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Ability Quotes

Dictionaries have defined 'ability' as the power to do something, of either physical or mental origin. Each and everybody of us are born into world, possessing some abilities. Not everybody possesses all the abilities to successfully complete every task but all of us have a few special or unique ability to pull off a few specific tasks. A software engineer, who excels in writing codes for the ultra innovative software, may not have the ability to cook delicious food and an excellent world famous chef, for sure, won't be able to write those codes. Like 'the parable of the sower', people and their abilities are usually and heavily conditioned by the situations and society, they living in. Go through the quotes to get more insights about ability.

Eudora Welty

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one's ability to persuade.

Stephen Hawking

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Charlie Sheen

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.

Thomas Paine

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Pete Buttigieg

As a consultant at McKinsey, I learned the value of data and the ability to shape that information into an answer.

Caitlyn Jenner

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.

Harry Kane

I am confident in my ability, as I always have been, and that I will be capable of maintaining my form, if not improving, year in, year out.

Eudora Welty

Greater than scene is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.

Samuel Alito

I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary.

Jessica Chastain

Women can be powerful, graceful, and complex, with the ability to make any choice they desire.

Lou Holtz

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

William James

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

Walter Scott

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

Charles Kingsley

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.

Adolf Hitler

Great liars are also great magicians.

Walter Scott

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Thomas Hobbes

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.

Cameron Diaz

Every casting director I've met is a woman.

Ronald Reagan

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

Mukesh Ambani

In the journey of an entrepreneur, the most important thing is self-belief and the ability to convert that belief into reality.

Thomas More

Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Robert Redford

I have no regrets, because I've done everything I could to the best of my ability.

Stevie Wonder

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Baltasar Gracian

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.

Wilt Chamberlain

If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?

Walter Scott

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

Lee Iacocca

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.

Brian Tracy

Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.

Kanye West

I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.

Scarlett Johansson

I went through this realization that acting, at its heart, is the ability to manipulate your own emotions.

Dakota Fanning

I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure. My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend.

Aamir Khan

I understand that I'm able to connect with people; I have an emotional bonding with people. My strength lies in my ability to tell stories and to touch people's hearts and to move them.

Dalai Lama

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Toni Morrison

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.

Golda Meir

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

Prince Charles

I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God-given ability.

Orville Wright

The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines.

Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Lucille Ball

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Michelle Obama

Through my education, I didn't just develop skills, I didn't just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.

Katharine McPhee

I'm a horrible drawer. I have no artistic ability in my hands.

Margaret Thatcher

I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.

Ice Cube

With film, I have to be a team player; it's a whole different thing. I can't just be a one-man show. I have to learn how to use people to the best of their ability and motivate them to be as passionate about the project as I am.

Dennis Quaid

If you're going to stick around in this business, you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself, whether consciously or unconsciously.

Dustin Poirier

I knew I had the ability to become a world champion, I knew I did. I knew I just needed the opportunity.

Philip Rivers

Discover your passion and do it to the best of your ability.

Eric Hoffer

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.

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.

Karl Marx

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.

Michael Sheen

If someone has an ability to impress an audience there's a tendency to be tempted into doing just that.

Ernest Hemingway

Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

Mickey Rourke

I did think for many, many years that because of my ability I could beat the system. And I was wrong.

I think I could describe the perfect quarterback. Take a little piece of everybody. Take John Elway's arm, Dan Marino's release, maybe Troy Aikman's drop-back, Brett Favre's scrambling ability, Joe Montana's two-minute poise and, naturally, my speed.

Lou Holtz

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

Mike Pence

In the last four years under the Patriot Act, we have seen a great increase in the ability of law enforcement officials to investigate and track terrorists.

Vladimir Putin

The ability to compromise is not a diplomatic politeness toward a partner but rather taking into account and respecting your partner's legitimate interests.

Megan Fox

I'm not a lesbian. I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes.

LeBron James

I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That's when I knew I had some athletic ability.

Roger Moore

Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.

Rita Mae Brown

Hollywood called just as I crested thirty. My novels did not and still do not interest them, but my writing ability did.


The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.

Francis Bacon

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

Zig Ziglar

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

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Dwayne Johnson

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.

Sandra Day O'Connor

I loved my husband very much, and it was heartbreaking to have him develop Alzheimer's disease, and to stand by and watch him decline in his ability to take care of himself.

Daniel Craig

He knows that you have ability and what he does is he manipulates it and sort of empowers you.

Warren Buffett

You have no ability, if you're a financial institution and you're threatened with criminal prosecution, you have no ability to negotiate.

Lindsey Graham

We have gutted our ability to detect the next attack. And I would not stand for that as president of the United States.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Ability is nothing without opportunity.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Nick Foles

I know I have the ability to start, and I have the ability to play.

For filmmakers who've made multiple movies, they have experience, but they only have experience of themselves as a filmmaker. Whereas I'm bouncing around from different skill sets: the organizational ability of Ridley Scott to the precision of a Ron Howard to the artistic sensibilities of a Peter Weir... to the scope of a Tom Hooper.

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Robert Redford

I'm not a lawyer, but I do know this: we need to protect our ability to tell controversial stories.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Mickey Rourke

I don't have many Hollywood friends anyway; I thought with my ability I didn't need to make those kind of relationships, but maybe I should have done. Might have made my life easier!

Eric Hoffer

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

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Tiger Woods

I lost my ability to will things to happen.

LeBron James

I'm confident with my ability.

Robin Williams

Acting is different from stand-up. It gives you this ability to enter into another character, to create another person.

Zig Ziglar

Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.

Al Gore

The ability of big money to shape perceptions - where you have four anti-climate lobbyists for every single member of the House and Senate - is a big factor.

Megan Fox

When you're in something as successful as 'Transformers,' you can't use it as a sales piece for your ability as an actress because it's all about the special effects.

Emmanuel Macron

What matters to me is to find rational solutions for those that are facing difficulties so that France preserves jobs and its ability to innovate.

Jessie Buckley

We all have the ability to be dangerous and do things which are morally wrong.

Ilhan Omar

I grew up under a dictatorship. I knew what it meant for people to not have the ability to freely express themselves.

Napolean Hill

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.

Ambrose Bierce

Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.

Stephen Hawking

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.

Pope Francis

I see clearly that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity.

Willie Nelson

Everything about Sinatra was good. He had the ability to pick great songs, and once Sinatra had sung them, that pretty much was it. He pretty much put his stamp on everything.


Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Al Gore

I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts.

Elbert Hubbard

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Bernie Sanders

I have introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and make it clear that the Congress and state legislatures do have the ability and the power to regulate and get corporate funding out of political campaigns.

Harry Kane

I want to be a player that does everything he can to reach his ability, and I'll do that.

Winston Churchill

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Winston Churchill

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Keir Starmer

The final Brexit deal must ensure there is no diminution in Britain's national security or ability to tackle cross-border crime.