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  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
  • 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
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    Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Ability without honor is useless.
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
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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.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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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.
  • Roy L. Smith
    Roy L. Smith
    American clergyman and author
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    Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
  • 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.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
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    I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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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
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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.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
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    People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language.
    Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 91
  • Thomas Alva Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison
    American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
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    A famous person is often remembered for the ability to take from mankind rather than for his ability to give to mankind.
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