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Welcome to these Ability Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Ability without honor is useless.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Related topics: Values

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

 

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

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 posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

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

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You will always have habits -
things you do regularly and without conscious thought -
but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
- Barbara de Angelis

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

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

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability
to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead
others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
- Thomas J. Watson

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

If money is your hope for independence,
you will never have it.
The only real security that
a man can have in this world
is a reserve of knowledge,
experience and ability.
- Henry Ford

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

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize
a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability
to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it.
- John B. Putnam Jr.

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think exercise tests us in so many ways,
our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks.
This is the inner beauty of sports and competition,
and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
- Peggy Fleming

Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game,
you really do train to play.
It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife.
You can get away with not doing it for a while,
as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.
- Graeme Le Saux

Newspaper men, perhaps more than any other class,
are rated by ability.
- Franklin Knight Lane

I had the right to remain silent...
but I didn't have the ability.
- Ron White

The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce,
but the unwillingness to share.
- Roy L. Smith

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding
success because they don't know when to quit.
Most men succeed because they are determined to.
- George Allen, Sr.

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession
of his own mind may take possession of anything else
to which he is justly entitled.
- Andrew Carnegie

The ability to conduct is a gift of God with which
few have been endowed in full measure.
- Anton Seidl

My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate
in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations.
- Glenn Tipton

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you
feel like stripping your gears.
- Barbara Johnson

Then, again, the ability to organize and conduct industrial,
commercial, or financial enterprises is rare;
the great captains of industry are as rare as great generals.
- William Graham Sumner

The ability to get to the verge without getting into
the war is the necessary art.
If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink,
you are lost.
- John Foster Dulles

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline;
the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape;
only man can do that; but,
likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door,
regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay.
- Gary Miller

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay.
That is the only American principle.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane
and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place,
time and ability.
- Chanakya

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor
who is not limited by the body,
only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.
- Marc Davis

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic
which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
- Heywood Broun

I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity,
it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible
combinations in one's mind.
- Norman Mailer

The leader of genius must have the ability to make
different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
- Adolf Hitler

Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
- Rebecca West

The fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the
ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities
of an old America gone mad.
- Phil Ochs

I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator.
It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that,
it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.
- Erykah Badu

When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability
to see above and beyond the majority.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.
- Neal Stephenson

I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television -
the ability to heal through laughter.
- Soleil Moon Frye

I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have
is the ability to get a good night's sleep.
- Harold Wilson

I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability,
but it never came out in school.
- Francis Ford Coppola


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