired and back away. It's something to foster, this ability to keep it for longer. How to keep being honest and aware.

Laura Pritchett , Sky Bridge


I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

Edward Everett Hale


There are many good seeds in you. Therefore you must avoid every bad soil in the world.

Israelmore Ayivor


The generality of mankind is lazy. What distinguishes men of genuine achievement from the rest of us is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their curiosity, their energy, their fullest use of their potentialities. Nobody really knows how smart or talented he is until he finds the incentives to use himself to the fullest. God has given us more than we know what to do with.

Sydney J. Harris


But talent—if you don't encourage it, if you don't train it, it dies. It might run wild for a little while, but it will never mean anything. Like a wild horse. If you don't tame it and teach it to run on track, to pace itself and bear a rider, it doesn't matter how fast it is. It's useless.

Elizabeth Hand


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

Marcus Tullius Cicero


It does not take a great supernatural heroine or magical hero to save the world.
We all save it every day, and we all destroy it -- in our own small ways -- by every choice we make and every tiniest action resulting from that choice.
The next time you feel useless and impotent, remember what you are in fact doing in
this very moment
. And then observe your tiny, seemingly meaningless acts and choices coalesce and cascade together into a powerful positive whole.
The world -- if it could -- will thank you for it.
And if it does not... well, a true heroine or hero does not require it.

Vera Nazarian


Ability quote - Fransisco, you're some kind of very high nobility, aren't you?
Fransisco, you're some kind of very high nobility, aren't you?" He answered, "Not yet. The reason my family has lasted for such a long time is that none of us has ever been permitted to think he is born a d'Anconia. We are expected to become one.

Ayn Rand , Atlas Shrugged


God does not begin by asking our ability, but more of our availability. When we prove our dependability, He will in crease our capability.

Neal A. Maxwell


They are able who think they are able.

Virgil


System fails when people with ability don't have authority and people with authority don't have ability.

Amit Kalantri


If you can dream it, you can do it.

Helen Keller


Ability quote - If your salvation was dependent on your ability to read and understand scripture, Jesus would have b
If your salvation was dependent on your ability to read and understand scripture, Jesus would have been an author.

Steve Maraboli


Human willingness to believe
precedes their ability to think.

Toba Beta , Master of Stupidity


The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I believe that we have the ability to change our lives using our imaginations. Imagination is a muscle—the more you use it, the stronger it gets.

Rodman Philbrick , The Last Book in the Universe


The difference between one man and another is not mere ability . . . it is energy.

Thomas Arnold


It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.

Michael Bassey Johnson


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

Lin Yutang


Don't let yourself stagnate or reach a plateau. Keep learning, keep improving. Be open to change. Your ability to constantly raise the bar higher and set standards will help you evolve and take you to the next level.

Roopleen


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

Sir Francis Bacon


Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks and courage.

Charles Luckman