Ability Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ability" (showing 1-30 of 392)
Steve Maraboli
“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Edward Everett Hale
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
Edward Everett Hale

Sarah Dessen
“It shouldn't be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder―or impossible―to lose.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

“It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.”
Roy T. Bennett

Norman Vincent Peale
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Israelmore Ayivor
“7 things negative people will do to you. They will...
1. Demean your value;
2. Destroy your image
3. Drive you crazily!
4. Dispose your dreams!
5. Discredit your imagination!
6. Deframe your abilities and
7. Disbelieve your opinions!

Stay away from negative people!”
Israelmore Ayivor

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Toba Beta
“Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems.
Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Steve Maraboli
“You have the ability to choose your reactions.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Leaders are limited by their vision rather than by their abilities.”
Roy T. Bennett

Napoléon Bonaparte
“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Eileen Kennedy-Moore
“By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.”
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential

Rosalynn Carter
“If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
Rosalynn Carter

Kamila Shamsie
“You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.”
Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Ability without honor is useless.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gabriel García Márquez
“Tell him,' the colonel said, smiling, 'that a person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.”
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Kimberly Derting
“ In the privacy of my dreams, I'm a warrior.”
Kimberly Derting, The Essence

Elizabeth Gilbert
“I was doing something I'd never done before. And what will I be able to do tomorrow that I cannot yet do today?”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Catherynne M. Valente
“Some girls have to go to college to discover what they are good at; some are born doing what they must without even truly knowing why. I felt a hole in my heart shaped like a dark door I needed to guard.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Orison Swett Marden
“The greatest thing a man can do in this world, is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.”
Orison Swett Marden, Learn to Expect a Great Deal of Life

Muhammad Yunus
“The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.”
Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Toba Beta
“Not all can believe anything they want to,
because not all have the ability to believe.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Step out of your comfort zone. Comfort zones, where your unrealized dreams are buried, are the enemies of achievement. Leadership begins when you step outside your comfort zone.”
Roy T. Bennett

Christine de Pizan
“[The wives of powerful noblemen] must be highly knowledgeable about government, and wise – in fact, far wiser than most other such women in power. The knowledge of a baroness must be so comprehensive that she can understand everything. Of her a philosopher might have said: "No one is wise who does not know some part of everything." Moreover, she must have the courage of a man. This means that she should not be brought up overmuch among women nor should she be indulged in extensive and feminine pampering. Why do I say that? If barons wish to be honoured as they deserve, they spend very little time in their manors and on their own lands. Going to war, attending their prince's court, and traveling are the three primary duties of such a lord. So the lady, his companion, must represent him at home during his absences. Although her husband is served by bailiffs, provosts, rent collectors, and land governors, she must govern them all. To do this according to her right she must conduct herself with such wisdom that she will be both feared and loved. As we have said before, the best possible fear comes from love.

When wronged, her men must be able to turn to her for refuge. She must be so skilled and flexible that in each case she can respond suitably. Therefore, she must be knowledgeable in the mores of her locality and instructed in its usages, rights, and customs. She must be a good speaker, proud when pride is needed; circumspect with the scornful, surly, or rebellious; and charitably gentle and humble toward her good, obedient subjects. With the counsellors of her lord and with the advice of elder wise men, she ought to work directly with her people. No one should ever be able to say of her that she acts merely to have her own way. Again, she should have a man's heart. She must know the laws of arms and all things pertaining to warfare, ever prepared to command her men if there is need of it. She has to know both assault and defence tactics to insure that her fortresses are well defended, if she has any expectation of attack or believes she must initiate military action. Testing her men, she will discover their qualities of courage and determination before overly trusting them. She must know the number and strength of her men to gauge accurately her resources, so that she never will have to trust vain or feeble promises. Calculating what force she is capable of providing before her lord arrives with reinforcements, she also must know the financial resources she could call upon to sustain military action.

She should avoid oppressing her men, since this is the surest way to incur their hatred. She can best cultivate their loyalty by speaking boldly and consistently to them, according to her council, not giving one reason today and another tomorrow. Speaking words of good courage to her men-at-arms as well as to her other retainers, she will urge them to loyalty and their best efforts.”
Christine de Pizan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies

“Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”
Roy Bennett

Ayn Rand
“Fransisco, you're some kind of very high nobility, aren't you?" He answered, "Not yet. The reason my family has lasted for such a long time is that none of us has ever been permitted to think he is born a d'Anconia. We are expected to become one.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Neal A. Maxwell
“God does not begin by asking our ability, but more of our availability. When we prove our dependability, He will in crease our capability.”
Neal A. Maxwell

Steve Maraboli
“If your salvation was dependent on your ability to read and understand scripture, Jesus would have been an author.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Elizabeth George
“Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens.”
Elizabeth George

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