Ability quotes page 2
Increasing our ability to hold on to happiness is the greatest thing we can learn.
We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think that we can.
George Matthew Adams
If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all truly
successful people I've met in my
life, I'd say it's the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new
The inability to deal effectively with stress has been linked to
cancer, asthma, headaches,
depression, cardio-vascular disease, common cold, ulcers, hypertension, chronic fatigue, and
immune system suppression, to name but a few.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one
thought over another.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task
itself has become easier,
but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you
accomplished with your ability.
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.
The essence of a successful business is
really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product
or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or
four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer
more products and services.
One of the true tests of leadership is
the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an
There is no mystery whatever - only
inability to perceive the obvious.
Confidence can get you where you want to
go, and getting there is a daily process. It's so
much easier when you feel
good about yourself, your abilities and talents.
Judge a person not by his ability to make
money, but by his ability to retain it.
The ability to manage your focus is one of
your greatest powers. What you put your
attention on determines what you accomplish, how you feel, and what you can handle in life.
You might even say that it has the biggest influence over what happens to you in life.
The ability to retain a child's view of the
world with at the same time a mature understanding
of what it means to retain it, is extremely rare - and a person who has these
qualities is likely
to be able to contribute something really important to our thinking.
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed
as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are
Pierre Teilhard de
Most men and women, by birth or nature,
lack the means to advance in wealth or power, but
all have the ability to
advance in knowledge.
Culture is the ability to describe Jane
Russell without moving your hands.
Freedom is not the absence of
commitments, but the ability to choose, and commit myself to,
what is best
People with no morals often considered
themselves more free, but mostly they lacked the
ability to feel or
What usually happens in the educational
process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded,
stuffed and paralyzed
so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate
The greatness of a man is not in how much
wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his
ability to affect those
around him positively.
Firmness in decision is often merely a
form of stupidity. It indicates an inability to think the
same thing out
Every human being has hundreds of
separate people living under his skin. The talent of a
writer is his ability
to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them
relate to other characters living with him.
How we react to those things in life
which we can do nothing about will always be the truest
test of our own
self-control, our own individual sense of self, and our ability to manage our
minds and ourselves in a way that keeps us coming out on top and at peace with where we
are. That is a part of maturity.
Opportunity is attracted by talent and
ability. You don't present "need" to opportunity. It's like
asking the soil
for an advance.
I believe a man is a professional when he
can do what needs to be done no matter how he
feels within. An amateur is an
amateur in his attitude emotionally. A professional is an
professional in the way he thinks and feels and in his ability to execute under the most trying
All you have to do to diminish your fear
is to develop more trust in your ability to handle
whatever comes your