Quotations The Best Quotes About Ability  

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A list of the best ability quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous ability quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic ability quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational ability quotes from that same writer.

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When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, I can't. Oswald Chambers

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Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all. Desiderius Erasmus

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Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. Cicero

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I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. Cicero

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Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. Francis Bacon

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Ability without honor is useless. Cicero

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As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. James Anthony Froude

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Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill. Charles Caleb Colton

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People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The question Who ought to be boss? is like as Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. Henry Ford

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You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. Zig Ziglar

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Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right! Henry Ford

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Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. Malcolm Forbes

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The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains Napoleon Bonaparte

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The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. Thomas Edison

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It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. Elbert Hubbard

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It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history. Henry Ford

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I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. -- Speaking Of Winston Churchill Arthur Balfour

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The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Edward Gibbon

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Ability is of little account without opportunity. Napoleon Bonaparte

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When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin

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When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar. William Faulkner

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He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. Henry David Thoreau