Favorite Quotations ~† Ability, 5 Goals!

"Donít let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden


Every man must scratch his head with his own nails. ~ Arabian Proverb

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest. ~ Gail Hamilton

Everyone should learn to do one thing supremely well because he likes it, and one thing supremely well because he detests it. ~ B.W.M Young

Foul water will quench fire. ~ English Proverb

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. ~ James A. Froude

Anyone can fly. All you need is somewhere to go that you can't get to any other way. The next thing you know, you're flying among the stars. ~ Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach

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

Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it. ~ Bourke Cockran, Greatness Manual

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

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. ~ Henry David Thoreau

I look for the dayÖwhen the only criterion of excellence or position shall be the ability and character of the individual; and this time will come. ~ Susan B. Anthony

I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life youíre inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something youíve never seen before. If they do, Iím still looking for it. ~ Hank Aaron

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people before any other ability under the sun. ~ John D. Rockefeller

I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can chew and then chew it. ~ William DeMille

I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can you can't do any better. ~ Harry S Truman

When ability exceeds ambition, or ambition exceeds ability, the likelihood of success is limited. ~ Ralph Half

The tools to him who has the ability to handle them. ~ French Proverb


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