Ability Quotations

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Thomas Carlyle
The king is the man who can.

Lucille Ball
Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste.

Ken Carey
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

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

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

Jane Wagner
The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.

Mary Austin
What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way.

Philip W. Anderson
The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe.

Gerald Barzan
Success is the ability to rise above principle.

Viktor E. Frankl
The last of human freedoms – the ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.

Abraham Lincoln
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Simone Weil
Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.

W. Somerset Maugham
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Marcus Aurelius
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under your observation in life.

Abraham J. Heschel
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

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