Quotes about Ability

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.

Casey Stengel

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.

Ray Knight

When we have adversity we oftentimes tend to look around and think that we're the Lone Ranger. We tend to believe that we're the only one who has problems. And we always look around and see others who are more talented, taller, smarter, handsomer, or faster. I can assure you, everyone has problems—even football coaches. The ability we have to handle this adversity will determine the degree of success that we will have in life.

LaVell Edwards

A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would by my standard of a statesman.

Edmund Burke

The statesman cannot govern without stability of belief, true or false.

George Bernard Shaw

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.

Charles Luckman

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

Jane Wagner

Tact is the ability to make a person see lightning without letting him feel the bolt.

Orlando A. Battista

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Abraham Lincoln

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Ralph Waldo Unknown

The ability to ask questions is the greatest resource in learning the truth. Carl Jung -Unknown.

King Hussein Unknown

It is not for nothing, either, that the umbrella has become the very foremost badge of modern civilization--the Urim and Thummim of respectability. . . . So strongly do we feel on this point, indeed, that we are almost inclined to consider all who possess really well-conditioned umbrellas as worthy of the Franchise.

Robert Louis Stevenson

It is the habitual carriage of the umbrella that is the stamp of Respectability. The umbrella has become the acknowledged index of social position. . . . Crusoe was rather a moralist than a pietist, and his leaf-umbrella is as fine an example of the civilized mind striving to express itself under adverse circumstances as we have ever met with.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

There are grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.

William Shakespeare

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.

Madeleine L'Engle

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.

Thomas A. Edison

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.

Fred Perry

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. •Vince Lombardi or •Donald Kendall My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. •Indira Gandhi I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. •Douglas Adams There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. •William Bennett The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. •Robert Frost When work is a pleasure, life is a joy; when work is a duty, life is slavery. •Maksim Gorky One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. •Elbert Hubbard It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. •Jerome K Jerome One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. •Bertrand Russell Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them. •Lily Tomlin Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. •Robert Benchley Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. •Thomas Edison Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. •Sam Ewing Real success is finding you lifework in the work that you love. •David McCullough Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. •John G. Pollard Banker: A fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain. •Mark Twain

Vince Lombardi

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.

Toni Morrison

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul.

Charles Buxton

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