Quotes by ability
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American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
Ability without honor is useless.
Bernard M. Baruch
American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
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
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.
American writer 1924-1987
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
Roy L. Smith
American clergyman and author
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
American writer 1896-1940
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.
British science-fiction writer 1952-
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
American psychologist 1908-1970
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
American writer 1817-1862
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
American president 1872-1933
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
American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
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.
American Essayist 1934-
The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language.Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 91