Quotes: ability

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  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
    John Wooden
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    Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
  • David M. Burns
    David M. Burns
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    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.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
    Gore Vidal
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    A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
    Robert Frost
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    Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
    Bernard M. Baruch
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    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
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
    Calvin Coolidge
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    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.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
    Elbert Hubbard
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    A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    Ability without honor is useless.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    American writer 1896-1940
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
    Harry S. Truman
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    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.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    The barrier between success is not something which exists in the real world: it is composed purely and simply of doubts about ability.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    English theologian 1801-1890
    John Henry Newman
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    Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
    Napoleon
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    Ability is of little account without opportunity.
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