Ability Proverbs

Sayings about Ability

Apply fitting ability in the fitting place. ~ Japanese Proverbs

You have to be rich to be able to live like a poor man. ~ French Proverbs

The strongest among the disabled is the one who never forgets his disability.~ Swedish Proverbs

Behind every able man, there are always other able men. ~ Chinese Proverbs

If you have money, men think you are wise, handsome, and able to sing like a bird. ~ Jewish Proverbs

Cut down the tree that you are able to. ~ Russian Proverbs

Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure. ~ Jewish Proverb

Great abilities produce great vices as well as virtues. ~ Greek Proverbs

Courage is ten, nine is the ability to escape.~ Azerbaijani Proverbs

A good storyteller must be able to lie a little. ~ Chinese Proverb

Able people can do more. ~ Chinese Proverb

Willing is a good man, but Able is a better one. ~ Virgin Islander Proverb

He who is unable to dance blames it in the stony yard. ~ Kenyan Proverbs

He who wants a fire must be able to bear smoke. ~ German Proverbs

To be willing is to be able. ~ French Proverb

Quotations about Abilities

Ability involves responsibility; power to its last particle, is duty. ~ Alexander Maclaren

To become an able man in any profession, there are three things necessary,–nature, study, and practice. ~ Aristotle

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

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job. ~ James A. Lovell

The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work. ~ Elbert Hubbard

I had the right to remain silent… but I didn’t have the ability. ~ Ron White

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ~ Thomas J. Watson

The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges. ~ Walter Annenberg

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

But I always had the ability to say no. That’s how I called my own shots. ~ Sidney Poitier

God does not ask about our ability, but our availability. ~ Author Unknown

It is ability, not disability that counts. ~ Edgar J. Helms

Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done. ~ Frederick Douglass

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

He, who has acquired the ability, may wait securely the occasion of making it felt and appreciated, and know that it will not loiter. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world. ~ Charles Eames

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~ Josh Billings

Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else’s brain, who knows how good a player I might have been. ~ Mickey Mantle

Trust your ability! ~ Itzhak Perlman

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short. ~ John Henry Newman

I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it. ~ Margaret Thatcher

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

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good. ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it? ~ Wilt Chamberlain

Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture. ~ John Abbott

Ability is a poor man’s wealth. ~ Matthew Wren

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present. ~ Les Brown

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

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

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.~ Ken Carey

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

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

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

Great success is commoner than great abilities. ~ Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Consider well what your strength is equal to, and what exceeds your ability. ~ Horace

To know how to hide one’s ability is great skill. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. ~ Stevie Wonder

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. ~ Booker T. Washington

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. ~ Henry Ford

Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing. ~ Horace

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything. ~ Lee Iacocca

There is far more opportunity than there is ability. ~ Thomas A. Edison

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

Success is what you do with your ability. It’s how you use your talent. ~ George Allen, Sr.

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

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

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it… The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. ~ Samuel Goldwyn

All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one…characteristic we must possess if we are to face the future as finishers.

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It is the ability to choose which makes us human. ~ Madeleine L’Engle

Ability is sexless. ~ Christabel Pankhurst

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Ability wins us the appreciation of the true persons, and luck wins that of “the people.” ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity. ~ Michael Porter

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

Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your ability to do what you say, but rather on your ability to do what people expect. ~ Bryant H. McGill

We are often able because we think we are able. ~ Joel Hawes

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable. ~ Brenda Ueland

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. ~ Henry Ford

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions. ~ John Hancock

The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Ability without honor is useless.~ Marcus T. Cicero

There is no need to show your ability before everyone.~ Baltasar Gracian

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. ~ Walter Scott

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen. ~ Winston Churchill

An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope

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

I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night’s sleep. ~ Harold Wilson

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary. ~ Anthony Robbins

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

I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability. ~ Mickey Mantle

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

Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability. ~ Plautus

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. ~ John Wooden

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

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. ~ John G. Pollard

Instinct is untaught ability. ~ Alexander Bain

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances. ~ Christopher Dodd

Our only security is our ability to change. ~ John Lilly

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

Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

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

He is able who thinks he is able. ~ Buddha

Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to “carry it off.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability. ~ William Feather

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

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends. ~ William Hazlitt

The ability to forgive is one of man’s greatest achievements. ~ Bryant H. McGill

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.~ Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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