Capability Proverbs

Sayings about Capability

Capability(n) :The power or ability to do something.

Until a child is one year old it is incapable of sin. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Throw a resourceful person into a river, and he will probably come out with a fish in his hand. ~ Arabian Proverbs

The work will teach you how to do it. ~ Estonian Proverbs

The best doctor prevents illness, an average doctor visits when the illness is imminent, and the unskilled doctor treats your present illness. ~ Chinese Proverbs

He who is hopeless is capable of everything. ~ French Proverbs

He who always eats the roots of a plant is capable of anything. ~ Chinese Proverb

Everyone must row with the oars they have. ~ English Proverbs

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough, but not baked in the same oven. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

A curious woman is capable of turning around the rainbow just to see what is on the other side. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Capability

The Lord doesn’t ask about your ability, only your availability; and, if you prove your dependability, the Lord will increase your capability.  ~ Author Unknown

This great misfortune, to be incapable of solitude. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Capability means imagination… ~ Napoleon Hill

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change. ~ John Ruskin

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 H. Maslow

Become all that you are capable of becoming! ~ Robert J. McKain

The law of culture is to let each of us become all that we are capable of becoming. ~ Author Unknown

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There isn’t much that tastes better than praise from those who are wise and capable. ~ Selma Lagerlof

Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians. ~ John Stuart Mill

The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim we have to hope. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

I want to be all that I am capable of becoming. ~ Katherine Mansfield

In general, everyone wants to work and work more. But in fact, when a young generation has sufficient capability then we should create conditions for them to work. ~ Nong Duc Manh

The king is the man who can. ~ Thomas Carlyle

We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first. ~ Charles Horton Cooley

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

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

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking life by the scruff of the neck. ~ Katharine Hepburn

Leaders create an environment in which everyone has the opportunity to do work which matches his potential capability and for which an equitable differential reward is provided. ~ Elliott Jaques

The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and become the best you can possibly be. ~ Thomas J. Vilord

If you’re playing within your capability, what’s the point? If you’re not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk that it might just crumble at any moment, then you’re not really doing your job. ~ Nigel Kennedy

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done — men who are creative, inventive and discoverers. ~ Jean Piaget

Only when someone refuses to do certain things will he be capable of doing great things. ~ Mencius

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases. ~ Anne Bradstreet

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable. ~ H. L. Mencken

Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level. ~ Alexander Haig

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it. ~ Douglas Yates

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

People are capable of doing an awful lot when they have no choice and I had no choice. Courage is when you have choices. ~ Terry Anderson

The great law of culture: Let each become all that he was created capable of being. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. ~ Sir Hugh Walpole

I’ve discovered I’m a strong and capable person. I can handle almost anything except being alone with this. ~ Keith Gann

It is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness. ~ John Milton

God does not begin by asking our ability, only our availability, and if we prove our dependability, He will increase our capability. ~ Neal A. Maxwell

Wealth and prosperity determines man’s status and capability in the society and so it has its own importance which cannot be overlooked. ~ Yajur Veda

Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. ~ Alexander Pope

Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions. ~ James Callaghan

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself. ~ Mother Teresa

Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. ~ John Keats

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ~ Lou Holtz

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves. ~ Thomas A. Edison

Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others. ~ Henry Fielding

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. ~ John Ruskin

Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of great successes. ~ Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

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

Each of us has some unique capability waiting for realization. Every person is valuable in his own existence, for himself alone… each of us can bring to fruition these innate, God-given abilities. ~ George H. Bender

None, but people of strong passion are capable of rising to greatness. ~ Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform.–They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent. ~ Horace

Let each become all that he was created capable of being. ~ Thomas Carlyle

As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn’t know the bad he might do. ~ Elias Canetti

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

It is vain to ask of the gods what man is capable of supplying for himself. ~ Epicurus

Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Once you are physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental. ~ Patti Johnson

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. ~ Oscar Wilde

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. ~ Anthony Robbins

The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming, and what one has in fact become. ~ Ashley Montagu

We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create. ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

You must be resolutely determined that whatever you do shall always be the best of which you are capable. ~ Charles E. Popplestone

The first essential in a boy’s career is to find out what he’s fitted for, what he’s most capable of doing and doing with a relish. ~ Charles M. Schwab

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. ~ John Wooden

When you know that you’re capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer. ~ Harry Browne

He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any. ~ Plato

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

I’ve discovered I’m a strong and capable person. I can handle almost anything except being alone with this. ~ Keith Gann

A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank. ~ John Berry

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