Quotes by ability

Quotes 31 till 45 of 278.

  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Ability is of little account without opportunity.
  • Casey Stengel
    Casey Stengel
    American basketbal player and manager 1889-1975
    Casey Stengel
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    Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    Malcolm S. Forbes
    American entrepreneur 1919-1990
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    Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
    Stephen R. Covey
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    Accountability breeds response-ability.
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim Rohn
    American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 1930-2009
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    All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.
  • Barry Humphries
    Barry Humphries
    Australian comedian, actor, artist, and author 1934-
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    Am I old-fashioned? I think I might be. I am a lucky woman, because I was born with a priceless gift... the ability to laugh at the misfortunes of others.
    Source: Op Broadway in Dame Edna Back With A Vengeance 2004
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    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.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    And then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match.
  • Bob Uecker
    Bob Uecker
    American Major League Baseball (MLB) player 1934-
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    Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort. You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness. You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule.
    Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 5 On training in Jeet Kune Do
  • Bernie Siegel
    Bernie Siegel
    American writer 1932-
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    As doctors, we are not trained to communicate and understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient's ability and desire to survive.
  • L. Ron Hubbard
    L. Ron Hubbard
    American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911-1986
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    Being competent means the ability to control and operate the things in the environment and the environment itself.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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    Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
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