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Increasing our ability to hold on to happiness is the greatest thing we can learn.
Yu Dan

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.
Harvey Mackay

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
Baltasar Gracian

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.
Tommy Newberry

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James

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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have
accomplished with your ability.
John Wooden

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.
Douglas Adams

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.
Brian Tracy

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an
Arnold H. Glasow

There is no mystery whatever - only inability to perceive the obvious.
Wei Wu Wei

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.
Donald Trump

Judge a person not by his ability to make money, but by his ability to retain it.
Chinese proverb

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.
Sean Stephenson

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.
Mortimer Adler

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are
collaborators in creation.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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.
Bob Hope

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose, and commit myself to,
what is best for me.
Paulo Coelho

People with no morals often considered themselves more free, but mostly they lacked the
ability to feel or love.
Charles Bukowski

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
Richard Buckminster Fuller

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.
Bob Marley

Firmness in decision is often merely a form of stupidity. It indicates an inability to think the
same thing out twice.
H. L. Mencken

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.
Mel Brooks

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.
Shad Helmstetter

Opportunity is attracted by talent and ability. You don't present "need" to opportunity. It's like
asking the soil for an advance.
Jim Rohn

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
Cus D'Amato

All you have to do to diminish your fear is to develop more trust in your ability to handle
whatever comes your way!
Susan Jeffers

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