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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.

Caitlyn Jenner

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

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.

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.

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.

Baltasar Gracian

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

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.

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.

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.

Eric Hoffer

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

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.

Ernest Hemingway

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

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.

Compromise
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.

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.

Writing
Confucius

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.

Success Success
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.

Taxes
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.

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.

Zeal Society Action
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.

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.

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.

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.

Confucius

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Elbert Hubbard

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

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.

Politicians
James Comey

The Internet offers the ability for people to consume poison and radicalize entirely in private, either through a device they're holding in their hands or inside their house.

Henry Miller

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.

Kayleigh McEnany

Having the ability to inspire a crowd and connect with voters doesn't mean a person has the skills to appease those same voters once in office.

Ivanka Trump

The presidency of the United States is an incredible thing. You have an ability to effectuate change at the highest level.

Ted Cruz

We shouldn't let anti-science zealotry shut down the ability to produce low-cost, quality food for billions across the globe.

Ted Cruz

The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.

State Marriage
Ted Cruz

I think it's very important to have a public discussion about why we're denying our soldiers the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.

Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration.

I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president.