Ability Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ability

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An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
~By Jack Welch ~


What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
~By Tony Robbins ~


I did think for many, many years that because of my ability I could beat the system. And I was wrong.
~By Mickey Rourke ~


A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
~By Clifton Paul Fadiman ~


We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government.
~By John Abizaid ~


People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.
~By Bob Edwards ~


Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
~By Paul Klee ~


As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland.
~By Bashar al-Assad ~


The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing.
~By Alphonso Jackson ~


I actually thrive on all the challenges, and I don't feel like ADD has impaired my ability.
~By David Neeleman ~


Because the New Testament provides the primary historical source for information on the resurrection, many critics during the 19th century attacked the reliability of these biblical documents.
~By Josh McDowell ~


Skyrocketing insurance premiums are debilitating our Nation's health care delivery system and liability insurers are either leaving the market or raising rates to excessive levels.
~By Jim Ryun ~


A man will treat a woman almost exactly the way he treats his own interior feminine. In fact, he hasn't the ability to see a woman, objectively speaking, until he has made some kind of peace with his interior woman.
~By Robert Johnson ~


Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there.
~By Sharron Angle ~


Life is a school of probability.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


For the first time I feel an inner emotional security. There is reality and dependability. My life revolves around Richard and the baby.
~By Natalie Wood ~


The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
~By Charles Rangel ~


Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
~By Thor Heyerdahl ~


I think my recognizability ebbs and flows. I don't lead a particularly celebrity lifestyle or anything like that. I don't go to showbiz parties or red-carpet events, so it all depends on whether I've got a film out. I've not been very visible in the last year or so and as a result hardly anyone stops me in the street.
~By James McAvoy ~


This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice.
~By Jim Walsh ~


If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.
~By Jack Lemmon ~


There's accountability in the mutual fund industry. And they've been tremendous engines of wealth for people and they're going to continue to be so.
~By Jim Cramer ~


The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years. Its respectability with regard to strength has kept pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force.
~By William Bligh ~


The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs.
~By Jim Gerlach ~


But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of people, and in a common history, that constrains your evolution and your ability to evolve in certain directions.
~By Kevin Kelly ~


The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure.
~By Joe Baca ~


It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
~By Max Eastman ~


Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game, you really do train to play. It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife. You can get away with not doing it for a while, as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.
~By Graeme Le Saux ~


Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
~By Ho Chi Minh ~


Campaign staffers develop the ability to sleep through anything.
~By Mary Cheney ~


It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
~By Herman Hesse ~


I cannot understate the ability to handle classical texts such as Shakespeare.
~By Louise Jameson ~


The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
~By Andy Rooney ~


As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce.
~By Leonard Boswell ~


In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
~By Ansel Adams ~


When little old ladies recognize a guy who was Mr. Olympia, that's saying something. That means I've been able to cross lines as far as marketability is concerned.
~By Lee Haney ~


The show is a satire, which gives us freedom to do anything we want. Satire is the magic word that wipes away any culpability. The media is jealous of this freedom.
~By Rob Corddry ~


You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
~By M. Kathleen Casey ~


Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together.
~By Robert Reich ~


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


Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
~By Stevie Wonder ~


Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural progression of the sport, of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that.
~By Brian Boitano ~


Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.
~By Robert H. Schuller ~


I like fruit baskets because it gives you the ability to mail someone a piece of fruit without appearing insane. Like, if someone just mailed you an apple you'd be like, 'huh? What the hell is this?' But if it's in a fruit basket you're like, 'this is nice!'
~By Demetri Martin ~


I made the most of my ability and I did my best with my title.
~By Joe Louis ~


We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
~By Charlotte Whitton ~


A plant's ability to grow, increase and sustain itself became of secondary and almost minimal interest.
~By Bill Munson ~


We also had good software in the key categories and more focus on the gameplaying capability, so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers.
~By Trip Hawkins ~


We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business.
~By Jeff Bezos ~


Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
~By Zig Ziglar ~


It should be pursued as in the presence of God, and under the solemn sanctions created by a lively sense of his omniscience, and of our accountability to him for the right use of the faculties which he has bestowed.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


If you look beyond the short term violence and instability, you do see significant activities on the part of the Iraqi people that indicate they understand the commitment necessary to govern themselves. It's not clear how they will do it, but it never is.
~By Bob Kerrey ~


China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding.
~By Lee H. Hamilton ~


Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
~By Martina Navratilova ~


God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men.
~By Little Richard ~


People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment.
~By Jeff Bingaman ~


I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.
~By Erykah Badu ~


If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves.
~By David Axelrod ~


Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis.
~By Michael Burgess ~


I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
~By Lena Horne ~


But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next.
~By Lady Gaga ~


Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression.
~By Robert Musil ~


I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind.
~By Martina Hingis ~


Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
~By Samuel Ullman ~


It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
~By Lou Holtz ~


Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


He knows that you have ability and what he does is he manipulates it and sort of empowers you.
~By Daniel Craig ~


One important measurement issue concerns the fat tails problem that I mentioned earlier. VAR is concerned with extreme outcomes. If the tails of the probability distributions we are using are too thin, our VAR measures are likely to be too low.
~By John Hull ~


My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
~By Winston Churchill ~


Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant improvement each season and at each level. Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle situations are probably the two biggest problems that minor league umpires face.
~By Jim Evans ~


Coming back to a television series puts you back in the limelight and gives you a platform for your ideas. If you're not acting on a series, you don't get the ability to communicate to people.
~By Dennis Weaver ~


Sexual relations, of course, have existed, exist, and will exist. However, this is in no way connected with the indispensability of the existence of the family.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


We created the ability for people to insert enterprise or personal data.
~By David Rose ~


Too many people feel that where you start out dictates where you should end up. I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born, but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability and drive and remained in school.
~By Gwen Moore ~


There's a side of me that dislikes feminism. I think we surrendered something and women were unable to reveal any kind of vulnerability.
~By Rachel Hunter ~


Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around. I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability.
~By Sargent Shriver ~


There was a sense of all the things that go on on the street, particularly in New York, that you are just completely unaware of, that that conversation could be happening at any time. I loved the instability of the camera. It's just an unstable world.
~By Jennifer Beals ~


I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability.
~By Robin Trower ~


Now where people are - at least the people I talk to - they are focused on issues of trust. Accountability also comes up, to make sure that this doesn't happen again.
~By William P. Leahy ~


You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation.
~By Andy Taylor ~


In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
~By Charles Babbage ~


You can only do the work to the very best of your ability.
~By Christine Baranski ~


As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before.
~By Lester Bangs ~


I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors.
~By Curtis Sittenfeld ~


We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters.
~By Stephen Harper ~


My life has been one long descent into respectability.
~By Mandy Rice-Davies ~


Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


We had an interesting thing at that first dinner. It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles, and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove.
~By Lew Wasserman ~


I think sexy is vulnerability, and there's no way you can act vulnerable. It just has to be there.
~By Michael Zaslow ~


Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
~By Francis Bacon ~


There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.
~By Gail Sheehy ~


Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.
~By Alfred Edward Housman ~


Instinct is untaught ability.
~By Alexander Bain ~

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February 29 ,2024
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