Quotations on Ability

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I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.
- Hank Aaron
(Keywords: Life, Ability, Wonder)

My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it.
- Sam Abell
(Keywords: Work, Ability, Unconscious)

There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Experience, Ability, Destiny, Man, Unity)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Ability, Remarkable)

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

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.
(Keywords: Men, Success, People, Ability, Succeed)

Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Government, People, Ability, Freedom, Liberty, Vote)

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
- Lance Armstrong
(Keywords: Hope, Ability, Children, Choice, Fight, Hell, Options)

American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.
- Desi Arnaz
(Keywords: People, Ability, American, Country)

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
- Mary Kay Ash
(Keywords: Success, Honesty, Ability, Confidence)

My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Power, Control, Ability, Water)

As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Successful, Ability, Publishing)

Get that right, then- if you get the quality right, then the marketability or whatever; your ability to sell videos or your ability to earn money or whatever, will follow naturally. But try to be creatively lead rather than market lead. And that's important to me.
- Rowan Atkinson
(Keywords: Money, Quality, Ability, Right, Will)

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Education, Virtue, Ability, Glory, Man)

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
(Keywords: Life, Power, Ability, Mind, Nothing, Observation)

What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way.
- Mary Austin
(Keywords: Men, Women, Ability, Importance, Validity, World)

The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Health, Life, People, Ability, American, Building, Care, College, Country, Fact, Future, Job, Jobs, Kids, Right, Will)

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Success, Ability, America, Children, Future, Will)

The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Business, Ability, America, Nation, Service)

What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(Keywords: Performance, Ability, Content, Singing)

Frankly I've never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an 'icon', 'superstar', etc. I've always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Keywords: Thought, Ability, Actor, Job)

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
(Keywords: Work, Ability, Nothing)

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
- Albert Bandura
(Keywords: Faith, Power, People, Successful, Control, Ability, Effect, Exercise, Measure)

The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Success, People, Ability, Internet, Open, World)

We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change.
- Neal Barnard
(Keywords: Change, Success, People, Ability, Delight, Habits, Help, Old)

During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Character, Ability, Years)

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

To denigrate the union movement in this way is to denigrate the right and the ability of people who are not rich to organize and to accomplish things together.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: People, Ability, Right)

The hallmark of a great captain is the ability to win the toss, at the right time.
- Richie Benaud
(Keywords: Time, Ability, Right)

The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability to maintain the highest standards while at the same time getting things done with lockstep execution.
- Michael Bergdahl
(Keywords: Time, Ability, Execution, Key)

People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment.
- Jeff Bingaman
(Keywords: People, Ability, Challenge, Imprisonment)

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Purpose, Ability, Motherhood, Mothers)

Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do. It has increased my range, my ability to reach into myself and accept myself.
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: Music, Ability, Enjoyment)

Ability is nothing without opportunity.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Opportunity, Ability, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Love, Ability, Consciousness, Space)

As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Power, Success, Ability, Innovation, Nation, Production, World)

The American work ethic is something to be admired. Our workforce, regardless of position, works hard to produce the best product and serve customers to the best of their ability.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Work, Ability, American, Work ethic)

I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability.
- Susan Boyle
(Keywords: People, Ability, Awareness, Disability, Want)

The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There's still some silliness.
- Kenneth Branagh
(Keywords: Quality, Ability, Actors)

In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn.
- Nathaniel Branden
(Keywords: Knowledge, Ability, Rest, Security, World, Years)

The future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fiber to sustain the world.
- Phil Bredesen
(Keywords: Food, Ability, Future, Nation, World)

The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Money, Success, People, Ability, Contrast)

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: Talent, People, Ability, Being, Living, Names, Skin, Writer)

Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally.That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world.
- Gordon Brown
(Keywords: Change, Power, Technology, Opportunity, Ability, Community, First, Sense, World)

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Feelings, Ability, May, Past, Present)

Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Family, Goals, Ability, Clients, Pursuit)

Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis.
- Michael Burgess
(Keywords: Government, Ability, Crisis)

Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret... to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.
- Leo Burnett
(Keywords: Business, Heart, Ability, Advertising, Sense)



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