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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Alva Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison
    American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
    Thomas Alva Edison
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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.
  • Branch Rickey
    Branch Rickey
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    A game of great charm in the adoption of mathematical measurements to the timing of human movements, the exactitudes and adjustments of physical ability to hazardous chance. The speed of the legs, the dexterity of the body, the grace of the swing, the elusiveness of the slide - these are the features that make Americans everywhere forget the last syllable of a man's last name or the pigmentation of his skin.
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