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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.
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.
Thomas Alva Edison
American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
A famous person is often remembered for the ability to take from mankind rather than for his ability to give to mankind.
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.
John Henry Newman
English theologian 1801-1890
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
Swiss artist 1879-1940
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
American humorist 1815-1885
Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
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.
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