Friday, 16 September 2011

Abilities - Quotes

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A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations. - William Feather

Ability is a poor man’s wealth. - Mathew Wren

Ability is of little account without opportunity. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Ability is the power of applying knowledge to practical purposes. - George Frederick Graham

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

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Confucius

As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities. - James Anthony Froude

Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we dont use that ability as best we can. - Gracie Allen

Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture. - John Abbott

If you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency. - Joshua Reynolds

In the last analysis, ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity. - Ambrose Bierce

It requires no small degree of ability to know when to conceal one’s ability. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Let each one do according to his ability. - Terence 

Mediocre ability, well developed and properly planted, will produce a larger tree of success than will extraordinary ability, scattered or uncared for. - Nathaniel Clark Fowler

Natural abilities are like natural plants, they need pruning by study. - Francis Bacon

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. - Marcus Aurelius

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities. - Arthur Schopenhauer

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honour. - Thomas Carlyle

No mans abilities are so remarkably shining as not to stand in need of a proper opportunity, a patron, and even the praises of a friend to recommend them to the notice of the world. - Pliny, the Elder 

Nothing is more destructive of individual character than for a man to lose all faith in his own abilities for the prosecution of his work. - John Gottlieb Fichte

The abilities of man have not been exhausted; nothing has been done by him that cannot be better done; there is no effort of science or art that may not be exceeded, no depth of philosophy that cannot be deeper sounded, no flight of imagination that may not be passed by strong and soaring wing. - Jean Paul

The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem, and often confers more reputation than greater real merit. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The art of using moderate abilities to advantage wins praise, and often acquires more reputation than actual brilliancy. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The desire of appearing persons of ability often prevents our being so. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld 

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. - Confucius 

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. - Robert Half

To become an able man in any profession, there are three things necessary – nature, study, and practice. - Aristotle 

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized. - Simone de Beauvoir

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. - Charlotte Whitton

We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt. - Norman MacDonald

What we lack in natural abilities may usually be made up by industry; a dwarf may keep pace with a giant if he will only move his legs fast enough. - G. D. Prentice

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. - Zig Ziglar

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

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