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Ability Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Ability.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Motivational Positive Buddhist Purpose Self Vision

Ability without honor is useless.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman

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

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

I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate,
and I saw that the strength of compassion is something
that healers have and healers use.'
- Ricky Williams

By annihilating somebody else in whatever way,
then that person feels that they also have the ability to,
then, restore the person.
- Jennifer Beals

I always thought I could play pro ball.
I had confidence in my ability, You have to.
If you don't who will?
- Johnny Unitas

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability
to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
- Jean Rostand

We have developed this unbelievable ability to deny.
We have to.
If we didn't, we'd go crazy.
- Patty Duke

I liked his ability to deal with a lot of the negativity that surrounded him.
Even though he was in a world that he didn't want to be in,
he still saw the bigger picture.
- Dwayne Johnson

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

The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back.
The great champions have all come back from defeat.
- Sam Snead

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

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
- Dag Hammarskjold

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one,
that proves you have a sense of humor.
- Max Eastman

I played the game one way.
I gave it everything I had.
It doesn't take any ability to hustle.
- Wade Boggs

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

I think everybody has the ability to fall in love with
a man or with a woman or a white person or a black
person or a Jewish person or a Protestant person or whatever.
- Ally Sheedy

War is a beastly business, it is true,
but one proof we are human is our ability to learn,
even from it, how better to exist.
- M. F. K. Fisher

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

People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.
- Bob Edwards

The ability to play the clarinet is the ability to
overcome the imperfections of the instrument.
There's no such thing as a perfect clarinet,
never was and never will be.
- Jack Brymer

Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams.
Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself
and believe that anything is possible,
and make it happen.
- Corin Nemec

The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's
attitude in a given set of circumstances.
- Viktor E. Frankl

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability
to discover ability in others is the true test.
- Lou Holtz

I feel so gratified about having finished college.
I learned how to articulate myself.
It gave me confidence more than anything.
And also the ability to analyze the text.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

You have to have confidence in your ability,
and then be tough enough to follow through.
- Rosalynn Carter

The difference between a top-flight creative man and
the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.
- Vance Packard

I praise the Lord here today.
I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him,
and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
- Ernie Harwell

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict
pain and get away with it -
short-term pain for long-term gain.
- George Will

The strength of the playing ability is much more important.
Only if the strength of the opponent's playing ability is comparable,
does the game develop.
- Vladimir Kramnik

I believe that nothing is more important to our ability
to effectively address our present than understanding
the lessons learned from those who have come before us.
- Charlie Gonzalez

There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability
to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.
- Gail Sheehy


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