Quotes by ability

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  • 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.
  • Betty Field
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    I'm not an outstanding personality, and I'm certainly no beauty. Acting ability is all I've got to trade on.
  • H. Ross Perot
    H. Ross Perot
    American businessman & politician, founder EDS 1930-
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    If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living.
  • Henry Wheeler Shaw
    Henry Wheeler Shaw
    American humorist 1818-1885
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    My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
  • James T. Mccay
    James T. Mccay
    American author
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    No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.
  • Joyce Meyer
    Joyce Meyer
    American Christian author and speaker 1943-
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    Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.
  • Michael Korda
    Michael Korda
    American publisher 1919-
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    Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility. In the final analysis, the only quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
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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
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    A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
  • Branch Rickey
    Branch Rickey
    American baseball player 1881-
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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.
  • Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward
    American investigative journalist 1943-
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    A reporter's ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life.
    Source: Modern Man in Search of a Soul (1933)
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    Ability is a poor man's wealth.
  • Ability is a poor man's wealtli.
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