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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
American writer and criticus 1925-
A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
American poet 1874-1963
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
American writer and publisher 1859-1915
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
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.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Harry S. Truman
American president 1884-1972
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.