Ability Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ability

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But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility.
~By Melissa Bean ~


Nationalized industries are notorious for their inability to operate at a profit.
~By Paul Getty ~


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


What we are missing, utterly and completely, in this government is accountability.
~By Paul Hawken ~


Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn't try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are.
~By Billy Joel ~


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


The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.
~By Sylvia Kristel ~


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


Madonna is a pro. I don't like her and have no respect for her but- I don't think she should be called a musician or a dancer or whatever you know, but I do have, well I do have respect for her ability to completely manipulate the media and have them work for her.
~By Jon Fishman ~


Temperance is essential, if the services of men and women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according, to the physical capacity and ability of each. Nothing less will assure a total effort.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~


Get that right, then- if you get the quality right, then the marketability or whatever; your ability to sell videos or your ability to earn money or whatever, will follow naturally. But try to be creatively lead rather than market lead. And that's important to me.
~By Rowan Atkinson ~


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.
~By Madeleine L'Engle ~


I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding the director's importance on a movie because, number one, just from a practical standpoint, with floppy disks and the ability to put all of the film onto a disk, more people have access to the movie.
~By John Frankenheimer ~


Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.
~By Whitney M. Young ~


Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed - but never the husband).
~By James Thurber ~


The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.
~By Gene Tierney ~


The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
~By Minoru Yamasaki ~


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 ~


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


Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers' ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.
~By Ron Kind ~


I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
~By Dean Koontz ~


The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
~By Luc de Clapier ~


Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of success is not almost one, then it is damn near zero.
~By David R. Ellis ~


It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


Tax breaks can serve a vital role in keeping and bringing jobs to our state; however, without accountability, they are little more than loopholes at taxpayers' expense.
~By Jeanne Kohl Welles ~


The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid.
~By Susan Hampshire ~


Depression is the inability to construct a future.
~By Rollo May ~


No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
~By Ida B. Wells ~


Yes, look, social class is definitely an issue in Britain, it is definitely an issue and I think that most people across the country would sympathise with the idea that there are lots of people with talent and ability all across this country who want to make more of themselves and part of the responsibility of government is to make that happen.
~By Ed Miliband ~


Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.
~By Shelley Winters ~


Guard units in the U.S. are suffering severe equipment shortages which will affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States, such as Katrina.
~By Ike Skelton ~


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 ~


We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability.
~By Paul Gillmor ~


I'm confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don't know if it will be doing either independent films or plays in New England.
~By Randy Harrison ~


While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure.
~By Ruben Hinojosa ~


I desire to assist in attracting to this profession young men of character and ability, also to help those already engaged in the profession to acquire the highest moral and intellectual training.
~By Joseph Pulitzer ~


I have observed private and proprietary colleges, like the University of Phoenix, and the market they serve. And I found it intriguing the way in which they are trying to deliver the product, with more accountability, for a price.
~By Roy Romer ~


A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


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 ~


As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly.
~By Julian Assange ~


Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the field in terms of partners, but then hire in project management capability and a bit of technical capability.
~By Kevin Rollins ~


With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability.
~By Barack Obama ~


We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time.
~By John Anderson ~


Power is the ability to get things done.
~By Rosabeth Moss Kanter ~


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


Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
~By Stephen Hawking ~


You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives.
~By Ian Botham ~


I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


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


But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
~By Omar Bongo ~


Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty - one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball's profitability by 'running the game like a business.'
~By John Thorn ~


The video forum for me has been a source of great consternation because once you start projecting a look to a song, it robs the listener of their ability to adopt that song and make the lyric their own.
~By Sheryl Crow ~


Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind, including the mind of the Indian scientist, the ability to think out of the box.
~By Roland Joffe ~


I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant.
~By Tiffeny Milbrett ~


Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use.
~By Ezra Pound ~


With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways, economists believe that our ability to compete internationally is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.
~By Dennis Hastert ~


I've done one movie. And it's not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes. I mean, I'm not going to win an Oscar anytime soon. I'm not Meryl Streep.
~By Megan Fox ~


Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing - keep taking care of business.
~By Sammy Sosa ~


It's well known I'm a Scientologist, and that has helped me to find that inner peace in my life and it's something that has given me great stability and tools that I use.
~By Tom Cruise ~


Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.
~By Barack Obama ~


Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process.
~By Lawrence Lessig ~


I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel.
~By Daniel Akaka ~


It's wonderful to be back. Back among the mountains that remind us of our vulnerability, our ultimate lack of control over the world we live in. Mountains that demand humility, and yield so much peace in return.
~By Alex Lowe ~


With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
~By Dalai Lama ~


Our heroes are fighting to bring stability to the Middle East, and they have put pressure on all of the tyrannies of the Middle East. They have taken a stand against tyranny, against terrorists, and for the prospect of decent societies throughout that region.
~By Orrin Hatch ~


A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability.
~By Earl Blumenauer ~


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.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
~By Flannery O'Connor ~


It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
~By Dee Hock ~


A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.
~By Tom DeLay ~


We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
~By M. H. Abrams ~


The need to help spread democracy and the ability to do that will be much greater if we break this addiction to oil, which gives the oil princes and sultans the power in the Mideast.
~By Jay Inslee ~


Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed.
~By Manuel Puig ~


No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
~By Tacitus ~


There should be a moral principle there that says, let's green the ghetto first. Let's go to those communities where they have the least ability to pay for that retrofit and make sure they get that help, make sure they get that support. And give the young people standing on those corners the opportunity to put down those handguns and pick up some caulking guns and be a part of the solution.
~By Van Jones ~


Today's particle physics describe light as a crumple in space, and we may have deformed space in such a way that they noticed something peculiar - and they had the ability to investigate it.
~By Dwight Schultz ~


Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins - the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy.
~By Ruben Hinojosa ~


Handcuffing the ability of states and localities to develop clean fuels in the cheapest possible way, using local resources, is not sound or sensible policy.
~By Jan Schakowsky ~


We are living in a world that is beyond controllability.
~By Ulrich Beck ~


Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events.
~By Barbara Olson ~


I take advantage of every thing I can - age, hair, disability - because my cause is just.
~By Marjory Stoneman Douglas ~


Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
~By Barbara de Angelis ~


In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
~By Vinoba Bhave ~


American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region.
~By Kim Dae Jung ~


Dick Van Dyke was my first idol. He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown, but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.
~By Douglas Wood ~


It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade. I feel that what ever kind of disability God has given me, as an entertainer and as a public figure, it is so I can be a representative for others.
~By Naomi Judd ~


Yoga gave me the ability to calm down.
~By Christy Turlington ~


Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don't see Josh losing.
~By Dominique Wilkins ~


I feel like I'm witnessing the systematic destruction of a people's ability to survive. It's horrifying.
~By Rachel Corrie ~


We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform.
~By Kenneth H. Cooper ~


In the U.S.A. or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type, magnitude, or probability of the risk, nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions.
~By Jurgen Habermas ~


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


My parents gave me stability and a belief in myself and in all the possibilities life has to offer. I was told the only limitations I would ever face were those I placed upon myself.
~By Dionne Warwick ~


The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
~By Chanakya ~


However, as a parent, as a grandparent, as a former educator, I know that these practices alone when we are dealing with young children are insufficient. We will never control this rising epidemic without greater accountability from the food industry.
~By Bob Filner ~


Population growth and development place additional stress on the Nation's water infrastructure and its ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains.
~By Jerry Costello ~


Clearly, if we'd had the kind of computer graphics capability then that we have now, the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than flat planes of light and color.
~By Douglas Trumbull ~

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