Quotes About Ability

Ability is a mental concept. How great ability one has is mostly determined with a way he/she thinks of himself/herself. Although physical human boundaries should be acknowledged, it is probably wrong to think that some people have greater ability than others. We can develop almost any ability if we accumulate enough knowledge relevant to specific ability.

I have learnt this mostly through quotes below. There were times when I considered myself to be of a less ability than others. And I was right. For the time being. The problem was my belief that the ability was distant and unreachable. Quotes and sayings about ability will tell you that almost any ability is the function of our thinking, and that we can acquire it. We are more capable than we think we are. Hope you will find these quotes and quotations helpful.

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"The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators." Edward Gibbon

"No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor." Andrew Carnegie

"I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." Cicero

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." Franz Kafka

"Just do what you do best." Red Auerbach

"The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do." Orison Swett Marden

"Ability is of little account without opportunity." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." Henry Ford

"We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings." Abraham Harold Maslow

"God does not ask about our ability, but our availability." Unknown author

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

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." Raymond Chandler

"If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison

"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study." Francis Bacon

"There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people." Jan Ashford

"The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else." Geoffrey Gaberino

"Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there." Zig Ziglar

"As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities."James Anthony Froude

"We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do." Dale Carnegie

"No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime." James T. McCay

"You are the only person on earth who can use your ability." Zig Ziglar

"Ability will never catch up with the demand for it." Confucius

"There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability." Robert Half

"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do." Henry Ford

"If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself." Charles Schulz

"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through." Rosalynn Carter

"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." Abraham Harold Maslow

"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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


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